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Homemade Vegan Apple Sausage

Homemade Vegan Apple Sausage: A Flavorful and Wholesome Meat Alternative

homemade vegan apple sausage

Hey there, food enthusiasts! Today, I'm delighted to share one of my all-time favorite recipes – Homemade Vegan Apple Sausage. Not only is this dish a delicious and satisfying meat alternative, but it's also incredibly easy to make. Plus, there's something truly special about creating your own plant-based dishes. It's a step toward a healthier lifestyle, a personal connection to your food, and can even be a therapeutic experience. Now, let's get started with this tasty recipe!

Why Homemade Matters

Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about why making your own plant-based sausages is worth the effort. We all know that opting for homemade over processed foods is a healthier choice. But it goes beyond that. Preparing your own meals allows you to take control of your ingredients, ensuring they align with your dietary preferences and needs. It's a journey into engaging with your health on a deeper level.

Now, let's get to the heart of the matter – making these incredible Vegan Apple Sausages!

homemade vegan sausage with spicy mustard

Homemade Vegan Apple Sausage Recipe:


  • 1 apple (peeled and finely chopped)

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or your preferred sweetener)

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (or alternative)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh finely chopped herbs for poultry (or dried if preferred)

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (optional)

  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth

  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour

  • 1 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:
  • Apples provide dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, boosting your immune system.

  • Maple syrup (or alternative) adds sweetness with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory potential.

  • Liquid smoke (or alternative) provides smoky flavor without the harmful effects of traditional smoking.

  • Herbs and spices offer vitamins and antioxidants, enhancing flavor and potentially boosting the immune system.

  • Chickpea flour is a protein and fiber-rich option suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.

  • Vital wheat gluten adds protein and a meaty texture.

  • Nutritional yeast is a vegan source of vitamin B12 and lends a cheesy flavor.


  1. Lightly cook the minced apple in a pan with water or vegan butter. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, combine all the herbs and spices, maple syrup (or alternative), and vegetable broth. Add the cooked apple and mix well.

  3. In a separate larger bowl, combine the chickpea flour, vital wheat gluten, and nutritional yeast, and sift together. Create a pit in the middle of the flour mixture and pour the wet mixture into the center.

  4. Using your hands or a wooden spatula, combine the ingredients until the dough is sticky and fluffy. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.

  5. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes. The longer you knead, the firmer the sausages will be, so it's a matter of personal preference.

  6. Separate the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll and form them into sausage-like shapes.

  7. Roll each sausage tightly in foil and twist the ends. Place them on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 30 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool. Once cooled, remove them from the foil.

seitan vegan sausage pre-cooked

Estimated Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Recipe makes 8 links

  • Serving Size: 1 sausage link

  • Calories: 180

  • Total Fat: 1g

    • Saturated Fat: 0.2g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 530mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g

    • Dietary Fiber: 2g

    • Sugars: 5g

  • Protein: 23g

  • Vitamin C: 4% DV

  • Iron: 14% DV

Suggested Usages:

These vegan apple sausages are incredibly versatile:

  • Pan-fry for a crispy, golden-brown exterior.

  • Grill for a smoky flavor and beautiful grill marks.

  • Serve straight from the oven for a healthier, oil-free option.

Use them in your favorite recipes, whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They're perfect for breakfast burritos, salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, casseroles, or even on pizza!

cooked vegan apple sausage


Store the sausages in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. For longer storage, individually wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze for up to three months.

So there you have it – a fantastic recipe for homemade Vegan Apple Sausages that not only tastes great but also empowers you to take control of your health. Enjoy the process of cooking and the delicious, wholesome results. Happy eating!

Disclaimer: Please note that the nutrition values provided are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes. Always consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized dietary advice.

homemade vegan apple sausage

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1 Comment

Sep 10, 2023

A delicious food ever

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