These homemade Maple Breakfast Sausages are quick, easy and flavorful. They’re AIP and paleo and only require a few ingredients.
These sausages come together super quickly so are a great idea for a protein alongside your breakfast. They’re also an excellent meal prep option and can be frozen raw or cooked!
Here’s what you’ll need for these Maple Breakfast Sausages:
- ground pork – pork is naturally fatty and super flavorful and my top choice for breakfast sausages. If you don’t eat pork, see below for some other ideas.
- maple syrup – the star of this recipe
- crushed garlic
- fresh thyme – you can replace with dried thyme but the fresh really amps up the flavor here.
- sea salt
To make these sausages, combine the ground pork, maple syrup, crushed garlic, fresh thyme and sea salt in a large bowl. Form the patties into discs about 3/4 inch in height and 2 inches wide. Place patties into a large cast iron skillet heated on medium heat and cook approximately 5 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165F.
FAQs for these homemade Maple Breakfast Sausages
Can I substitute the pork?
You can likely substitute another ground protein like chicken or turkey but you’ll have to play around with the seasonings and add oil to the skillet before cooking because they’re less flavorful and fatty.
Can I bake these or use an air fryer?
Yes and yes. I have only made these Maple Breakfast Sausages on the stovetop but would suggest baking on a parchment baking sheet in a 400F oven for ~ 15 -18 minutes (flipping once halfway through) or until internal temperature reaches 165F and they are nicely browned on each side. I would recommend cooking in an air fryer at 400F for 10 minutes and again, shaking the basket or flipping them once at the halfway point.
How do I store these?
These keep well in a sealed container in the fridge for 5 days. You can also freeze the cooked or uncooked sausages for several months. To cook from frozen, allow the patties to defrost in the fridge overnight and then cook using your desired method.
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You might also enjoy these other AIP breakfast options:Print
Maple Breakfast Sausage (AIP, paleo)
- Total Time: 20 minute
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
These homemade Maple Breakfast Sausages are quick, easy and flavorful and juicy! They’re AIP and paleo and only require a few ingredients.
- 1 lb ground pork
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
- 1 TBSP fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 1 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 TBSP olive oil (for frying)
- In a large bowl combine ground pork, maple syrup, crushed garlic, thyme and sea salt and stir to combine.
- Use a spoon and then your hands to form the meat into round mini patties about 1/2-3/4 inches thick and 2 inches wide.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Once hot, place patties into the pan and cook ~ 5 minutes per side until sausages are nicely browned and reach an internal temperature of 165F
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Frying
Keywords: aip, paleo, grain-free, breakfast sausage, maple, pork sausage, quick meals, mains
So happy to have found this recipe! Made them last night, put some in the fridge and some in the freezer, and cooked them up this morning for breakfast. I did 1/2 the thyme based on reviews and was glad I did. They were delicious!! Definitely being added to my weekly food plan. Thank you for sharing it!!
I’m obsessed with this recipe. So tasty and a great breakfast staple.
I’ve made these so many times! They are my go to AIP breakfast, especially if I’m traveling and unsure what choices will be on offer. The crushed garlic and maple syrup combo is really a winner! I usually end up adding some dried sage or other additional herbs i have on hand and then bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes. They turn out beautifully every time!
Amazing! I’ve never made homemade breakfast sausages before and they are so delicious. I made them in the air fryer and it was so quick and easy
This recipe is now a go-to breakfast for me! Super easy to heat up in the morning. I’ve really been enjoying them with grilled parsnip strips. Perfect combination with a side of kale! Thank you as always for your recipes, Nicole : )
I’m so glad you enjoy it and parsnip strips sound delicious!
Amazing. It’s such an easy, quick, delicious dish. I’ll be making this again and again. Served it with cauliflower rice and fresh spinach. Thank you for this one!