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Low Carb Maple Breakfast Sausage

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This Low Carb Maple Breakfast Sausage recipe keeps the flavor while ditching the carbs. Delicious maple flavor without the added sugar.

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Keep the flavor, ditch the carbs with this sugar-free maple breakfast sausage recipe. The delicious taste of maple syrup without the guilt in this healthified version of a morning classic. This recipe is one of my favorites. I make even when I’m not low carbing. It’s so good.

What you will need to make Low-carb Maple Breakfast Sausage

a bottle of maple extract

Ground pork
Bacon
Maple extract
Sugar substitute
Spices
Parchment or wax paper

a package of ground pork

A good 80/20 ground pork with a few pieces of bacon to add a little more fat. The extra fat keeps the sausage from being too dry and adds extra flavor. Choose a sugar-free bacon to keep the carbs low. The spices are what make breakfast sausage the greatness that it is. Fennel, thyme, and a touch of cinnamon make these perfectly savory. What gives these breakfast patties their maple sweet taste without added sugar is a combination of maple extract and a sugar substitute.

How to make homemade breakfast sausage

breakfast sausage spice mix

In a spice grinder or mortar, grind together the dry spices and the sugar substitute.

ground bacon in a food processor

Next,  process the bacon into a fine ground. Add the ground pork and pulse to combine.

raw ground pork sausage mix

Scrape the pork mixture out of the food processor into a mixing bowl. Add the spices and maple extract. Blend together well.

flattened prepared raw sausage patties

Make sausage patties by scooping 1 to 2-ounce portions into a wax paper-lined baking sheet.

sausage patties cooking close up

Cook the sausage for 3 minutes or more until done; the temperature should read 160 degrees.

Helpful tips for making sausage patties

  • To get uninformed patties, I use a cookie scoop but you can eyeball it. It also helps to keep your hands clean.
  • Another little trick I use to keep the mess to a minimum is to press them between to sheets of parchment paper with the back of my spatula.

Excellent egg recipes to try with low-carb Breakfast sausage

sausage patties on a plate with scrambled eggs and a biscuit

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
Red Pepper & Feta Collard Green Omelet
Perfect Boiled Eggs

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Low-Carb Maple Breakfast Sausage

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This Low Carb Maple Breakfast Sausage recipe keeps the flavor while ditching the carbs. Delicious maple flavor without the added sugar.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 6 oz bacon sugar-free
  • 1 tbsp truvia
  • 1 1/2 tsp maple extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried onion
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp powder thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • In a spice grinder or mortar, grind together the dry spices and the sugar substitute. Next, process the bacon into a fine ground. Add the ground pork and pulse to combine. Scrape the pork mixture out of the food processor into a mixing bowl. Add the spices and maple extract.* Blend together well.
  • Make sausage patties by scooping 1 to 2 ounce portions into a wax paper lined baking sheet.** An ice cream scoop will help to make uniformed patties. Cover the scoops with a sheet of wax paper and flatten each with the back of a spatula.
  • Cook the sausage for 3 minutes or more on each side until done; the temperature should read 160 degrees.

Notes

*This can be done in the food processor by adding the remaining ingredients and pulsing until combined.
**1 oz scoops will make 24 sausages and 2 oz scoops will make 12.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low carb, sausage
Servings: 12 patties
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Ty

***This recipe was originally published on 5/23/2018. I was updated 6/17/2020 for content and recipe correction.***

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