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slice of gluten free apple sausage breakfast bake

Easy Apple Sausage Breakfast Bake (gluten free)

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  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 58 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Gluten free chicken apple sausage combined with maple syrup, gluten free pancake mix, eggs, and more. This breakfast bake recipe makes a healthy breakfast casserole for breakfast on the go, brunch, or breakfast for dinner!


  • 4 oz (about 1 cup chopped) gluten free maple or apple sausage (we use Al fresco fully cooked chicken sausage breakfast links)
  • 23 tsp butter or non dairy butter (divided)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup plus 1 tsp maple syrup for cooking sausage.
  • 1 apple, chopped and cored
  • 2 cup gluten free apple or buttermilk pancake mix (See notes for substitutions)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp -3 tbsp walnuts (to be chopped)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • melted butter and additional maple syrup for topping.
  • Optional apple slices on top


  1. First brown your your sausages in a skillet with 1 tsp butter and maple syrup. If you are using fully cooked sausage then this will only take a few minutes on medium heat until they brown.
  2. If you are using uncooked, then be sure to brown and check the internal temperature to reach 160F (uncooked takes about 10-12 minutes).
  3. Once cooked, remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Next preheat oven to 350F.
  5. Chop your apple. Leave skin on if desired. Feel free to save a few thin apple slices for the top of the bake. See pictures.
  6. Next chop your walnuts or whatever nut you are using.
  7. Once sausage is cooled, chop it into smaller pieces to mix.
  8. Place pancake mix, spices, apple, and nuts in a small bowl. In another bowl, whisk your egg, 1/3 cup maple syrup, milk, and extracts together.
  9. Pour your egg mixtures in with the pancake/apple mix and then fold in your sausage.
  10. Let this sit for about 5 minutes if you are using pancake mix.
  11. While that is sitting, grease a 8×8 baking dish.
  12. Then after 5 minutes pour the mix into the baking dish.
  13. Place optional apple slices on top. Drizzle a little melted butter on top and extra cinnamon if desired.
  14. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until center comes out clean.
  15. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  16. Slice and serve with butter/maple syrup for a breakfast bake.
  17. You can also let this cool and keep for later. Just wrap with foil and store in fridge. Warm in oven when ready to serve.


  • If you don’t have pancake mix, feel free to use a gluten free multipurpose flour or a paleo flour mix. Be sure to add in 1-2 tsp baking powder if the mix doesn’t have it already in there. Baking times might need to be adjusted. Check at 30 minutes to be safe.

Additional Toppings:

  • You can serve this with baked apple slices on top instead of fresh unbaked slices. Just slice apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake on a greased baking sheet at 350F for 20 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 43 min
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 10.5g
  • Sodium: 649.1mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.6g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 7.7g
  • Cholesterol: 64.6mg