Pancake and Sausage Muffins

Pancake_Sausage_Muffins

Here’s what you need to know if you ever send me a recipe request:  I do get around to it eventually.  I don’t even remember WHO emailed this idea to me, but I do know that it was MONTHS ago.  It went on my list…the long, long list of reader recipe requests, post ideas, questions to be answered.  But see, lookie…here it is!  I finally got a round tuit!

The original suggestion (from the reader who shall remain nameless, not in an effort to protect her privacy, but because I have misplaced the note with her name) was to use this Corn Dog Muffin idea, but do a breakfast Pancake – Sausage Muffin instead.  Brilliant!!!  After experimenting and making these last week and watching my family devour them in about five minutes, I did have to ask myself why I took so long trying this idea.

Now, we don’t do much pork at our house, but I do have this killer turkey sausage recipe .  I make it up in big quadrupal (or more!) batches, cook  it up, then freeze it until we’re ready to eat it.  Having cooked turkey sausage on hand for recipes like this one is a huge life saver!!  So easy!  If you choose, you could use sausage links instead, making the muffins like these Corn Dog Muffins.  Instead, I just stirred cooked turkey sausage right into the batter:

Pancake-Sausage Muffins

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 cups milk or buttermilk
2 eggs
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 pound cooked turkey sausage (or nine sausage links, cut in half)
Real grade B maple syrup

Mix dry ingredients together.  Add milk or buttermilk, eggs and melted butter.  Stir in browned turkey sausage.

Pour batter into 18 buttered muffin tins.  (I don’t recommend paper muffin liners for this as it will stick.)  Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins are lightly browned.  Serve with a lovely drizzle of maple syrup!

This is a great recipe to bake up ahead of time, freeze, then pull out and rewarm in the oven or toaster oven at breakfast time!

Now, don’t wait months to try this like I did.  This recipe is SO easy and my whole family LOVED them!!  You can never have too many easy breakfast recipes!

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  1. Coby says

    I loved the texture of the bread on these! Apparently, though, my children have some food “issues” – one of my boys told me, “Mommy, sausage isn’t supposed to go in muffins.” Apparently all my boys felt this way…So, I’m going to keep the basic batter recipe, and try adding dried fruit, or mini-chocolate chips or something. Oh well! I know what I’M eating for breakfast for the next few days! I really enjoyed them!

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  2. Samantha says

    Just made these tonight and my 2 year old ate 3!!! My husband loved them without the syrup (he is weird and doesn’t like sausage and syrup touching) and I just ate mine like you told me to =] Thanks again!! I swear my binder is 80 % your of your meals in it!

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    Samantha Reply:

    Wow! Apparenly I can’t type tonight!! that first “your” shouldn’t be
    there =]

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    Jennifer Reply:

    My binder is AT LEAST 80% heavenly homemaker lol! :)

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  3. says

    We loved these! My son has been asking me to try these for a week so he requested them for his birthday breakfast and they were a hit, along with the creamy orange cooler.

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    Marie Reply:

    He turns 12 today!

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  4. Linda says

    These sound yummy! I’m going to try them today. Do you think you can add a little maple syrup to the batter instead of drizzling it on top? Also do they need to be eaten right away since they have meat in them?

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    I bet you could! If you don’t eat them right away just stick them in the
    fridge or freezer so the meat doesn’t sit out.

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  5. Stephanie says

    Wow, I am making these! I have a feeling you will be in the top ten of my husband’s favorite people once he tries these! Thank you!

    Btw, I don’t comment often, but just want to say that I really adore your blog. And thrilled to see that you support Compassion International!

    Steph

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  6. shelley cyr says

    Made these today and they were good. I found mine tasted ‘eggy’, so will probably make sure my eggs are small or use only one very large one. How do you reheat them? Thaw first, or right from frozen? Should I wrap them in foil to reheat? How do you do it?

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    If you stick them in the microwave for 20 seconds it will reheat them
    fine. If you want to do it in the oven stick them in foil and reheat for
    10-15 minutes. It really depends on your oven. (set at 350) You could
    also thaw them and stick them in a warm oven for a few minutes too.

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  7. Jeniffer says

    I made these for my 13, 10 and 1 year old this morning. All three loved them! I think these will be a perfect “on the go” breakfast that I can make the night before early baseball games and such. (All three children opted to not use syrup)

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  8. says

    My husband just started shift work so I’m looking for easy (I’m 7 months pregnant) but hearty breakfasts for him since that is now our “family dinner” – these sound perfect. One question though – would you use hard or soft wheat? I’ve just bought soft wheat for the first time and I’m still figuring out when to use that and when to stick with my hard white.

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    Laura uses hard wheat.

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  9. Sara says

    Made these before bed last night. Super easy! Maybe the only change I will make next time is to add a touch of sweetener to the batter, perhaps some high quality maple syrup.

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  10. Tiffany Lewis says

    So I just made these into a cake! My son wanted a pancake cake for his 4th birthday and I knew exactly where to go! Just divided the batter (without the meat!) into two cake pans and once it was cooled off layered it with fresh homemade whipped cream and a strawberry sauce (strawberries cooked down with a little bit of honey until thick). It was a HUGE hit! and not near as much sugar as a cake! Thanks for your great recipes that are so easy to switch up!

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  11. AudraG says

    These were a hit! I used Maple sausage links to make it more like a corn dog which my boys seem to be obsessed with these days. The maple in the sausage gave it just the right amount of sweet without the messiness of syrup!

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  12. kenan says

    I usually keep these in my freezer! Baby number 3 arrives right after Christmas and I will make sure these are stocked for an easy breakfast for my girls!

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  13. Jen says

    Do you think making these with coconut oil and almond milk will work in place of the milk and butter?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes I’m sure that would work well!

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  14. Jone says

    This sounds really yummy. I look forward to trying it. I have a question about the turkey sausage. I have a sensitivity to onions(Usually powdered or dried are not as bad and totally cooked down, like in chili, are not a problem either), but I made the mix and tried it. It was too much dried onion that didn’t really blend and cook down. Do you have any suggestions? Can I use powdered onion? How much? and then how much mix to turkey? Thanks for the help. I really liked the idea.

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    I would switch to powdered onion. It would be better to start off with a little (maybe around a teaspoon or two) and see how strong it is.

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    Jone Reply:

    Thank you for the suggestion. Is that a tsp or two in the original recipe that made the “mix” and then measure out the right amount for the turkey?

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    Yes! That is what I would try anyway. :)

  15. Hadia says

    Hi!
    The recipe looks great and I would love to try it. I was just thinking if I could use the whole wheat quick mix recipe for the pancake base (since i have it in the freezer)?
    Thanks! :)

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    That should work!

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  16. Anna-Marie says

    I made these today! I doubled the recipe and added 1/3 cup grade A maple syrup directly to the doubled batter. (No need for extra syrup after they cooked!) I baked mini muffins for 10 minutes and regular muffins for 15. They were all perfect! I have plenty leftover in the freezer for super awesome, easy, fast, healthy breakfasts. Thank-you for a great idea. My kids and husband devoured them with fruit for breakfast!

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  17. Jenny R. says

    Could you make up this batter with everything in it and freeze it before baking it?

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    You probably could but I would have no idea how long to bake it for…good luck! :)

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