As a busy mom, I’m pressed for time just like you. That’s why I’m especially excited when we can shave some time off our busy weekday mornings with quick, make-ahead breakfasts like these easy-n-tasty Pancake & Sausage Pops!
These adorable little kid-favorite breakfast bites have a delicious maple-sausage center encased in a fluffy little grain-free pancake muffin. (Sticks are optional! Although they do up the cute factor!)
They’re a sweet-n-savory spin on my popular Grab-n-Go Pancake Muffins. So, they’re not only delicious, they’re also nutritious with wholesome real food ingredients like blanched almond flour, which is a good source of protein and fiber.
Of course, my favorite part is how easy these little pancake & sausage pops are to make – just follow the simple steps in the photo tutorial below!
Plus they keep beautifully in the fridge, so they’re easy to quickly reheat for a tasty breakfast on the run! These go from fridge to table (or out the door) in 8 minutes or less!
P.S. If you don’t have a mini-muffin pan, or just want a bigger bite, simply fold the sausage pieces into the pancake batter and bake in a regular-size muffin tin (see recipe note for details). Yum!
How to Make Pancake & Sausage Pops
Step One: Following the recipe below, make my easy-n-fluffy grain-free pancake batter (or you can use 1 1/2 cups of any thick pancake batter you prefer). Add one tablespoon of pancake batter to each parchment mini-muffin cup. If you’ve never tried parchment mini-muffin cups, I highly recommend them. Naturally non-stick, they’re the perfect way to enjoy every morsel of your delicious creation!
Step Two: Add a half-inch piece of fully cooked breakfast sausage to the center of each muffin cup. We really like using chicken maple sausage, because its lightly sweet maple-y flavor is the perfect match for pancakes!
Step Three: Top the sausages with another tablespoon or two of pancake batter and pop into a preheated oven to bake. (See recipe below for details.)
Step Four: Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool. Aren’t they adorable?!?
Step Five: Remove parchment muffin liners from the pancake bites and add a lollypop stick, if desired. Or use wooden skewers cut into 4-inch sticks. Just be sure to snip off the pointy ends if serving to kids. I’ve got boys, need I say more?
Step Six: Enjoy! I like to serve these tasty little pancake & sausage pops with fresh berries, soft-boiled eggs and a side of pure maple syrup. When we’re on the go, these easily become travel-food by adding them to a bowl with some fresh berries, or enjoy them with a smoothie!