These are the ultimate make and bake breakfast muffins we’ve ever made! The Most Simple Pancake Sausage Bites are JUST 4 ingredients and are perfect for busy weekday mornings. Keep fresh in the refrigerator or freeze and reheat whenever hunger strikes! Simple and delicious, just the way I like it!
We are big breakfast eaters in our house, and nothing makes me happier than a early meal that is simple. These are a step easier than our Freezer Burritos (click here for that recipe), but offer enough sustenance to be filling. They are great fresh, a few days old in the fridge, or perfect heated in the microwave if you want to keep them frozen. I pop these in the microwave on busy mornings for a minute and a half and the kids eat in the car – they’re perfect!
Can I use any type of pancake mix?
Absolutely! We have tried with several different brands, and they always turn out delicious. Just make sure you keep the ratios the same and you should be good to go. Be aware that some are sweeter than others and that can always affect the tastes, good and bad. Feel free to try your favorite brand and let me know what you think.
How do I reheat these?
If you decide to keep these in the refrigerator, they will stay fresh for 72 hours. If you decide to freeze them right away, they are good for an additional 3 months!
Wrap the muffin in a damp paper towel and heat for 30-45 seconds. You may find that you want to cut the muffin in half before heating so that the center gets nice and toasty as well. It will be warm when removing from the microwave so be careful when handling!
Wrap the frozen muffin in a damp paper towel. Place on a plate in the center of the microwave and heat for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds, carefully cut the muffin in half and heat for an additional 20 seconds. (Heating can vary on different brands on microwaves, so tailor to your specific microwave accordingly.)
Ingredients for our Most Simple Pancake Sausage Bites:
- Pancake Mix
- Shredded Cheese
How to make our Most Simple Pancake Sausage Bites:
First, preheat oven to 350 F.
Next, brown 1 pound of sausage fully in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Once fully cooked – at least 165 F – and drain grease. Set aside. (This will take about 8 minutes.)
In a large bowl, whisk 4 eggs together. Be sure that all of the yolks are broken up and blended. Next, add 1 cup of shredded cheese and 1 cup of pancake. Last, add the cooked ground sausage. Mix completely.
Pour mixture evenly into greased muffin tin. Fill up each muffin cup to the rim.
Bake for 20 minutes. The tops with start to get nice and brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and remove from tin. Serve and enjoy!
My favorite part of this recipe is the option to make ahead and then pull from whenever I need it. The convenience these add to my hectic mornings is clutch. Instead of trying to cram fruity-pebbles down my kids throat as we run out the door, these provide a nutritious option that that love AND is perfect for eating in the car!
- Dairy-Free Option: Aunt Jemima’s Original mix is dairy-free! Here is a great cheese option sold in most grocery stores that can used! It’s by So Delicious.
- Vegetariain Option: Morning Stars Veggie Meal starter is a great vegetarian alternative to traditional sausage!
- Gluten-Free Option: This Birch Benders Pancake Mix is a great pancake mix that is gluten-free AND organic!
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- 1 pound of ground sausage
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 cup pancake mix
- 4 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Brown sausage fully and drain grease.
- In a large bowl, whisk the 4 eggs together. Add the 1 cup of cheese, 1 cup of pancake mix, and the ground sausage.
- Mix completely.
- Pour mixture into greased muffin tin.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
Look for dietary substitutions in the post above! 🙂
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 527mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g
(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)