Holy habit begins. This idea for these pancake sausage bites happened while out to breakfast in Columbus with friends of ours. At the restaurant, they were sausage links, on a stick, and deep-fried to fill every nook of a hangover a OSU game may bring on. They were amazing. I knew I had to get my butt home to figure out a new way to make them, healthier, and yet just as delicious. These are THE-BOMB-.-COM! Ladies, if you have a man in your life that you’d like to lock down. Make these. Moms, if you want your kids to gobble up their breakfast and ask for seconds. These are the token. Men, if you want to make an easy breakfast that will be sure to impress your family. Here it is.
I tend to talk a lot when I am eating. “MmmMmmM..’s” left and right, “Oh, man, this is so good!” It is actually a really annoying trait to have. I am relieved to say that the entire Thome household had a full mouth and words dripping out. The annoying trait has been passed on. We all loved them. We ate nearly all of them. And I am sure they will be made again and again.
pre heat the oven to 350* spray a 24 count mini muffin tin with non stick spray
I revisited it, and switched up a few things for this recipe:
- 1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1 1/3 cup milk (soy or regular)
- 2 containers of applesauce (8oz)
The night prior, I cooked an entire package of savory sausage links. Let them cool, and placed them into the fridge ready to go in the morning.
Whip up the batter. Mix together your dry ingredients, then add the wet, stirring until everything is combined. Take out your sausage links from the night before (if your feeling ambitious, cook them up in the morning). Cut the sausage links into 1/4 inch chunks, each link was cut about 5 times “bite size”.
Spray your mini muffin tin with non stick spray, and spoon about a teaspoon into the bottom of each cup. Place 3-4 pieces of the sausage on top of the batter, and then top the sausage off with another spoon full of batter (until the batter is at the tippy top of the muffin cup). Like this…
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until your sausage bites are golden and cooked through, test with a toothpick making sure it comes out clean.
Let cool on a wire rack and dust with powdered sugar if your feeling fancy like I was the other morning! Serve with maple syrup for dipping! Gobble these up!