I should know better than just to blindly ask one of the other family members to take meat out of the freezer and then tell me what it is before they put it in the refrigerator to thaw. Too many times I have ended up with them telling me it is something other than what it really is and have had to quickly re-plan dinner at the last second. This was one of those occasions.
When I asked what the meat was I was told sausage. I had just bought some Italian sausage the other day so I thought cool a really quick skillet dinner or casserole. Nope. When I opened the refrigerator to begin cooking it was breakfast sausage. Crud. Now what?
A quick trip to Pinterest where I found this fabulous recipe for Pancake Sausage Bites from Real House Moms.com. As you can see I didn’t have the time to make the pancakes and I thought they would be too messy for a car trip. I changed the recipe a bit to make them into muffins.
The kids loved them! I drizzled the warm muffins with melted butter and served it with a cup of warm maple syrup on the side. It was a great easy meal and we even made it a to go meal for the car with some Wet Wipes on the side for wiping sticky faces and hands.
There were 2 muffins left for each child for breakfast the next morning. They were so happy to have an easy hot breakfast, something that usually only happens on the weekends in our house!
- 1½ cups Bisquick
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 lb. Jimmy Dean’s Original Breakfast Sausage Roll
- Maple Syrup, for serving
- Butter, for serving
- Cook the sausage according to package directions. Break up the sausage into small bits as it cooks. When completely cooked drain sausage on paper towels to remove grease.
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of a muffin pan with non-stick spray.
- Mix Bisquik, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl until well combined. Add egg, vanilla and milk. Stir to combine all ingredients. Batter should be fairly thick. If it is too thick add a bit more milk if it is too thin add a bit of Bisquik one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.
- Add sausage to bowl and stir to combine.
- Pour batter into muffin tin. Each will be about 3/4 full.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until completely cooked through. Remove from muffin tins after 3 minutes and serve hot with melted butter and warmed maple syrup for dunking if desired.