Turkey Sausage Pancake Muffins

I’ve already talked a lot about how we are all about breakfast in this house. It’s our favorite meal of the day. Frankly, I can’t even function without breakfast and a big cup of coffee in the morning. Poor Marc knows that I’ll only be able to really carry on conversation once my cup is no less than half gone. He still loves me anyway, remarkably. Anyway, on weekday mornings I never have time to really cook breakfast, so I just make them ahead. That’s exactly what I did with these wonderful little turkey sausage pancake muffins! I made them over the weekend and we had breakfast for the week.

We are still doing well with giving up pork and red meat, so for this recipe I used turkey sausage breakfast links. I removed the casings and chopped them up small so that they browned quickly in just a little butter.
The rest of the batter for the turkey sausage pancake muffins came together quickly from there. I used my trusty homemade pancake recipe that I’ve used for years. The only change I made was that I didn’t whip up the egg whites separately this time. Because these were going to be muffins instead of actual pancakes, it wasn’t as crucial to get that much air in the batter. It made the batter that much simpler to make.
Then I poured a half cup of the batter into each of my muffin tin wells. That amount really filled them to the top so that the turkey sausage pancake muffins were substantial. After they baked, they were fluffy and golden perfection.

We each had one immediately with warm maple syrup. Oh my goodness, they were everything I needed in a breakfast! Having the pancake and sausage together in one little package was amazing. The warm maple syrup really took them over the top. I froze the rest, and we heated them up quickly in the microwave in the morning for the rest of the week! These were perfect for meal prep. Hope you all love them too! xoxo

Turkey Sausage Pancake Muffins
Turkey Sausage Pancake Muffins
Turkey Sausage Pancake Muffins
Turkey Sausage Pancake Muffins

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Turkey Sausage Pancake Muffins
Turkey Sausage Pancake Muffins
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

These little turkey sausage pancake muffins are an amazing, complete breakfast in one bite! They're perfect to make over the weekend and re-heat for quick breakfast all week.

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Pancake Muffins, Turkey Sausage
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 347 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 8 ounces turkey breakfast sausage links casings removed and diced small
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cooking spray for the muffin tin
  • warm maple syrup for serving
Instructions
  1. First cook the sausage. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the diced sausage and let it cook until it is completely cooked through and browning around the edges for about 5 minutes. Set it aside and let it cool. Then make the batter. Whisk the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cumin, paprika and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Then whisk the milk, eggs and vanilla together in another bowl until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk it all together until it is a thick, smooth batter. Use a slotted spoon to leave any excess grease behind to transfer the sausage into the batter and fold it in with a spatula.
  2. Then pre-heat the oven to 350 and liberally spray a 12 well muffin tin with non flavored cooking spray. Use a 4 ounce ladle or 1/2 cup measure to scoop an equal amount of the batter into each well. They should be filled to the top. Bake them for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out cleanly and they are golden. Let them cool for 5 minutes, then remove them to a rack to cool more, enough to handle them. Serve them immediately with warm syrup. Freeze the leftovers for breakfast all week!
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Sausage Pancake Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.2g 26%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 537mg 22%
Potassium 206mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 29.6g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 10.8g
Protein 15.9g 32%
Calcium 11%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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