Pancakes and muffins are combined in these delicious maple sausage pancake muffins. Make ahead and freezer friendly.
Over the last several years I have seen many versions of pancake muffins, both online and in magazines. Some of the versions are pretty basic and some are a bit more complicated.
I loved the idea, but wanted to adjust it for our tastes and wants.
What I was looking for in a pancake muffin was more of a meal all by itself. I wanted something that my kids could easily heat up on their own and have a complete breakfast.
In order to make it more of a complete meal I knew I wanted to add either sausage or bacon to the pancake muffins.
The first few batches my kids dipped in maple syrup and this worked, but it was a bit messy, so I decided to add the pancake syrup to the batter. The result was something we all loved.
The flavor of syrup mixed with the sausage was delicious and we ended up with a fun new breakfast treat. I love keeping these in the freezer for those busy mornings. We quickly put them in the microwave to heat up and breakfast is ready in no time.
We have decided that we like these best baked in regular sized muffin tins, but you can easily make these in a mini muffin tin and adjust the cooking time. We like the regular sized ones mainly because my kids don’t have to eat seven or so to be full. With the regular size, one or two seems to fill up my kids just fine.
If you have not tried pancake muffins, you really need to try them. Your kids will love this maple sausage version.
Have you tried pancake muffins yet?
Maple Sausage Pancake Muffins
Pancakes and muffins combined in these delicious maple sausage pancake muffins.
- pancake batter made according to directions (Any recipe that uses 2 cups flour or 2 cups dry mix will work even gluten free pancake batter works. )
- 1/2 lb ground breakfast sausage, cook until browned and done and drain off fat
- 1/2 cup maple syrup, if you use real maple syrup it will have more of a maple flavor, if you use pancake syrup it gives it a different taste. My kids prefer the pancake syrup flavor. 🙂
- Make pancake batter according to directions and stir in cooked sausage and maple syrup.
- Pour into grease muffin tins and bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until done.
- Eat warm or cool completely and freeze.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 6g
Nutritional values are approxomite and aren't always accurate.
sarah k @ the pajama chef
my husband loves these kind of muffins! fabulous.
Thank you for the new breakfast idea! I love breakfast, but lately have found myself bored with the same old-same old stuff. This would be a nice change…and especially great as a quick take & go breakfast!
Blog is the New Black
What a creative idea!
These look great! I am always trying to come up with grab and go breakfast so I dont have to eat oatmeal everyday! Thanks
I’ve never heard of these before but they sound amazing! Like a McGriddle muffin! When you heat them up in the microwave do they get spongy?
Yes, they are kind of like a McGriddle in a muffin. The texture might change a little when reheated, but it has not been enough for my kids to mind.
Should I double this for a family of 7?
I would say yes, especially if you usually double your pancake recipes. I would make the same amount of this as you do pancake batter. So if you usually use about 4 cups of flour than I would double this. I hope you enjoy them!
When I made these this morning, we ended up with 20 regular muffins. We could each easily eat 3 in one shot!
My kids loved these yesterday. I had two extra muffin spaces so I made me two oven baked eggs. Great breakfast! Thank you for the wonderful recipes.
That’s an awesome idea for the eggs!
We tried these over the weekend and my 9 yr old LOVED them. I cook almost entirely from scratch but the one exception the last few years has been breakfast food for my daughter. Mornings are very hectic because she has before school activities most days and she generally eats breakfast in the car on the way. These muffins are perfect… they freeze great, they taste great and they have a little protein. This one is definitely a keeper!
YUM! We make a version of “minis” that we call “Mupple Puffins”… don’t ask :o) I use maple pancake syrup with choc chips or butter flavor syrup with butterscotch chips. I have not thought, however, to use sausage. That sounds really yummy. I will have to try it that way… OOOOO! How about bacon?!!? I foresee these in the near breakfast future! :o)
How many did it make? Sounds great for Easter brunch!
It depends on how full I fill the muffin tins and how much batter I use. If I use 2 cups mix or flour it makes about 15 or so. I would figure about the same amount as you would make for pancakes. I hope that helps and that you enjoy them.
We made 20 with them this morning, but if I’ll the muffin tins about 3/4 of the way full.
Erin in Ohio
Yay! Thanks for posting this ~ I will be making some this weekend and I am sure my 5 hungry kids will love them!
I hope you enjoy them. My kids love them.
Amber in Colorado
These were delish! And tasted so much like a McGriddle! Yummy and thank you for sharing!!
I am glad you enjoyed them. And yes they do taste a little bit like a McGriddle.
I just made a batch of mini pancake muffins this morning using King Arthur GF Pancake Mix. They were delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!
hi, I just wanted to tell you that I have just recently discovered your site and have tried several of your recipes, today I actually made 2, but anyway I really like this idea of the pancake muffins and I think the sausage would be very yummy in it, but my kids would not, and since I still wanted to try them, I decided to throw in some fresh blueberries instead, and that was approved by the kids! Thanks for the recipe, I never would have thought to make muffins from pancakes, sure was a lot easier! =)
I am glad you enjoyed these and my other recipes. I change these up all the time. I guess I need to share some of my other versions. You can add just about anything to them. Chocolate chips are a fun treat also. 🙂
Mm….these sound so good, what a great idea! I will definitely have to try these!
Thank you so much for this easy breakfast meal. I am a mother of twin girls who just turned 2. So I am super busy every morning. They love any finger food. Keep posting meals like these. They help me out!!
I am glad your girls enjoy them. I love sharing quick and easy recipes so stay tuned for lots of easy recipes!
I haven’t tried this yet, but I will be! I have no doubt that they wont last long in our house. 🙂
Made these this morning following your GF pancake recipe, making substitutions to make it dairy free as well. So good!!my 12 yo daughter requested that the next time I make pancakes, just make these instead!
For my youngest, 6, she doesn’t like mixed up food, so I made her a pancake before I mixed in the sausage and syrup, she approves as well! 🙂
Thank you for all your hard work in creating these recipes and sharing them with all of us.
I made a double batch of these last weekend and absolutely love them. So convenient and easy. I used whole wheat pancake mix and it was pretty good but I did have to add more syrup to make them taste right.
Thanks for the recipe!
I made these with pancake mix that you just add water to. Cooked sausage links then cut in half and place one in the center of filled muffin tin. Lined tin with papers. Only problem is when you peel off the paper to eat a lot of the pancake sticks to paper. Would adding two tablespoons of oil to mix help to fix that?
That might help. I don’t usually use liners I just grease the pan well, so I have not had this issue.