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Pancake Sausage Bites

These pancake sausage bites are a delicious and healthy breakfast idea! This 3-ingredient recipe is perfect for meal prep and busy mornings.

These are pancake sausage bites. There is a muffin tin filled with little pancake muffins with pieces of sausage on top. There is a small bowl of syrup as well.

Pancake sausage bites

Is it just me, or are bite-sized foods better than regular-sized foods?! There's this phrase that "everything is bigger in Texas" and I think that even though I am a Texan, my Midwest roots aren't buying it so I am more inclined towards smaller things.

ANYWAY, regardless of why I like bite-sized items, these pancake sausage bites are my new favorite breakfast!

These pancake sausage bites are so fluffy and delicious! Every bite is packed with soft pancake and pieces of sausage. Not only are you going to get awesome flavor in every bites, but these bites are packed with protein.

Healthy breakfast recipe

Each serving is 320 calories and contains 18 grams of protein. This healthy breakfast recipe is great for all ages. I promise your kids will like them too!

This recipe only requires 3 ingredients so it's quick, easy, and perfect for meal prep. I like to make a batch of these on the weekend and heat them up during the week so they are ready for busy mornings.

Dip them in syrup or take them to-go!

These are pancake sausage bites. There is a muffin tin filled with little pancake muffins with pieces of sausage on top. There is a small bowl of syrup as well. This picture has a hand holding up a pancake bite with a bite taken out of it.

What ingredients do I need?

The recipe only requires 3 ingredients! I love recipes that are EASY and use what I already have in the pantry and this recipe definitely meets those requirements.

  • Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Mix – Kodiak Cakes is the only pancake mix I ever use. I love the flavor, the nutritional components, and how easy it is to make. I use the classic Buttermilk flavor for this recipe, but you could use whatever mix you like the best!
  • Turkey Sausage Links - I use a box of pre-cooked turkey sausage links for this recipe, but you can use whatever kind of meat you like best. To ensure the sausage is evenly distributed throughout the bites, I chop them into small pieces.
  • Water - You'll need water to mix with the pancake mix. For the ratio, you will use a little less than the amount of mix.
  • Syrup - Using syrup for dipping is totally optional!
These are the ingredients for pancake sausage bites. You only need 3 ingredients -- Kodiak Cakes Pancake Mix, breakfast sausages, and water.

What substitutions can I make?

This recipe is absolutely one where you can make substitutions. Here are a few options:

  • Pancake Mix - I like to use Kodiak Cakes, but you can use whatever kind of pancake mix you already have!
  • Turkey Sausage - This is my preference of breakfast sausage, but you can swap for whatever kind of breakfast sausage links you want.
  • Syrup - I like to use some syrup for dipping, but you can totally add some syrup or vanilla to the batter before you bake the bites!

What equipment do I need?

The main piece of equipment you need for this recipe is a muffin tin. If you have a mini muffin tin, that would work as well.

These are pancake sausage bites. There is a muffin tin filled with little pancake muffins with pieces of sausage on top.

How do I make this recipe?

This recipe is SO easy. Here's what you'll do:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine pancake mix and water. Mix to combine. (Don’t over-mix or the batter won’t rise well!)
  • Chop sausage links into small pieces.
  • Mix ¾ of the sausage pieces into the batter and stir.
  • Pour batter evenly across the 12 spaces of the muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ¼ of the sausage pieces on top of the muffins.
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until middle is cooked through.
  • Enjoy with a side of syrup!
These are pancake sausage bites. There is a muffin tin filled with little pancake muffins with pieces of sausage on top.

What is the trick to fluffy pancakes?

If you're just using a simple mix, the trick is to not over stir! I mix to barely combine the ingredients. This will make the bites extra fluffy!

Can you save pancakes?

I will store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just heat them up in the microwave the morning you want them!

Are pancakes eaten hot or cold?

You can eat these pancake bites hot or cold! They taste great both ways. If you want to heat them up, just heat in the microwave. I eat with toppings both ways.

Looking for something similar?

Lucky for you, I love pancakes! Here’s some similar recipes to try:

These are pancake sausage bites. There is a muffin tin filled with little pancake muffins with pieces of sausage on top. There is a small bowl of syrup as well. This picture has a hand holding up one of the bites.

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These are pancake sausage bites. There is a muffin tin filled with little pancake muffins with pieces of sausage on top. There is a small bowl of syrup as well. This picture has a hand holding up one of the bites.
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5 from 137 votes

Pancake Sausage Bites

These pancake sausage bites are my a delicious and healthy breakfast idea! This 3-ingredient recipe is perfect for meal prep and busy mornings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancake bites, pancake sausage, sausage
Servings: 4
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • muffin tin
  • oven

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pancake mix I use Kodiak Cakes Mix
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 12 pre-cooked sausage links I use pre-cooked lean turkey sausage

For Dipping

  • syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine pancake mix and water. Mix to combine. (Don’t over-mix or the batter won’t rise well!)
  • Chop sausage links into small pieces.
  • Mix ¾ of the sausage pieces into the batter and stir.
  • Pour batter evenly across the 12 spaces of the muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ¼ of the sausage pieces on top of the muffins.
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until middle is cooked through.
  • Enjoy with a side of syrup!

Notes

3 pancake sausage bites are 1 serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 4mg | Calcium: 3mg
Recipe Rating




Morgan

Monday 15th of August 2022

So easy and delicious! I love that these also have minimal dishes and they’re super easy to transport!

Sarah

Monday 1st of August 2022

Meal Prep Winner!! I do half a recipe of these and half a recipe of the Bacon Cheddar muffins so I have variety through the week. Easy peasey heat up and breakfast is done Thanks for making eating well easier and tastier for us Jordan!

Robin

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Hi! I would love to try this with some crumbled, cooked bulk sausage that I have. Any idea what weight in grams I would use as a substitute for the 12 sausage links? I realize I'd have to recalculate the calories/macros, but just looking for a ballpark weight. Thanks!

Jordan Smith

Monday 11th of July 2022

Hi Robin! The weight for 12 sausage links is about 9-10 oz, so I would say if you used that same weight in crumbled sausage that you have, the recipe should work great. Enjoy!

Sharon

Sunday 19th of June 2022

Delicious, easy, healthy, and good all week long.

Marla

Sunday 19th of June 2022

I was so excited to come back to the US where I could get this sausage! If you don’t have sausage links you can still make this! Just cook up your own pork with whatever seasonings you like and then divide it evenly between the muffin cups. These are delicious and so easy to just grab, heat and go!