When it comes to breakfast, pancakes are one of the most popular foods to serve. They are very easy to prepare and only takes a few minutes to cook. But did you know that you can level up your favorite classic American breakfast? Yes, you can by making sausage pancakes.
Sausage pancakes are a mixture of sweet, salty, and savory flavors and you can create varieties of them. You can also serve sausage pancakes instead of plain pancakes as a breakfast meal when there’s an occasion like when it’s your kid’s birthday. The celebrant would be surprised and feel special that you prepared a different kind of pancake for his or her birthday breakfast.
Mixing sausage with pancakes will give your traditional breakfast a different taste. That taste will depend on the type of sausage that you will choose. Here are some various types of sausage you can use to make sausage pancakes.
- Kielbasa: This sausage is known as the Polish sausage. It is a horseshoe-shaped, pork country sausage which is often smoked. Kielbasa sausage, either smoked or unsmoked needs to be cooked through.
- Andouille: If you want your sausage pancakes to be spicy, then the Andouille sausage is the one you should use.
- Italian Sausage: There are two kinds of Italian sausage which hare hot and sweet. It depends on your spice preference on which one you will choose.
- Breakfast Sausage: This is the best type of sausage you can mix with pancakes. Breakfast sausage is a common breakfast item in the United States. They can either be in the form of links or smoked patties.
So, if you’re tired of plain and boring pancakes every morning, here are some sausage pancakes ideas you can try.
1. Savory Sausage Pancakes
- 1-pound bulk pork sausage
- 1 small finely chopped onion
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups milk
- 2 slightly beaten eggs
1. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat then for 5 to 7 minutes, cook and stir the sausage and onion until they turn brown and crumbly. After that, drain and discard the grease and set the mixture aside to cool.
2. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Then in another bowl, beat the eggs and milk. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture until the batter becomes smooth. After that, add the cooled sausage and onion to the mixture.
3. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium high-heat then pour about ¼ cup of the mixture onto it. Cook for 3 minutes until the edges become dry, then flip and cook the other side until it turns brown. Repeat this step with the remaining mixture.
2. Pancake Sausage Bites
This sausage pancake recipe is from Leslie Green of “The Hungry Housewife”. It can be cooked and prepared in just 40 minutes.
- Canola Oil
- 1 pack of Johnsonville Sausage Patties
- 1 ½ cups Bisquick
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ½ cup and 2 tablespoons of milk
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
1. Break the sausage patties in a bowl so they are no longer formed. Then reform the broken patties into 22 pieces of 1 ½ teaspoon sized balls.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat then place in it the sausage balls. Cook them for about 15 minutes. Then remove them from heat and place them on a plate lined with paper towels.
3. In another bowl, mix together the Bisquick, sugar, and cinnamon. After that, whisk in the vanilla extract, egg, and milk until the mixture becomes smooth.
4. Using a toothpick, pick up a cooked sausage ball and dip it into the batter. Do this to all the cooked sausage balls.
5. Heat some oil in a saucepan then carefully lover the sausage balls dipped in the mixture into it and fry them for about 1 to 2 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Once cooked, remove them from heat and put them on a plate lined with paper towel.
5. For the dipping sauce, pour the maple syrup into a small bowl then add in the butter. Microwave it for 45 seconds then remove and stir the mixture to incorporate the syrup and butter. After that, add the heavy cream and stir.
3. Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick
- 1 ½ cups and 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 12 breakfast sausage links
- 12 wooden sticks
- 2 quarts’ peanut oil
- ½ cup maple syrup
1. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
2. In a large measuring cup, whisk the buttermilk, egg, and vegetable oil, then pour the mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir it well until the mixture becomes smooth. Then set it aside.
3. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausages until they turn brown. Then, transfer them into a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess grease.
4. After cooling the sausages, put 2 tablespoons of flour in a shallow dish. Drench the sausages in flour, then using a wooden stick, skewer each sausage lengthwise.
5. In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat a few inches of peanut oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. Put the mixture into a tall glass then dip in it the skewered sausages, coating them fully. Then, place them carefully into the hot oil and fry 3 of them at a time until they become golden brown. Then drain them on a wire rack.
7. Serve them with warm maple syrup.
4. Sausage Pancakes
- 2 boxes of your preferred sausage patties
- ¾ cup of whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of buttermilk
1. Cook your preferred sausage patties according to the package instructions.
2. Heat a large pan or a griddle to medium-high heat.
3. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. Then in a separate bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the milk. Combine the mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir the mixture well until it becomes smooth.
4. After cooking the sausage patties, submerged them into the pancake mixture. When they are fully coated, place them on the hot cooking surface. Cook them for 2 to 4 minutes. Serve with syrup and enjoy!
These are just some of the different ways to make sausage pancakes. Maybe you can also come up with your own unique way of serving sausage and pancakes for breakfast. We hope this will help you prepare the best sausage pancakes for breakfast and for a snack, as well.