Breakfast is easily my favorite meal of the day. I’ve never been one to pour a bowl of cold cereal and call it good. (Unless I’m pregnant. What IS it with cold cereal and pregnancy?!) My kids adore it, but I’m usually the one making an omelette with hash browns and fruit. Or waffles. Or, in this case, fluffy pancakes. These aren’t just any pancakes though, they have sausage inside! Now you don’t have to feel bad about pouring syrup on your sausage. (am I the only one who does that??)
Sausage Patty Pancakes
adapted from Allrecipes
yields 5 filling pancakes, that serve 2-3 people
- 1 1/4 cup flour (I use 3/4 cups whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 TBSP melted butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1-2 TBSP brown sugar
- 5 sausage patties
Whisk the egg and 1 cup of milk in a medium sized bowl. Add in melted butter. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix into wet ingredients. Whisk until combined and most lumps are gone. Set aside for at least 10 minutes. (Letting your pancake batter sit before cooking yields more fluffy pancakes!If you’re in a rush, you can skip this part of course.)
Preheat your griddle to about 325 degrees F.
Spray the griddle lightly with cooking spray. Set sausage patties on griddle and let them warm up for a couple minutes on each side.
Ladle about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle 5 times, spacing them out as best as you can. Let the batter cook for about 1 minute, then set a sausage patty in the center. Ladle a bit less than 1/4 cup of batter on top of the sausage, using a spoon to cover it. Let cook for another 3-4 minutes, until the edges look dry and bubbly. Flip and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove from griddle. Layer with butter and syrup and ENJOY!
Side Note: I used Zaycon Chicken Maple Sausage Patties. You’ve got to see if Zaycon offers these in your area because they are incredible! Oh heavens- they’re easily the best breakfast sausage I’ve ever eaten. Not familiar with Zaycon Foods? They offer high quality, all natural foods at a discount! Read more info here!