Disclosure: This quick breakfast ideas recipe is sponsored by Johnsonville and features their breakfast sausage.
Ahh, mornings. The time when I need quick breakfast ideas to keep my composure and the day on track. I always have high hopes for a beautiful morning. I imagine getting up before the kids, showering, getting ready, and eating a quiet breakfast. Or, perhaps reading or getting a bit of work done. Then my bright-eyed, smiling children would wake up in the most pleasant moods and happily eat whatever I make for them that morning.
Yeah, that's not quite how my mornings go either. I'm not a morning person which means I don't like getting up very early. In fact, my eyes protest. My kids usually wake up shortly after I do, regardless of the time. (How do they know?!)
Because of my struggle to be an early riser, I often feel rushed in the mornings. Breakfast is important, but I feel more relaxed when I can serve it up quickly. This is why I'm a huge fan of making freezer meals that result in quick breakfast ideas like this one!
If it's portable, even better. Since we only have one car, sometimes I give the kids breakfast or lunch to eat in the stroller as I walk them where we need to go. Even if we don't need to be anywhere right away in the morning, it makes things smoother.
Quick Breakfast Ideas Sausage Pancake Muffins
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The kids love pancakes and sausages, but they aren't easy to eat on-the-go. So, I decided to make pancake muffins with sausage in them. The kids thought they were fun because they look like cupcakes. (That is one reason why I decided to use cupcake liners!) These can also be baked ahead and frozen. Just pop them in the microwave to heat them up! What's not to love about yummy quick breakfast ideas like this one?
These sausage pancake muffins were a hit with my whole family (yay!). I made the pancake batter from scratch and used already cooked Johnsonville breakfast sausages. You could also use a pancake mix if you wanted.
Sausage Pancake Muffins Recipe
Pancake recipe adapted from Fabulessly Frugal.
- Package of Johnsonville already cooked breakfast sausages
- Half stick of butter (4 TBS), melted
- 1.5 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 2 TBS sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a cupcake tin or place your liners. (Alternately use a silicone muffin tin)
Stir the dry ingredients (salt, baking powder, flour, and sugar) together in one bowl.
Crack the eggs and mix them with the milk. Melt the butter and stir it in too.
Fill each well of the cupcake/muffin tin about 3/4 full. Cut sausages into bite sized pieces. Add them to the cups before baking. The amount will vary depending on how much meat you want in each one and the size you cut.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy!
We love these simple sausage pancake muffins, and I know you will too! Quick breakfast ideas for us often mean great semi-homemade meals. To make this even easier, you could grab a box of your favorite pancake mix. Add in some fresh fruit, chocolate chips or chopped sausage to create great freezer breakfast options that are quick and delicious.
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