By now, you’ve probably heard about and tried out the new Five Guys Cheeseburger Bites. You may have even gotten the idea to make your own and have been trying to figure out a great recipe. But, if you’re like me, you’re scratching your head and wondering just what the heck a Cheeseburger Bite is.

Over the weekend, my wife and I made breakfast for the kids, and then when they were gone I made some for myself. I had some frozen sausage and I wanted to do something a little different with it. I had a bag of pancake mix and I thought I’d make some sausage balls. I think I’m going to start calling them “pancake sausage balls”.

What could be more simple than a pancake, right? Well, so is a pancake sausage but there are many differences. Here’s a list of the differences between a pancake and a sausage.

We think these are the best make-ahead breakfast muffins we’ve ever had! The simplest pancake sausage bites need just four ingredients and are ideal for hectic weekday mornings. Refrigerate until ready to serve, or freeze and reheat whenever hunger strikes! Just the way I like it: simple and wonderful!

In our home, we are huge breakfast eaters, and nothing makes me happier than a simple early meal. These are a little simpler to make than our Freezer Burritos (recipe here), but they’re still satisfying. If you want to keep them frozen, heat them up in the microwave if they’ve been in the fridge for a few days. On hectic mornings, I put them in the microwave for a minute and a half, and the kids eat them in the vehicle – they’re great!

Is it okay if I use any pancake mix?

Absolutely! We’ve tested a variety of brands and they’ve all turned up excellent. You should be fine to go as long as you maintain the ratios the same. Be careful that some are sweeter than others, which may have a positive or negative impact on the flavors. Please test your preferred brand and let me know what you think.

What’s the best way to reheat these?

These will remain fresh in the refrigerator for 72 hours if kept in the refrigerator. If you want to freeze them right away, they will keep for another three months!

Reheat in the refrigerator:

Wrap a wet paper towel around the muffin and microwave for 30-45 seconds. You may wish to split the muffin in half before cooking it to ensure that the middle is toasted as well. When you take it out of the microwave, it will be hot, so be cautious!

Reheat from the freezer:

Wrap a wet paper towel around the frozen muffin. Microwave for 90 seconds on a plate in the middle of the microwave. Cut the muffin in half gently after 90 seconds and cook for another 20 seconds. (Because heating times varies across manufacturers of microwaves, adapt your recipe to your particular microwave.)

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Our Most Simple Pancake Sausage Bites are made with the following ingredients:

  • Sausage
  • Mix for Pancakes
  • Cheese that has been shredded
  • Eggs

To create our Most Simple Pancake Sausage Bites, follow these steps:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a medium-sized pan over medium heat, thoroughly brown 1 pound of sausage. Drain oil after the chicken is completely cooked (at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit). Remove from the equation. (It will take about 8 minutes.)

4 eggs, whisked together in a large mixing dish Make sure you’ve broken up and mixed all of the yolks. 1 cup cheese shredded and 1 cup pancakes are added next. Add the cooked ground sausage last. Completely combine the ingredients.

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Fill muffin tins equally with the batter. Fill each muffin cup all the way to the top.

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Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 20 minutes. The tops will begin to become a beautiful brown color. Allow 5 minutes for cooling before removing from tin. Serve and have fun!

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This recipe’s best feature is the ability to prepare ahead of time and then use whenever I need it. The time savings they provide in my busy mornings is invaluable. Rather than cramming fruity-pebbles down my kids’ throats as we rush out the door, they offer a healthy alternative that they like AND is ideal for eating in the vehicle!

Substitutions in the Diet:

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12 minute prep time

Time to cook: 20 minutes

32-minute total time

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sausage (ground)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 c. pancake batter
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Drain the oil after thoroughly browning the sausage.
  3. Whisk the four eggs together in a large mixing basin. Combine the 1 cup of cheese, 1 cup of pancake mix, and the ground sausage in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Completely combine the ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter into a muffin pan that has been buttered.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 20 minutes.

Notes

In the post above, you’ll find dietary alternatives. 🙂

Information about nutrition:

Yield:

12

Size of Serving:

1 tbsp. per serving 223 calories 16g total fat 6g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 8g of unsaturated fat 95 milligrams of cholesterol 527mg sodium 10 g carbohydrate 0g fiber 2 g sugar 10 g protein

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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For the healthy and efficient breakfast (or dinner) on the go, this pancake sausage bites recipe combines two foods you probably already have on hand: sausage and pancakes.. Read more about sausage pancake muffins and let us know what you think.

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