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Pigs in a Blanket Pancake Bake

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Hey there, friends! This Pigs in a Blanket Pancake Bake is the perfect thing to step up your breakfast game!  It’s completely packed with the flavors, textures, and smiles of light & fluffy and sweet & savory pancakes with sausage. PLUS- It’s done in half the time! This makes it easy to throw together any day of the week. It’s great for a crowd, and it’s just the perfect thing for Christmas breakfast!

Anyone else drooling yet? I am.. a lot.

Let’s talk for a minute.

Before we dive in, there are two things you need to know about me.

First, I loathe making pancakes. It’s such a lengthy process! I’m honestly not very good at flipping them properly, and they are always cold by the time I get them on the table. It’s just not my favorite thing to cook. You can find me making pancakes pretty much never, unless it’s someone’s birthday… and even then, it’s debatable.

The second thing- weirdly, I absolutely love pancakes. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but when it comes to pancakes I need them like I need air! A few weeks ago, I was thinking about how much I love pancakes, and how much I hate making them. Then it hit me… TRY A PANCAKE BAKE! I’ve made pancake muffins in the past, so I figured it would probably work. And folks, it really did.

One more thing, my favorite guilty foodie pleasure is Pigs in a Blanket! I’m not sure, so if “Pigs in a Blanket” happens to be a Midwesty thing, I’ll explain – It’s basically pancakes wrapped around sausage links, and then drowned in maple syrup.  It’s the gosh-dang best! However, you definitely won’t find me making Pigs in a Blanket. Because really now.. that’s even more to do. When we’re out for breakfast I love ordering them, but it’s such a heavy meal, and often times leaves me feeling not so great. So I figured… two birds, one stone- you know? Pancake Bake + Sausage. Well, sorta. It’s turkey sausage, so there’s no “pigs” in this blanket, but hear me out.. it’s absolutely delicious. And since creating it, we can’t stop eating this for breakfast every day! You’re all going to love it, and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts after you make it.

This recipe just so happens to be pretty dang perfect for Christmas morning. Nobody wants to spend the morning in the kitchen instead of loving on the family.  So, add it to your menus, y’all. No standing around in the kitchen, staring at the griddle as you make the pancakes. All you need to do is mix up the batter, add some turkey sausage, then bake! I like to round the whole meal out by adding some Lazy Girl Scrambled Eggs (they take just a minute or two to make), and a variety of fresh fruit on the side!

Let’s get in the kitchen and I’ll show ya how it’s all done. You’re just a few steps away from a delicious Pigs in a Blanket Pancake Bake!

Throw half a pound of turkey sausage into a pan, and cook it until it’s brown and crispy.

When it’s done cooking, remove from the heat and stir in one tablespoon of maple syrup. I use real maple syrup, because nothing compares… but you can use sugar free if desired!

Grab a medium mixing bowl and add 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of sugar (or sugar substitute… I personally usually use Truvia/stevia- you can find it in the baking aisle, near the sugar and sugar substitutes). Stir it up with a whisk or fork to combine it really well.

Next up grab yourself a bigger bowl. Add one and a half cups of low fat milk, two eggs, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, and one tablespoon of melted butter.

Whisk it together real good!

Pour the flour mixture into the milk & egg mixture. Stir it together just until it’s combined. Be careful not to over mix here– The batter should be a bit lumpy! If for whatever reason it seems a bit thick, you can add a tablespoon or two of water.

Now you can either gently fold the cooked turkey sausage into the batter, or if you’re scared of over mixing, you can sprinkle it on top after you’ve poured it into the baking dish.

Pour the batter into a 9×13 casserole dish that’s been sprayed well with cooking spay.

Bake for 25-28 minutes. To ensure it is done, insert a knife into the middle of the pancake bake- if the knife comes out clean, you’re good to go!

Let it sit for a few minutes before cutting into it and serving.

And here she is, Pigs in a Blanket Pancake Bake!

Cut it into squares… and live happily ever after.

Hello beautiful.  🙂

Truth be told, I ate two pieces before I remembered I had to take photos. Silly me.  When it comes to pancakes, I have very little self control… This Pigs in a Blanket Pancake Bake doesn’t last very long in our house!

You can add a lil buttah, or light buttah, or fruit, or whip cream, oand/or a drizzle of maple syrup to make it even better- really, whatever your lil heart desires. Just remember it’ll be extra points/calories for whatever ya add- so be sure to account for it.

Pssst..if the sausage part ain’t your thing, it’ll work without it!

I hope you all love this as much as we do.

Don’t forget to let me know how it goes!


With love from my kitchen to yours,



Pigs in a Blanket Pancake Bake

Light and fluffy pancakes without the fuss.
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:35 mins


  • ½ lb lean turkey breakfast sausage, raw i use Jennie O
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp stevia or favorite sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-½ cups 1% low fat milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 casserole dish well with cooking spray. 
  • Place turkey sausage in a pan, break up with a spatula, and cook for a few minutes until cooked through and browned. When the turkey sausage is done cooking remove from heat and stir in maple syrup. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, stevia, and salt. Stir together well with a whisk or fork. 
  • In a large bowl add milk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter. Whisk together well. 
  • Add flour mixture to the egg and milk mixture. Stir together just until combined. Batter will be lumpy. Be careful not to over mix! If for whatever reason you feel like the batter is too dry add one or two tablespoons of water.
  • Gently fold the turkey sausage into the batter. If you’re scared to over mix the batter then you can just sprinkle it evenly on top! 
  • Place into a preheated oven for about 25-28 minutes. You can check to be sure it’s done by inserting a knife into the middle of the pancake bake- If the knife comes out clean it’s good to go! 


Serving size: 1/8 of casserole dish. 
Calories: 200, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 3.5g, Protein 10.5g 
WeightWatchers Points: 7 Points


*real sugar may be used in place of sugar substitute, but the calories/points information will change 
Servings: 8
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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  1. 5 stars
    This dish is SO GOOD. I’ve made it several times and love it every single time!! Perfect combination of sweet and savory.

  2. 5 stars
    This meal was so delicious! It’s not often I find a meal everyone in my family enjoys. But everyone loved this!

  3. 5 stars
    This is soo good! I’m a new mom so I was looking for breakfast recipes that can be made ahead of time to make the mornings a little less crazy. This fits the bill! I made this on a Sunday evening and we had breakfast for four days. It was fantastic reheated even on the last day. Definitely keeping this in our rotation!

  4. This tasted really good. We changed it up a bit. We used some hot Italian sausage(just what we happened to have in the freezer) and then added a cup of fresh blueberries!!! We will totally make this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this a couple weekends ago when family was visiting. It was super easy and everyone loved it! It was the perfect combination of savory and sweet, which I love. It paired perfectly with fresh fruit and I enjoyed the leftovers throughout the week. I’ll definitely be putting this into our weekend rotation. Thank you!

  6. Thinking about making it with Kodiak Buttermilk Pancake Mix. Think it’d turn out the same? It’s only slightly lower in points so I doubt it would change anything there.

    1. Hey Whitney! I am sure I’ve seen a couple people use the Kodiak pancake mix with this and it turned out perfectly for’m! I’m not too sure on points though it might make it a point less?

  7. Made it for breakfast this morning and it is So. Freakin. Good. This will definitely go in our regular breakfast rotation. Might even make another one and freeze individual pieces to warm up for the kids’ school day breakfasts.

  8. 5 stars
    Hello! I love following your blog, and your recipes are so delicious! If I made this pigs in a blanket bake ahead of time, to eat during the week for breakfast, do you think it would hold up well? Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    Just made this for breakfast; it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing such a yummy breakfast treat!

  10. This was a perfect weeknight meal. My 5 year old helped make it and both kids loved it. We had it with scrambled eggs and the whole house was happy and full. Thanks!

  11. Made this today – so good! My 4 year old helped make it and loved it! Had to cut some precooked turkey breakfast sausage patties as a substitute since that’s all I could find at the store. Thanks for coming up with new recipes for us!

  12. Hi made this today was yummy but a bit dry donyou think cooked to long or maybe over mixed would like to try again and fix it thanks

    1. Hi Marci! It’s possible it was over mixed. That’s the one part about this bake that’s essential. If it gets over mixed then it becomes a bit too dense. Next time try mixing it just enough and crumble the turkey sausage on top instead of mixing it in. That should help it not get mixed too much.

  13. 4 stars
    Hi Star. I just made this and mine came out more like a muffin consistency. I’m wondering if I over mixed???

    1. It sounds like it mighta been a bit over mixed. If it’s mixed too much it’s definitely more dense.

  14. When I first saw this it scared me a little. Here in the southeast I know pigs in the blanket as hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls you eat with ketchup and mustard hahaha. But this is delicious!!

    1. Hahaha! I figured it probably wasn’t the same thing everywhere, but I went with it! Someone messaged me or commented somewhere from the UK and said it was sausages wrapped in bacon. I probably should have researched it a bit more, but hey oh well! Here we call those hot dogs just hot dog roll ups or during halloween “mummy dogs” ! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

  15. 5 stars
    Love love love ❤️
    Even my 6 year old gobbled it down!!!

    Mine did not rise much but it was delicious!

    1. It should be totally fine to do that. Pancakes freeze really well so I figure this should be the same type of deal.

      1. How do you reheat it if you do
        This? This was my question too…
        Would I just microwave it?

      2. Hi Jackie! Yes, just pop it in the microwave for about 45 seconds and it should be good to go!

  16. 5 stars
    Do you think I could make this ahead of time and keep in the fridge overnight before baking in the morning?

    1. I haven’t tried that before. Sorry! I know people keep pancake batter in the fridge and use it for days for pancakes on the griddle, but I never have so I just can’t confidently say yes it’ll work. Let me know if you give it a go!

  17. So excited to see this and give it a try! I’ll make half with sausage for my grandsons and the other half with bacon for my granddaughters. What Grandma does for finicky grandkids. Thank you Star for all your hard work in building awesome skinnyish dishes!

  18. Good morning can’t wait to try this on the weekend. Just FYI a follower on Instagram pointed out that you mention sugar as you read the recipe but its not in the listed ingredients. Just in case you didn’t see it. Thanks for all your yummy recipes! I havebeen on weight watchers for a few months now and my husband needs to lose weight as well. He is not a chicken and vegetable type of person and loves his savory foods( also being from the Midwest )
    so your recipes have helped him to eat more healthy and not feel like he’s dieting Thank you!

    1. Hi there Teri! I hope you love it and I’m so sorry I was in such a hurry to get this recipe out I forgot to add the stevia into the ingredients list. Whoops! I just fixed it up and it’s good to go. I’m so happy you and your husband are enjoying the recipes.

    1. I think it *should* be okay, but I’m really not sure because I haven’t tried almost milk in a pancake batter before. If you’ve tried it with pancakes and it turned out. It should work just fine! Let me know how it goes. I hope you enjoy!

  19. 5 stars
    This looks delicious! Although I’m not big on sausage so I wonder if crumbled bacon would work. I imagine this tastes like a McGriddle, and I do love me a bacon egg and cheese McGriddle!

    1. I think it would work perfectly! In the post I mentioned making pancake muffins before and with those I actually crumbled bacon into them and it was divine! I hope you love it. Let me know how it goes.

  20. You said you put sugar in this in your blog portion f this post.. but in the list of ingredients I don’t see sugar..? Also are the points calculated for sugar substitute or real sugar? Thank you! Looks good!

    1. Hi Tammy. Sorry about that! I just fixed it in the printable recipe. The points are calculated using stevia. I hope you love it!

  21. Hi! I read through this and saw that you mentioned adding sugar or sugar substitute to the flour mixture in the step by step picture instructions, but it’s not listed as an ingredient or in the instructions down below. Just wanted to let you know! Or maybe it’s optional? I don’t know but I’m excited to try this one

    1. Hi Andrea! I just fixed the printable recipe up. Sorry about forgetting that part. I hope you love it. Let me know how it goes!

  22. I can’t wait to try this! I making it this weekend for breakfast for next week. Thank you so much for your tasty recipes and posting the WW points!

  23. In the step by step pics/directions you say to add sugar, but in the recipe I don’t see the sugar?,

    1. 5 stars
      Wanted to let you know that in place of the raw lean turkey breakfast sausage, I used Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Crumbles. Not sure how this affected the point value, I’ve yet to enter it into the calculator. But is was easy and yummy!

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