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Sausage Pancake Muffins are totally delicious, family friendly, and easy as can be! This recipe takes about 5 minutes of prep work and is the ultimate grab and go healthier breakfast for busy mornings!

sausage pancake muffins in a muffin tin with a bowl of syrup

These Sausage Pancake Muffins are my newest breakfast obsession! Breakfast meal prep takes less than a half hour on Sunday nights and it’s a beautiful thing. I take multiple short cuts in this recipe to make it extra quick and easy. This year has been tough. We all need some short cuts once and awhile, right? Precooked chicken (or turkey) sausage links + Kodiak Cakes Pancake mix are the real MVP’s in these muffins.

sausage pancake muffins in a tin with syrup in a bowl

I decided to make this recipe originally just for my daughter because I had gotten into the habit of grabbing those Pancake Sausage Corn Dog stick things at Kroger almost weekly for a super quick breakfast for Pepper in the mornings. I realized after awhile that she should probably be eating something just a little more nutritional so I tried these out and was almost positive she wouldn’t love them as much as the corn dog ones, but she LOVES them. Eric and I LOVE them. I make a batch on Sunday night and they’re gone by Wednesday morning!

How to make Pancake Sausage Muffins:

kodak pancake mix and water in a blue bowl

In a medium bowl add 2 cups Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Flapjack & Waffle Mix, 1.5 cups of water, and 2 tsp vanilla. Stir together, but be careful not to over mix because you’ll get tough pancake muffins! A few clumps are okay.

*I use Kodiak Cakes because its what I have on hand most of the time, but I have tried this recipe with Private Selection Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix and Hungry Jack Pancake Mix. I’m pretty sure you can find the Kodiak Cakes in any grocery store where there’s pancake mix! I think its safe to say it’ll work with any pancake mix.

muffin tin with batter in cupcake liners

Next grab a 12 cup muffin tin. I line with cupcake liners just in case because I hate scrubbing pans. You can also spray the cups well with cooking spray. Fill each cup about 3/4 full.

Note: I didn’t realize when first creating this recipe that not all cupcake liners are created equal. I use these parchment cupcake liners. I’ve purchased them at Target and Kroger. Using parchment cupcake liners makes it so the muffin does not stick to the liner. If you use the normal cupcake liners thats totally fine, but spray them nicely with a little cooking spray before adding the batter. That should help them release from the paper much better.

muffin tin with pancake batter and chopped sausage links

Add chopped up turkey or sausage links to each cup and place into an oven thats been preheated to 350 degrees for about 15-18 minutes. Stick a knife into the middle of a muffin and if it comes out clean, it’s done! Remove from muffin tin and enjoy!

Lately I’ve been obsessed with Jone’s Dairy Farm Chicken/Turkey Sausage links! I’m able to find them at Walmart, Publix, Kroger, and Costco, but if you can’t find’m… any fully cooked sausage link will work!

pancake sausage muffins in muffin tin

See? SO EASY! It takes longer to read this post than it does to make them!

sausage pancake muffins with syrup in pan

My other favorite meal prep breakfasts are Spicy Sausage Egg Muffins, Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuits, and Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches!

Don’t forget to comment and rate this recipe after you try it!

From my kitchen to yours, Star

Pancake Sausage Muffins

Pancake Sausage muffins are a quick and easy meal prep option with just 4 ingredients!
Print Recipe
sausage pancake muffins in a tin with syrup in a bowl
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Pancake Mix (I use Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Flapjack and Waffle Mix)
  • cups water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 10 fully cooked chicken or turkey sausage links chopped into thin dime size pieces, I use Jone's Dairy Farm Chicken or Turkey Sausages

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper liners.
    In a medium bowl add pancake mix, water, and vanilla. Mix together, but take care not to overmix because that'll make dense muffins. A few clumps are totally fine!
    Scoop batter into muffin cups (about ¾ of the way full). Gently press sausage peices evenly onto each muffin cup.
    Bake for about 15-18 minutes. Stick a knife in the center of a muffin and if it comes out clean, they're done!

Notes

 
Weight Watchers Points: 2 Points per muffin
per muffin: 88 Calories, 2g fat, 0g saturated fat, 10g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 1g sugar, 0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohols, 8g net carbs, 7g protein,  223g sodium
*Note: I didn’t realize when first creating this recipe that not all cupcake liners are created equal. I use these parchment cupcake liners. I’ve purchased them at Target, Amazon, and Kroger. Using parchment cupcake liners makes it so the muffin does not stick to the liner. If you use the normal cupcake liners thats totally fine, but spray them nicely with a little cooking spray before adding the batter. That should help them release from the paper much better. 
*You may use different brands of turkey/chicken sausage links and/or pancake mix, but keep in mind calories and WW points are subject to change. The information above is figured out with the two specific brands used. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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96 Comments

    1. Yes you can! I like to let them thaw at least over night before reheating for the best flavor and texture.

  1. 5 stars
    Love these! I make them for breakfast on the weekends and for breakfast meal prep for the work week a good bit. I do add a little bit of sweetener to the batter because I have a major sweet tooth! Also I use the Applegate maple chicken sausage links and they work great.

  2. 5 stars
    My husband and I love these for weekly meal prep! I add a little bit of maple syrup to the mix for some extra flavor, and so we won’t use much for dipping. In my opinion, spraying the muffin pan with coconut oil seems to work better than some liners, no sticking!

  3. Just made these for breakfast with Trader Joe’s high protein mix and some Aldi chicken breakfast sausage. Smothered them with lite Mrs. Buttersworth syrup – SO GOOD! Will be making these again

    1. I’ve never made these in mini muffin pans, but I would personally check them at just before half the time. Insert a toothpick/knife into the muffin to see if it comes out clean.

  4. 5 stars
    Love these! They were so quick and easy to throw together, they were perfect for breakfast at work with some fruit.

    I added a little bit of cinnamon to mine because I loved it on the pigs in a pancake blanket bake.

  5. 5 stars
    #top2021
    I love making these, it makes for several days of an easy and filling breakfast! I don’t use liners, I just spray the nonstick pan, no sticking at all!

  6. I love making these, it makes for several days of an easy and filling breakfast! I don’t use liners, I just spray the nonstick pan, no sticking at all!

  7. 5 stars
    Great quick meal prep for the week. Easy grab and go. Our 14year old loves them.

    1. Try spraying the cupcake liners or using parchment paper liners. Sorry these weren’t for you!

  8. This is my go to breakfast prep item!! Love it, so easy and delicious!! Thanks Star! Whatever’s going on get better soon!

  9. 5 stars
    I was on the fence about these because I’ve never been into the “mcgriddle” type taste but I have to say I really enjoyed these and they were super easy!

  10. Ok, so an absolute necessity when working third shift. These are an awesome protein punch when you don’t want anything heavy that late at night. I always add just a smidge of syrup and they are perfect. Easy to make and I love that you can freeze them. Good deal!!

  11. 5 stars
    Yummy! Such a fun, easy and delicious breakfast! Perfect for sharing with little ones too!

  12. Made these this morning for myself and toddler. So good! I sprayed the muffin tin really well and did not use liners. I had no issues with them sticking at all! First time getting that brand of pancake mix and it was delicious!

  13. 5 stars
    I’m so glad I looked for this recipe. It was super easy to make. They lasted for the week and tasted amazing. I used the Applegate chicken sausages. I will be making these again for this upcoming week. Even my family loved them. Thank you!!

  14. 5 stars
    I have made these countless time and they are such a quick, easy breakfast. I just use a silicone muffin tin and I skip the paper wrappers and with a little cooking spray they just pop right out. I like to add some low calorie syrup for a bit of sweetness.

  15. 5 stars
    These muffins are delicious!! I was skeptical, but my sister told me they were so good. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. So great for an easy breakfast! I want to try so many of your recipes. Thanks for what you do!
    caroline7007 (IG handle)

  16. 5 stars
    I love this recipe so much! I’ve made it twice because it’s so simple to make and it’s an easy grab and go breakfast. I plan on making them again tonight so I can have breakfast for the week without feeling like I’m meal prepping. I do add some maple syrup and cinnamon to my batter. @aleeshe14

  17. Oh my gosh I’m totally trying these in the morning for my little one, such a great idea
    @michaelamjohnson79

  18. 5 stars
    We love making these pancake muffins. They are great to make a big batch to have available throughout the week. Our insta handle is @chicasfrommiamionww

  19. 5 stars
    These were really good and went together fast. The next time that I make them, I will spray the cupcake liners first. Mine stuck like glue.

    1. Yep they freeze just fine. I thaw for at least 6-8 hours before reheating. Heating from frozen heats unevenly and dries it out.

  20. 5 stars
    Not sure why it took me so long to try these but I’m sure glad that I finally did! Can’t get any easier than this recipe and they did not disappoint! So good and I do like breakfasty things! Thanks for sharing your great recipe!

  21. 5 stars
    These are delicious!! I had been wanting to try them for awhile. So glad I finally did! Thank you for this recipe! Can’t wait to test them out on my kiddos!

  22. 5 stars
    I’m loving these for a quick and easy breakfast! I’ve been dipping them in a little sugar free syrup and having fruit on the side. They are SO quick and easy to make and feel like a real treat. Thanks so much!

  23. Hi Star! I can’t wait to try this recipe – seeing it on your Insta this week made me crave them! Instead of the sausage, do you think these would be good with bacon crumbles?

  24. 5 stars
    Love these! They’re quickly becoming a staple in my house. SO easy to make and my 3 year old can help!

  25. So if I use a different pancake mix do I still use 2 cups of mix and 1 1/2 cups water? or is that just specific to the Kodiak brand? Thank you!

    1. Nope! It should work with regular pancake mix too! I’ve made these with quite a few different brands/non protein pancake mix

  26. 5 stars
    YUM! So easy and delicious for breakfast, or even a quick snack. I drizzled some maple syrup on top they were so good!

  27. 5 stars
    So good. My favorite part about all of your recipes is how easy they are! I find myself rereading directions thinking that I missed something…but I didn’t. I also love how easy clean up is. One bowl and ita done. So easy, so quick, and so good!

  28. 5 stars
    These look super yummy but can you please advise where is best to store for a few days? Fridge or countertop? We would like to have over a few days since there is just 2 of us. Thank you!!

  29. 5 stars
    I finally made these and they were as good as expected. I lost 1/4th of the muffin to the paper- what did I do wrong? Were you supposed to spray the muffin paper too?

    1. This happened to me too! They stuck terribly to the paper cups. Pretty much ruined them, as so much was lost. What little bit was left tasted great though, so I plan on trying again without the paper cups!

      1. Thats just so strange to me. I’m so sorry! I make them almost every other week for my daughter and we have literally never had that problem, The only thing is that we use parchment paper cups? I’m not sure if there’s a difference. I didn’t think there would be. I will edit this recipe to warn of that because a few people have said that now. Sorry that happened.

      2. 5 stars
        I made these for the first then today! So easy, so good, and very filling! I’m excited to eat these for breakfast every day this week!

    2. I have started using reusable silicone cupcake liners. Nothing sticks, everything slides out easily, and are easy to clean.

    1. Maple Grove Farm’s sugar free syrup is really good. It’s a bit thinner than some syrups but it tastes good and 0SP on Blue so it’s my go to for breakfast.

  30. I had a couple of questions. I switched the recipe for 24 servings and my WW calculator changed it to 7 points. Then when I did 12 servings it put me at 3 points why did that do that? And how do I make more without adding more points?

    1. Sounds like a case of the annoying “ww math”. Personally I would just count the same and still double the recipe. It doesn’t make any sense otherwise even if WW says. Otherwise you could play with the amount of sausage and add less so that it tells you the points you want to see.

  31. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I accidentally bought the cinnamon oat flavor mix but it was so good! Thank you for sharing your recipes. They never disappoint!

      1. I had a couple of questions. I switched the recipe for 24 servings and my WW calculator changed it to 7 points. Then when I did 12 servings it put me at 3 points why did that do that? And how do I make more without adding more points?

  32. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Loved them. One question I do have is how did yours come out so easily from the liners? Mine stuck to them pretty heavily! Still great though!

    1. Hi Bailee! Sorry about that, I didn’t realize when creating this recipe that not all cupcake liners were the same and that I use “parchment liners” so mine never stick to the wrapper. You can either pick up parchment paper cupcake liners or you should be able to spray the regular liners with a little cooking spray before adding the batter and it should help them not stick! Hope that helps. Glad you enjoy!

    1. Hi there Kimmy! If you’re using the Jone’s Dairy Sausages you can actually let them thaw out in the fridge over night if you’d like. I believe you can do this with other frozen breakfast sausages also, but best to check the package some do say “keep frozen until ready to cook” anyway, if it does say that be sure to cook them up then add them to the batter. If you want to let them thaw in the fridge then you can do it that way too. Hope that helps and that you enjoy!

  33. 5 stars
    Love these little bundles of delishishness! Whipping up this recipe for the second time in just as many weeks. I am a big Kodiak fan (all those whole grains!) and this recipe gives me a chance to make something new and exciting for my hubs. Last week, we both loved how portable and easy these babies were when we had busy mornings. Totally YUM-O!
    Thanks so much, Star, for shaking up our mundane meal rotation. In our house you definitely ARE a star! Thinking of browsing your site and finding something fun for dinner tonight! Love that there are so many comfort-food choices to try. XOXO!

    1. Hi Janine! What a nice comment to receive! Thanks for saying so many kind things. I hope you find something good for dinner tonight and I’m so happy you enjoyed these pancake muffins! They have become a breakfast STAPLE in our house!

  34. Hey Star. When you say you used Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Flapjack and Waffle Mix did you mean you the 2 cups was a mixture of all three? Or you tried the recipe three times a with all three?

    1. Kodiak Cakes makes a mix called “buttermilk flapjack and waffle mix”, so it’s just one mix being used.

  35. 5 stars
    Just made these this morning – easy and delicious! I had unsweetened almond milk to use up so substituted that for the water. I also mixed the sausage pieces (Jimmy Dean turkey sausage crumbles) in with the batter and then scooped them into the muffin tins. Drizzled with sugar free syrup on top. My kitchen smelled heavenly while they cooked! Can’t wait to grab these for an easy breakfast option while we’re out hunting this weekend. Thank you for these deliciously easy recipes, this busy working mom appreciates them!

  36. 5 stars
    I loved these! I am making them again this week for a quick grab and go breakfast. I popped 2 of them in the microwave for 30 seconds and they were perfect!

  37. 5 stars
    I made these and they are very good! I’m wondering, though, to make them more “grab & go” if it would work to substitute sugar free pancake syrup for some (or all??) of the water. Does anyone have any thoughts? The brand of syrup I have (Carey’s, I think?) is very thin.

    1. Hi Kristy! I wouldn’t substitute the syrup for the water, but if you want to add some to the batter. I’ve done it with 3 tbsp!

  38. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe. Perfect grab and go. Was getting tired of overnight oats, this is my new favorite work breakfast. They are so filling and delicious. Thank you so very much for sharing.

  39. Hi! The fully cooked sausage is frozen? Do you let it thaw before adding to the batter? Sorry if I missed reading it! Thank you for any help!

    1. Hi Kristin! Sorry about that. My links are frozen and i let them thaw in the fridge then add them, but there’s refrigerated turkey sausages too near the deli lunch meat section.

  40. Made these this past weekend and they’re delicious. What a great quick breakfast! Do they freeze well?
    Love all your recipes.

  41. 5 stars
    I made these this morning, they are great! I used what I had in way of sausage – jimmy dean turkey sausage patties. I ended up using 5 of them if anyone finds themselves in the same boat. The points remained the same, too.

    One issue I had is the pancake batter stuck to the muffin cup – any ideas why? I’m sure it was my error but not sure where I went wrong.

    Thank you so much for your recipes! you make my WW journey delicious and filling and FUN!

  42. I will definitely be making these very soon! I like to use Jimmy Dean Turkey sausage crumbles. Not sure if you have tried them. They come in a pouch fully cooked, near the bacon section in my grocery store. I like to brown them in a pan and then add eggs to make an omelette but they would be perfect for this recipe as well! Thanks for sharing!

  43. 5 stars
    Just made these. OMG this will be one of manny food preps for the week! So, Fluffy and good. I love Jones chicken sausage as well. Thanks, ⭐️ Star !!!!!

    1. 5 stars
      I meant to give more stars but I was so excited I forgot … this is wonderful recipe !!!

  44. 5 stars
    Made these this morning so yummy! Gonna be a great grab and go breakfast for this week!!

  45. Where do you buy the Kodiak mix, I cannot find it anywhere. This recipe sounds terrific!

    1. Hi Arlene! I’ve seen it in all sorts of stores Walmart, Kroger, Publix, Jewel Osco, Amazon, Costco, Marianos, and Target for sure. You might wanna try the store locater on their site. If they don’t sell it near you, you can try a different brand of pancake mix or pancake protein mix! Hope that helps.

    2. 5 stars
      Hi Arlene!
      Hope you were able to finally find Kodiak locally, but in case you didn’t, Kodiak has a great website where they have ALL their healthy products for sale. No, I don’t work for the company, but I do regularly order for my son who is away at boarding school. When you have a 16 year old making snack choices on his own, it give a momma some reassurance to know he has some healthy options!
      Happy baking!
      Janine

  46. 5 stars
    I drizzled maple syrup on these and it was very good. I will use a little less sausage pieces the next time I make this. I really enjoyed these!

  47. Can you just mix the sausage in with the batter? How many pieces do you cut the sausage into? How many pieces do you put in the muffin?

    1. You can totally just fold the sausages into the batter. I didn’t count the pieces sorry!

    2. 5 stars
      Just made these using Morning Star Veggie Maple sausage …. oh my goodness! I dabbed on a little butter and ate—— my hubby and I love them! One can be filling. Question.. are these best stored in refrigerator?

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