These mini pancake sausage bites are a delicious kid-friendly breakfast recipe made with two breakfast favorites into one bite-size treat.
Some people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some people say that’s a myth. I say that either way, it’s certainly the most delicious meal of the day! I love all the traditional flavors of breakfast, and I love to do fun, interesting things with them. That’s why I love making these pancake sausage bites. They combine two classic breakfast flavors into one delicious treat that people cannot stop eating.
Mini Pancake Sausage Bites
These delicious bites start with sausage links that I cook until they’re crispy and delicious. Then, I cut them into pieces and dip them into a simple buttermilk pancake batter. After that, they’re deep-fried in hot oil until the batter is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. And let’s not forget that center of perfectly cooked breakfast sausage! When it’s all done, I have little bites that are an entire breakfast in every bite.
Why You’ll Love This Mini Pancake Sausage Bites Recipe
- They are super easy to make using simple ingredients with easy directions and can be on the table in no time.
- They’re a great breakfast or brunch option and can be served with all your favorite sides, such as fruit, bacon, eggs, and breakfast potatoes.
- They are kid-friendly and the combination of pancakes and sausage together is a hit with kids and adults of all ages.
Mini Pancake Sausage Bites Ingredients
This recipe uses a handful of simple ingredients that you can find in any grocery store anywhere in the country. You’ll have everything you need in no time.
- All purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Large egg
- Johnsonville breakfast sausage links, or your favorite brand
- Powdered sugar and maple syrup, if desired
- Vegetable oil, for frying
How to Make Mini Pancake Sausage Bites
Making these delicious bites is quick and easy. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps, and you’ll be all done.
Step 1: Cook the Sausage
Cook the sausage until crispy on the outside and done on the inside and place the links on a plate lined with paper towels. Then, cut the links into 3 pieces. Set aside.
Step 2: Make the Pancake Batter
Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside. Then, whisk the egg and buttermilk together in a small bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently mix until just combined. The batter will be lumpy.
Step 3: Dip and Fry
Heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Then, dip each piece of sausage into the pancake batter and add a few pieces at a time to the hot oil. Deep fry until golden brown on all sides, then transfer the bites with a slotted spoon toa plate lined with paper towels. Repeat until all bites are fried.
Step 4: Serve
Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.
- Mix the pancake batter just until combined. Lumpy batter is perfect.
- Don’t crowd your pan when frying. You want the oil to stay nice and hot.
- Be sure you cook your sausage thoroughly. The frying process is about cooking the pancake batter, not the sausage inside of it.
- Try using bacon or Canadian bacon in place of sausage for pancake ham or bacon bites.
- You can use sausage patties for larger bites.
What to Serve with Mini Pancake Sausage Bites
Serve these bites with your other favorite breakfast items like eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, and ham. They’re also delicious when topped with your choice of powdered sugar, whipped cream, maple syrup, or fresh berries.
You can make the sausage and pancake batter in advance and refrigerate them until ready to make the bites. Set the sausage out to come to room temperature before dipping and frying them.
They’re a variation of sausage and pancakes on a stick which was invented by Jimmy Dean.
To begin, make sure your oil is hot enough – 350 to 375 degrees. Next, don’t crowd the oil. Only fry a few at a time to keep the oil hot. This causes the batter to crisp on the outside immediately, keeping the oil from soaking into the batter. Finally, transfer your fried food immediately to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil and prevent fogginess.
Yes, you can! They freeze very well and will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Mini Pancake Sausage Bites
Refrigerate these bites in an airtight container for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them in an airtight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 3 months.
To reheat, place the bites on a baking sheet, cover with foil, and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until heated through.
Try This Delicious Mini Pancake Sausage Bite Recipe
These delicious mini pancake sausage bites are everything we love about breakfast, AND they’re fried. It doesn’t get better than that! They’re also super easy to make which means you can whip them up whenever you like, and you’ll want to do it all the time after you give them a try. Make a batch today and get ready to fall in love.
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Mini Pancake Sausage Bites
- Cook sausage in a large frying pan. Remove and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Cut sausage links into 3 pieces. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and baking powder together. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk together until combined.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir gently. Batter will be lumpy.
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat.
- Dip each piece of sausage into the pancake batter and add a few at a time into the hot oil.
- Deep fry until golden brown on all sides, remove with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat until all the sausage is used.
- Serve hot with powdered sugar and maple syrup.
Here are a few pics that are perfect to save to your favorite Pinterest boards on Pinterest.