So like most weekends Mr. Fantabulous wants some type of pancake, crepe, french toast or waffles for breakfast. This past weekend was no exception. He wanted blueberry pancakes. After I made him his stack (and another stack for him to have as a snack later on) I got to thinking about those Breakfast Pancake Dippers I made. Those are awesome and totally portable but could I make them another way. So you wouldn’t have say get your fingers dirty while you were on the go. That’s when it hit me… On A Stick! as she says in her Peanut and Jose Jalapeno voice. If you’ve never heard of them, search for Jeff Dunham Peanut and Jose Jalepeno on a stick routine. It’s hysterical!
Now since I already did bacon in a pancake I didn’t want to go with another bacon recipe (even though God knows one can never have enough bacon). Plus you would only get a scant amount in each Pancake Pop (or Breakfast Suckers as I like to call ’em). And bacon in a scant amount is just heartless and cruel. No we needed to go hard core; we needed to go full on fat breakfast sausage here!
Seriously LOOK how friggen adorable those things are!!! I mean seriously, I *almost* didn’t want to eat them… almost!
Yeah I know, “but TKW you’re not a pancake lover!”. This is true but these are such small bites of pancakes that I’m totally down with these.
These were the perfect size to snack on and to eat on-the-go.
I was actually running late one morning to work (okay truth be told I had “LazyButtDon’tWannaGetOuttaBed” disease). I woke up starving and didn’t want to make anything at home to eat and sit down. I just didn’t have time. I spied these in the fridge, heated them up in the microwave, put some syrup in a small lidded cup (like one of those take-out 2 ounce plastic containers) and out the door I went. I put these all in a square plastic container so the syrup didn’t tip over, put that on my other seat and ate while I drove.
These were AWESOME! All I did was “Dip and Drive”! Dipped them in the syrup, bit the sucker and drove safely.
Genius, I know, right! LOL
Now you tell me if you woke your kid (or spouse) up early on a weekend and gave them this on a plate, that cranky face they had wouldn’t disappear immediately! This is FUN and just friggen adorable!
Now I did try these with a few different types of sausages (including savory chicken, apple and bacon) and I absolutely LOVED them all. You can most certainly put in whatever flavor sausage you’d like but the maple breakfast sausage is awesome!
Mix ’em up flavor-wise and let me know what combination you love. Maybe chorizo or turkey jalapeno even.Print
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cooked breakfast sausage links (1” diameter size) cut into 1/2” slices
- 30–40 3” wooden skewers (or can use lollipop sticks)
- In a large bowl mix together the buttermilk, egg and vanilla until well combined.
- While whisking the egg mixture, slowly pour in the melted butter.
- Pour this over the dry ingredients and mix just until just a few lumps remain. You don’t want to over beat this.
- Set aside and allow to rest for at least 15-20 minutes.
- Heat a griddle pan over medium heat. You need a pan that has no sides or just a teensy side wall.
- Lightly spray with cooking spray (or can use butter).
- Reduce the heat to medium low.
- Insert the pointed tip of the skewer into the side of the sausage slice making sure to only go 3/4th of the way through.
- Pour your batter into a squeeze bottle with a large opening (or can you use a cup with a pour spout).
- Squeeze out the batter to about the size of a quarter (or just slightly bigger than your sausage slice).
- Place the sausage slice in the center of the batter making sure the skewer is sticking over the side of your grill pan but making sure flames to do not reach the edge of the pan. Don’t want to cause a fire!
- Squeeze out a little more batter on top of the sausage slice. You just want to barely cover it.
- Cook for 5-7 minutes or until bubbles start to form and the bottom becomes golden brown.
- Grabbing the skewer (if you can’t lift it up by the skewer, the pancake isn’t ready), gently flip over.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the pancake pop is golden brown.
- Repeat with remaining sausage slices.
- Serve with warm maple syrup.