Saturday, April 19, 2014

sausage pancake bites

Normally on the weekends I have a fried egg and a veggie sausage patty for breakfast, but I decided to break out of the rut and make some sausage pancake bites.

Awhile back I bought some low carb baking mix (Bob's Red Mill brand), since I've seen lots of bariatric-friendly recipes I want to try.  One of those recipes is the sausage pancake bites, which I saw on this blog.  The recipe calls for pancake mix, but I figured the low carb baking mix would probably work.  For the sausage I used lite breakfast sausage, but I think any kind would work.

So I mixed them up, baked them for 15 minutes, and breakfast was served.  They were good, but were a little more dense than I thought they would be.  I think it's because I used the baking mix instead of pancake mix.  Next time I will buy some pancake mix, preferably low carb if it exists.

There are three on the plate, but I went in for a fourth.  Even though they were dense, I didn't feel as full as when I eat eggs and sausage.  I served sugar-free pancake syrup on the side.

Sausage Pancake Bites

Makes 24
1 bite contains:  32 calories; 1g fat; 3g carbs, and 3g protein

1 cup pancake mix, dry (I used low carb baking mix)
2/3 cup milk (I used skim, but any milk would work)
1/2 cup Torani Sugar Free Caramel Syrup
6 links cooked lite breakfast sausage, chopped (I used Banquet Lite Original)

Preheat the oven to 350.  Spray a 24 cup mini muffin tin with butter flavored cooking spray

Mix pancake mix, milk, and syrup together until completely combined. Spoon the batter into the mini muffin tin. Fill about 3/4 of the way up.

Sprinkle the breakfast sausage over each cup.  You can push it down a little so it bakes into the batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 14 minutes or until lightly browned.  Eat straight from the pan or cool on a rack if using later.

Here's the recipe I adapted, which makes 12:  Sausage Pancake Bites

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