27 July 2012

Who's ready for breakfast?  Today I have for you a very simple, yet genius breakfast recipe.  Meatballs!  Meatballs for breakfast?  Yep!  It's a brilliant idea and recipe I found over at Budget Gourmet Mom.  Ground sausage, pancakes, and maple syrup all rolled into little bite-sized balls.  Pure genius.

Breakfast Meatballs

2 lbs. bulk sausage
¼ cup maple syrup plus a little extra to drizzle
1 egg
4 pancakes, cubed

Preheat oven to 375°.

In a medium bowl, mix the sausage, syrup, and egg together.  Mix in the pieces of pancake until evenly distributed.  Form into balls slightly larger than a tablespoon and place on a baking sheet.

Drizzle with some additional maple syrup and bake for 22-25 minutes.  Serve warm.

Makes 24 meatballs.

 Mix together sausage, egg, and maple syrup.

Chop up a few pancakes.  If you really want to make these meatballs but don't want to take the time to make pancakes first, you could chop up a few warmed up frozen waffles.  I haven't tried it that way, but I'm sure it would work.

 Mix pancake pieces into the sausage.

Shape into balls and bake.

Couldn't be easier.  And makes a wonderful, tasty breakfast.  If you want to turn these into a grab-and-go kind of breakfast, you could freeze them after baking (laid out on a baking sheet so they don't stick together), then throw them in a large freezer bag.  In the morning, take out however many you want, pop them in the microwave for a minute and you're good to go!

Be sure to come by on Monday, which is the first day of another great blog hop series I am participating in.  It's called "Garden's Bounty" and it's five days of recipes that use fresh-from-the-garden produce.  We will be sharing with you fruit and veggie filled recipes for hot savory dishes, salads, soups, preserves, and desserts.  Don't miss it!

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  1. What a smart idea, my hubby loves pouring syrup over his sausage so this will be right up his alley!

  2. I'm sitting here thinking "why haven't I thought of that"!  I always make the sausage cheese balls (with biscut mix) so now I'm wondering if this can be done with pancake mix in the same way, without having to use the cooked pancakes. 

  3. You could, but they might not taste quite as pancake-y, and they might end up a little dry. You could increase the syrup to account for that if need be. Please let me know if you try it that way. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. These look just great.  Tomorrow's Food on Friday is all about pork and one of the previous editions was on meatballs. It would be super if you linked in to both editions.

    I am now following you via GFC.  It would be neat if you followed me back.