Sweet & Savory Delight: Sugar-Crusted Pork Sausage Pancakes – Perfect Family Breakfast Recipe

Hello, dear readers! It’s a chilly March morning here in Darien, and I wanted to share one of my favorite breakfast recipes with you all. It’s perfect for those brisk mornings when you need something warm, cozy, and delicious to start your day off right.

This recipe holds a special place in my heart because it’s the dish that helped my daughter Emily find her love for cooking. One weekend, she and I decided to spend some quality time together and whip up a scrumptious breakfast for the whole family. We put on our aprons, and as we bonded over mixing bowls and measuring cups, I noticed her eyes light up with excitement. Before I knew it, Emily was suggesting variations to the recipe and even trying her hand at flipping the pancakes! It’s moments like these that remind me why I love cooking so much—it brings people together and creates lasting memories.

Now, without further ado, let me introduce you to my mouth-watering Sugar-Crusted Pork Sausage Pancakes. They’re a delightful balance of sweet and savory, and I promise they’ll be a hit with your whole family!

1. Make sure your griddle or non-stick pan is hot before adding the pancake batter to ensure even cooking.
2. Feel free to swap out the pork sausage for turkey or chicken sausage if you prefer a leaner option.
3. Using real maple syrup makes all the difference in this recipe—trust me, it’s worth the splurge!

Sugar-Crusted Pork Sausage Pancakes

– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 tbsp granulated sugar
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1 cup milk
– 1 large egg
– 2 tbsp melted butter, plus more for cooking
– 1/2 lb cooked pork sausage, crumbled
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for coating)
– Maple syrup, for serving


1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, 1 tbsp sugar, baking powder, and salt.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, egg, and melted butter. Gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix—some lumps are okay.

3. Gently fold in the cooked, crumbled pork sausage.

4. Preheat your griddle or non-stick pan over medium heat and lightly coat with butter.

5. Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the hot griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface and the edges look set, about 2-3 minutes.

6. Sprinkle each pancake with a thin layer of granulated sugar before flipping. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

7. Serve your Sugar-Crusted Pork Sausage Pancakes warm with a drizzle of maple syrup and enjoy!

I hope you’ll try this recipe soon and experience the joy that it brought to my family’s breakfast table! As always, I’d love to hear how it turns out for you in the comments below.

Happy cooking!

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