Saturday, September 12, 2015

Easy Sausage Muffins

So, with the kids now in school outside of the home, I've been looking for easy but healthy (and filling) breakfasts.  I have pretty much overused the Bubble Up Breakfast Bake to the point that no one really wants it anymore....and other casserole style breakfasts have not been a hit with the entire family. But, I made an accidental discovery tonight, that my entire family loves!!

I had browned some fresh sausage in preparation of making my Granny's Mini Sausage Biscuits for the family to enjoy this week....but then I realized I was missig a necessary ingredient--self-rising flour!  And, though I'm sure I could have goggled it and found a substitute, I chose not to go through all of the labor for biscuits with the fear that it may all be in vain. So, what's a mom to do?!  I remembered a Chicken Pot Pie Muffin recipe that I had found online, and thought, hmmm, instead of chicken/veggies/cheese, why not just sausage and cheese?!  The base was eggs, milk, and bisquick, so it sounded like a great breakfast muffin to me!!  So, I did the recipe just as it had directed on the Mini Chiclen Pot Pies, but added cooked sausage and shredded cheddar cheese on the inside layer. And the results were amazing!!  Almost like my Granny's sausage balls, but without all the work! My kids immediately asked where I got the recipe, and I told them that I kind of made it up. Immediately, Katie said, "You better write that down!!"  So, here it is:  

Easy Sausage Muffins

1.  Cook 1lb sausage and drain grease.  Pre-heat oven to 375*.

2.  Mix 1/2 cup Bisquick, 1/2 cup Milk, and 2 eggs in a small bowl. 

3.  Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray, or better yet, use these awesome reusable silicone muffin cups (we also use these for separating items in our kids lunch box containers!)

4.  Add approx. 1 tbsp of Bisquick mixture to the bottom of each muffin cup.   

5.  Then add good spoonful of sausage to the muffin cup. And sprinkle geese on top of the sausage.  This is your filling, so add whatever you'd like.  We just stuck with sausage and cheese. 

6.  Top each muffin cup with approx. 1 tbsp more of the Bisquick mixture. 

7.  Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes.  Then enjoy!!

I failed to take a picture of the beginning process, because frankly, I wasn't sure it would even turn out!  But here is why I suggest the silicone muffin/cupcake liners:  

They are soooo much easier...the muffins came right out nice and clean. A quick sink wash, and they'll be as good as new!  


And here's our finished Easy Sausage Muffins...pretty sure they aren't going to last past breakfast tomorrow morning (if we are lucky enough for that!)

They are a bit small, but they are very filling!  So, don't let the size fool you!!  These would probably also be awesome with a little pepper in it for kick, yummm!!

Maybe this is a well-known recipe for you all, but it's a new, Now-I-Know-Secret for me!  So, I thought I would share just in case you were like me... ;-)

Here's the silicone liners I bought from Amazon Prime (only $9.99!!).