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Pigs in a Pool Recipe
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Pigs in a Pool Recipe

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My kids love sausage and pancakes but making them during the week was out of the question. I purchased the frozen variety on a stick but didn't like the calories, additives or price. This version of pigs-in-a-blanket is a great alternative that's much more cost effective.—Lisa Dodd, Greenville, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound reduced-fat bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Maple syrup, optional

Nutritional Facts

4 mini muffins (calculated without syrup) equals 234 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 560 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat mini-muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Shape sausage into forty-eight 3/4-in. balls. Place meatballs on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Drain on paper towels.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices. In another bowl, whisk egg, milk, oil and honey until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  4. Place a sausage ball into each mini-muffin cup; cover with batter. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm with syrup if desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through.
    Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Pigs in a Pool in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2014

Nutritional Facts

4 mini muffins (calculated without syrup) equals 234 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 560 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"This is my kids favorite breakfast treat! It was published Taste of Homes Ultimate Freezer Recipe Magazine. Which has many favorites of ours! Can't go wrong with their award winning recipes!

But back to this recipe! Great for a real breakfast for you or your kids! Make a batch or two and freeze them. 20-30 seconds in the microwave and they are heated through.
***** 5 stars are earned here!"

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Even my youngest, very fussy, grandson loved these"

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