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Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

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Are you looking for a quick and delicious breakfast idea that the whole family will love? Look no further than Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket! These delightful treats combine savory sausage links with sweet, flaky cinnamon rolls, making them the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Whether you’re whipping them up for a weekend breakfast or a special brunch, these Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket are sure to impress.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can Cinnamon Rolls (any brand as long as it unravels)
  • 15 to 20 sausage links
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat and Prepare

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray.

Step 2: Cook Sausage Links

  1. Cook Sausages: In a large skillet, cook the sausage links over medium heat until they are fully cooked and browned on all sides. This usually takes about 8-10 minutes. Remove the sausages from the skillet and set them aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess grease.

Step 3: Prepare Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Unroll Cinnamon Rolls: Open the can of cinnamon rolls and separate them into individual rolls. Carefully unroll each cinnamon roll into a long strip of dough.

Step 4: Assemble Pigs in a Blanket

  1. Wrap Sausages: Take one sausage link and place it at the end of a cinnamon roll strip. Roll the sausage link up in the dough, ensuring it is fully wrapped. Repeat this process with all the sausage links and cinnamon roll strips.

Step 5: Bake

  1. Bake Rolls: Place the wrapped sausages on the prepared baking sheet, seam side down. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the cinnamon rolls are golden brown and cooked through.

Step 6: Prepare Maple Glaze

  1. Make Glaze: While the pigs in a blanket are baking, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add the maple syrup and stir until well combined. Remove from heat.
  2. Mix Icing: In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar with a bit of water (if needed) to create a smooth icing.

Step 7: Finish and Serve

  1. Drizzle Glaze: Remove the pigs in a blanket from the oven and immediately brush them with the maple butter glaze using a pastry brush. Allow them to cool slightly.
  2. Drizzle Icing: Drizzle the powdered sugar icing over the top of the pigs in a blanket for a sweet finish.

Step 8: Enjoy

  1. Serve: Serve warm and enjoy your delightful Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket!

Cooking Notes

  • Variations: You can experiment with different types of sausage, such as chicken or turkey sausage, for a lighter option.
  • Add-Ons: Consider adding a sprinkle of cinnamon or a handful of chopped nuts to the glaze for extra flavor and texture.
  • Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of dough?

  • Yes! You can use crescent roll dough or even puff pastry if you prefer. The cooking time may vary slightly, so keep an eye on them while baking.

Can I make these ahead of time?

  • Make Ahead: Yes, you can prepare them the night before and store them covered in the refrigerator. Bake them fresh in the morning for best results.

Can I use homemade sausage?

  • Homemade Sausage: Absolutely! If you prefer making your own sausage, go for it. Just make sure they are fully cooked before wrapping them in the dough.

How can I make this recipe healthier?

  • Healthier Options: Use turkey or chicken sausage, and opt for a reduced-sugar or sugar-free cinnamon roll dough if available.

What can I serve with Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket?

  • Serving Suggestions: These are great on their own, but you can also serve them with fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, or a side of yogurt for a complete breakfast.

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket are a fun and delicious way to start your day. With their sweet and savory combination, they are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. The simplicity of the recipe makes it a perfect choice for busy mornings or special occasions. Try out this recipe and enjoy a delightful breakfast that’s easy to make and even easier to love!