Sweet and Savory Protein Pancake and Sausage Muffins

by Elevate Strong | October 29, 2017 | Health & Fitness Blog 

Sweet and Savory Protein Pancake and Sausage Muffins
Breakfast at our house is quick, quick, quick! Wake up, get dressed, brush teeth and fill your belly all before school. I’m always on the lookout for a quick and healthy grab and go option for my son. He loves pancakes and sausage, so I thought these would be perfect. I got the idea from the freezer aisle. I had a box of frozen pancake and sausage “corndogs” in my hands, and thought, I can make a much healthier version of these! They turned out great! The cottage cheese makes them moist- if you want them a little more muffiny, eliminate the applesauce.

I got the Flapjacked mix from Amazon and the Skinny Mix from Home Goods. They carry seasonal flavors, which I use in my coffee and tea. They are great to use for baking too! Play around with flavors- blueberries would be a perfect addition.



Sweet and Savory Protein Pancake and Sausage Muffins


Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
18 mins
Total time
28 mins

Based on the popular Bisquick Sausage Balls, I created this recipe for a quick and easy breakfast food for my son before school. I was at the grocery store about to bring home frozen pancake sausages on a stick and thought, “I can do this healthier!”

Author: Whitney Preslar
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 14


  • 2 cups Flapjacked Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix
  • 6.5 oz Neese’s Sausage, extra sage, cooked
  • 2 cups Non Fat Cottage Cheese
  • ½ cup 2% Fairlife Milk Superkids
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tbsp Jordan’s Skinny Mixes, Sugar Free Maple Bourbon Pecan
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • 1 tsp butter flavoring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Brown and crumble the sausage, drain on paper towels and let cool
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl, add ¼ water if the mix seems too stiff. Add the sausage.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, divide the mixture evenly in a lightly greased muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.


You can easily adjust flavors and fat content with this recipe. I used regular pork sausage, but you can substitute turkey or chicken sausage. I also this this recipe would be great with wild blueberries or green apples!

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 muffin Calories: 140 Fat: 6.2 Saturated fat: 2.1 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 9 Sugar: 3.8 Sodium: 309 Fiber: 1.5 Protein: 12.6 Cholesterol: 16.1