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Grain Free Sausage Stuffed Pancake Bites. (Gluten/Dairy/Corn/Soy Free) With suggestions to make sugar and egg free.

by Brittany on February 20, 2012

I’m coming out of my hashimoto funk. Finally. The last few months have been a bit on the brutal side.  My least favorite symptom has been the brain fog that makes it nearly impossible in my case to think or be creative. Without brain power- recipe development and life itself becomes tough. I lost my desire to bake or do much of anything. Which is so unlike me.

I started treatment with Dr. Richard Herbold a little over a month ago- and he was the first practitioner able to get under the underlying causes for my volatile leaky gut. He discovered my adrenal fatigue and a gut infection.  Within just a few days of my new supplements I began to perk right up. A healthy me spends every moment thinking about new recipes ideas. That part of me is coming back, and I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I am.  The healthy version of me is always happy, always positive and excited about the possibilities that each day brings. The dark, irritable and negative hashimoto girl is almost gone. Thanks be to all that is good, because I hated that girl I was becoming.

Sunday morning for the first time in at least 6 months I woke up feeling great. So great that I jumped out of bed excited to get into the weekend house cleaning routine, excited to take the dogs out. Above all else- I was excited because I had a fun little recipe idea to test out and I had the desire to get out of bed to do so. I made breakfast for my husband.  It may not sound like a big deal, but for me it felt monumental. Nothing brings me more happiness that feeding that man that I love so dearly. Blame it on my Italian momma maybe for instilling that desire.

I made him this recipe. Its quite simple and took me all of 15 minutes start to finish (including clean up) .  I used an Ebelskiver pan which I have been dying to find an excuse to pull out. If you do not have one- feel free to make these as regular pancakes. The  sausage links can still be pressed into the pancakes (Think sausage pancakes instead of blueberry!)

If you want to try something new and fun- try pouring the batter into a greased muffin pan and bake them like popovers. I would try cooking them at 400 until cooked through.

I have had a number of readers make this recipe with great success replacing the eggs with either chia or flax gel.  I have not yet tried this myself, but do suggest you give it a try if you need to avoid the eggs.

Sausage Stuffed Pancake Bites

Sausage cut into bite sized pieces.

1 Cup Blanched Almond Meal (such as Nuts.Com)
3 Large Organic Eggs
2 TBS Oil (I suggest Grapeseed or Coconut Oil- I Love  the brand Garden of Life!) 
3 TBS Water or Nondairy Milk
3 TBS Granulated Sugar (refined or unrefined. Stevia may also be used to taste)
1/4 Tsp. Salt

Oil for Cooking

  1. Cook Sausage and set aside.
  2. To a blender add the 3 eggs. Turn on high for about one minute. Add the remaining ingredients and process another minute until smooth.
  3. Drizzle a little oil onto pan. Turn the burner on to medium. Let the oil warm for maybe 30 seconds and then pour in the pancake batter. Place a piece of cooked sausage into each mini pancake.  Flip after about 1 minute of cooking.
Serve warm with butter, coconut oil and or syrup of choice.
Yields 16-18 mini pancakes. Serves 2.

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jamie hayworth-chin February 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Would you mind sharing what Dr. Herbold has put you on for your leaky gut and adrenal fatigue?


Beth @ Tasty Yummies February 20, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Ha – these are so adorable and totally brilliant, too. I love it. Glad you are coming out of your funk, sorry you were in one at all. I can’t even imagine. Glad to hear you have a pep back in your step, too! Hope it continues. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


Ellen (Gluten Free Diva) February 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Brittany – so glad that you’re feeling better! Nothing like a funk to lay you low. And thank you for this yummy looking recipe. So darn adorable. I’m not eating meat these days but I make a really mean Tempeh Sausage that would be lovely to use instead of the sausage. What a lovely Sunday morning breakfast or brunch!!!


Emily February 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Can’t wait to try these with Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage! Yum! They come in cooked and uncooked packages and I just bought sboth today. Now all I need is the almond flour! Thanks!


Thea February 21, 2012 at 12:57 am

Great recipe! My daughter is so excited to try these as she really misses “Pigs in a Blanket”. We love our aebelskiver pan and use it often with different sweet fillings including apple butter, various jams and jellies, nutella, banana, etc. but haven’t tried a savory version.I bought a pancake pourer (squeeze bottle) and it makes filling the pan much easier.


Kate February 22, 2012 at 1:43 am

I’m really glad to hear you are feeling better! It is difficult when physical fatigue is compounded by mental fatigue. Thanks for persevering and providing us with great recipes!


Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free February 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

wow. I just came across your blog, and all of your recipes are absolutely amazing! I’ve been looking through the recipe page for the past 20 minutes (oops!). Can’t wait to try some!!!!


Elizabeth February 24, 2012 at 5:15 am

These look delish!! I thank you for this, and boy do I (unfortunately) grok the endocrine issues and how they affect ALL aspects of life and mood. I actually wanted to go get sausage today to try this, & my adrenals crashed so bad from pollen that I was in a mighty dysfunctional funk myself. So glad you have some help that is working. And a sweet hubbie to cook for (I am blessed with that as well). Thanks again for this one. Looking forward to trying it out.


connie curtis February 25, 2012 at 1:34 am

I have question can you use coconut flour or another nut flour. My husband is allegric to almonds..


Ruth February 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I made these this morning with a few varitions. I used the flax gel in place of the egg and did not use the sausage (didn’t have any on hand) I baked them for about 17 minutes at 400 in my mini donut pan.
We ate them with peanut butter spread on them. My 6 year olds asked me to make them again.


charlene June 21, 2013 at 5:09 am

can you tell me how much flax you used?



Elizabeth February 29, 2012 at 6:14 am

These. are. your. best. things. ever.!!! I am addicted. Have to make more tonight…so YUM! You are a genius.


Emily March 19, 2012 at 5:42 am

Just wanted to let you know that my picky 2 year old and my nine month old devour these! My friend’s kids are the same way. Everyone loves them–even my pancake connoisseur hubby. We make them as pancakes and have the sausage on the side. Some eat with maple syrup and fried eggs on top while my 9 month old just crams them in his mouth plain. I thought he’d mangle a piece into his mouth but I decided to cut them up after he stuffed a whole silver-dollar sized one in! All the other recipes I’ve seen for pancakes have starch and baking soda/powder. Love it that yours don’t. One batch is enough for all of us. Thanks for bringing yummy pancakes back into our home for breakfast! It was one of those meals I really missed. We just omitted the salt.


Brittany March 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

So happy to hear it :) thanks for the sweet comment!


Jen May 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Hey Brittany! These are Adorable And Look So Yummy! Can’t Wait To Try Them! I Don’t Have That Special PaN Though And Was Thinking Of Doing The Muffin Tin Idea. Would I StillPut The Sausage Down In The Middle Of The Batter Before Baking? Also Would These Freeze Well For A Quick Warm Up Breakfast? TIA!


Anne May 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Thank you thank you thank you for posting this recipe! I’m going keto and dairy-free, and my mouth couldn’t believe that these were allowed! I subbed a little less than one tablespoon of stevia for the sugar and made them in a muffin tin–so easy and so delicious!!!


Vicky July 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I will be trying these! I have an ebelskiver pan for my Dutch and Danish husband, and these are just begging to be made. Maybe for his birthday? :) Thanks!!!


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