Sunday, April 23, 2017

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket



This time of year I'm always looking for new brunch and breakfast ideas with Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up. I look for easy recipes that can be prepped in just a few minutes and made ahead of time, ad this recipe for Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket definitely fits the bill.

All you need is one can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls and sausage links. You ca use regular sausage or turkey sausage. Personally, I prefer the sausage that's already cooked because it makes the prep even easier. Then you just take a cinnamon roll, unravel it, and cut it into 3 or 4 equal parts. (Obviously you can get a higher yield if you cut it into 4 parts, but if you don't have many sausage links, you can just cut it into 3 parts.) And then just wrap the cinnamon roll around the sausage.

After the Pigs in a Blanket finish cooking, I like to add a maple glaze on top. It's just a few ingredients (butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar), but it makes a huge difference in taste!

And that's it! The result is a portable treat that's the perfect combination of a little salty and a little sweet. The yield is pretty large, so these would also be great for a tailgate or bridal shower or other brunch function with a big group of people.



Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket
Yield: Makes between 15 and 20 Pigs in a Blanket
Ingredients
  • 1 can Grands Cinnamon Rolls (you can use another cinnamon roll brand as long as it unravels)
  • 15 to 20 sausage links
  • 4 Tablespoons Challenge butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit; line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  2. Unravel each of the 5 cinnamon rolls and cut into 3 or 4 equal pieces
  3. Wrap one piece of dough around each sausage link and place on baking sheet
  4. Bake between 20 to 25 minutes, or until cinnamon roll starts to turn golden brown
  5. Mix together butter and maple syrup; slowly add powdered sugar and mix until combined and there are no lumps
  6. Drizzle glaze over pigs in a blanket and serve




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