Mini Sausage Pancake Skewers with Spicy Syrup

Mini Sausage Pancake Skewers with Spicy Syrup

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These tiny savory skewers are perfect for breakfast or a great addition to a brunch buffet. The spicy maple syrup drizzle kicks up the flavor and adds some zest to pancakes and sausage.



  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound bulk regular pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean®)
  • 13 4-inch bamboo skewers


  • Melt butter over medium-low heat in a small saucepan. Stir in maple syrup, red pepper flakes, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and set aside, stirring occasionally, for at least 30 minutes for flavor to fully develop.

  • Meanwhile, prepare pancakes: whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk buttermilk, egg, sour cream, melted butter, and maple syrup together in a separate bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Stir gently until just combined but slightly lumpy; do not overmix. Let sit for 10 minutes.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter onto the hot skillet to form 1-inch diameter pancakes. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, flip, and continue cooking until golden brown, about 1 more minute. Transfer cooked pancakes to a plate and repeat with remaining batter.

  • Step 4

Heat olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat. Form tablespoonfuls of sausage into 1-inch patties, the same size as the mini pancakes. Cook until patties are cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Step 5

Thread 3 pancakes and 2 sausage patties onto each skewer, starting and ending with a pancake. Repeat to make remaining skewers. Serve drizzled with spicy syrup.

Some small notes for you

  • The number of skewers could vary depending on the size of your pancakes and sausage patties. The pancakes should be about 1-inch, the size of a half dollar. If you prefer, you also can pipe the batter onto the pan.
  • Feel free to use any pork sausage flavor that you like. I’ve used regular, maple, and sage with good results. A drizzle of syrup really is all you need, no need to soak the skewers. If preferred, give the syrup a quick reheat in the microwave right before serving.

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