Sausage + Pea Breakfast Muffins

A complete meal all in one convenient muffin! The perfect on the go breakfast for your busy mornings.

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Sausage + Cheese + Peas - seriously what more do you need in a breakfast right! I personally tend to be more of a fan of savour things and when it comes to breakfast I am a strong believer that sweets don’t belong.

So when it comes to muffins I kinda think that savour is a better way to start the day. Now, this is certainly not to say that I don’t love a sweet muffin, but they tend to be more of a mid-day snack that a morning kick start. So that is where these muffins come into play.

I don’t know about you but most mornings there is barely enough time to get ready let alone eat a full breakfast, so why not one that can be easily taken to go and gives you all the things you need to get you through the morning. It’s like a muffin version of the classic breakfast sandwich + peas.

Now perhaps peas seem like an odd choice but hear me out.

  • They are bright and cheery and everything savour needs some freshness

  • Peas contain just about every vitamin and mineral that you need, so while you may not be getting a full serving in every muffin, even a little bit helps right!

That being said, if that still didn't convince you, you can totally leave them out or sub them for something different. Zucchini, corn or carrots would all be equally delicious - I just think that any time you can sneak some veggies then you are winning!

So do yourself a favour and make a batch and keep them on hand for when you need them - your mornings will thank you!

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prep time 20 minutes

cook time 20 minutes

total time 40 minutes

servings 12

Ingredients

2 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1 cup milk

1/2 cup melted butter

2 eggs

1 cup frozen peas

1/2 lb breakfast sausage

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 and line your muffin pan with 12 paper liners.

In a small frying pan place breakfast sausage and cook through breaking into small pieces as it is cooking. Drain onto a paper-towel-lined plate and set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and cheese - stir to combine. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture then add in milk, melted butter and lightly beaten eggs. Using a large spoon stir until just combined then add in peas and sausage and stir until mixed through (be sure not to overmix).

Divide evenly between 12 paper liners and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

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Cranberry Apple Sausage Stuffing

This stuffing is the real star of the show with tangy cranberry and sweet apples who even needs the rest of the meal!

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Our house, like so many, have the stuffing vs dressing debate. Do you or do you not stuff your turkey? Now I don’t know about you but I feel like people feel strongly one way or the other. We always had both to satisfy everyone as well as to make sure there is enough because in our house the stuffing is the star!

Now I’m calling this recipe stuffing but really it’s dressing. What I love so much about dressing is that you can really have it any time and you don’t need a turkey present. I know that no one in my family would attest to stuffing over mashed potatoes with just about any meal.

Now for another debate - do you add sausage? Traditionally our house is not a sausage stuffing house but, sometimes you need to branch out and try new things and with this recipe, I might be converted. Though if you are not sold on the idea just leave it out and I promise you no one will complain.

The other great thing is you can make this up a day in advance and have it all ready to go for the big meal. Just bake and enjoy!

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prep time 30 minutes

cook time 1 hour

total time 1 hour 30 minutes

servings 6-8 people

Ingredients

1 loaf white bread

3 tbsp butter

1 white onion

2 apples

5 stocks celery

1 cup cranberries

3 links Chicken Apple Sausage

5 sage leaves

2 cups chicken stock

4 eggs

1 tbsp dried sage or poultry seasoning

2 tsp salt

2 tsp pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Cube bread and place in a large bowl.

In a large frying pan melt butter then add chopped onions and celery and sauté for 5 minutes of until onions are soft and translucent. Add in chopped apples and cook another 5 minutes adding in cranberries for the last minute. Remove from heat and pour over bread.

In the same frying pan cook sausage that has been removed from its casing for 8-10 minutes or until sausage is fully cooked and is crumbled. Pour into the same large bowl as the bread and vegetable.

In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, stock sage leaves, dried sage, salt + pepper. Pour mixture over bread and mix thoroughly until it is all combined.

Pour mixture into greased casserole dish and bake for 1 hour.

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