Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

5 from 6 votes

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This Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket recipe are the best of both worlds: a simple, savory-sweet breakfast that is perfect any day of the week.

I love Pigs in regular blankets, but french toast blankets are even better 🙂 Just like you would assume, I wrap each “pig” {breakfast sausage} up in some crustless white bread, dip it in a french toast egg and milk mixture and fry them up in lots of butter. SO GOOD. It’s a fun and easy breakfast that is delicious any day of the week, but perfect for the weekend.

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Weekday mornings are not my forte. If they are your forte, then congratulations and we can’t be friends. But weekend mornings….watch the magic happen. The waffles are steaming! The eggs are scrambling! The green juice is flowing! And this girl got the idea for a brilliant beyond brilliant breakfast idea: Pigs in a French Toast Blanket. Here’s everything you’ll need to make Pigs in a Blanket for Breakfast!

  • White Bread – soft white bread is going to be used to make the french toast part of this recipe.
  • Maple Breakfast Sausage – savory and sweet is the best combination! Cook these breakfast sausages before wrapping and frying again. Use store-bought sausages or homemade.
  • Eggs, Milk, Vanilla, and Cinnamon – this is the french toast egg mixture. YUM!
  • Butter – used to fry up the french toast blankets.
  • Maple Syrup and Powdered Sugar – optional garnishes but highly recommended!

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

How to Make Pigs in a Blanket for Breakfast

  1. Remove sixteen middle slices of white bread from the loaf. Cut crusts off and discard {or use as breadcrumbs for later!} Wrap one cooked breakfast sausage up in one piece of bread, pressing the bottom edge of the bread on the board to seal tightly around the sausage. Repeat with remaining sausages.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon together to combine. Preheat a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt in 1 tablespoon butter in the bottom of the pan. Dip eight bread wrapped breakfast sausages into the egg mixture and place it into the hot butter. Cook and rotate the pigs to create golden blankets on every side.
  3. Remove from pan and repeat with remaining Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket. Serve warm with powdered sugar and maple syrup.
Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Freezing

The best part about this breakfast pigs in a blanket recipe is that you can make it ahead of time, freeze and enjoy later! Talk about a quick breakfast!

To freeze, make the recipe as directed however don’t garnish. Let the pigs in a blanket cool then place in a freezer bag for up to 2 months. To reheat, warm in the oven at 350 degrees until heated through, flipping halfway through.

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5 from 6 votes

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

This Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket Recipe are the best of both worlds: a simple, savory-sweet breakfast that is perfect any day of the week.
servings 16 pieces
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf soft white bread
  • 16 links maple breakfast sausages cooked, 1 package
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • maple syrup for serving, optional
  • powdered sugar for serving, optional

Instructions

  • Remove sixteen middle slices of white bread from the loaf. Cut crusts off and discard {or use as breadcrumbs for later!} Wrap one breakfast sausage up in one piece of bread, pressing the bottom edge of the bread on the board to seal tightly around the sausage. Repeat with remaining sausages.
  • In a shallow dish, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon together to combine. Preheat a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Melt in 1 tablespoon butter in the bottom of the pan. Dip eight bread wrapped breakfast sausages into the egg mixture and place it into the hot butter. Cook and rotate the pigs to create golden blankets on every side.
  • Remove from pan and repeat with remaining. Serve warm with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast sausage, french toast, pigs in a blanket breakfast
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25 Responses
  1. Grace

    What a great idea! This would’ve been perfect for Groundhog Day (ground hog–tradition in our family to eat sausage every Feb. 2nd!). Also perfect for weekends when I’m more inclined to make not-cold-cereal. 😉

  2. Vicki D

    Can’t wait to try this! Something different..we always have big breakfasts here on the weekend as my husband cooks anything & everything scrambled eggs to breakfast burritos. Have you tried freezing these at all? Wondering if we could make a batch and let kids take them on school day mornings.
    Thanks so much! We’ll be making these tomorrow.

  3. Kris Lamont

    5 stars
    To thoroughly cook sausage: brown all sides, add 1/4 cup water & cook until water is gone. Will be fully cooked & moist. Yummmy. Old line cook hack.

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  5. Linda Brocki

    5 stars
    Love these. I finally tried them on my 2 year old who hates bread but loves sausage and it was a hit. Will be making this once a week. Thanks for the yummy recipe.

    1. Amanda S.

      I’m definitely trying this recipe this weekend. We always do bigger breakfasts on the weekends and I’m really excited to try something different!