Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

8 breakfast sausage links
1 can (8 oz) crescent rolls
2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more for serving
1 egg
1 teaspoon poppy seeds

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cook the sausages according to the package direction; set aside.
  3. Open the crescent rolls and separate into triangles. Brush the maple syrup over the surface of the crescent rolls. Place one sausage on the wide end of each crescent triangle, roll up and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg with a splash of water. Brush the tops of the crescents with the egg wash. (You don’t need to use it all, just enough to cover the tops of the dough.) Sprinkle with the poppy seeds.
  5. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Serve with more maple syrup, for dipping.


I must’ve mentioned before that I love breakfast food. If I haven’t, well, now you all know! To be honest, I get really lazy to make a big breakfast in the morning. Hell, I barely even eat breakfast because I refuse to get up any earlier than I need to in the morning to get ready for school or work haha! So any recipes that are meant for morning or brunch needs to be simple for me. What can be more simple than cooking up sausages and using Pillsbury to help with the rest? Unless someone just made this for me, but that doesn’t count ; )

I made this twice. The first time I was at my boyfriend’s house and we skipped out on basically everything LOL! We literally just made the sausage and then wrapped them up to make crescent rolls. The second time around, I made it myself at home. I actually used everything in the recipe. What did I learn? There wasn’t much of a difference in taste, in all honesty LOL!

To be fair, I used maple breakfast sausages so the maple syrup that was spread onto the roll while wrapping, wasn’t coming through to me. Also, because of the egg brushed on top, it made my rolls really brown despite it not being burnt LOL. I’m crediting that, to the fact that eggs cook a lot quicker than dough. I also didn’t dip it into maple syrup because I think that it would be too sweet for me.

Good to have alone as something light or as a side to something. Maybe a small mixed salad to accompany the rolls in the morning?

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