These quick and easy cinnamon rolls stuffed with a little turkey sausage are perfect for a brunch.
I have my grandfather to thank for this recipe, Sausage Cinnamon Roll Ups. He and my Grandmother were here visiting for Thanksgiving and we had gone out to brunch. I looked up and saw my Grandfather eating what looked like a cinnamon roll with a sausage in the middle. I thought “So cool, I love that idea.” Then I looked a little closer and realized there wasn’t a sausage in the middle of his cinnamon roll. It was just a lot of cinnamon. Bummer! I thought the idea of a sausage in the middle was much more appealing than a boring old cinnamon roll. I decided at that moment, I must make a cinnamon roll with a sausage in it. This is going to happen!
So the ones in my head looked much cooler than the actual ones. I tend to dream in super size and had to come down to reality to make these healthy and not loaded with calories and fat. So these are Sausage Cinnamon Roll Ups instead. Either way, they are delicious little morsels. You definitely need some good chicken or turkey sausage for them. I am so happy that there are now so many good options for healthy sausage. I could eat sausages any time, anywhere. Now that I can find delicious chicken or turkey sausage, I never buy pork sausage anymore. If it’s a good sausage, most people will not be able to tell if it is chicken or pork.
These cute little Sausage Cinnamon Roll Ups would be perfect for the brunch I’ll never have. If we had a dinner party and had brunch food, I could manage it. Since morning is my least favorite time of day, I am not going to get up, cook, clean and set up in time for brunch. The reality is, it is not going to happen. I have now, however, stumbled upon my next theme for a dinner party, breakfast. Should I have everyone show up in their pajamas? Oh yes, I should. We could serve Irish Coffee for cocktails or Mimosas or Bloody Marys! Oh, I see this is all falling into place now. I would definitely serve a brunch buffet for this dinner party. These little morsels will look so cute on a pedestal cake plate with a pretty little bowl for the syrup.
My mind is whirling with the possibilities. I love to plan parties although we rarely have the time anymore. Even if I never get my act together to have a “brinner” party (breakfast for dinner), these are easy for a weekend morning breakfast with your family. The kids will love to dip these. They come together quickly thanks to Pillsbury crescent dough. Use a good quality real maple syrup, if you can. If sugar is an issue for you, by all means use a sugar-free syrup. Start planning your own “brinner” party today.
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