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After experimenting half a dozen times I’ve finally mastered pancakes in the crock-pot. Pancakes are easy and they don’t take too much time but I have a strong dislike for standing over the stove in the morning, watching the Big Guy eat while I’m still flipping. My flipping skills are awful too so we end up eating far from round pancakes most of the time.

With this recipe, I don’t stand around waiting and my pancake is perfectly…well, it’s actually the shape of the pot but its symmetrical and I need that in my life.

Slow Cooker Sausage Pancakes

I use a large, oval crock-pot. My small, round one burned the edges too much for my taste. Here’s the recipe with my notes below.

 

Crock-Pot Pancakes with Sausage

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Pancake Syrup ( I used Mrs. Butterworth’s Lite)
  • 1/2 pound Wright Brand Hot and Spicy Sausage (browned the night before)
  • 1/4 cup Butter (melted for the top)

Grease your crock very well with cooking spray. I use Food Lion Butter Spray. In a medium sized bowl, mix the first five ingredients well so you don’t have lumps. Add the sausage crumbles to your batter and stir to mix it evenly. Pour the batter into your crock-pot and cover. Cook on high for 1 hour and test the center for doneness with a wooden skewer. If it comes out clean, your pancake is done. If it’s not done, test again every 5 minutes.
Cooking times vary depending on your crock-pot so the first time you do this, make sure you check it occasionally.
When it’s done, pour melted butter on the top and serve with syrup drizzled all over it.

Notes:  You can make this from scratch but it was easier for me to use Bisquick. Just use your regular recipe and add the syrup and sausage. I found that a whole pound of sausage is too much for the amount of pancake batter I used. I used the other half of the sausage for making stuffed banana peppers but you can double the recipe and use the whole pound. I also used the hot and spicy sausage but you can use mild. I tried this on low and it was tough in my opinion. This is NOT one of those set it at bedtime and get up to eat recipes. It will burn crispy if you do. Ask me how I know.  I also tried using the Reynolds Slow Cooker Bags and it stuck. I didn’t spray the inside of the bag with oil so that may have made a difference. If you try this leave a comment and let me know.