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Little Breakfast Piggies Recipe

In this post I am sharing how to make Little Breakfast Piggies.

You may have guessed that breakfast piggies must be some version of pigs in a blanket and you’d be right! Mini pancake muffin pigs in blankets to be exact.

Kids will love them, I love them, and you’ll love them too. Just serve ’em up with some warm maple syrup. MMM MMM MMM. So easy and delicious!

While these little piggies are perfect for breakfast, they’d also make nice sweet and savory appetizer too.

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

How to make mini breakfast pigs in a blanket with just 3 ingredients

Besides being a tasty little muffin style breakfast that is great on the go, this recipe requires just three ingredients (and one is water) to make.

You could literally have these mini piggie muffins in the oven in less than five minutes. 

What’s in breakfast pigs in a blanket? Three simple ingredients are needed to create the recipe: pancake mix, water, and cocktail wieners. 

Can breakfast pigs in a blanket be frozen? Yes! Make a big batch then cool and freeze. Just reheat what you need when you need it. 

Pancake Pigs in a Blanket

Beautiful plate with pancake piggies - breakfast pigs in a blanket recipe

The idea for making this easy breakfast recipe came to me while my husband and I were on a day trip to Highlands, NC a couple of months back. 

Highlands is a beautiful little town and is a very pleasant place to visit during summer since the temperature always averages in the seventies.

That is some really nice weather during summer in the South.

Of course I had to go into a kitchen store while we were there and of course I wanted EVERYTHING.

I did purchase what I thought to be a cute mold to make this recipe in but the mold didn’t work so well (that happens sometimes) so I resorted to using my muffin pan.

Mini Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

preparing pancake batter for breakfast piggies

I used beef Lit’l smokies in my breakfast piggies but you can use whatever type or flavor you prefer if you like.

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

Using a muffin pan to make breakfast piggies - Pancake Pigs in a Blanket
Yield: 1 dozen

Little Breakfast Piggies

Best Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket Recipe. You'll love this easy and delicious recipe. It's great for breakfast on the go too on those busy mornings.

Mini pancake pigs in a blanket breakfast muffins

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 12 Cocktail Wieners
  • 1 c Pancake Batter (follow package directions to prepare)
  • Vegetable Oil Spray
  • Maple Syrup, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C)
  2. Prepare the pancake batter according to package directions (I used Aunt Jemima which called for 1 cup of pancake mix and 3/4 c of water)
  3. Spray a cupcake/muffin pan with cooking spray.
  4. Fill each section of the pan 3/4 of the way with the pancake batter then place a cocktail wiener in the center of each section.
  5. Bake 20 minutes until slightly brown on top (bottom and sides will be nice and golden brown).
  6. Serve with warm maple syrup, if desired.


Adjust baking times as needed for oven type or elevation.

You can make a double batch with one package of cocktail wieners.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 26gProtein: 2g

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You can also see this recipe shared at these delicious food parties: Weekend Potluck #391 and Meal Plan Monday #178.

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Miz Helen

Saturday 31st of August 2019

Your Little Breakfast Piggies will be a great hit here at the cottage! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,447 this week. Hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen


Tuesday 20th of August 2019

What a super fun idea! I should make a batch this weekend.

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 20th of August 2019

Your little guy will love it!

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