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Today I made some yummy and filling pancakes. Breakfast is always hard for me because I don’t like to eat when I first get up. After looking in the fridge and finding some browned ground turkey I had a plan. I made the turkey into breakfast sausage and made some Trim Healthy Pancake batter (page 223 in the Trim Healthy Mama book). I’m going to share with you how I made my sausage and my sausage pancakes. 

I put my pre-cooked ground turkey into a small skillet. I used a good handful of it, don’t you like my precise measurements? ;-) I added to the turkey a little water, homemade sugar-free brown sugar (Gwen has a great recipe), sage, marjoram and salt and pepper. You could add a few red pepper flakes if you like, but I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy. I cooked it on medium heat until it was heated well while my blender did the work to make my low carb/ low fat pancakes. 

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 As the sausage finished up I began to heat my griddle on medium heat. I then took my sausage and put it into little piles on the griddle. I only made 3 pancakes because that was the most I could eat. I think I ended up eating a little over 2. 

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I then poured my batter over the sausage. The edges took on the shape of my sausage pile so it looked more like flowers (if you’re really imaginative).

 photo THMSausagepancakes03_zps2d90c16a.jpgSince my edges all oozed together I had to take my spatula and cut through the joined places. I want you to know that we are just simple home cooks here and though we like our food photography to look nice, we want to keep it real too. Yes, I have weird looking pancakes, but they taste awesome!

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 I had only greased the griddle with a tiny bit of butter (I mean really tiny) and din’t have any issues with them sticking. Often with gluten free and different flours sticking can be a real issue. 

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 These pancakes were really light and satisfying. What a great way to start the day! What do you do to your pancakes to make them special?

Turkey Breakfast Sausage-- E
Serves 1
This is for an individual serving
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
7 min
242 calories
7 g
89 g
14 g
22 g
4 g
104 g
227 g
5 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242
Calories from Fat 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 89mg
Sodium 227mg
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup Browned Ground Turkey *
  2. 1 tsp Sugar Free Brown Sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp Sage
  4. a dash of Marjoram
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste
  6. 2 T. Water
  7. optional: Red Pepper Flakes to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in small skillet and heat over medium heat until heated through.
  2. *If you use ground turkey (or any other lean ground meat) that is less that 96% fat free, make sure you rinse it after you brown it to get the excess fat off.
  1. If you wanted to do this with raw turkey I would add the spices as it was finished browning.
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