Oh, mama! We made these cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket dunkers for breakfast the other day and it’s our new go to breakfast!
What Are Pigs In A Blanket?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville Italian Sausage. The opinions and text are all mine.
I think everyone has heard of “pigs in a blanket” right? I certainly have and then when Cade and I were talking about what to do for our next post with Johnsonville and we knew we wanted to make a kid friendly Christmas breakfast recipe I realized I don’t know anything. I said, what about our own version of pigs in a blanket, you know with the pancakes. And Cade informed me that most pigs in a blanket recipes are actually hot dogs or franks in crescent rolls. What?! All these years and I didn’t know! Well, this is still our breakfast take, cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket dunkers with a maple butter sauce.
That’s right, maple butter sauce. Cinnamon Rolls. And of course, sausage.
We chose to use the fully cooked turkey breakfast sausages because Christmas morning I do not want to worry about cooking, I just want to spend the day in jammies watching movies, playing with the kids and eating, a lot. Including these cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket dunkers!
Cade and I think this might just be one of our new favorites but that shouldn’t surprise you at all, we love sweet and savory. Remember our cinnamon bread bacon stuffing at Thanksgiving? The sweet cinnamon rolls can be with or without the cream cheese frosting, and you can of course make them from scratch or use store bought. I’m personally ALWAYS about from scratch, but I decided to bust out store bought just to make life easier on all of us.
So, just wrap up each sausage with cinnamon roll dough, we got two sausages wrapped in each cinnamon roll. And any of the cinnamon filling that falls off we just picked up and stuck on top of the rolled up pigs (or turkeys in this case) that used the first part of the cinnamon roll. You see, when you first start unrolling the cinnamon roll dough it will be the outer piece so in order to get the cinnamon filling both on the inside and outside you’ll want to scoop up anything that falls off of the others and place it on top of the plain rolls.
And of course there’s the sauce. Now do you really need it? No, these are great without anything added, but I’m a sauce person as is Cade. We love to dip, dunk, and drizzle so it was only natural to have a syrup to go with these dunkers. It’s my new favorite maple syrup actually, and it’s not how you normally make it. Start by adding buttermilk, butter, brown sugar and Grade A maple syrup to a saucepan. Add a little corn syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. Bring it all to a boil and then ladle into individual dishes.
Once you’ve baked off your cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket, drizzle with the cream cheese frosting and then let everyone dunk away. It seriously took us 5 minutes to prep everything, 5 minutes to make the syrup and then 15-20 minutes for baking. And yes, you can totally prep or even make these the night before. We do and then stick them in a baking dish with foil over the top and reheat for 10 minutes at 350. We are sure that your family will love the flavorful sausages tucked in those sweet blankets and dipped in that buttery maple syrup. Johnsonville is making my life so stinking easy this holiday season and I’m loving it!
Can You Freeze Cinnamon Roll Pigs in a Blanket Dunkers?
Yes, after they are completely cooled, wrap tightly and freeze up to 2-3 months.
If you’re looking for a breakfast the whole family will love, especially the kiddos, try these cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket dunkers!
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Cinnamon Roll Pigs in a Blanket Dunkers
Cinnamon Roll Pigs in a Blanket Dunkers
- 1 package Grands Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese frosting
- 1 package Johnsonville Turkey Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage
For the Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Grade A Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Corn Syrup
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and open the cinnamon rolls, separating each roll and unrolling the dough.
- Cut each cinnamon roll "rope" that you just created into two pieces.
- Wrap each sausage with the dough, picking up any of the cinnamon filling that falls off and pressing it into the wrapped sausages without cinnamon on the outside.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- If desired, drizzle with cream cheese frosting.
- Dunk into the sauce and enjoy!
- !For the saucePlace the maple, buttermilk, butter, sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring to a boil and add the cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Turn down to a simmer for another minute and then serve with the dunkers.
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Making these on Saturday!! Yummy!!! Any substitution ideas for the corn syrup? I can’t seem to find any at the local stores right now 🙁
Hi Bella! You are going to love these! I hate when I can’t find something at the grocery stores! I couldn’t find dulce de leche for months and it made me crazy! You could use honey, agave nectar, or light molasses. You could even omit it and then add extra maple syrup to get it to the thickness that you want. Enjoy!
Edward @Male Guide Reviews
Humm ! i like your cinnamon roll pigs idea.i will try to cook it. i cannot wait cook them.
You’re going to love them!
This is soo cool, i am very happy for sharing this article with me.
I am going to try these, and FYI, I grew up going to Denny’s once in a blue moon after church on Sunday. They had a kids breakfast that was my fave back in the early 80’s, Pigs in a Blanket, and it was breakfast sausage rolled up in pancakes. It was my fave!!
You are going to LOVE these then!
A little meaty a little sweet this recipe was a real adventure for my taste buds, simply loved it.
Such a delicious flavor combo!
Christina [email protected] YourMindYourBody
Here I go again. I need to cook this recipe ASAP. I am craving in this kind of food. This cinnamon roll will love my kids as well. Ideal for breakfast and snack.
Carrian and Cade you are awesome! My kids loved these cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket. Excellent recipe. Sharing it now!
Thanks you Kathleen!! Our kids absolutely love them too!
taylor johnson @tayloright
What a unique idea! Thanks for sharing!
They are so fun! And such a delicious combo!
How do I make those delicious…
I love these awesomeness cinnamon roll pigs in a blanket dunkers! This look so great, especially with that maple butter sauce! Thanks for sharing Carrian and Cade!
You’re welcome Kara! You’re going to love these I just know it!
They look delicious can’t wait to make them
You’re going to love them!! We would love to hear what you think!
Robin Hamilton @Wellness Wires
These cinnamon roll pigs look so zesty and tasty! Absolutely love your creative idea! Thanks for sharing!
Enjoy! they are a breakfast favorite for us!
Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy
This cinnamon roll pigs recipe so extravagant:) I’m afraid I will not find the ingredients for this recipe! I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing!
If I’m cooking the sausage do I just cook it first and then wrap? Or cook them all together??
Hi Wendy, if you did not buy the precooked sausages you’ll nneed to cook them first. Thanks!
These sound amazing!
Such a fun treat!
My dip came out kind of separated and chunky. Any idea why? It looks to be very smooth and creamy in your picture
Hmmm, that’s very interesting. There isn’t anything that should have come out chunky unless something overcooked and clumped together.
These sound amazing!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
These look delicious! I’m going to make a version of these with what I have at home. I have kielbasa sausage and Cinnabon cinnamon rolls. I’m going to wrap the sausage and then cut into smaller pieces. I’m very excited for breakfast tomorrow morning!
Oh my goodness, that sounds amazing!
My grands cinnamon rolls wouldn’t unroll so I just rolled them out flat with a rolling pin and wrapped around the sausage. It was a fun Christmas breakfast.
Ugh! I hate when you get a package that’s hard to work with! Sorry about that but glad it still worked out!
Diane (Created by Diane)
what a great flavor combo, I bet these are delicious!
Thanks Diane!! Now if I could just make cakes like you do I’d be one happy camper!
I am SO doing this! That maple butter sauce sounds incredible 🙂
It might just be drinkable in my book. 😉
We deliver breakfast to those places which must be open Christmas morning (urgent care, emergency vets, etc.) trying to make their day a bit brighter. These will absolutely be on the menu this Christmas! I hope I don’t eat them all before they’re delivered!
I absolutely love this idea and will definitely be doing it this year. Thank you so much for inspiring us!
Holy cow. These look so good! They may need to go on our Christmas morning breakfast list.
Thank you so much!