I love breakfast and I also love meatballs, so it was only natural that I embarked on a mission to combine the two. I spent many hours (yes, hours – don’t judge me!) looking up recipes online, only to be discouraged by numerous ingredients and/or tedious amounts of labor. I abandoned the internet search and just put stuff into a bowl until a delicious breakfast meatball was created.
Make this recipe your very own by adjusting it to suit your own preferences!
Maple Breakfast Meatballs
2 lbs. ground breakfast sausage
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated apple (optional)
Baking sheet with rim
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil and set aside.
Combine sausage, maple syrup, egg, and breadcrumbs in large bowl.
Add additional breadcrumbs slowly, until desired consistency is reached – mix should be wet enough to hold meatball shape, but not so wet that they are mushy.
Form into one-ounce meatballs, mix should make about 3 dozen.
Bake until fully cooked, about 25 minutes.
Superhero Tip: You can substitute some of the sausage for finely chopped raw bacon. I recommend substituting no more than 1/2 a pound (8 ounces).
Second Superhero Tip: These meatballs can be frozen after cooking for easy use in future breakfasts. Pop them into the microwave for quick reheating.
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