I am the world’s worst about eating the most important meal of the day. Sometimes I will scramble some eggs on the weekend, but I almost NEVER think about breakfast during the week. My biggest problem is time. I always seem to be short of it. Because I am just not a morning person.
Not. At. All.
That blaring alarm in the morning scares the crap out of me. Then I cut it off and back to sleep I go. This routine happens for at least 30 minutes every. single. morning. So there goes the 30 minutes I could have had for breakfast. And if I tried to get up earlier…well…you don’t want to know.
I decided this weekend that I really need to change that horrible habit. And to ease into my new routine, I knew I needed something I could make ahead to “grab & go”, JUST IN CASE, I caved and hit that snooze button. So I came up with these “Grab & Go” Sausage and Cheese Buttermilk Muffins!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Brown your sausage (If you’ve read my other posts, then you know I use Wright’s Sausage) and drain very well. Next, you will want to mix your dry ingredients together (White Lily flour, salt, sugar & nutmeg). In a separate bowl, whisk together your beaten egg, buttermilk & melted butter.
Now…pour your wet ingredients into the dry and mix well. This will not be a smooth batter! So just make sure all of the ingredients are incorporated together and not over mixed. Finally fold in your sausage & cheese. You will want to grease your muffin tins with some cooking spray. I always use Pam Butter Flavored Spray. Then just spoon in the batter to the top of each tin.
Bake these for 15-18 minutes depending on your oven. You want the bottoms brown and the tops golden. Let cool and then spoon each muffin out of the tin to serve. I can just taste these now!!
Luckily…it’s the weekend. And this Sunday morning I’m not in a rush. So I’ll start my new routine off slowly. A cup of coffee, a magazine & my Sausage & Cheese Buttermilk Muffin(s).
Thankfully, I’ll have the rest of the week to rush around and quickly enjoy these as a “grab & go”!
Hope you enjoy!!
Sausage & Cheese Buttermilk Muffins
Credit: Simple Southern Living
2 1/2 c. Self Rising Flour
1/3 c. Sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 ¼ c. Buttermilk
1 Egg Beaten
¼ c. Unsalted Melted Butter
1 lb Browned Sausage (I used Wright’s Spicy)
1 ½ c. Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Brown the sausage & drain well.
3. Mix flour, nutmeg, sugar & salt.
4. In a separate bowl you want to mix beaten egg, buttermilk & melted butter together.
5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing until incorporated.
6. Fold in cheese & browned sausage.
7. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray and then spoon in mixture to about the top of each hole in the tins.
8. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
Let cool and then spoon out each muffin from the tin. Brush tops with melted butter or spray butter then serve.