Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

I remember specifically as a child being thrilled, no… beyond excited, to wake up in the morning and eat my Pancake Sausage Stick for breakfast. It was a rare occasion when my mom would splurge on the frozen sweet and savory Jimmy Dean breakfast, but when it happened I was one happy girl.

Who could resist a warm sausage wrapped in a fluffy pancake… ON A STICK no less!?!

It was magical when dipped in maple syrup. Magical.

So the other day while I was staring blankly into my fridge with my kids at my knees begging for something other than cereal, I spotted a tube of cinnamon rolls, and a package of maple sausage links. I knew what had to happen.

Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

I was so excited to make these Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Muffins, feeling bits of my childhood come rushing back. I was also excited at the thought of how easy this was going to be.

2 ingredients?

Yes please!

Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Within a few minutes I had my cute little sausage filled cinnamon roll monkey breads in the oven, and I was talking them up like a storm to my kids. Sweet and savory. A package deal. A two-fer.

The smell was incredible. Maple sausage, warm cinnamon rolls – what’s not to love?!

Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

If you’ve ever had a Sausage McGriddle from McDonald’s, you would be familiar with this phenomenon.

It’s totally American. I needed this.

Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

I originally thought I should put these on a stick, because that’s more fun. But the lack of sticks, and the thought of the cinnamon rolls expanding and opening up deterred me. Then the monkey bread muffins came to mind. It was perfect. Three little bites of fluffy cinnamon roll, filled with sausages and covered in that sweet icing…

It’s a winner.

Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

I may of had two for breakfast…

Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

And two for lunch.

Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

My kids didn’t get it. They pulled the sausage out of the cinnamon rolls and ate them separately.

I blame their father. So uncultured.

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Sausage Filled Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Maple sausage and warm cinnamon rolls bundled up to make a sweet and savory breakfast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cinnamon rolls
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 2 tubes, 6 count of refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • 12 maple sausage


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use a rolling pin to flatten each cinnamon roll into a circle that is wide enough to fit the maple sausage link.
  • Place a sausage link in the middle of the cinnamon roll and roll it up into a tube. Cut into three pieces. Place the three pieces into a lightly greased muffin tin. Repeat with the remaining cinnamon rolls and sausages.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are fully cooked.
  • Drizzle with the provided icing. Enjoy!


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 99mg | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: cinnamon roll, sausage
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
13 Responses
  1. Lisa

    These look fun. But we are gluten free, so I will try to make some gluten free biscuit cinnamon rolls, then doing this. Unfortunately gf cinnamon rolls tend to be loose and clunky.. But having the sausage in there, it will look like it is on purpose ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thank you for a grat idea. I would love to see your pancake sausage on a stick!

  2. Holly Hall

    I made these over the weekend – the only thing was the warm sausage kept moving around and was hard to roll up – the next time I will cook the sausage way ahead of time if not the night before. Besides the squirmy sausage they were AWESOME!! My soon-to-be step-daughters loved them!!

  3. Joanie

    I’m going to skip the maple flavored sausage because I don’t like it, but I will use the regular or spicy. THEN make a maple sugar icing!

  4. Debbie

    love your blog! pictures are fab. writing style – very witty ! i’m the girl who has fire extinguishers in the kitchen…you are inspiring me to try something! I have been collecting all of your recipes…this sausage monkey bread concoction might be the swing vote, or i may finally burn down the kitchen…it needs an upgrade anyway…
    i love the last 2 lines…every time our girls do something bizarre, like eating all the topping off the “everything” pizza separately…i always blame the uncultured DAD too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Shawn

      Thank you Debbie!! You are so sweet! I’m sure you can hit a home run with these fun monkey breads. It’s practically no fail. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And when in doubt – blame the husband! hehe

  5. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    Saving this idea!! It looks so easy!!! My husband would love it because it incorporates meat into cinnamon rolls ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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