Breakfast Corndogs (pancake sausage on a stick)

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breakfast corndogs (pancake sausage on a stick)
Here in Minnesota, the State Fair is a pretty big deal. In fact, we call it the “The Great Minnesota Get-Together”. So many people come to the fair that it’s the largest state fair in the United States based on daily attendance. The fair is great to see animals, exhibits, show off your skills, or the most popular activity- eating! The fair is most famous for its food, which can often be found on a stick. You can find anything on a stick, from corn dogs (or pronto pups), alligator, lobster, or even a Minnesota staple, tater tot hotdish! In honor of the state fair we have made our own meal on a stick, breakfast! Complete with sausage and pancakes, and best with maple syrup for dipping. We bring you pancake sausage on a stick!

These breakfast corn dogs are warm and fast to eat, and absolutely delicious! We promise that if you can’t get to the fair this year you’ll feel like the fair was brought to you.

breakfast corndogs (pancakes and sausage on a stick)

  • Cook your sausage in advance. Although by deep frying the breakfast corndogs they will cook the sausages a little bit and become warm, if you use raw sausage they won’t cook enough for eating. So make sure your sausage is cooked thoroughly before you fry them.
  • Choose your favorite kind of sausage and pancake batter. The recipe is essentially the same no matter what batter or sausage you use. We used maple sausage and blueberry pancakes, but you could use regular pancakes and regular sausage, or whatever you please! Make it easy on yourself and use pancake mix!
  • Roll the sausages in some of the dry pancake mix before you dip them in the batter. This is because your sausages are probably warm and oily and the mix will help to combat this and will give the batter something to grab onto.
  • If you’re using a fryer, put the basket into the oil and then put the corndogs in. This is so they don’t stick to the basket, and is actually how you’re supposed to deep fry most things coated in batter. But we didn’t know this until we tried to figure out how to get our food not to stick.
  • Put the stick in the corn dog after you fry it. You might think this seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how often we had to remind ourselves.

breakfast corndog (pancake and sausage on a stick)

Speaking of the MN fair, this recipe is part of a fun round-up from other Minnesota bloggers featuring State Fair copycat recipes. You will want to be sure to check each of these out! Fried pickles, corn fritters, and roasted corn on the cob???? I mean, that is MN state fair ALL THE WAY!.

Vegan Nachos: Kelly & Dustin with Dining Duster
Watermelon Kombucha Slushie: Sharon with The Honour System

Fried Pickles with Sriracha Ranch Dip: Greta with Pickles Travel Blog
Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts: Lane & Holly with With Two Spoons
State Fair Cookies: Alice with Dining with Alice
Corn fritters + maple butter: Haley with Cheap Recipe Blog
Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter : Julia from Girl Meets Kitchen

breakfast corndogs
5 from 3 votes

Breakfast Corn Dogs (pancake sausage on a stick)

Servings 8


  • 3 cup pancake mix
  • 8 sausages


  1. Make pancake mix according to recipe for 2 cups of mix. Add 2/3 cup more of mix (add this in small bits so you don't make it too thick. (This is so the batter is thicker). Leave last of mix to roll the sausages in later.

  2. Cook sausages until cooked thoroughly.

  3. Coat sausages in flour.

  4. Dip sausages in batter so coated well.

  5. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Remove from oil.

  6. Insert stick. Enjoy!




  1. August 11, 2017 / 11:58 am

    I don’t have a ton of experience frying food but I LOVE corndogs and pancakes so I need these in my life!

  2. August 10, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I love to add some bangkok sauce on it

  3. August 10, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I would totally make a big batch of these for grab and go breakfasts during the school year!

  4. August 9, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    YUM! Sounds amazing! I could down one right now! :)
    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

  5. August 8, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    These look really good!
    P.S. I especially love the pottery dish used for the syrup.

  6. August 8, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Breakfast on a stick? Sounds like a great idea to me! :) These also look fairly easy to whip up which is also a plus. Since we are out on the west coast I think the fair has to come to us. Thanks for sharing! The dogs looks incredible.

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