Homemade McGriddle Recipe (Mcdonald’s Copycat)

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This McDonald’s Copycat Homemade McGriddle Recipe is really a game-changer for me and makes me get the enjoyment of fast food, but saves money.

McDonald's Copycat Homemade McGriddle Recipe

Copycat McDonald’s McGriddle Recipe

This homemade Mcgriddle recipe is so good and we think it’s even better than McDonald’s! This sweet and savory breakfast sandwich only needs a handful of ingredients to start your morning with a delicious and easy breakfast. It’s the perfect on-the-go breakfast sandwich and freezes well too! Serve with breakfast potatoes for a complete meal your family will love.

If you love McDonald’s, you’ll also want to try our Copycat McDonald’s Apple Pie Recipe.

Ingredients You Will Need:

This Mcgriddle recipe is so simple to make at home using just a handful of ingredients. (Full ingredient amounts listed in the recipe box below).

  • Pancake Mix – This will be used to make your “buns” for the griddles. Feel free to use store-bought pancake mix or make our super easy homemade pancake mix recipe.
  • Syrup – maple syrup will be injected into the pancakes.
  • Sausage Patties – Pork sausage will be used to build the sandwiches. Feel free to change out the protein with crispy bacon, use chicken patties for a chicken McGriddle, or turkey sausage.
  • Eggs – Be sure to use eggs at room temperature. Add in chopped veggies or extra cheese if you prefer for a change.
  • Cheese – You will need American cheese for this recipe.
  • Salt and Pepper
Homemade McGriddle Recipe (McDonald's Copycat)

How to Make a McGriddle

  • Combine the pancake mix with water.
  • Place a mason jar ring into a skillet, grease the pan with cooking spray and set to medium heat.
  • Pour the pancake batter into the mason jar ring and cook until bubbles begin to form at about the 60-second mark. Remove the ring with tongs and turn over the pancake to finish cooking the other side.
  • Continue with the rest of the pancake mix or just about 7 more pancakes.
  • Inject the syrup into the finished griddle cakes using a kitchen syringe when the pancakes are cool. (Doing this will mimic the Mcgriddle without it burning).
  • Cook the patties in the skillet on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Take off the skillet and place a slice of cheese on top.
  • Whisk the eggs into a bowl with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the egg mixture at medium heat and pour into the skillet and let it spread out to fit the whole bottom of the pan.
  • When the egg is cooked after 30 seconds, fold two times into a square-like shape to fit the sandwich.
  • Build your sandwich with all of the cooked ingredients.
  • Serve and Enjoy!
Homemade McGriddle Recipe with a bite taken out (McDonald's Copycat)

Storing and Freezing Homemade McGriddle Sandwiches

Mcgriddle’s are best served almost immediately after making for the best results of taste and texture. Having a warm and fresh sandwich will always be the better way to go. However, you can store these sandwiches in an airtight Ziploc bag (or airtight container) in the refrigerator.

Freezing: Homemade McGriddles freeze really well. Wrap the sandwiches individually, place them into the freezer and just reheat for the best on-the-go breakfast sandwiches.

How to Reheat a Breakfast Sandwich

You will want to reheat these when stored in the fridge, but also make sure you do not burn them. I would recommend defrosting them in the microwave at first. Then, wrap the sandwiches in a paper towel to allow the heat and moisture to cook the sandwich perfectly.

Homemade McGriddle Recipe (McDonald's Copycat)

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Homemade McGriddle Recipe

This McDonald's Copycat Homemade McGriddle Recipe is really a game-changer for me and makes me get the enjoyment of fast food, but saves money.
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups pancake mix
  • 1/2 cup syrup
  • 4 sausage patties
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  • Combine pancake mix with 1 cup of water until mixed completely. Place mason jar lid ring in skillet, bottom side down (open side of ring down), spray with oil, and set heat to medium.
  • Once medium heat is achieved, pour pancake batter in-ring to halfway. Once bubbles start to form in the ring (60 seconds), remove the ring using tongs. Flip pancake to cook on another side (60 seconds. Remove pancake. Repeat step 7 times or cook as many pancakes as you have room for.
  • Using a kitchen syringe, medical syringe, or flavor injector, inject syrup into pancakes once cooled. This step will mimic the flavor of a McGriddle pancake with our burning the syrup while cooking the pancake.
  • Cook the sausage patties on medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Remove and top with cheese slices.
  • Scramble eggs one egg with a pinch of pepper. Cook on medium heat in a skillet. Pour egg into skillet allowing it to fill the whole skillet. After 30 seconds, fold the egg twice into itself. Then fold in half to fit the sandwich.
  • Assemble egg, sausage, and cheese between two McGriddle pancakes and serve.

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Serving: 4g | Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 250mg | Sodium: 1538mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 359mg | Iron: 2mg


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4 comments on “Homemade McGriddle Recipe (Mcdonald’s Copycat)”

  1. I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but McGriddles are the only thing I go to McDonalds for. I was wondering if just the pancakes are freezable?

    1. Hi Carol. Yes you can freeze the pancakes. Once cool, you can store in a freezer bag with wax paper between layers to keep them from sticking together. You can reheat in the microwave or the oven.