McGriddle Bites

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McGriddle Bites taste exactly like a sausage McGriddle from McDonald’s turned into mini muffins. This easy breakfast captures the fluffy pancake, savory sausage, and sweetness from the syrup in every single bite.

McGriddle Bites on a plate

Mini McGriddle Bites Recipe

One of my favorite breakfast items from McDonald’s is a McGriddle sandwich. The syrup-filled pancake “buns” balance the salty sausage and soft eggs. It’s a super tasty breakfast item that is typically my go-to if I run through the drive-thru on busy mornings. I’ve always wanted to try to recreate it at home and this recipe for McGriddle bites has the sweet and savory flavors in a tiny poppable form that’s perfect for on the go. Plus, it’s super kid-friendly! My kiddos love breakfast food and they love bite-sized food even more.

hand holding McGriddle Bites with bite taken out

Why You’ll Love These McGriddle Bites

  • Perfect for making ahead. Double the batch and keep them in the freezer for the refrigerator for a quick breakfast option.
  • Freezer friendly. These freeze amazingly! They are so easy to reheat, too. Even from frozen!
  • Kid-approved. As I mentioned before, my kids love this recipe and I have no doubts that yours will, too.

What You’ll Need

This quick and easy breakfast only needs 5 ingredients. It’s great for a tight budget!

  • Pancake mix: Buy your favorite complete mix or make it homemade pancake mix.
  • Water: Instead of preparing the pancake mix according to the directions, add the amount of water listed in this recipe.
  • Cheese: I use shredded cheddar cheese but you can use any type of cheese you prefer.
  • Maple syrup: Use pure maple syrup for authentic flavor or any brand of breakfast syrup.
  • Breakfast sausage: I use plain ground breakfast sausage. Feel free to substitute maple for sweetness or hot for a kick.
ingredients needed to make McGriddle Bites

How to Make McGriddle Bites

Here are the super easy step-by-step directions on how to make these copycat McDonald’s breakfast sausage bites.

  • Prepare the oven and muffin tin. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease your muffin tin or line it with paper liners. 
  • Brown the sausage. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook the sausage until no longer pink. Drain the fat and set it aside.
  • Combine remaining ingredients. Add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Add sausage. Stir in the crumbled sausage.
  • Scoop the batter. Fill each cavity of the muffin pan with the sausage McGriddle batter.
  • Bake. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges or golden and the batter is set and fully cooked.
  • Serve. Drizzle with extra syrup and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

  • Swap the meat. Use chopped bacon or ham in place of the breakfast sausage.
  • Cool before freezing. Be sure to cool the McGriddle bites before placing them into the freezer to preserve their texture.
  • Use a toothpick. If you aren’t sure if they are fully baked, insert a toothpick into the center of one of the sausage bites. If it comes out clean, they’re ready.

white plate with McGriddle Bites

Storage Directions

  • Refrigerate: Store these McGriddle bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • Reheat: Place them on a microwave plate and heat for about 30-40 seconds. If reheating from frozen, heat for 1-1 ½ minutes.
  • Freeze: Store in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
white plate with McGriddle Bites and raspberries with orange juice

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5 from 3 votes

McGriddle Bites

These McGriddle Bites are the perfect breakfast!! They taste just like a McGriddle but in a little poppable bite-size. These little bites combine pancake mix, syrup, cheese, and sausage to create the absolute perfect breakfast bite. You get your sweet and savory all in one little mouthful. Make these at the beginning of the week and have an easy breakfast all week long.
Servings: 48 Bites
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups complete pancake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium frying pan over medium high heat brown and crumble your breakfast sausage.
  • Once your sausage is cooked through, drain and set aside.
  • To a large mixing bowl whisk together your pancake mix, water, cheese and syrup until well combined.
  • Stir in the cooked sausage.
  • Spoon your batter into mini muffin tins. I use silicone but if using metal either spray your mini muffin tin or line with paper liners.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden and cooked through.

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Notes

  • Use spicy sausage for a kick.
  • You can also use maple-flavored sausage for a sweeter flavor.
  • You can also use precooked sausage links, just warm them up and cut them into small pieces.
  • You can switch up the cheese to your family’s favorite cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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8 comments on “McGriddle Bites”

  1. 5 stars
    These were amazing and so easy to make. And you can freeze them. Double win!! Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    This muffins were a hit! I made them for grandkids and family and they loved them. Thank you for the recipe!