Cooking up a few homemade Mcgriddle sandwiches in 30 minutes is the best breakfast you can get! These breakfast sandwiches combine the best of both worlds of savory and sweet together with sausage patties, pure maple syrup, omelet, bacon, and cheese sandwiched in between two soft pancakes. It's quick, easy to make, and perfect for meal prep!
🌟 Why this recipe works
If you love the Mcdonald's mcgriddle breakfast sandwich, then you're gonna absolutely fall in love with this homemade version that tastes so much better.
A homemade mcgriddle sandwich is a masterpiece that combines savory and sweet ingredients between two soft pancakes. The saltiness from the sausage, bacon, and eggs is the perfect contrast for the sweet maple syrup-flavored pancakes and the creamy American cheese.
This recipe is also quick and easy to make, perfect for those mornings when you're short on time but still want a delicious and satisfying breakfast. And if you're meal prepping for the week ahead, this recipe is perfect for making a big batch. Same as my egg bake recipe prep in only 15 minutes!
So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking up some homemade mcgriddles for the best breakfast ever! Your family will thank you for it!
And if you want more breakfast ideas to feed your hungry family in the morning, we have you covered with these amazing recipes: breakfast casserole, sausage egg muffin cups, or blueberry strata.
🍽 Key Ingredients
Grilled sausage patty - To make the delicious sausage patties, you'll need some ground breakfast sausage and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Omelet - The omelet is made with a creamy mixture of whole milk, butter, eggs, salt, and pepper.
Pancake mix - The soft pancakes are what hold this delicious breakfast sandwich together. They're made with flour, milk, melted butter, baking powder, egg, and maple syrup to sweeten them up.
Crispy bacon - The crispy bacon strips are a vital ingredient in this homemade mcgriddle recipe that adds a crunchy, salty texture.
American cheese - The American cheese slices are the best choice. They melt perfectly and have a creamy flavor.
As a substitute for the pancake ingredients, you could use a store-bought pancake mix.
You could use chicken or turkey sausage for the savory sausage patty as a substitute for pork.
Cheddar, Gouda, or Monterrey Jack cheese are perfect substitutes for American cheese.
🔪 How to make Mcgriddle at home
Breakfast recipes don't get any better than a homemade Mcgriddle sandwich! They are super easy and delicious to whip up in the morning for everyone to enjoy, and all you need to do is follow the step-by-step instructions below to make them.
Make the sausage patties by mixing the sausage meat in a bowl, forming the meat into 4 meat patties, and seasoning them with salt and pepper.
Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium heat and cook each sausage patty for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until browned.
Transfer the patties to a plate while making the other ingredients.
To make the omelet, place the eggs in a bowl and whisk to combine, then add the milk to the egg mixture and whisk again.
Heat a large pan over low heat with a spoonful of butter and add ¼ of the eggs into it.
Cook the eggs for a few minutes, then add sea salt, and flip the eggs over to cook for another minute.
Gently fold the omelet into thirds, then into a square towards the top of the omelet.
Transfer the fluffy folded egg to a plate and continue to make the other 3 omelets.
To make the fluffy pancakes, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl, then add the milk, egg, butter, and maple syrup and mix to combine.
Once the mixture is fully incorporated and the batter is thick, heat a non-stick pan over medium heat with a bit of unsalted butter.
Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pancake mix into the hot pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, then flip over to cook the other side for a further minute.
Transfer the pancake to a plate and continue to make the remaining pancake batter until you have 8 pancakes.
While making the remaining pancakes, cook 6 slices of bacon in a hot frying pan until crispy.
Once all of the mcgriddle ingredients are cooked, it is time to assemble.
Start by placing one hot pancake on a plate, followed by a slice of cheese, a sausage patty, an omelet, a crispy bacon slice, and finally, topped with another fluffy pancake.
Repeat the process for the remaining three mcgriddle sandwiches and enjoy!
💭 Cooking tips
Keep the ingredients warm.
To keep the mcgriddle ingredients warm before you assemble the sandwich, transfer the cooked ingredients to a lined baking sheet and place it in a warm oven at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Making the meaty patties perfectly round.
If you want to get all of your patties perfectly round, use a mason jar lid to compound the mixture into a rounded shape before grilling them.
📖 Mcgriddle Recipe Variations
This Mcdonald's mcgriddle recipe is so delicious and a favorite amongst many Americans, but if you want to mix it up a little, here are some variations you could try.
Mcgriddle with BBQ sauce
Give the mcgriddle sandwich a BBQ flavor by spreading homemade BBQ sauce on the bottom and top layer of the pancakes for a delicious sweet and smokey twist.
If you like your food with a bit of heat, add 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers or a tablespoon of hot sauce to the omelet for a spicy mcgriddle.
Homemade mcgriddle with caramelized onions
Add a little sweetness to the sandwich by making caramelized onions (cook up 2 sliced onions for 10 minutes in a pan until caramelized) and assembling them on top of the sausage patty.
🥗 What to serve with
As the mcgriddle sandwich is a complete meal on its own, you could serve it with a side of ketchup, lemon dill sauce, or BBQ sauce for dipping. Or, if you're looking for something to fill your table with as a lunch option, we have some great options for you to try.
Sweet potato cubes
Who says that sweet potatoes can't be savory? Cut them into small cubes, and season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then make air fryer sweet potatoes for a quicker crunchier texture. They take only 10 to 12 minutes in an air fryer to cook, making them a super-fast side dish to pair with the mcgriddle sandwich.
Cream cheese pinwheels
These cream cheese pinwheels are classic finger food that is perfect for any occasion. They are easy to make and made with crispy bacon bits, olives, and ranch-seasoned cream cheese, wrapped up in slices of ham.
Ricotta and spinach roll-ups
If you love ricotta and spinach, then these roll-ups are for you! Ricotta and spinach roll-ups are the perfect combination of a cheesy filling with cooked spinach rolled up and baked in deli ham slices.
This easy and delicious tomato soup is a fantastic option to serve with the mcgriddle. It is made with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, cream, garlic, and onion and can be on your table in just 30 minutes. It is the perfect comfort food for a cold day.
🙋 Frequently asked questions
Is it ok to use maple syrup crystals and maple sugar in the mcgriddle sandwich?
Yes, both of these ingredients work great in this recipe. The maple crystals will add a bit of crunch to the sandwich, while the maple sugar will add a sweeter maple flavor.
How to make a homemade mcgriddle sandwich for meal prep?
One option is to cook the sausage patties, bacon, omelets, and pancakes ahead of time and then assemble the sandwiches when you're ready to eat. Another option is to cook everything fresh and assemble the sandwich to refrigerate or freeze them.
🧊 Storing and ♨️ reheating
A homemade mcgriddle sandwich is a quick and tasty breakfast you can prepare and enjoy throughout the week once their cool.
Fridge - The mcgriddle will last up to 4 days in the fridge,individually wrapped in plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container.
Freezer - These sandwiches can be frozen for up to 2 months. Wrap each sandwich individually in plastic wrap, then place them all in a freezer bag.
Reheating - Microwave each sandwich on high power for 1 minute or until warm. You can also reheat it in a 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for about 10 minutes.
🍳 Related breakfast recipes
If you love this mcgriddle sandwich with ground sausage, you'll love the best ground sausage recipes and the best ground pork recipes for more meaty delicious recipes to make any time of the day!
Also check out my collection of Christmas cookie recipes with few ingredients and apple dessert recipes with few ingredients to make in these coming holidays!
👪 Serving size
This breakfast cuisine recipe makes 4 filling homemade mcgriddle sandwiches, but you could easily scale it to make lots more like I do so that I have enough throughout the week for breakfast.
They are easy to store and are perfect for a ready-to-go breakfast on busy mornings. Plus, they reheat really well, so you can always enjoy a hot breakfast sandwich at work or on the go. With this recipe, you'll finally be able to enjoy a delicious and satisfying mcgriddle sandwich any time you want!
Homemade Mcgriddle Recipe (30 Minute Breakfast!)
- 1 pound Ground breakfast sausage
- Salt and pepper
- 6 Eggs
- 1 cup Whole milk - 200ml
- 4 tablespoons Softened butter
- Salt and pepper
- 1¼ cups Flour - 160g
- ⅔ cup Milk - 150ml
- 2⅞ tablespoons Melted butter - 40g
- 1 Egg
- 1½ teaspoons Baking powder
- 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 6 slices Crispy bacon
- 4 slices American cheese
- Make the sausage patties by mixing the sausage meat in a bowl, forming the meat into 4 meat patties, and seasoning them with salt and pepper.
- Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium heat and cook each sausage patty for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until browned.
- Transfer the patties to a plate while making the other ingredients.
Making the omelet
- To make the omelet, place the eggs in a bowl and whisk to combine, then add the milk to the egg mixture and whisk again.
- Heat a large pan over low heat with a spoonful of butter and add ¼ of the eggs into it.
- Cook the eggs for a few minutes, then add sea salt, and flip the eggs over to cook for another minute.
- Gently fold the omelet into thirds, then into a square towards the top of the omelet.
- Transfer the fluffy folded egg to a plate and continue to make the other 3 omelets.
Making the pancakes
- To make the fluffy pancakes, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl, then add the milk, egg, butter, and maple syrup and mix to combine.
- Once the mixture is fully incorporated and the batter is thick, heat a non-stick pan over medium heat with a bit of unsalted butter.
- Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pancake mix into the hot pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, then flip over to cook the other side for a further minute.
- Transfer the pancake to a plate and continue to make the remaining pancake batter until you have 8 pancakes.
- While making the remaining pancakes, cook 6 slices of bacon in a hot frying pan until crispy.
Assembling the sandwich
- Once all of the mcgriddle ingredients are cooked, it is time to assemble.
- Start by placing one hot pancake on a plate, followed by a slice of cheese, a sausage patty, an omelet, a crispy bacon slice, and finally, topped with another fluffy pancake.
- Repeat the process for the remaining three mcgriddle sandwiches and enjoy!
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