Copycat McDonald’s Sausage Mcgriddle

If you love the flavor of McDonalds sausage McGriddles, you’ll appreciate having a recipe to make them at home. They freeze well and make great sandwiches on the go for busy mornings. They’re actually pretty easy to make, but there’s a trick to getting the maple flavor in the middle.

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Copycat McDonald’s Sausage Mcgriddle

To Make 4 You’ll Need:
½ cup real maple syrup
1 batch of pancake batter
4 eggs
4 strips bacon, cooked and cut in half (or 4 cooked pork sausage patties)
4 slices American cheese

First, you’ll need to line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. I really recommend a Silpat, it makes it so much easier to clean and handle.

Put the syrup in a small pot over medium heat & bring it to a boil (stir it constantly or it’ll burn). Now, once it’s at a full rolling boil you’ve got to stir stir stir or it’ll stick to the sides of the pot. When it reaches 265F on a Candy thermometer, remove it from the heat and VERY carefully pour it onto the prepared baking sheet. Use the back of a clean spoon to spread it out thinly.

Let it cool completely. (If you’re in a hurry you can stick it in the fridge, or in a snowbank, as the case may be). Break the maple sugar into little pieces.

Now, make a batch of pancakes (pretty much any kind will do, but you can get lots of decent pancake recipes from the Breakfast mixes area of this site.)

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If you want perfectly shaped McGriddles, like the real thing, you’ll need round molds. When I make mine, I simply use egg molds (for frying eggs). Butter them first. Heat your skillet like you would for any pancakes, add a dab of butter to the pan, pour a couple of Tablespoons of batter into the round mold, add maple crystals (that you just made), then top with about 2 more tablespoons of batter.

You want the maple sandwiched between the batter so you’ll have that mapley goodness trapped inside. Cook until they bubble, then flip them to finish cooking.

Top with a slice of cheese, scrambled or fried egg (depending on your preference), bacon or sausage, and another pancake. If you want the eggs to have the same consistency and look like the “real thing” you can scramble them, bake them in a casserole dish and cut them to size.

You can also make these ahead of time, wrap them in a paper towel, then a Ziploc bag and freeze for up to 2 weeks. Any longer than that and you need to wrap them better than paper towel and bag.

7 Comments

  1. They’re actually pretty easy to make, but there’s a trick to getting the maple flavor in the middle. When I make mine, I use egg molds (for frying eggs). Butter them first. Heat your skillet like you would for any pancakes, add a dab of butter to the pan, pour a couple Tablespoons of batter into the round mold, add maple crystals (that you just made), then top with about 2 more tablespoons of batter.

    • Are you suppose to do something special with the maple syrup after it is cooled in order to put it in the batter?

      You have to turn them into maple crystals like the recipe says.

  2. I bought everything needed to make theses.I am a excellent cook,bought really good syrup,my crystals came out perfect.But this is not how McDonalds makes McGriddles.I,m gonna figure it out myself.Dont waste your time and money on this recipe

    • Laverne wrote, “But this is not how McDonalds makes McGriddles.I,m gonna figure it out myself.Dont waste your time and money on this recipe”

      I really don’t know why yours didn’t come out, maybe you used fake maple syrup (which is just flavored corn syrup) or maybe you just can’t cook because we made 24 of these for our crowd on a griddle while we were camping and they were AMAZING. Absolutely perfect. I made the Maple sugar crystals ahead of time using REAL Maple syrup and they melted perfectly in the pancake batter.

      I think stating that the recipe doesn’t work is a misnomer. A recipe is only as good as the cook, lol.

  3. When I saw this shared on FB the other day I had to give it a go and see how they tasted. I have to say, these are 100% spot on.

    You really have to follow the directions though to get the maple sugar crystals to taste right and use a decent pancake mix. I used this one: https://www.budget101.com/community/topic/best-pancakes-least-that-is-what-my-kids-call-them/

    You don’t have to make sugar discs, you can spread the sugar out thinly, let it harden and then break it into pieces and they come out just as delicious.

    I’m not a cook or a chef by any means, and mine came out EXACTLY Like McDonalds. Thumbs Up Man!

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