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McDonald's McGriddle (But Better)

Yet another one that is surprisingly easy. You asked for a homemade how-to guide on a mcgriddle and I think we just hit this bad boy...

Yet another one that is surprisingly easy. You asked for a homemade how-to guide on a mcgriddle and I think we just hit this bad boy outta the park. I'm talking homemade griddle cakes plus little spots of molten real maple syrup.


INGREDIENTS:

Sugar glass:

  • 1 cup (240ml) maple syrup


Griddle cakes:

  • 1.5 cup (225g) all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp (9g) baking powder

  • 1 Tbsp (14g) sugar

  • 2 tsp (5g) salt

  • 1egg

  • 1.5 c milk or 323 g

  • 2.5 Tbsp (28g) melted butter


Per sandwich:

  • 1 egg for the fold

  • 2-4 half slices cooked bacon

  • cheese of your choice


INSTRUCTIONS:

Maple Syrup Balls Method:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring maple syrup to a simmer until it reaches 250F. 10-15 minutes.

  2. Pour the mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread out evenly. Let cool at room temperature.

  3. Once cool, cut the maple syrup into little pieces and roll the maple syrup into balls and put to the side for later.


Method:

  1. Start by cooking the over medium heat on a cold griddle or pan until bacon is crispy.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Whisk together.

  3. While whisking add in whole milk, an egg, and melted butter. Mix until combined.

  4. Using a lightly greased ring mold over a flat top or nonstick pan, heat over medium heat and add unsalted butter.

  5. Once butter begins to bubble, add in 3 Tbsp of batter. Sprinkle in 4-6 maple syrup balls and poke into batter cooking for 2-3 minutes. Remove the ring mold, flip, and repeat on the other side. Rinse and repeat with remaining batter.

  6. For the folded egg, beat 1 egg in a small bowl and place onto a lightly buttered surface heated over medium heat. Spread out to a rectangle using a spatula.

  7. Once cooked 75% of the way, fold the right side just over followed by the left side. Finally fold the top and bottom over for a square egg. Remove immediately.

  8. Place griddle back over pan and place a slice of cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese on the bottom bun and let it melt.

  9. To serve, top the cheese/bottom bun with bacon followed by the egg and the top bun which has been brushed with maple syrup.

16 Comments


Michelle Mross
Michelle Mross
Apr 03

Can they be frozen for the week? Would it greatly impact the taste?

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Storm Shadowheart
Storm Shadowheart
Dec 30, 2023

Does the mcgriddle from McDonald's use maple syrup? I'm asking for allergy reasons and I'm not sure if "fake" syrup would be an ok replacement to make syrup balls. 🥲🤔

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Storm Shadowheart
Storm Shadowheart
Dec 30, 2023
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Because I'm not sure if I can have actual maple syrup and don't want to find out the hard way, but I've eaten a mcgriddle before so if they use maple syrup I can make this and know it won't end up as a trip to the ED 🥲

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Heidi Robbins
Heidi Robbins
Nov 29, 2023

They came out perfect. Big hit with the Family. I made my own maple syrup and mixed a spoon full to to the badder before it git bubbly to flip. It was

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Garrett Harguth
Garrett Harguth
Jun 13, 2022

My maple syrup only turned into a brittle class, not stretchy like in the

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llacy11
llacy11
Feb 11
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The video says 265 which is hard ball, but in the recipe it says 250 which is soft ball.

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Abbie Nicholson
Abbie Nicholson
Jan 22, 2022

I stirred my maple syrup as I was cooking it and I recommend you DONT do that, I wish that was on the instructions.

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