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.
1 cup (240ml) maple syrup
1.5 cup (225g) all-purpose flour
2 tsp (9g) baking powder
1 Tbsp (14g) sugar
2 tsp (5g) salt
1.5 c milk or 323 g
2.5 Tbsp (28g) melted butter
1 egg for the fold
2-4 half slices cooked bacon
cheese of your choice
Maple Syrup Balls Method:
In a small saucepan, bring maple syrup to a simmer until it reaches 250F. 10-15 minutes.
Pour the mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread out evenly. Let cool at room temperature.
Once cool, cut the maple syrup into little pieces and roll the maple syrup into balls and put to the side for later.
Start by cooking the over medium heat on a cold griddle or pan until bacon is crispy.
In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Whisk together.
While whisking add in whole milk, an egg, and melted butter. Mix until combined.
Using a lightly greased ring mold over a flat top or nonstick pan, heat over medium heat and add unsalted butter.
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.
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.
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.
Place griddle back over pan and place a slice of cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese on the bottom bun and let it melt.
To serve, top the cheese/bottom bun with bacon followed by the egg and the top bun which has been brushed with maple syrup.