Bacon Egg McGriddle Copycat Recipe


If you’re fond of McDonald’s McGriddle sandwich and you want to learn how to make it at home, we’ll show you how to make it homemade. We’ll take you step by step through the process for our Homemade McDonald’s Bacon Egg McGriddle, using our copycat recipe.

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese McGriddle Copycat Recipe

Copycat recipes can come in handy for your favorite dishes. In the case of McDonald’s Bacon Egg McGriddle, you can make a similar sandwich to the creator of the McGriddle, a fast-food genius, Tom Ryan. It’s sometimes nice to have a few on hand to quickly reheat and eat on the go. And they’re so convenient.


Following are frequently asked questions that come up regularly about our McDonald’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddle recipe. We trust you’ll find the answers helpful. If you have further questions, please leave us a message in the comments box below.

What is a McGriddle?

A McGriddle is a breakfast sandwich that is made by the fast-food chain, McDonald’s. It consists of fillings such as bacon, egg, sausage, ham, and cheese between two maple flavored griddle pancakes.  

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Can I make McGriddles in advance?

Yes, McGriddles can be made in advance. We recommend preparing the griddle cooked pancakes, eggs, and bacon and storing them separately. They can be reheated in a conventional oven or toaster oven as well as the microwave and assembled right before they’re served.

How do I store homemade McGriddles?

Homemade McGriddles can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container, for use within three days. Or, they can be stored in a zipped freezer bag or an airtight container and frozen for up to three months.

How do I reheat these?

McGriddles are best when reheated in a conventional oven or toaster oven. Wrap them in foil to maintain moisture.

If using the microwave to reheat, simply place them on a microwave safe plate and do not wrap in foil.

Tips, Tricks, and Substitutions

Cheese. American cheese or cheese that melts easily such as individually wrapped slices or processed cheese such as Velveeta is the cheese that’s traditionally used for these. However, you can use whatever cheese you’d like.

Egg Fold. Feel free to fold your egg, or don’t fold your egg. The purpose of the egg fold is to make the sandwich higher and to give it visual dimension. If you don’t want to fold your egg you can use scrambled eggs or a fried egg, any type of cooked egg will work.

Pancake Mold. We recommend using a Mason jar ring as a pancake mold. However, if you don’t have one, you can just make the pancakes without a mold or use a biscuit cutter as your mold. It all tastes the same.

The Process. We recommend making one portion of the sandwich at a time so that you don’t get overwhelmed. It’s okay to warm it in the oven when it’s done and after you’ve assembled it. There are quite a few pieces and parts here so use our step-by-step process for success.

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McGriddles first came on the scene in 2003

It was in 2003 that McGriddles were introduced to fast food consumers. The McGriddle was once available all day on the all-day breakfast menu for folks who liked to eat breakfast at any time of day.

Since then, Twitter has debated if the McGriddle is better than the McMuffin. And TikTok users think they’ve hacked the DIY McGriddle. Regardless of its status on social sites, we know that the McGriddle debuted as part of McDonald’s renewed breakfast push, and as a result, the McGriddle helped make McDonald’s breakfast popular.

Bring back all-day Bacon, Egg and Cheese McGriddles

Whether you’d categorize yourself in the group of folks who love the McGriddle so much that you’d like to have it put back on the all-day menu, or you know that the McGriddles cakes hold some special details, and you hold a particular fondness to them, you might regard yourself as one of its fans. The McGriddle counts quite a few celebrities as fans too.

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How To Make Bacon, Egg, and Cheese McGriddle

Use our step-by-step instructions below to make your successful Bacon Egg McGriddle.


Baking Sheet
Aluminum Foil
Mixing Bowl
Mason Jar ring (optional)


To make the Bacon Egg McGriddle, you’ll need the following ingredients.

2 slices bacon
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
pinch of salt, to taste
1 slice of cheese (optional)
Complete Pancake Mix, just add water
2 tsp Maple syrup
oil for griddle

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Step by Step Instructions

1. The Bacon.

Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Prepare baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil. Place bacon slices on the aluminum foil so that they don’t overlap. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until desired doneness is achieved. Set aside.

2. The Egg Omelet.

Preheat griddle to 350F degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, salt, and milk. Pour onto greased griddle. Let cook until desired doneness is achieved. Using spatula carefully fold the egg omelet into a sandwich sized piece.

3. The Pancakes.

Grease griddle with oil once again, keeping the temperature at 350F degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix pancake mix with water, according to package instructions. Place two mason jar rings on the griddle and pour the pancake mix inside the ring. Drizzle each with maple syrup. Let cook until the edges begin to form. Remove the ring and flip the cakes.

4. The Cheese.

Prepare a cheese slice using a type of cheese that easily melts such as Kraft singles or Velveeta cheese.

5. The Assembly.

Assemble your homemade Bacon Egg McGriddle using the cakes as buns and placing the bacon, egg, and optional cheese inside. If needed, warm the assembled McGriddle in the oven until heated through.

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McDonald’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles Nutrition Facts

We estimate that the above recipe for our homemade Bacon Egg McGriddle is one serving. And based on the ingredients used, includes the following Nutritional Information, Diet Info and Calories in Bacon Egg McGriddle:

Calories 624
Total Fat 35.1g
Cholesterol 401mg
Sodium 1796mg
Total Carbohydrates 39g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugar 15.1g
Protein 36.1g

Please note that this nutrition information can vary based on the ingredients used as well as the brand of ingredients. Please calculate your recipe nutrition information based on the ingredients you use.

Carbs in McDonald’s Bacon, Egg & Cheese McGriddles

In our recipe 39g of total carbohydrates are estimated.

Weight Watchers Points

According to the weight watchers point calculator, our homemade Bacon Egg McGriddle has 21 points.

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