The Best Sausage McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich (McDonald’s Keto Copycat Recipe)

Keto Sausage McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 20 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the maple buns:

For the egg & meat portion (1 of each ingredient added to buns):

  • 5 cooked eggs
  • 5 sausage patties
  • 5 provolone cheese slices

Directions

1

In a large bowl, add all ingredients for the maple buns and mix.

2

Add 2 tablespoons of pancake batter to mini waffle maker and let cook for 2 minutes.

3

Cook the egg and sausage as normal. Add the cooked egg, sausage, and slice of cheese to the sandwich.

4

Enjoy fresh or wrap in plastic wrap, seal in a freezer-safe bag, and then freeze until ready to eat. Once ready, remove from the plastic wrap and microwave for 30-40 seconds or you could even heat up in the air fryer.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 5 sandwiches with egg, sausage patty, and cheese, Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: 710 Calories | 61.6g Fat | 14g Total Carbs | 4.6g Fiber | 3g Sugar | 3.7g Sugar Alcohol | 29.8g Protein | 4.7g Net Carbs

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Bite taken out of Keto McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich on plate

This copycat McDonald’s Sausage Mcgriddle Sandwich made keto-style is sure to be a breakfast game changer!

Following a keto lifestyle does not mean you have to give up delicious on-the-go breakfast options! Although I love whipping up scrambled eggs and bacon, there are also many mornings when I crave something different, like this copycat McGriddle Sandwich that I can make at home.

This copycat keto Sausage McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich tastes virtually identical to the famous McGriddle from McDonald’s minus most of the sodium and carbs! In fact, my keto version of this sandwich has 14g total carbs and 4.7g net carbs whereas the regular McGriddle Sandwich has a whopping 44 carbs! What a difference!

Holding Keto McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich

Hip tips for making the best keto sausage McGriddle copycat recipe:

  • Since the pancake batter makes more than enough for one sandwich, I usually make 4-5 sandwiches out of one batch and freeze them for the upcoming week.
  • You can also make this keto McGriddle with bacon, ham, or just spinach and mushrooms if you’re vegetarian.
  • I like using just one sausage patty on my McGriddle. I used some fresh ground sausage to make the patties, but you can also grab pre-made sausage patties from the grocery store instead to save time.

comparing mcgriddle to kept mcgriddle side by side

From the syrup-infused pancake buns to the fresh egg and choice of bacon, sausage, or ham, I mean come on, who wouldn’t crave this delicious low-carb breakfast? So easy and oh so delicious, and perfect to grab when you’re on the go!

breakfast sandwich ingredients on counter

ingredients in bowl

mcgriddle ingredients in bowl

mixing ingredients

adding mix to dash grill

keto mcgriddle

assembling keto mcgriddle

keto sausage mcgriddle with bite taken out


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Keto Sausage McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 20 MINUTES

This egg, cheese, and sausage breakfast sandwich with sweetened buns is just like McDonald's... but so much better and so low-carb!

Ingredients

For the maple buns:

For the egg & meat portion (1 of each ingredient added to buns):

  • 5 cooked eggs
  • 5 sausage patties
  • 5 provolone cheese slices

Directions

1

In a large bowl, add all ingredients for the maple buns and mix.

2

Add 2 tablespoons of pancake batter to mini waffle maker and let cook for 2 minutes.

3

Cook the egg and sausage as normal. Add the cooked egg, sausage, and slice of cheese to the sandwich.

4

Enjoy fresh or wrap in plastic wrap, seal in a freezer-safe bag, and then freeze until ready to eat. Once ready, remove from the plastic wrap and microwave for 30-40 seconds or you could even heat up in the air fryer.

Additional Notes

If you prefer just to make the "bun" part of this recipe and skip the sausage, egg, and cheese that are in the middle then go for it! Here is the nutrition breakdown for just the "bun":

Serving Size: 1 McGriddle Bun (top & bottom) | 329 Calories | 28.7g Fat | 12.5g Total Carbs | 4.6g Fiber | 2.4g Sugar | 3.7g Sugar Alcohols | 11.5g Protein | 4.2g Net Carbs

Nutrition Information

Yield: 5 sandwiches with egg, sausage patty, and cheese, Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Amount Per Serving: 710 Calories | 61.6g Fat | 14g Total Carbs | 4.6g Fiber | 3g Sugar | 3.7g Sugar Alcohol | 29.8g Protein | 4.7g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

keto sausage mcgriddle on a plate

My Hip sidekick Jenna gave this recipe a try and here’s what she thought:

“My favorite thing on the entire McDonald’s menu is the McGriddles! I remember when they first added them when I was in high school — I went from never eating there, to eating there just about every morning. I also remember reading that it had more carbs and sugar in it than anything else on the menu. That maple flavor in the pancake bun is the best, and this recipe recreates it in the perfect keto fashion. I froze a few and plan on adding this to my regular Sunday meal prep. This is absolutely a must-try recipe!”


Craving more keto breakfast ideas? Try these delicious keto pancakes!

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Comments 41

  1. Marie

    Would these cook up like regular pancakes for those of us who don’t own the mini waffle maker?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Good question, Marie! Let us know how they turn out if you decide to give it a try!

    • Melissa

      I tried last night and it was an ok sandwich substitute. The mixture is very thick so it would not level out. I put a spoon full in the pan, cooked 2 min then turned it over and squished it down too make it flat. Came out ok but much better with the waffle maker.

      • Sarah27

        You can get a metal or silicone ring, often used to contain eggs or pancakes and it will help them stay in shape and be thicker. Mine was less than $1 at local stores or ebay.

    • Dianna Blair

      How did you get a bread with what looks like grill lines instead of waffle squares? I looked at the Dash Mini maker and it only shows squares for the waffle effect.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Hi Dianna! THIS Dash Mini Maker will grill with those lines. Hope that helps!

        • bigapple134

          very cool! I have the DASH griddle and I think this will be a game changer

          • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

            Perfect! 🙌

  2. Cyndi

    Was a specific brand of sausage used? Were these pre-made patties or patties formed from ground sausage?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Cyndi! You can use any keto friendly sausage. These patties were made by us for this recipe, as that’s what was available at the time, however you can find pre made patties at your local Whole Foods or grocery store. Hope this helps!

  3. Allie

    I wonder if you could make this in the oven and cut into slices?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That may work. Let us know how you like it, if you decide to try it that way!

  4. Dawn

    I was unable to come up with the same macros on this sandwich. Mine ended up being 645 calories, 7 net carbs, 54 fat. Obviously my ingredients are not nearly as good as yours. Everything was sugar free and full fat. It still tastes great but too many calories/fat. Can you share the brands of ingredients that you used aside for the Lankato SF syrup?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      It depends on the sausage and cheese you are using, Dawn. For flour we used Bob Mills, for cream cheese we used Philadelphia, and for butter we used Kerry Gold. Hope this helps!

  5. Jill

    Could you provide nutritional info without the egg and sausage please.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! Here is the nutritional information without the sausage and egg –
      Serving Size: 1 McGriddle Bun (top & bottom) | 329 Calories | 28.7g Fat | 12.5g Total Carbs | 4.6g Fiber | 2.4g Sugar | 3.7g Sugar Alcohols | 11.5g Protein | 4.2g Net Carbs

  6. Laurie

    Can you use the dash griddle for this recipe instead of the dash grill?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! You could use that instead, however the cooking time may be a bit different.

  7. Nannalou

    Not really a fan of syrup. Will it change the consistency too much if you leave it out. Is there anything to substitute?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You can just replace it with water. The maple is mostly for flavor and does help create a smooth texture, Nannalou!

  8. Heather

    Just made these for dinner tonight, they were delicious! I made them in a frying pan since I didn’t have a griddle (they were like silver dollar pancakes). Thanks 🙂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh great! You’re welcome, Heather! Happy they turned out yummy in the frying pan!

  9. Julie

    Hi – do you assemble the whole sandwich and then freeze or are you only freezing the buns?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Julie! You would assemble and freeze the whole sandwich.

  10. Joe Chiarelli

    Just made these and they were they best thing since sliced bread, lol

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Joe! I’m so glad you loved it❣ Thank you for letting us know!

  11. Julie

    I made these this morning, and they were great! My only problem is that each “sandwich” ended up being 607 calories and 6 net carbs. I used Lidl brand cream cheese, Blue Diamond almond flour, and Food Lion brand sausage patties. The sausage is 100 calories each patty with zero carbs. I used one slice of Sargento ultra-thin Swiss cheese. Sweeteners were all as directed in the recipe. I just can’t justify using that many calories for breakfast, since I’m only at 1,200 per day. 🙁 I think I will have this open-faced instead and save calories that way. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Julie! Thank you for taking a moment to comment! It looks like the Blue Diamond almond flour has about 400 more calories than Bob Red Mills. Hoping this might help!

    • Tara

      Try the Lidl Neufchâtel cream cheese instead – that has 1 g of carbs while their full fat cream cheese has 3 g. There are huge differences in cream cheese I’ve noticed.

  12. Brent Giroux

    These turned out amazing, I used uncured ham!!!! The recipe is perfect !! 5 sandwiches! Super easy .

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! SO glad to hear how yummy they turned out, Brent! Thanks for letting us know!

  13. Jack

    Can these buns be frozen for later use?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! They can be frozen!

  14. Diana

    Love, LOVE this recipe. Keeping it to use over and over. I use it to make my breakfast sandwich with mustard, sausage and palmetto (yes, spelled correctly) cheese! And the sweetness is perfect. I did accidently double the sugar the first time and kept it that way. GREAT RECIPE!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh awesome! SO glad you are loving this one, Diana! Thanks a bunch for commenting!

  15. Lynda Knott

    Loved this sandwich! I used my dash waffle maker and it was perfect! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome! 🙌 Happy this turned out so well for you!

  16. Jessica M

    Which version of the sweetener did you use?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! It appears we used the Golden Lakanto Sweetener.

  17. Luci

    What is the best way to reheat these sandwiches, & how long to heat them?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Luci! You could try reheating them in the microwave, air fryer or a toaster oven. The timing may vary with each method. You could start with just a short amount of time at first until you have it reheated to how you like it. Hope this helps!

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