McGriddle muffins

McGriddle Muffins are a delightful and convenient twist on the classic breakfast sandwich, combining the savory taste of sausage with the sweet hint of maple syrup in a fluffy pancake batter. These muffins are perfect for those mornings when you want a hearty breakfast but are short on time. Easy to make and even easier to grab on the go, they’re a hit with both kids and adults. Not only are they delicious fresh out of the oven, but they also reheat well, making them a great make-ahead option for busy weekdays.


  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 2 cups pancake mix (your choice)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or your preferred type)
  • Cooking spray (for greasing muffin tins)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
  2. Cook the Sausage: In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground sausage, breaking it into small crumbles as it cooks. Once fully cooked, set it aside.
  3. Prepare Pancake Batter: In a mixing bowl, mix together the pancake mix, water, maple syrup, and shredded cheese until you have a thick batter.
  4. Incorporate Sausage: Fold the cooked sausage crumbles into the pancake batter, ensuring even distribution.
  5. Prepare Muffin Tins: Lightly grease the muffin tins with cooking spray.
  6. Fill Muffin Tins: Spoon the sausage and pancake batter mixture into the muffin tins, filling each cup about two-thirds full.
  7. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool and Serve: Let the McGriddle muffins cool in the tins for a few minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Enjoy On the Go: These muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat as needed. Serve with additional maple syrup if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per muffin):

  • Calories: Approximately 250-300 kcal
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 10g

Bonus Tips:

  • Variations: Feel free to add other ingredients like diced bell peppers or onions to the batter for added flavor.
  • Cheese Options: Experiment with different types of cheese for varied tastes.
  • Storing and Reheating: These muffins can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave for a quick breakfast.

FAQ Section:

  1. Can I make these muffins gluten-free? Yes, use a gluten-free pancake mix for a gluten-free version.
  2. Can I use a different type of meat? Absolutely, bacon or ham can be a great substitute for sausage.
  3. How can I tell if the muffins are fully cooked? Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin; if it comes out clean, they’re done.
  4. Can these be frozen? Yes, freeze them in an airtight container and reheat in the microwave.
  5. Can I make these vegetarian? Omit the sausage or use a vegetarian substitute for a vegetarian version.

McGriddle Muffins are not just a meal but an experience – combining the ease of a grab-and-go breakfast with the comforting flavors of a home-cooked meal. Perfect for busy mornings, weekend brunches, or as a novel addition to your breakfast repertoire!