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McGriddle Bites

These McGriddle Bites are a cheap and easy breakfast option that my kids love. My family is all about sweet and savory when it comes to breakfast and these check all the boxes. We love to make these on a Sunday morning and have the leftovers for an easy breakfast during the busy week. The best part about this McGriddle Bites recipe is that they only take a few ingredients and freeze really well for an easy breakfast down the road!


  • 2 cups of Hungry Jack Pancake Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Prepping the McGriddle Bites

The beautiful thing about an easy breakfast like these McGriddle Bites is that there is very little prep needed. For this recipe you will just need to brown up a pound of sausage and drain the grease.

My family likes to use mild pork breakfast sausage, but you could also use chicken or turkey sausage. Just cook your sausage over medium heat until it’s cooked through and drain the grease well with a paper towel.

Next you will just gather the rest of the ingredients above and you’re ready to kick off this easy breakfast.

Making the McGriddle Bites

Go ahead and preheat your oven to 400 degrees so it’s nice and hot when you’re ready for it. Then Just grab a large mixing bowl and add in the pancake mix and water following the instructions on the box.

Once your batter has formed add in the cooked and drained sausage, shredded cheddar and syrup. Stir that all together with a wooden spoon until everything is combined.

McGriddle Bites

Use a small spoon to scoop out the batter into a mini muffin pan filling each one a little over halfway. This recipe makes enough batter to make 48 mini muffins so you can work in batches if you only have one mini muffin pan.

I like to use these silicon mini muffin pans so I don’t use any cooking spray beforehand. If you aren’t using a nonstick pan it would be best to add a little oil.

McGriddle Bites

When you’ve gotten all your mini muffin cups filled up place them into the preheated 400 degree oven. Let them cook for 12-15 minutes or until they are nice and golden brown on top!

Serving the McGriddle Bites

We like to make these on a Sunday morning and serve them with some scrambled eggs and syrup for dipping. The leftovers can be placed into a storage container in the refrigerator for an easy breakfast the first couple days of the week.

McGriddle Bites

We also like to keep these in the freezer for an easy breakfast to have on hand when we need them. I just place 12-16 mini muffins in each freezer bag and we have an easy on the go breakfast. To reheat them I just place batches of 4-6 in the microwave for about 30-60 seconds.

If you like this easy breakfast recipe, check out some of my other favorites!

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • My family likes to use mild pork sausage for this recipe, but you could also use chicken or turkey sausage!
  • Make sure to cook the breakfast sausage first and drain it well with a paper towel!
  • I like the texture and flavor of freshly shredded cheddar better so we buy blocks of cheese and shred it at home every week!
  • I like to use a silicone muffin pan to make these so I do not spray the pan with oil!
  • If you are using a pan that isn’t nonstick it would be best to grease it ahead of time!
  • We always keep a bag of these in the freezer and to reheat them it just takes about a minute in the microwave!
McGridle Bites

McGriddle Bites

This is a quick and easy breakfast prep that my family loves. These only take a few ingredients and are perfect to store in the freezer for a quick breakfast on the go!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: McGriddle Bites, Easy Breakfast, Pancake Breakfast
Servings: 8


  • 1 Stove/Oven


  • 2 cups of Hungry Jack Pancake Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • Brown breakfast sausage in a skillet over medium high heat. Drain grease really well and set aside.
  • Mix pancake mix with water according to the directions on the box. Stir in cooked sausage, cheese, and syrup.
  • Pour into a greased mini muffin pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  • This made 48 mini pancake muffins. Dip in more syrup and enjoy! Let me know if you try it out!


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    1. 5 stars
      This is very good! Very easy to make and so delicious. Thank you for sharing. I did use eggs and a little more batter and syrup but my husband loves them!

  1. 5 stars
    We are gluten free so I used the Great Value pancake and waffle mix (followed the package directions using milk, eggs and butter) in place of Hungry Jack. I also used turkey sausage and mild cheddar cheese. They turned out perfectly!

  2. 5 stars
    Planning to try these this week. The recipe looks easy to follow & very creative. Thank you for sharing this delicious idea!

  3. 5 stars
    They sound awesome. What is the nutritional value of everything or what are the calories and protein and carbs are in a serving

    1. I think it may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used. There’s such a wide variety of sausages,cheeses, maple syrups as well as pancake mixes. I even added scrambled eggs to mine. They were great!

    1. Michelle, we doubled the batch and added 8 eggs. We also made a bacon double batch the same way, also added 8 eggs. It family loves them!!

    1. 5 stars
      These were actually so much better than I thought. I reheated this morning for breakfast and they were great. Do you know how many calories are in them… roughly?

  4. Hello. This recipe is scrumptious. Can these be made in the microwave in a silicone egg bite mold? My granddaughter just went away to college and I know she’d go crazy for these in her dorm room.

  5. 3 stars
    These are okay. I made them according to instructions, but minus the cheese. Cooked them 20 minutes at 350 degrees. I made the large muffins. I just feel like something is missing here for taste. I used maple sausage.

      1. 5 stars
        This was an easy and excellent recipe! We absolutely love it. My grandson doesn’t care for sausage and suggested I use chocolate chips next time lol. I’ll just make him some minus the sausage. Great recipe thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe!
    These are good and an easy grab n go breakfast I the morning. I did make a big batch and have froze them. I want to take them to a party next Sunday morning, what would be the best way to reheat alot of them at once?

  7. 5 stars
    I made these today for my guys. Omitted the cheese and added bacon bits and sausage. They were really tasty, nice and fluffy. I added an egg to the top of my two muffins before baking and that was delicious.

  8. 5 stars
    These are fabulous! Easy to make! Reheating tastes just as good as freshly made and easy to freeze. Will be great to have on hand for a quick breakfast when company visits. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    Sooo good! These were a hit with my kiddos. I baked them in a 9×13 cake pan and they turned out perfectly. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

    1. How long did you bake it for? The mini muffins are great for my kids but the “casserole” version would be great when all of my family visits for the holidays.

  10. 5 stars
    I love these little bites of heaven they are so good I used krusteaz pre made pancake mix instead of the hungry jack and they were delicious!

  11. 5 stars
    My 19 month old LOVES these. He has a dairy allergy so I used the great value mix that doesn’t contain dairy, and dairy free cheese. I also used coconut milk instead of water. They turned out perfect and they are his favorite breakfast!

  12. 5 stars
    These were amazing! It tastes like an entire mcgriddle in two bites. I can taste the syrup and it’s perfectly sweet and savory.

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