Pancakes, syrup, bacon, eggs and cheese come together in perfect harmony in this recipe for homemade McGriddle Sandwiches. This low carb twist on the quintessential fast food breakfast sandwich is pure perfection.
METHOD 1: Heat the syrup to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Continue to boil for several minutes until syrup has thickened and reduced by half. Pour the syrup onto a parchment lined pan and place in into the freezer for at least 1 hour.
METHOD 2: Heat the syrup to a low boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin powder. Continue whisking until there are no lumps. Line a small dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Pour the syrup mixture into the foil-lined dish and place in the freezer while you prepare the pancake batter.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with foil and place 12 mason jar rings onto the pan (or grease a 12 cavity whoopie pie pan). Spray the inside of the rings with non-stick spray.
Place the remaining ingredients for the buns into a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour evenly into the rings (approximately 2-3 tbsp per lid)
Remove the syrup from the freezer and gently peel the parchment or foil away from the syrup. cut it into small pieces and evenly distribute the pieces into the batter.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until set. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the rings or the whoopie pie pan.
For the Eggs: You can make them fried or scrambled based upon your preference. I like to bake the eggs to make them like a real fast food sandwich. Just beat the eggs with salt and pepper, then pour into a greased 7x11 or 9x13 baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the eggs are set. Allow them to cool, then slice into 6 even pieces.
Assemble the sandwiches by topping one pancake bun with one slice of bacon or sausage, one egg and one slice of cheese, then top with a second bun.
Nutrition info is only an estimate based upon USDA values and does not include sugar alcohols.See post for freezing instructions and ingredient substitutions.