This Homemade Version of a McGriddle Might Be Better Than the Original

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Ree Drummond loves a good breakfast sandwich. Her favorite is this delicious breakfast-for-dinner sandwich from The Merc that's filled with fine ingredients like fontina cheese, prosciutto, and baby arugula. (Yum!)

But another breakfast sandwich that's perfect in its own way is the McDonald's McGriddle.

Bacon, eggs, and pancakes are three of the most delicious breakfast staples out there, and McDonald's struck gold when it found a way to combine all three into one tasty bite. Now you can have that little slice of heaven at home thanks to TikTok's latest fast food hack: the homemade McGriddle!

TikTok user Maddison Peel of maddisonskitchen shared a genius trick for making copycat McGriddles and all we can say is, do try this at home!

As McDonald's lovers well know, the thing that makes the McGriddle unique is its fluffy maple pancakes that serve as buns. The key to replicating these perfectly round griddle cakes at home is, apparently, a mason jar lid. Who knew?!

In Maddison's video, she places the circular ring from a mason jar lid on the pan and fills it with pancake mix to create the griddle cakes, drizzling syrup into the batter for a secret hint of sweetness. She also uses the mason jar hack to make a perfectly round egg patty. Just be sure to coat the ring with cooking spray first to ensure your pancakes don't get stuck to it.

From there, you can recreate your favorite McDonald's breakfast sandwich by adding cheese and bacon or sausage to the mix. Don't forget to drizzle a little syrup on top, too! This is a meal that's worth waking up early for—or you can take a page from Ree's book and try these breakfast sandwiches for dinner!

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