This Keto Breakfast Sandwich (AKA Copycat Keto McGriddle) is low in carbs, free from nitrates and processed ingredients making it a great Keto Breakfast!!!
This is the BEST Keto Breakfast Sandwich that's tailored after the ever famous McGriddle from McDonald's. BUT, unlike Mickey D's our Copycat Keto McGriddle is low in carbs, free from nitrates and processed ingredients, and a healthy option for low carb and keto diets.
We honestly think we've ever only had one or two McGriddles in our lives, we're more of fried chicken biscuit kind of folks, but we know how much people love them so we figured why not create a low-carb version!
Now we're thinking that we're going to have to add a keto fried chicken biscuit to our list of recipes to create. Thoughts?
Let's get to the Q and A part of the post which outlines all of the nitty-gritty details on how to make these Keto Breakfast Sandwiches, McGriddle style.
What is is a keto breakfast sandwich / McGriddle?
This super easy breakfast recipe consists of two maple-flavored pancakes stuffed with sausage patties, bacon, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and a slice of cheese.
Can you make these gluten-free / keto breakfast sandwiches ahead of time for meal prep?
Yes! You can cook all of the components ahead of time and just assemble when ready to eat. OR you can also assemble them entirely, wrap in parchment paper, and freeze. This is perfect for meal plans. Just reheat in the microwave or oven.
Are there any variations that can be made?
Of course! We make these with either just bacon or just sausage and eggs frequently. You can add a fried egg instead of scrambled, that runny yolk is awesome here!
How do you fold the egg?
You're going to cook the egg by whisking them, pouring into the hot pan, then fold in the edges creating a little folded egg. It's really easy and this makes sure you don't have scrambled egg falling off your breakfast sandwich with every bite.
What is the nutritional information for these low carb breakfast sandwich?
As always, you can find the full nutritional breakdown including the carb count (total carbs and net carbs) for keto at the bottom of the recipe card as well as the servings at the top of the recipe card. You should always double-check your specific ingredients as different brand's ingredients may have different values.
This recipe as written is higher in calories than most of our recipes making it perfect for an OMAD style of eating or as a larger post-workout breakfast. It's also a great meal for breaking a fast.
To cut down on the calories you can make this with either sausage OR bacon, leave out the cheese, or play around with the fillings to create something entirely of your own. You could also try swapping coconut flour for the almond flour, we haven't tried this yet and please note that it wouldn't be 1:1. If you give it a go let us know in the comments how you did it!
For just the pancakes the nutritional information breaks down to the following per 2 pancakes (ie one sandwich) - (this recipe makes 4 pancakes):
- Calories: 536
- Fat: 51.8
- Protein: 18.4
- Net Carbs: 6
Check out other delicious low-carb high-fat breakfast options to start your day off epically:
Keto Breakfast Sandwich (AKA Copycat Keto McGriddle)
- 2 large eggs
- 4 oz full-fat cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 1 tablespoon powdered Swerve
- ¾ cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter for cooking
- 3 large eggs whisked
- 1 tablespoon butter divided
- 4 ounces sugar-free breakfast sausage cooked in 2 patties
- 4 slices bacon cooked
- 2 slices cheddar cheese
- In a large bowl beat together the eggs, cream cheese, maple extract, and powdered Swerve until fluffy using a hand mixer. Add in the almond flour, baking powder, and salt, mix until smooth.
- Add a tablespoon of the butter to the skillet and place over medium heat. Once melted scoop ¼ cup of the batter and add to the skillet, repeat. Cook the two pancakes for 1-2 minutes per side until the edges are set and they are easily flipped. Cook another 2-3 minutes until done. Repeat with remaining batter. Set the pancakes aside somewhere warm while you cook the sausage, bacon, and eggs.
- Heat the ½ tablespoon of butter in the skillet and pour in half of the whisked eggs. Allow to set then fold in the sides. Place on one of the cakes then repeat with remaining eggs.
- Assemble by topping the eggs with the sausage, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Top with another pancake and serve.