The Griddle Thingy: A Simple Keto Breakfast Chaffle When You Crave a McGriddle

You’re going to love this keto twist on the popular fast food breakfast sandwich! This keto griddle cake is a sweet and savory sausage chaffle without all the carbs from the drive-through!

I bet you’re wondering what the ef is a Griddle thingy

It’s magic my friends. Keto friendly magic. Think a McGriddle, but without the carbs. It may not look like a McGriddle sandwich, but the taste will remind you of the high-carb option. One thing that will help keep you out of Pigsville is eating meals that are filling (Pigsville is when I need to eat all the things.. aka eating like an asshole).

I was at TJMaxx and saw the Dash on the shelf. My heart went pitter patter at the thought of having a second chaffler. I hesitated for a second because the hubs was judging my chaffle per week ratio but you know how it goes. When TJMaxx has a chafflemaker, you buy the chafflemaker. 

I got home and discovered it was a griddle maker, and not a waffle maker. Never fear! Mad scientist shit about to go down!

The Griddle Chaffle is Born

The Griddle Thingy was born from my obsession affinity for chaffles. I figured there had to be a way to use the same ingredients. My friends call me the Chaffle Queen and I’m ok with that. I threw all the ingredients into my Dash griddle and LOVED the texture. 

It’s not the crispy chaffle you’re used to. It’s a fluffier, eggier texture but in a good way. After playing around with it, I felt like it needed something and a sausage patty in the center did the trick. That’s how the “Griddle Thingy” was born. 

keto breakfast chaffle

My favorite way to enjoy griddle thingies is the sweet version. I love having a sausage patty in the center. It’s like a gift when you cut it open and has MAJOR McGriddle vibes. I always top this with ChocZero Sugar Free Maple syrup. Sometimes I go all crazy and add some in the batter too. This is an easy filling meal and the macros are good too.

I use mozzarella or Queso cheese as they are more mild in flavor. I used Sweetlife flavor drops to add some additional flavor. They have a huge selection and I have been impressed with all of their items. You can use vanilla extract if you don’t have the drops.

I have started accumulating Dash gadgets and now have quite the collection. You can never have too many appliances, right? They’re so popular you can find a ton of keto Dash griddle recipes online.

My current Dash collection includes 2 Chaffle makers, 1 griddle, 1 waffle bowl maker, 1 bundt cake maker, 1 mini pie maker, an egg machine, and my latest acquisition: the heart-shaped chaffle maker. (Don’t judge me). 

keto breakfast mcgriddle

“Griddle Thingy” Keto Breakfast Griddle

A low carb take on the McGriddle
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chaffle, griddle, maple, sausage
Servings: 1 Griddle
Author: Kari Hale


  • Dash Mini Griddle Maker


  • 1 Egg
  • 1.5 oz Mozzarella or queso cheese
  • 2 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Less or more to taste
  • 3 drops Sweetlife Flavor Co Vanilla Or vanilla extract
  • 1 Fully cooked sausage patty


  • Warm sausage patty in the microwave
  • Mix egg, cheese, cinnamon, almond flour and vanilla until well mixed
  • Place 3/4 of the batter on the griddle maker and spread evenly
  • Carefully set the sausage patty in the center
  • Cover sausage with the rest of the batter and close lid
  • Cook until the Dash stops steaming
  • Sprinkle with some cinnamon and ChocZero Keto Maple Syrup
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

I use Banquet Sausage patties. They aren’t the cleanest, but they work and come fully cooked. You could make your own patty if you want with hot or mild pork breakfast sausage. The griddle may overflow a bit when cooking, but that’s ok. This happens if the sausage isn’t in the center. Put a paper towel under the Dash for easy cleanup.

Once done, sprinkle with some cinnamon and your favorite ChocZero syrup.

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  1. 4 stars
    I bought a mini griddle by mistake when I went to buy the mini waffle maker. I heard good things about the chaffle. Once i realized my mistake, i thought i had to go do an exchange. But now, thanks to you, i have reason to have both. :)

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