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{Pin Test} Copycat Egg McMuffins

Whether you want to admit it or not, you probably like McDonald’s Egg McMuffins. We’ve been known to swing through a drive thru in the wee hours of the morning if we’re traveling to get one of those said egg mcmuffins and of course, a hashbrown because MAN are they delicious! It’s a guilty pleasure to consume all those sweet-no-good-for-you-preservatives. I don’t know why (well, yes I do), but every time I eat fast food I worry that I’ll crunch into a bug or something. No joke. Pretty sick, huh? I have heard a few too many horror stories on the radio and through real life friends!

The hubs has really weird hours some weeks and sometimes he runs out the door without  breakfast. I feel like he’s my child because I cringe at the thought of him starting his day without food for the brain and a belly full or yummies! I was thinking that if I made something for the freezer that he could just take out, nuke in the microwave and take with him in the car, this issue would be fixed. I’ve made homemade toaster strudels before for the freezer and they were a huge hit.  I actually have a box of puff pastry calling my name in the freezer to make again. I will feature them eventually. Definitely a pin win. My cousin mentioned that she has a freezer of homemade Egg McMuffins and that’s when it hit me – must. make. now.

Monica over at The Yummly Life has some great pics as well as nutritional information. You’re only saving about 50 calories if you use Canadian Bacon, but you’re saving all of those nasty preservatives, much less sodium AND these are totally convenient for an on-the-go meal. Total convenience.

This is the first time I have made these, but next time I want to try with egg whites and turkey sausage.

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What you need: 

  • Whole Wheat English Muffins (Don’t get store brand. Something about the seeds on the Thomas’ English Muffins makes them so much better!)
  • Canadian Bacon (1 slice per muffin) or Turkey Sausage
  • Eggs, Egg Whites or Egg Beaters
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese (McD’s uses American Cheese, but it grosses me out. You can use whatever cheese you prefer)
  • Jumbo Muffin Pan, Muffin Topper Pan (worth every penny!), or Ramekinsegg mcmuffin, mcdonald's, delicious, easy, healthy,
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray your pan and crack your egg or pour your egg liquid into each opening. I used a fork to break up my eggs a little bit that way they would layer flatter and not come oozing out onto my husband while he is driving to work.egg mcmuffin, mcdonald's, delicious, easy, healthy,
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until set and no longer runny.
  • While your eggs are baking, start assembling your muffins – open muffins, lay ham and cheese on top and let them wait patiently for their egg friend to cook and cool.egg mcmuffin, mcdonald's, delicious, easy, healthy,
  • Once your eggs are baked and cooled, remove from the pans and place on top of your prepared egg muffins.egg mcmuffin, mcdonald's, delicious, easy, healthy,
  • I wrapped my muffins in wax paper and put into a freezer friendly ziplock bag and was done. Breakfast is done for the next week. Easy peasy!egg mcmuffin, mcdonald's, delicious, easy, healthy,
  • To thaw, husband unwraps from the wax paper, wraps in a paper towel and microwaves for 30 seconds, flips and microwaves for another 30 seconds. You could keep it wrapped in the wax paper, but they get a little soggy this way. The paper towel absorbs the moisture.

For more serving ideas, check out The Yummy Life.

egg mcmuffin, mcdonald's, delicious, easy, healthy

How much did I like this recipe? I am happy to report that these are easy to make and now my hubs has a nutritious breakfast every morning.

Did anything unexpected happen? I microwaved in the wax paper and realized I should’ve used a paper towel to absorb the moisture.

Overall Rating from 1-5: 5 This was quick, easy and healthier than the original egg McMuffin. Go copycat Egg McMuffins!

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  1. Tracy says

    Yummy!! I made these with scrambled eggs and they kind of fell apart, but were still good. I will definitely try the muffin pan next!!

    • Ashley says

      Hmm they fell apart? Were they frozen scrambled eggs? I’ve never tried with scrambled, but I bet if they’re fresh they would be delicious!

  2. Courtney says

    Do you need to pre-cook the canadian bacon on its own before freezing or eating, or does it heat enough to eat when you microwave it?

  3. Mandi R says

    Thanks for the tip on the muffin top pan! I’m going to order one right now. I’d used a regular muffin pan before but the eggs were just too thick on a english muffin or biscuit.
    (Also, that’s cornmeal on the english muffins.)


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