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Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
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Breakfast Sandwiches

by Nick

Admin Note: Since this post, I’ve remade these using a better technique.  Be sure to check out my Breakfast Sandwiches Revisited.

After I made baked chicken nuggets a few weeks ago and explained my deal with Betsy (if she wants something from McD’s, I try to make it for her), I got a few emails saying that the only meal some people will eat at McDonald’s is breakfast.

This struck me as kind of odd because most of the stuff on their breakfast menu is even easier to reproduce at home than the stuff on their other menus. Take their classic Egg McMuffin for example. I was able to make some breakfast sandwiches in no time that I would put up against their version any day of the week.

The Rundown

I made 12 breakfast sandwiches for this post because they are really easy to freeze and they reheat nicely. I used the same basic ingredients for my versions (English Muffins, eggs, cheese). I also used butter while they use something called “Liquid Margarine.”

My total bill for these came to $16.00 or about $1.33/sandwich. I think McD’s sells them for about $1 a piece, so it would cost you maybe $12-$13 to buy the same sandwiches there.

Here’s some interesting facts though about what a bit of time and that extra $3 gets you:

  • Whole Grains. McD’s uses “enriched” wheat flour in their product. I used a nice whole wheat product.
  • No Less Saturated Fat. Their version has 5 grams.
  • Less Sodium. One McDonald’s Egg McMuffin (with no sausage or anything) has 580g of sodium, about 1/4 of what you should be eating every day.
  • Real Cheese. I used a nice medium cheddar cheese. Their version can barely be called cheese.
  • Storability. I can freeze mine. I wouldn’t recommend buying an Egg McMuffin and then coming home and freezing it. That means when I want one, I just have to open my freezer.
  • A few, real ingredients. Guess how many ingredients (most of which you can’t pronounce) are in an Egg McMuffin… 55. English Muffin. Cheese. Egg. 55 ingredients. Go figure.
Yield
12 Sandwiches
Prep Time
Total Time

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Print Recipe Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • English Muffins
  • Large eggs
  • Cheese (I used about 10 ounces for 12 sandwiches.)
  • Butter, or olive oil (optional)

Directions

1) Lightly oil a muffin tin and crack an egg in each tin.

2) Bake the muffin tin with eggs in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Depending on your egg size, start checking them early to make sure they are cooked through. Try not to overcook them!

3) Slice all the muffins and toast them in the oven for 10 minutes or you can toast them one at a time if you want.

4) Add an egg, grated cheese, and any protein or veggies that you want to each sandwich.

5) If you want to eat one right away, I recommend sticking it in the oven as a sandwich for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese and everything.

6) You can also stick all your sandwiches on a baking sheet and stick it in the freezer. Leave them in the freezer until they are frozen, about an hour. Then wrap each sandwich individually in plastic or foil and store all the individually wrapped sandwiches in a freezer safe bag.

7) When reheating, you can microwave if you're in a hurry, but it'll make the muffin soggy. If you can plan ahead a bit, bake the sandwich at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. You can even keep it wrapped in the foil if you used foil to store the sandwiches.

ingredients

Three basic things.

Cooking the Eggs

To get that classic Egg McMuffin shape to the egg is kind of tricky. Oh wait. No it’s not. Just grab a muffin tin and and very lightly oil each spot in the tin with either butter or spray oil (I used a very small amount of butter on a paper towel.)

Then crack an egg in each muffin area!

Perfect Eggs

Well that was easy.

Stick these in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes. Sometimes for sandwiches like this, I like my eggs runny, but since I was freezing them and everything, I thought it’s probably a better idea to make sure they are cooked through.

While you’re waiting for your eggs to cook, grate some cheese.

Cheese grated

Use your favorite. I think pepper jack would rule.

After about 10-15 minutes, you’ll have these perfectly cooked, perfectly shaped eggs. These are just asking to be put on a sandwich!

Eggs cooked

Egg-ceptional

I also decided to toast up all my English muffins. Given that I was making a bunch, I just sliced all of my muffins in half and laid them all out on a baking sheet. After about 10 minutes in the oven (you can toast these at the same time as your eggs are cooking), they’ll be toasty and ready to go.

toasted buns

The English muffin makes the best sandwiches

Making the sandwich

This is not rocket science people. Take half of a muffin, add some cheese, add an egg, and apply the top half of the muffin.

If you’re so inclined, add a tiny smear of butter onto the top half of the muffin, just for some added flavor. You could also hit the sandwich with some pepper if you wanted or even some hot sauce!

making a sandwich

The butter is optional.

Once everything is set, it doesn’t take much time to bang out a whole bunch of these. I would never call this Fast Food, but it’s definitely a fast way to make food.

sandwiches made

So very simple.

Now you have two options:

Eat these right away!

If you wanted to eat these right away, just stick them back in the oven for 5 or 10 minutes until they are warmed through and the cheese is melted and delicious.

Or…

Store for later!

If you want to store these for later, stick all your sandwiches on a baking sheet and put them all in the freezer, uncovered and unwrapped. Leave them in there for about an hour. This will give them a chance to give off some moisture and also freeze a bit. If you were to wrap them up right away then there would be all kinds of liquid that would condense.

But don’t forget about them or they’ll get freezer burned. Pull them all out after an hour or two and wrap them individually in plastic wrap or foil and then store them in a freezer safe plastic bag. They will keep for a few weeks without a problem.

sandwiches again

From the top.

Tip for Heating (or Reheating)

There is really only one tip: Don’t use a microwave. I tried one in the microwave and it is just okay. It’s definitely edible and if you’re in a rush, it’ll have to do, but if you have the time, heat them in the oven. From completely frozen to warm and melted, it’ll take about 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

The problem with the microwave is that the muffin tends to get a bit soggy. And nobody likes a soggy muffin!

sandwich again

Try not to nuke these.

Do these breakfast sandwiches require a tiny bit more time and money than the Fast Food version? I suppose so yes. I can’t deny that.

But I do think that the tiny extra effort and amount of money you put in will pay handsome dividends in almost all cases. In this case, you get practically the same dish except it’s way healthier and tastes better.

What’s not to love?! What else should I make from Fast Food places?

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444 comments on “Breakfast Sandwiches

  1. I do this too, but I freeze them without the cheese. We only have time for microwaving around here. I remove the egg from the muffin, microwave for 30 seconds, put back in muffin with a fresh slice of cheese and microwave all for 30 – 40 more seconds. No mushy muffin!

  2. Thank you for this genious recipe!! My kids love eggs over easy, this is the perfect solution!! Thank you again!!

  3. What a great idea! We do something similar in our house. I have a glass dish with a base the same size as an english muffin. I beat an egg and microwave it for 1:20 on lv 6, slide out onto a toasted english muffin and top with cheese. My husband can make a mcmuffin in 4 minutes. He especially likes it when i have some cooked bacon in a plastic bag in the fridge. Bacon and Egg McMuffin!

  4. wheres the canadian bacon that Micky D uses? I make my won bkfst sands also, I use butter flavored biscuits(grands, but western family is better) add ham; u can use anything in them easy to make & great to eat!

  5. Yes like Glo said..the original egg Mcmuffin has canadian bacon on it..which is very lean. And, if u are watching your sodium and i am sure u can find a low sodium version. Otherwise, to me this is just a breakfast sandwich and not a Mickey D’s re-make of their Egg Mc Muffin.
    I will definitely try these but adding: canadian bacon, turkey bacon, or turkey sausage! Thanks for posting!

  6. Just so you know, mcdonalds egg mcmuffins are actually 2.50 a sandwich here on the east coast! so in reality, we are saving with this recipe!!

  7. I have been making these too, but haven’t tried freezing them but I will now. I am on WW so these fit in my program just fine, I use a light cheese. I used to go to McD’s and actually I think it is quicker to make them at home, considering the long line when I am in a rush to get to work. Thanks for sharing your tips

      1. The points is really going to depend on the ingredients you are using. I’m using orowheat double fiber english muffins (3pp) 1 egg (2pp) and 1 slice 2% provolone cheese (2pp) for a grand total of 7pp. Add a nice fresh piece of fruit to this and it makes a great WW friendly breakfast.

  8. If you count all the ingredients in the english muffins that you bought and in the cheese and butter I’m sure you would be close to that 55 ingredient mark.

    1. how would BUTTER and EGGS be any more ingredients? Maybe the english muffin, I could see…a few more..not eggs or butter tho lol

  9. I came across this from moneysavingmom.com. I posted about my own version of this sandwich not too long ago. I felt so excited when I found out about cooking eggs in the oven. I didn’t consider the cost breakdown too much because I was making these sandwiches primarily because I got some discounted English Muffins and eggs–sounded like a winning Breakfast-for-dinner meal.
    Thank you for your tips about freezing and reheating.

  10. Egg McMuffins are about $3 apiece at McDonalds these days so this idea is MUCH more cost effective. I love the idea and will be doing it for breakfast in the morning.

  11. I actually prefer the egg and cheese biscuit. Think I could substitute the McMuffin with a biscuit and it would still freeze as well? Looks delicious! McMuffin or biscuit I will be trying for breakfast soon!

  12. I make my own homemade bagels. I’m thinking: 1. Yum! 2. Might be even more cost efficient with my $0.20/each bagels; and 3. Super fast breakfast = more time to do my hair before work :D

  13. I hope it’s okay that I shared your recipe on Pinterest! Myself and a few friends are all expecting our first little ones this summer and are trying to get freezable meal ideas so we don’t starve with all the breastfeeding!

  14. I just purchased the muffins, eggs and cheese and made 12 sandwiches for $5.50. Can you say bargain shopper. The muffins were BOGO, eggs 99 cents and Kraft real American cheese half price! I also had a nice chunk of lean ham that I sliced up and put on the sammies. Lovin me some breakfast!

  15. Thank you SO much for sharing this technique. My husband and I have been enjoying breakfast sandwiches ever since I found this.

    Your cooking method for the eggs is PERFECT! I use my jumbo muffin pans and the eggs fit great on the English muffins.

    My hat’s off to you!

    Thanks again,

    Carol

  16. If you wrap them in a papertowel before microwaving the papertowel will absorb most of the extra moisture instead of the bun.

  17. I bought all my ingredients at Costco. I made 24 sandwiches as that is as many English muffins came in the pack. it worked perfect because I have two cupcake pans so that made 24 eggs. I added Canadian bacon. The whole project couldn’t have been more than $20 which is less than a buck a sandwich so SCORE! (note: I didn’t use any organic products which is why my cost was so low)

  18. What a unique idea! Just have some hash browns on the
    side with a hot steamy cup of coffee.

  19. I never would have thought of cooking eggs in a muffin tin. What a great idea! This looks like it would be quicker to make then it would be to drive to the place and maybe wait on line (are there actually lines at McDonalds? yuck)

  20. I have got to try this. I have previously made breakfast sandwiches and put in the fridge for my family to heat up, but I have not tried cooking the eggs in the oven. Since I have been laid off from my job, I look for every way to cut my budget. & this should help! thanks

  21. I wonder how these would be w/ scrambled eggs baked in muffin tins? Hubby will only eat scrambled eggs. I think he would like these.

  22. @Kathy, try breaking the yoke in the muffin tin using a knife with a fine point. Mixes well without scrambling and doesn’t have the bump!

  23. I love these. They are so cute. The perfect size for putting on english muffins. They do freeze well so I can make several at a time to save for breakfast later. And much healthier than buying fast food or even packaged frozen breakfast.

  24. I’m unconvinced that these cost more. You can make and freeze a whole batch at once, so you’re not paying for the gas to drive to and from McDonalds.

  25. Wow! Definitely going to try this! I was just thinking that wrapping them in foil before freezing would make them that much easier to reheat! You could just pop the wrapped sandwich onto the oven rack… Thank you for this wonderful idea!

  26. I eat Hogsdon Mill Oat Bran every morning for breakfast. And I frequently make this sandwich for lunch & eat it with Sun Chips. It is quick, easy, cheap, & no-fail. Next time I will be making them 6 at a time bec that’s how many whole wheat muffins come in the pkg. I often throw some out bec they go bad before I can use them. Cooking eggs in a muffin tin is a terrific idea. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for posting this.

  27. You could have made them for well under a dollar each if you had purchased less expensive products. The ones you choose are the most expensive products where i live. you could have bought western family or kirkland signature products which are still a good quality and the total could have come up under $12

  28. I did this after seeing your post and it worked great! The only things I did differently were – I poked the egg yolks before baking so the yolk would be in more bites. I am lucky enough to have a toaster and microwave at work so I didn’t toast the english muffins. After the eggs were frozen I wrapped each one a paper towel and put it in a small freezer bag. I added the untoasted muffin, a slice cheese wrapped in waxed paper and a slice of deli ham also wrapped in waxed paper. This kept all the items apart so they couldn’t stick together in the freezer. When I am on my way out the door I grab a bag. I toast the muffin while I reheat the paper towel wrapped egg for 30 seconds. Then when the muffin and egg are hot I stack all the ingredients and wrap it in a paper towel to sit and disperse the heat for a minute or so while I fill my coffee mug. Works great and nothing gets overheated in the microwave.

  29. Im moving next week and am going to whip up 2 dozen of these for my family to heat up themselves! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  30. These look great, and I agree with you on all accounts, EXCEPT your breakfast sandwiches don’t have 3 ingredients. Eggs is one, and I’m sure the English muffins themselves have a group of ingredients, and even the cheese usually has a few. It’s a technicality, but still.

  31. not only is it more cost effective for just the sandwich but who goes to McD’s and gets JUST the breakfast sandwich, so in the end you’re saving a lot (which you include the meal)! thanks

  32. Made our version of this this morning, and I would say it was a HUGE success! Used rolls instead of English muffins just because that’s what we had, used Swiss cheese, and added some turkey. REALLY tasty. Thanks for the idea!

  33. I made these last night. I am a clean eater so I just made the eggs and then put them on Ezekiel Muffins and then added a little sharp cheddar and wilted spinach…..um boy are they good. I am going to add this to my any meal arsenal! THanks for the tip!

  34. I believe if you watch the sales at some of the major grocery stores when they have the BOGO free on the english muffins then you can probally cut your cost. This would be the same for the sausage and ham. I have not seen Canadian Bacon on a BOGO but it could happen.

    This is a great idea and I plan on trying it out the next time they have the English muffins on BOGO.

    1. Well, if they are stuck, they are stuck. All you can do is run a knife around them and try to get them outta there. Be sure to spray the pans well or butter them before baking or if you pans are really old you might think about getting some new ones. They should slide right out if you have decent pans and oil the pans slightly. Good luck!

  35. Can’t wait to try this! I was thinki I might also “scramble” the eggs adding some bell pepper and diced onion. Omelette on a bagel or english muffin. Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Tori…I would use sautaed onions and pepper. I don’t know if they would be done with the oven baked egg…

  36. Thanks Nick. Cannot believe I didn’t think of doing this before. Mine came out so delicious. To microwave mine, I used to same directions on packages of Jimmy Dean sandwiches
    ———————————————————————
    DIRECTIONS WERE DEVELOPED USING AN 1100-WATT MICROWAVE OVEN. OVENS VARY; HEAT TIMES MAY NEED TO BE ADJUSTED.
    FROM FROZEN
    1. REMOVE FROM WRAPPER. WRAP IN PAPER TOWEL.
    2. MICROWAVE ON DEFROST (30% POWER) FOR 1 MINUTE 3O SECONDS.
    3. TURN SANDWICH OVER; MICROWAVE ON HIGH FOR 65 SECONDS OR UNTIL SANDWICH IS HOT. (FOR MICROWAVE OVENS LOWER THAN 850 WATTS ADD 35-45 SECONDS, IF NEEDED.)
    4. LET STAND IN MICROWAVE 1 MINUTE BEFORE SERVING.
    FROM REFRIGERATED
    1. REMOVE FROM WRAPPER. WRAP IN PAPER TOWEL
    .2. MICROWAVE ON HIGH FOR 65 SECONDS OR UNTIL SANDWICH IS HOT. (FOR MICROWAVE OVENS LOWER THAN 850 WATTS ADD 5-10 SECONDS, IF NEEDED.)
    3. LET STAND IN MICROWAVE 1 MINUTE BEFORE SERVING.
    .

  37. i did not read all the comments, but Egg McMuffins are almost $3 each!!! they also have a slice of canadian bacon.

  38. Super recipe, but I’m single and it doesn’t really work for me and I don’t like frozen eggs. Awhile back I bough an ‘egg ring’ from Crate & Barrel. I use this to fry the egg while the English muffin is toasting. Works great. This recipe would be great for a church breakfast, tho. I’ll definitely keep it.

  39. Can you simply freeze the cooked eggs? Then I could simply toast a muffin and assemble.

  40. Yo! My family tried these the past night, and the muffins were very crusty…is there a way around that?
    Thanks for your time…

  41. I made these tonight because i have been craving fried eggs well i love the mcdonalds version and i added ham and these are amazing, i am freezing them for work so excited for something so cheap and easy and they are not 1$ at mcdonalds its more like 3 or 4. thanks again!

  42. These look amazinging easy to make! Although I think if I make them for later use I will just freeze the eggs, so I can zap them in the microwave while toasting a fresh muffin!

  43. Doesn’t it take less time to make a breakfast sandwich from scratch (and less energy) than to heat an oven and then bake something for 25 minutes? If you time everything right, you can make a breakfast sandwich in 5 minutes or less. I do it everyday at home.

    1. not reallly. you heat an oven put the sandwich in and get dressed/do your hair while its cooking. to make a sandwich you grate the cheese, toast the muffins, cook the egg and you have to be there the whole time watching it. i cant put on mascara and make a breakfast sandwich so it saves me a bunch of time.

  44. Read your info thank you. Here is an idea for you, if in a hurry put a cup of water in the microwave with a sandwich so it will not get soggy. I read this on Pinterest about a slice of pizza. I know I’m always in a hurry I’m glad I remembered. This might help others too. Thank you again for the idea

    1. Exactly what I was thinking. This is a good recipe if you’re making breakfast for a crowd, but this is not efficient for the purpose of freezing for future meals.

  45. I love that you’re making the food instead of getting it from MacDonalds, and I’m sure these are better for you, but I have to point something out. Don’t those 55 ingredients they list include all of the ingredients that go into the english muffin? And the cheese? And the butter, or liquid margarine? (Ew!) I mean, that stuff doesn’t just come off a tree, it all had to be made before you used it, right?:)

    1. Haha. Yea. You are part right for sure. Even if you count all the ingredients in the ingredients I use, you get to about half… it’s around 30ish. So still not great, but not 55! PLus, I think mine taste better. :)

  46. These were good but it took a lot of scrubbing to get the egg residue off my muffin pan and I thought I greased them pretty good.

    1. I just spray mine really good with no stock cooking spray and the eggs slide right out when they are done. What type of pan is it dark metal?

  47. Just curious, could I just make the eggs and freeze them by themselves? Then when i want to eat one of these yummy sandwiches I could just thaw it the night before and heat it up when ready with a biscuit and slice of cheese?
    THANKS!
    p.s. I’m a new cook ;D

  48. We are going to try mixing the yellow in with the white before baking the egg. And this DOES save time versus the fast food version, because we don’t have to load our child up in the car every morning to go drive to get one! :)

  49. Question. If I were to want to add turkey sausage to the sandwich, would I warm up the sausage and then freeze it again with the rest of the sandwich or should I just place the pre-frozen sausage on the sandwich and then place in freezer? :)

    1. I think it depends Talia. If the sausage is pre-cooked I don’t see why you couldn’t just toss it on the sandwich since it is all going to freeze together anyway. If it is uncooked, then you’ll want to cook it first and add it to the sandwich. Good luck!

  50. haven’t tried this yet but sounds like a great idea and i also like to make things from scratch and get the good benefits. thanks for the idea am going to try them

  51. I love this idea but the egg looks too thick for me, I’d scramble them and fill 12 muffin cups with the mix from 6 eggs to make it thinner. Super thin sliced cheeses would work too, I use a wire cheese slicer so I can get my cheese pretty thin. I like sausage on mine too I but onion & green pepper bulk sausage from a local butcher and it is fantastic just brown it and then add to the muffin cup with the egg so it all stays together. The English muffins aren’t the best for you but using good bread would be healthier and I know rolls would fit this stuff perfectly.

  52. In a rush?
    Pop the frozen suckers in the microwave along with a glass of water. Will keep the brea crisp and take no time!
    Works with pizza too.
    You’re welcome!

  53. I make these all the time and grab one from the freezer to microwave at work. For me, that’s definitely time saved because i don’t have to cook anything in the morning and don’t have to wait in line for fast food. I flip it over several times while it microwaves and that also helps solve the soggy english muffin issue.

    I make my eggs in whoopie pie pans so they’re closer to the size of the english muffin. Then I put pre-cooked sausage patty, bacon, turkey bacon, soy sausage, etc on it with a thin slice of cheese. I also break the yolks and crack some pepper onto each egg.

  54. Tried these this morning and they were delicious! I just toasted my muffins in the toaster. My one and four year old loved them as well. Thanks for the recipe! We will be making these again for sure!! :)

  55. As a former McDonalds employee (as of about a month ago), your version actually comes out cheaper. They sell a single sandwich for around $3.49. The only difference is that their version includes a slice of canadian bacon, something that you omitted. I like the idea of making these ahead of time and reheating them while you get ready in the morning!

  56. These are great! I made them this week. I did stick a fork in the yellow part of the egg before putting them into the oven. It helps spread the yolk out and you have more of that yummy “egg” taste on every bite!

  57. I made five eggs in the oven (all I had were 5 leftover biscuits to make these lol) but at 10 minutes they were runny but after 14 they were rubbery. Do you have to make a whole tin full to have them cook up properly?

    1. Hey Heidi, yea… just cooking a partial pan will very much affect cooking. When you do this you should fill the empty tins with water which will even out the heat. ;)

      Good luck!

      1. Well dang lol I will remember for next time! I still used them and hope they will taste ok!

  58. Hi,

    I am baking the eggs right now but I don’t eat gluten so the bread will be omitted. How would I freeze just the eggs?

    Thank you,

    Jennifer

    1. Hey Jennifer,

      I would just slide them out of the baking tins when they are cool, freeze them on a baking sheet so they don’t stick together and then wrap and store them in a freezer bag.

      Good luck!

  59. I haven’t made a large batch to freeze, however, I have made similar versions individually…
    Microwave safe bowl… spray with non-stick cooking spray.. crack an egg in the bowl, swirl a little if you want the “McMuffin” look or scramble, place a frozen sausage pattie, turkey bacon, or ham right on top, cover with paper-towel.. cook 1 min on high – place cheese on top, slide out of bowl on muffin, bagel, toast or alone.. enjoy! Thanks for the info…I will try ;)

  60. Try warming stuff on top of the usual two slice toaster… Works great with halved croissants. We avoid the microwave.

  61. I just made these today for the second time. They are delicious. This time I used muffin top pans so the egg wasn’t so thick and fit the muffin better. I also add a pre cooked sausage pattie. Just put it on the muffin frozen. My husband and I work different shifts so I don’t want to heat the oven up twice in the morning so I just take the muffins out of the freezer the night before and put them in the fridge. In the morning I open up the sandwich (egg on one side, sausage on the other) and put it on a paper towel covered microwave safe plate for 30-40 seconds. We love these. Thanks so much for the idea.

  62. It’s a lot cheaper when you have a couple chickens and can get fresh eggs like I do. I’m sure going to try this. Thank you.

  63. These were great! However, mine take a lot longer than 25 minutes to reheat in the oven…

  64. Farm fresh FREE eggs, buy one get one English muffins and good name brand cheese would definitely be cheaper… but as previously stated, you can’t beat the home made no preservatives even for the extra money!

  65. If you only need one or two breakfast sandwiches using one or two eggs, a much easier way to make each sandwich is to spray a microwavable coffee mug with cooking spray, crack your egg into the mug and microwave it for “40 seconds”. It works great. Then layer your toasted, multigrain English muffin with the ingredients that you like. I use Canadian bacon or lean ham, one slice of cheese and then I slide the egg out of the mug on top of the cheese and top with the top half of muffin. If need be, microwave the whole breakfast sandwich for another 5 to 10 seconds to make it really hot.

    Several mugs with an egg in each can be used for more sandwiches and you can have an assembly line in their preparation.

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  67. Love the muffin tin idea. For a healthier version of this, I would use flatbread and a slice of mozzarella cheese. It is actually similar to sandwich you buy on flatbread in the frozen section of your food store. I wonder if you could freeze the egg and then reheat it in the microwave oven and put it and the cheese on the flatbread. I plan to try it.

  68. I’m so excited to try this! What a fantastic idea to use a muffin tin! Perhaps someone has suggested this already, but have you considered making your own muffins and making them whole wheat. Am trying this recipe soon– http://www.utahdealdiva.com Should help cut the cost significantly, I would think.

  69. These were delicious! I scrambled the eggs with a bit of shredded cheese and bacon bits and put them on grands southern style biscuits. I may try cooking the biscuits next time with some maple syrup in them, to get the taste of a mcgriddle :) the eggs did stick, even though I coated the pan in butter, but the sticking wasn’t bad, just a small bit of the egg actually stuck, and I think it was due to the shredded cheese melting into the pan. Still, they are delicious! Great for a quick breakfast or maybe even something to make for Christmas morning!

  70. What if you preferred Biscuits over Muffins? Especially the Mickey D Chicken Biscuit – which BTW they do not offer any more… Aaaaargh, thus I rarely swing by fast food for breakfast any more.

    And biscuits could heat up nicely in a pizza oven – as well as your McMuffin version.

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  72. It just donned on me, if you didn’t want/have time to preheat the oven in the morning, a toaster oven could help cut down on the time!! I usually fix my breakfast in my office (cold/hot cereal, a lot of these from McD…) so if we had a toaster oven at work I bet all of us would go for these!!!
    I wonder if it would work with biscuits… (boss man won’t eat wheat muffins)

  73. Actually McDonald’s charges $2.79 for one egg mcmuffin. Also, you can leave their food sitting for a month or longer with no mold growing on it. That should tell you something about all the preservatives in their stuff. So you can make it healthier for less money. Good for you AND good for your wallet!!!

  74. i use whole wheat english muffins too. but i cook egg beaters or egg beater egg whites on a flat skillet and use a biscuit cutter to cut all the rounds i need for eggs, and i do the same with smoked ham rounds. as for the cheese, its just a simple square of cheap processed stuff melted over the sides. still very healthy though, and i usually reheat in a microwave. thanks

  75. this is great, another hint that might help others::: I use a Correll cereal bowl, spray it with non stick spray, add egg, cheese, ham, sausage crumbles or bacon bits, etc add salt & pepper to taste. microwave cook per egg-1 minute, while your bread (of choice) is toasting. the egg mixture will slide right out of the Correll dish onto your bread , If you do not whip egg with fork, poke the yellow with a fork before cooking and i cover mine with a microwave cover. ENJOY :-)

  76. You could fry an egg, pop a muffin in the toaster and grate some cheese for a fresh one in less time than it takes to reheat a frozen one in the oven. This seems like a waste of time.

    1. Heya, I think the reason some people prefer this method is that you don’t have to dirty any dishes and you can also reheat the frozen muffin while doing other stuff. Pop it in the oven, do some morning chores and then breakfast is ready with minimal work.

  77. I saw on another site that if you put a glass of water in the microwave while rehearing a slice of Pizza, the crust will not get soggy.

  78. If you are worried about nutrition, DON’T microwave! Put it in the toaster oven while you do other things to get ready in the morning. Microwaves destroy any nutrition in your food.

  79. Thank you for including the oven directions. I don’t have or want a microwave so I was very glad to see the alternative. Just a note, toaster oven! Also this is going to be great since I have Chickens and I’m getting a nice supply of eggs.

  80. What if there’s no microwave or oven available? Can you just thaw them out the night before? what do you think it would be like? I have diver sons who dash out at 5:30 in the morning and need to eat something a little later in between dives. Please reply. Thanks

  81. I know for Pizza you can put in a small glass of water (I maybe put half a cup or so in a short glass) in the microwave when you reheat it and it keeps the crust from being this chewy mess. This may also help with your sandwich reheat. It takes a little bit longer to reheat. Maybe 1 minute instead of 30 seconds for pizza but it’s worth it for less chewy crust.

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