While browsing Pinterest I came across a recipe for a homemade, make-ahead healthier version of the McDonalds Egg McMuffin that Monica at The Yummy Life created. It was on the top of my list of Pinterest recipes to make and since it's summer break I had time to make them one morning. I like this recipe because I know exactly what I am eating - sometimes looks can be deceiving when it comes to fast food....but sometimes the convenience is just so easy! I am sharing my version of the Egg McMuffin, which has a few differences from The Yummy Life, mainly due to grocery store options :)
Sliced American Cheese
Spray a muffin tin or ramekins with cooking spray and add an egg to each. Add pepper to your liking.
The most ideal way to bake the eggs are in jumbo muffin tins or ramekins so the egg will be the same size of the muffin, but I used what I had. The regular muffin tin, which I used, doesn't allow the egg to be very flat so the sandwich was a little chunkier.
Bake the eggs at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until they are set.
While the eggs are baking, prepare the English Muffins.
You will need Canadian Bacon and sliced cheese of your liking. I used American cheese, but any sliced cheese would work.
Slice the English Muffins in half. I used my Pampered Chef bread knife that I love! But any knife will work :) (Do you need this knife? I can get you one!)
Add the cheese slices and Canadian bacon. I preferred mine to be toasted so I popped it in the toaster oven for a few minutes. If you don't have a toaster oven, you can put your muffins into a regular toaster to toast them before adding cheese and bacon or leave them untoasted.
Add the baked eggs when they are ready and for extra flavor you can spread a little jelly on to make them extra yummy.
Wasn't that super easy?? I made six so we could eat on them the next few days for breakfast and they were gone two days later. These are great because you can make them ahead of time, freeze them, and pop them in the microwave as you are getting ready to leave for work!
Thanks to The Yummy Life for this great recipe!
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