No fancy egg mcmuffin maker required for this Egg McMuffin Recipe. Make a batch of homemade freezer breakfast sandwiches and you’ll rock breakfast time!
Friends, I have a sad, sad story to tell. Are you ready for this?
The nearest McDonalds is a 25 minute drive for us.
Yep, 17.6 looooong country miles to the nearest arches. It’s great for dieting, especially when a craving strikes, because large SUV + mileage = immediate intervention.
But when you just want someone else to cook your breakfast, you’re really on your own here in the country. The nearest neighbor lives a quarter of a mile away and I’m not sure how they’d feel if I crashed their breakfast.
But not to worry, friends. I have a solution! You knew that was coming, right???
I make our own breakfast sandwiches. And the best part??? I don’t have to wake up to cook! It’s like winning at mom life PLUS getting extra sleep.
How can you NOT love that???
First of all, you’ve gotta check out my oven baked eggs recipe. These are a game changer. Make them. Just do it, a few times a month. Saves you time, saves you money!
If you didn’t check out my oven baked eggs, it’s okay. I’m not the egg police. My instructions below have the directions for the eggs. Just roll with them or double back to read my post. Your choice. But I use a whoopie pie pan, just so you know.
Then, you make my egg mcmuffin recipe, which couldn’t be any easier.
Decide what you’d like on your breakfast sandwich. Ham? Sausage? Bacon? What’s your pleasure?
Then, pick your cheese. Note: you can’t do that at McDonalds. Just saying. So what’ll you have? American, Cheddar, Swiss, Colby jack, pepper jack – get as basic or fancy as you want.
Toast your English muffins in your toaster. By the way, our toaster is so old they don’t even make it anymore. If it died, I would totally buy this retro toaster, but our current one will. not. die….
Back to the muffins. If you’re feeling healthy, grab the whole wheat ones at the store. It will balance out the bacon, you know?
It’s that easy! From here, you can either serve them, you can put them in a container and refrigerate the sandwiches, or you can wrap them in waxed paper once cooled and freeze them for later.
If you want to get all fancy pants these waxed paper deli sheets are pretty darn cute, too!
To reheat from the fridge: microwave for about 30 seconds, depending on the power of your microwave.
I tell my kids 30 seconds for almost everything. Why do they even ask anymore?
Now, if you’re making these breakfast sandwiches from frozen, listen up.
See what I did there??? I hope you’re paying attention.
Take the egg part out and microwave that first, then put the sandwich back together and heat just until the cheese starts to melt. If you have a “reheat” button on your microwave, all the better.
Just don’t throw the whole thing in and nuke it for three minutes because the muffin will come out like shoe leather, and we don’t want that.
So there you go! Make ahead breakfast sandwiches, aka my Egg McMuffin recipe, without the drive. It will save you from hitting the drive thru in your pajamas on Saturday morning and that’s pretty priceless.
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Egg McMuffin Sandwich Recipe
FOR COOKED EGGS
- 6 eggs
- nonstick cooking spray
- salt & pepper
- 6 English muffins
- 6 slices cheddar or cheese of choice
- cooked bacon, sausage patty or deli style ham
TO COOK EGGS
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a whoopie pie pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Break eggs, one at a time, into a bowl and transfer to pan slots.
- Pierce each yolk with a knife to allow yolk to spread. Then season with salt and pepper. Use a butter knife or rubber spatula to run around each egg.
TO ASSEMBLE SANDWICHES
- Toast English Muffins. Add slice of cheese, meat of choice and egg circle.