Friday, December 5, 2008

Homemade Egg McMuffin

This has become my newest breakfast obsession. It’s my homemade egg mcmuffin. I read all the “Eat This, Not That” type of articles on what’s the better option at fast food restaurants, and was surprised to learn the McD’s Egg McMuffin isn’t that bad of an option. The more I thought about it the more I realized that it is a pretty well rounded breakfast. You’ve got your lean protein (2x actually), your dairy, and your carb. Don’t worry, learning this breakfast meal this was healthy, did NOT make me want to run out to the nearest McDonald’s. (Can I take this time to mention that I have been living within 2.5 blocks from a McDonald’s for over a YEAR, and have only went there or ate food from there ONCE. When they had their ice cream cones for like $.59 or $.99 or something.)

Obviously, I can make this much cheaper & healthier than getting it from the golden arches. I usually use a whole wheat english muffin, but, times are tight, and the whole wheat ones were like a dollar more, so I settled for white ones. It really doesn’t take much more time than it does to fix a bowl of cereal, and there is minimal cleanup as well. I definitely recommend this breakfast. It keeps you full until lunch!


Homemade Egg McMuffin

inspired by McDONALD'S


1 whole wheat english muffin
1 egg
1/2 slice of cheese (colby, cheddar, pepperjack, whatever you've got on hand)
1 slice turkey bacon


Cook bacon in toaster oven at 375 degrees for 3-4 minutes until done at desired crispness (or you can cook it in the microwave or a skillet, or regular oven). Meanwhile pan-fry egg in skillet on medium-high heat. I always break the egg yolk as soon as I put it in the pan. Toast english muffin in toaster.

When muffin is done toasting layer the cooked egg, a 1/2 slice of cheese (a 1/2 slice is always plenty for me), and the slice of bacon (cut in half), on the muffin. Add the top of the muffin. Heat in microwave 12-15 seconds on high (this step isn't absolutely necessary, it just helps to melt the cheese & soften the muffin.)

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