Let’s face it, it’s not always easy getting to McDonald’s during breakfast hours. With this homemade Egg McMuffin recipe, you can whip up this OG breakfast sandwich in the comfort of your own home!
What’s in a Mcdonald’s Egg McMuffin?
The egg McMuffin is an iconic breakfast sandwich on the McDonald’s menu, and for good reason! Who can say no to gooey cheese, fried eggs, and juicy, Canadian bacon encased in a buttery English muffin? Not me!
- English Muffins: The classic bread choice for a McMuffin.
- Unsalted Butter: Helps cook the Canadian bacon without burning it.
- Canadian Bacon: Thick, juicy, and perfectly round!
- Eggs: The real meat of an egg McMuffin. Choose large eggs.
- Salt + Pepper: Enhance the flavor of the eggs.
- Water: Helps the eggs steam to fluffy perfection.
- American Cheese: A classic gooey, melty cheese that pairs perfectly with eggs.
Pro Tip: If you’re not sure whether your eggs have expired, do the float test. Drop an egg into a full glass of water. If it sinks, it is safe to eat. If it floats, it has gone bad.
Variations on a Homemade Egg McMuffin
The best part about these egg McMuffins is that you can customize them however you want. Try a bagel, roll, or croissant instead of an English muffin. Try breakfast sausage, turkey sausage, deli turkey or ham, bacon, or turkey bacon instead of Canadian bacon.
For cheese, try mozzarella, Monterey Jack, cheddar, or pepper Jack cheese instead of American. And feel free to add chopped tomatoes, spinach, basil, or steamed veggies. Add the veggies to the jar lid with the egg before you cook it.
These egg sandwiches are high in protein, calcium, vitamin A, and iron. However, they are also high in saturated fats, sodium, and cholesterol. Enjoy egg McMuffins in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
So that the eggs fit nicely into the muffins, you need to cook them in a mason jar lid or metal ring mold. As the eggs cook, they remain perfectly round.
English muffins are used at McDonald’s, so I wanted to stick closely to their classic recipe. You could make these with bagels or even a toasted roll if you prefer.
For that authentic taste, use American sliced cheese. You can of course use other cheese slices like cheddar, Jack, or mozzarella if you prefer.
How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover egg McMuffins tightly wrapped in foil or parchment paper in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently in the microwave.
How to Freeze
Freeze egg McMuffins wrapped 2 layers of plastic wrap and 1 layer of aluminum foil for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen in the microwave.
Serve these tasty egg sandwiches with a side of fruit, hashbrowns, yogurt, or a fresh green salad.
Egg McMuffin Recipe
- 6 English muffins
- ¼ cup unsalted butter (½ stick) divided, plus more for muffins
- 6 slices Canadian bacon
- 6 large eggs
- Kosher salt to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- ½ cup water divided
- 6 slices American cheese
- Toast the English muffins in the oven or a toaster. Spread each with butter if desired.6 English muffins
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet set over medium heat. Sear the slices of Canadian bacon slices for about 1-2 minutes on each side; set aside.¼ cup unsalted butter, 6 slices Canadian bacon
- In the center of a separate skillet set over medium heat, place 3 mason jar lid or metal/silicone ring molds. Melt ½ tablespoon of butter in each cavity. While holding the rings securely against the skillet, crack 1 egg into them and gently break the yolks with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste.6 large eggs, Kosher salt, Ground black pepper
- Pour ¼ cup of water into the pan around the ring, cover the pan, and cook for about 1 minute until the eggs are cooked through. Carefully remove the eggs from the rings and set them aside on a plate. Empty the water from the skillet, wipe it dry, then repeat the process with the remaining 3 eggs.½ cup water
- Place a slice of cheese on the bottom half of each English muffin. Top each with an egg round, then a slice of Canadian bacon, followed by the other half of the muffin.6 slices American cheese
- Try a bagel, roll, or croissant instead of an English muffin.
- Try breakfast sausage, turkey sausage, deli turkey or ham, bacon, or turkey bacon instead of Canadian bacon.
- Try mozzarella, Monterey Jack, cheddar, or pepper Jack cheese instead of American.
- Add chopped tomatoes, spinach, basil, or steamed veggies. Add the veggies to the jar lid with the egg before you cook it.
- You can leave the egg whole or scramble it.
- Use Canadian bacon that is circular in shape. It’s already cooked, so just needs to be crisped up a little.
- It’s easy to adapt these egg McMuffins to suit your tastes; add more cheese, skip the bacon it’s up to you!