Thursday, January 27, 2011

Homemade Egg (Mc)Muffin

I'm always looking for ways to make our morning routine go smoother, and breakfast seems to be the thing we never have time for. it is!

I LOVE McDonald's Egg McMuffins, but I also know that they aren't the healthiest thing we could be eating for breakfast (or the cheapest). So what to do when you want something quick and easy and inexpensive for breakfast? You make them at home! It's so cook the egg right in the microwave!

I first tried this recipe out on a Sunday morning. Rick called me at work the next day (on my cell) three times until I finally called him back. I asked him what was wrong. He said "How did you make that egg in the microwave?" Yup, that's why he called THREE times in FIVE minutes. I gave him the instructions, and could hear my boss laughing in the background. I told Rick my boss thought it was funny, so ten minutes later I got a text from him saying "I'm texting so your boss can't hear...but that was so cool!"

Try it for yourself.

Breakfast Sandwich
One whole wheat english muffin, toasted
One slice of cheese
One egg

Spray a coffee mug with cooking spray. Crack the egg in a coffee mug and scramble with a fork. Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for about 40 seconds. Place the cheese slice on one side of the english muffin, top with the egg, and the other muffin half and enjoy! You could also add Canadian bacon, a sausage patty, or bacon...although those don't exactly make it "healthier."


  1. Kristin, We love egg mcmuffins, we do make them at home..I always scrabble a egg in the pan and of course it all falls out....your tip on using a coffee cup to cook it in is perfect! Thanks!

  2. Who knew?!!? An egg in the microwave! Well, I'll be trying this one tomorrow....I love eggs!

  3. Yummy! Sounds like a good pre-basketball and cheerleading breakfast for Saturday morning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I'm so going to do this tomorrow morning. Thanks soooo much for sharing!

  5. that looks soooo yummy!! We will def be tryin it!! love your blog!!;)

  6. I might have to go by the grocery store tonight so I can make these tomorrow morning. YUM!!

    I love that we are twins separated at birth (just off by a few years). It's almost scary how much we have in common!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!


  7. This is one of our favorite breakfasts too, but I have never thought to cook the egg that way! I am a new follower and would love you to follow me back at Thanks!!

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  8. That is so cool!!! I'll try it...just as soon as the smell doesn't make me gag. :)

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  10. I've been heating up egg and cheese VitaSandwiches in the microwave for a couple weeks now, only 150 calories. This microwave egg looks really good too, can't wait to try!

  11. I have to make these for my family...they will LOVE it! (who am I kidding..ILL love it!) Thank you for sharing this!

  12. I've done the egg cup (thanks to hungry girl) with egg white or egg beater, but it seriously stinks up the kitchen.. i'll have to try with a real egg!

  13. I love the idea of cooking the egg in the cup. Can't wait to try it for myself. :-)

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