Homemade English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

These homemade English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches are a breeze to make and can be frozen for a quick portable breakfast! How-to video included.

What’s better than having a stash of these homemade Egg McMuffins in your freezer? Avoiding the drive-through. With these English muffin breakfast sandwiches you’ll have breakfast on demand.

super easy to make breakfast idea: freezer friendly egg mcmuffins

I know that the idea of these breakfast sandwiches isn’t anything new. I’ve been making them for years and there are many posts out there on how to make them. However, you constantly email me asking what kinds of breakfasts foods can you have ready in your freezer that would feed growing kids. So I figured I’d share one of the many things that I make ahead and fill my freezer with.

eggs being prepared for breakfast sandwiches

These breakfast sandwiches are super easy to make -I mean, they are eggs, cheese, and ham inside an English muffin- and freeze really well. My husband and daughter are the only two in my house that eat these; but none the less, they need breakfast too! My husband likes that he can take these to work and give them a quick warm-up in the microwave at the office. My daughter typically eats these in the car when we don’t have time to eat at home on the way to school.

What I love is that you can use sprouted English muffins, whole-wheat english muffins, even gluten-free English muffins. My husband prefers smoked Gouda while my daughter likes mild cheddar cheese. Of course, you can use ham, bacon, or even breakfast sausage. The idea here is to upgrade your breakfast sandwich with better ingredients.

English Breakfast Ham Egg and Cheese Sandwiches - easy to customize and freeze!

The story behind these guys is quite funny actually. Years ago, when I was pregnant with my first child, I craved these egg, ham, and cheese breakfast sandwiches. Not being a fan of the big yellow arches I just didn’t eat them. By the fourth month, I practically cried on the way to my pregnancy appointment for one of these (I blame the hormones).

My husband, being the awesome first-time dad that he was, drove me through the yellow arches and ordered one of these. I still remember the feeling of satisfaction only a pregnant woman can get when her body craves something. After that, I bought one of those sandwiches once a month until I delivered my baby girl. And that was the last time I bought one of those Egg McMuffins.

homemade Egg McMuffin - English muffin breakfast sandwich you can make at home and freeze. 1 minute in the microwave and it's ready to go!

For years I made them at home -and still do- because you simply can’t beat the convenience of having a few (or many) in the freezer. I should also mention that they are very friendly on the budget, so if you have growing teenagers who can eat an entire box of cereal in one or two sittings; this might be a great recipe to try.

You can see how easy they are to make in the video below. I like to bake the eggs in the oven when I’m cooking other things; but of course, you can also cook the eggs in a pan on the stovetop. You get the idea.

And, in case you are wondering how exactly does one take this “to-go”; just wrap it in a paper towel and place it inside a lunchbox. The lunchbox acts as a carrying tray. This sandwich is easily consumed in our 13 minute drive to school in the morning along with a clementine or some berries.

egg mcmuffin placed in a lunchbox for a portable breakfast in the car - no need to buy one at the drive through

The recipe below yields 6 breakfast sandwiches; but, why not double or triple the batch? Cook once, eat lots of times – that’s my motto.

Homemade Egg McMuffins – English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

homemade Egg McMuffin - English muffin breakfast sandwich you can make at home and freeze. 1 minute in the microwave and it's ready to go!
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 6 breakfast sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 6 English muffins, sliced in half
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices deli ham
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 5 ramekins, or a jumbo muffin tin and place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Crack one egg into each ramekin.
  4. Pierce egg yolk with a fork and very slightly beat.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  6. Bake eggs for 12-15 minutes or until set.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  8. Run a knife around the edge of ramekin (or muffin tin) to remove eggs.
  9. To assemble breakfast sandwich, layer one half of each English muffin with one slice of cheese, one slice of ham and a cooked egg.
  10. Top with other half of English muffin.
  11. Wrap sandwich in plastic wrap and place in the freezer.
  12. To reheat, place in microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through.

 

February 16, 2015

Leave a Reply 15 comments

Tash - February 17, 2015 Reply

Would I be able to make these with Egg Beaters or egg whites? Also, how long do these breakfast sandwiches last in the freezer?

    Laura Fuentes - February 19, 2015 Reply

    Yes, you can make these with egg beaters. I would say no longer than a month in the freezer since you are just freezing in regular plastic wrap.

Jan - February 19, 2015 Reply

This was a great idea, but did not work that well for me. If frozen ,the breakfast sandwich does not reheat evenly. I microwaved it for 1 minute on either side. Then realized that the egg in the middle was still frozen. I ended up taking the sandwich apart to heat the egg more, because I didn’t want to overheat the english muffin. Also the moisture from the ham made the sandwich soggy.

I like your mini quiches much better to reheat from frozen. Then wrap them in a tortilla with shredded cheese.

    Laura Fuentes - February 19, 2015 Reply

    I’m sorry these didn’t heat up for you well. They thaw out for us but all microwave settings are different too.

    Darlene - February 1, 2018 Reply

    Maybe try putting the sandwhich you want to eat in the fridge the night before. That way it will thaw and easily be microwaved the next day

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rita kriss - December 5, 2015 Reply

I just made these the only problem is the eggs are much smaller then the English muffin and I use a large cup cake tin.

    Laura Fuentes - December 6, 2015 Reply

    That is not a problem, it still fits inside the sandwich. 🙂

SM ROn - May 24, 2017 Reply

Use a coffee cup

Thaddeus - October 8, 2017 Reply

Hi Laura. That lunch tin looks like it can be used for many prepped meals. Can you tell me which brand it is or where you got it? Thanks. Love the premade mcmuffin.

    Laura Fuentes - October 11, 2017 Reply

    Hi Thaddeus, unfortunately, that lunch tin is no longer available. It was a sample I received years ago for my cookbook.

Tara - October 10, 2017 Reply

Do you toast the English Muffins first or leave them “raw”?

    Laura Fuentes - October 11, 2017 Reply

    I leave them raw, but you can absolutely toast them. they toast when I heat them up in the toaster oven.

Stephanie - February 22, 2018 Reply

Hello! I just discovered your recipe in an endeavor to break myself of wasting money (and empty calories) at the golden arches. I was wondering, have you ever experimented with adding some veggies to the eggs before you cook them and if so, does that change the cooking time? (I’m considering onions, bell pepper chunks, spinach leaves, etc).

    Laura Fuentes - February 22, 2018 Reply

    You can absolutely add veggies to the eggs. Instead of cooking them whole, just make them into scrambles. Enjoy!

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