Craving a Quick and Yummy Breakfast? Make This 5-Minute Egg McMuffin at Home!

Missing your favorite breakfast sandwich but want a healthier and fresher option? Look no further! This recipe lets you whip up a delicious egg McMuffin in just 5 minutes, right in your own kitchen.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Super quick and easy: Perfect for busy mornings when you’re short on time.
  • Healthy and fresh: Made with real ingredients you can pronounce, unlike the fast-food version.
  • Customizable: Add your favorite toppings to make it your own!

Ready to get cooking? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ingredients:

    • English muffin (whole wheat or regular)
    • Large egg
    • Canadian bacon slice (or substitute with ham, turkey, etc.)
    • American cheese slice (or cheddar, mozzarella, etc.)
    • Cooking spray (optional)
    • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Let’s Make it Happen:

  1. Toast your English muffin.
  2. While it’s toasting, heat a pan and cook your Canadian bacon for 45 seconds per side.
  3. In a ramekin (small oven-safe dish), whisk your egg with a dash of salt and pepper (optional). Microwave on high for 40-50 seconds, checking for doneness.
  4. Top the cooked egg with cheese to melt it slightly.
  5. Assemble your sandwich: Place Canadian bacon on the toasted English muffin, then carefully flip the ramekin over the muffin to release the egg on top of the cheese. Add the other half of the muffin and enjoy!

Bonus Tips:

  • Want to add some veggies? Throw in some spinach with the egg before microwaving.
  • Feeling adventurous? Experiment with different cheese or meat options!
  • Make ahead and store in the fridge for up to 2 days, or freeze for longer.

With this recipe, you can ditch the drive-thru and enjoy a delicious and satisfying breakfast sandwich made with love at home. Now that’s a win-win!

Homemade Egg McMuffin in 5 Minutes

Create your very own Egg McMuffin at home with this simple recipe! Perfect for those busy mornings, this delicious and healthy breakfast option is ready in under 5 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 288 kcal


  • 1 English muffin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 slice of Canadian bacon
  • 1 slice of American cheese or substitute with cheddar


  • Begin by toasting the English muffin to your desired crispness.
  • Warm the Canadian bacon in a small pan over high heat until it achieves browned marks, approximately 45 seconds per side. No need to add anything to the pan.
  • Spray a ramekin with cooking spray, crack the egg into it, and season with salt and pepper. Whisk the egg with a fork, then microwave on high for 40-50 seconds. Check at 40 seconds for doneness, adding more time in 5-second increments if necessary. (45 seconds is often just right.)
  • Once cooked, top the egg with cheese to let it melt.
  • Assemble your sandwich by placing the Canadian bacon on the bottom half of the English muffin, followed by the cheese-topped egg. Cap it with the top half of the muffin, and your Egg McMuffin is ready to enjoy!


Notes and Variations:
  • For a veggie twist, add spinach to the egg before microwaving.
  • Substitute the Canadian bacon with ham, turkey, chicken, or bacon. For a vegetarian option, omit the meat.
  • Experiment with different cheeses such as mozzarella, Monterey Jack, goat cheese, or feta.
  • Garnish the cooked egg with chopped tomatoes and basil, and use mozzarella for a Caprese-style McMuffin.
  • Make-Ahead: Cool the sandwich, then wrap in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat.
  • Freezer Friendly: Cool the assembled sandwich, wrap in foil, and place in a freezer-safe bag. Label, date, and freeze for up to 4-5 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
Nutritional Information: (Per Serving)
  • Calories: 288
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 211mg
  • Sodium: 734mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 18g
Enjoy a satisfying and healthy start to your day with this easy homemade Egg McMuffin recipe!

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