Homemade Egg McMuffin (Breakfast Sandwich)
Easy make ahead Homemade Egg McMuffin Sandwich that are freezer friendly and ready when you are. This easy Egg McMuffin copycat is so simple to whip up and freeze, you’ll never make a drive-thru run again.
Homemade Egg McMuffin
So…..I love McDonald’s. I do. I know it’s bad but I love everything about it. Feel free to give me the lowdown on how bad their food is for me but I love the Quarter Pounder with Cheese…the Filet o’ Fish, the fries, the apple pies, the milkshakes, the fries, the Double Cheeseburgers, the fries. You get the picture. I, especially, love their breakfast sandwiches. All of them. Every.Single.One.
My favorite is the Egg McMuffin because it’s relatively healthy as far as fast food goes but you can make it even better at home! And it’s so easy to do.
What I love most about these Homemade Egg McMuffins is that they’re the best egg breakfast sandwich to make and freeze for busy mornings on the go. You can make a big batch of egg and cheese sandwiches just the way you like them…with bacon, without bacon or even with a sausage patty.
Freeze them in individual freezer bags and make the entire family happy every day of the week. Doesn’t that sound dreamy?
How To Make Them
These easy Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches are exactly what you get in an Egg McMuffin….perfectly round egg, cheddar cheese, Canadian bacon piled high on an English Muffin.
Cook the eggs in a jumbo muffin tin or use a round ramekin if you have them.
Spray the inside with cooking spray and give the eggs a little whisk to break up the yolk a bit.
Allow the eggs to cool and remove them from the muffin tin or ramekin.
Assemble the sandwich on an english muffin and wrap individually with plastic wrap.
Place your individually wrapped sandwiches in a zip-top freezer bag and write the cooking instructions on the outside of the bag.
Transfer to the freezer and wait for breakfast.
How To Reheat Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
When you’re ready to eat your egg McMuffin, unwrap the sandwich from the plastic wrap and wrap in a paper towel.
Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds on a microwave safe plate.
Flip the sandwich and heat for another 30 seconds or until warmed through.
If you prefer to toast your breakfast sandwich, you can wrap in foil and heat in a toaster oven at 325˚ until warmed through.
These homemade Egg McMuffins are a lifesaver now, I pop one in the microwave while I’m getting my son ready for school and it’s ready when we leave. A great grab and go breakfast that’s healthy and satisfying.
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Get the Recipe: Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
- 6 large eggs
- kosher salt
- fresh ground pepper
- 6 english muffins, split in half
- 6 slices canadian bacon
- 6 slices cheddar cheese
- 1 muffin pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Coat a jumbo muffin tin with cooking spray and crack one egg in each well. Lightly whisk each egg with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the muffin tin to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the egg is firm. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Assemble the sandwich by layering the bottom half of the english muffin with a slice of canadian bacon, one egg round, a slice of cheese and top with the other half of the english muffin. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and set aside. Repeat with the remaining muffins, bacon, egg and cheese.
- Once all the sandwiches are assembled and wrapped, place them in a zip-top freezer bag and press out all the air before sealing. Write the heating instructions on the outside of the bag. (1-2 minutes on high in the microwave.) Transfer to the freezer.
- When ready to cook, remove one sandwich from the freezer bag and open one end of the plastic wrap. (So the sandwich doesn’t steam and become soggy.) Heat the sandwich in the microwave for 1-2 minutes (start with 1 minute and then heat at 30 second increments until heated through). Remove from the plastic wrap immediately and serve.
120 Comments on “Homemade Egg McMuffin (Breakfast Sandwich)”
These are perfect for my husband–he loves egg mcmuffins and needs quick, easy things to grab and go on his way to work.
I make them every single week!
Do you toast your English muffins first?
I do not but lots of other readers have with great success!
I love having breakfast sandwiches stashed in the freezer. I need to whip these up.
i love having make ahead breakfasts frozen for busy mornings! these sound great. 🙂 and btw- i love mcdonald’s too. i’ve tried to hide it, but it’s true, ha! we went for breakfast on new year’s eve!
I love McDonald’s as well and had a quarter pounder with cheese yesterday! Their breakfast is so good and I love your version of the McMuffin. Yum!
what a fantastic idea! my kids love egg sandwiches for breakast
What a great idea! Perfect for last minute breakfasts!
They’re so handy to have in a rush!
Anyone who says they don’t love McDonald’s is a liar. Deep down inside, you can’t NOT love it. Doesn’t mean you have to like it or even eat it often, but everyone freakin’ loves McDonalds! haha And I LOVE these copycat McMuffins!
I love that you cooked the eggs in a muffin tin, such a great idea! My kids have actually never had an egg mcmuffin but I think they’d love to try one!
Thanks, Sara! It’s my favorite sandwich but I don’t always have time to whip one up in the morning.
I love making sandwiches like this, but I never thought of making them ahead and freezing them. What a great idea!
Such a huge timesaver!
These look so amazing! Breakfast sandwiches like this are my weakness! I don’t have a microwave, but they would probably be good reheated in the ove, don’t you think?
Definitely! I would wrap them in foil before heating in the oven. Thanks so much for visiting!
How long would they take to heat in the oven? And at what temperature? Thanks!!
I haven’t tried the oven yet but I would bake them wrapped in foil at 325 for 10-15 minutes. Check for doneness and then heat in 3 minute increments until heated through.
I seriously need to do this!! I hate it when we have a busy morning, are starving, and have nothing fast to eat! Definitely adding this to my list.
How do you get the enlish muffin from getting all soggy when you microwave the sanwich
Hi Carol! Sometimes if you open one end of the plastic wrap it will keep it from getting soggy…however, I have found that removing the plastic wrap entirely and re-wrapping in a paper towel will guarantee a non-soggy muffin. Please let me know if you’re still having issues and I’ll try to help you figure out a solution. Thank you so much!
Are you concerned about re-heating plastic? There are some nasty chemicals in plastic wrap and I’d hate to think that it’s seeping into the sandwich.
I’m not but you can always unwrap it and heat it in a paper towel.
We reheat ours in a toaster oven at 350F for about 5-7 min when kept in the fridge. Prob 20-25 min if frozen. We also toast our buns first.
Thanks for the tips!
Glad makes a plastic wrap that microwave safe and BPA-free.
Thanks for the tip!
How long do they keep in the freezer?
About a month.
Try wrapping them in a paper towel instead of the plastic wrap. It absorbs the moisture!
We do that sometimes.
Do you toast the english muffin before assembling?
I don’t, you can if you prefer but it may become a bit more chewy after you microwave it.
How long are they good for in the freezer? 1 week? I’m making them for some new parents and want to ensure I write all the info I can on them.
They’re good for up to 3 weeks, be sure to have them open the ends of the wrap before reheating or remove the plastic and wrap in a paper towel.
I tried this, but my egg ended up tough with a really odd texture. Have you experienced this, or know a solution to this problem? I desperately want it to work, especially because of the convenience factor!
How long did you have them in the freezer? I had one that I tried the other day which was a little older than I recommend and the egg did get a little weird. Also, be sure to not overcook the egg, the yolk should be firm but not overly dry.
Do you use press and seal or a basic saran wrap?
For this recipe, I used press and seal. If you use basic saran wrap, I’d double up with foil before freezing. And, of course, remove the foil before you microwave your sandwich.
How long can you freeze them for?
I’ve frozen them for up to 3 weeks without issues….beyond that they do tend to get a little weird.
HI – do you toast the English muffin before freezing it?
I don’t toast mine before freezing, they seem to toughen up when you heat them in the microwave if you toast them first.
My sandwiches always are soggy! I even wrapped it in new Saran Wrap leaving a side open to let steam out and I’ve tried wrapping it in a paper towel and they muffin is wet and soggy. Any tips?
I’m so sorry, Jennifer! I have found the paper towel method to work….if it doesn’t, I would try heating it in the paper towel for half the time and then flipping them over to continue cooking for the remaining time. I haven’t had issues when wrapping in a paper towel so I’m not able to duplicate the problem to trouble shoot. Let me know if that works. Otherwise, I would reheat on the paper towel without wrapping them at all.
Wax paper works really well too. That’s what I use. Great for rehearing and doesn’t stick.
My husband loves these, but I have tried it all ways advised from above and they are still soggy. So I started just freezing everything but the English muffin. Then just heat the egg,meat and cheese in the microwave and then toast the muffin or bread in the toaster.
That’s a great suggestion! Thank you for sharing and I’m sorry they did not meet your expectations.
Love this post. However, have you ever tried it with a bagel? Did it work?
I’ve never tried with a bagel but that’s a good idea. The bagel may get chewy in the microwave though.
I want to make these for a 4 day vacation. I want to skip the freezing part since its such a short trip, how long will they keep in the fridge?
I would only keep them in the fridge for about 24-48 hours. Otherwise, just freeze them and use when you’re ready. The cheese may get funky if you keep them in the refrigerator too long.
What is a jumbo muffin pan? Is it just a muffin pan that makes regular size muffins rather than mini muffins?
Hi Erica! Actually, it’s one size larger than the regular muffin tin….the pan will only have 6 wells and they’ll be the size of a muffin you would get in a bakery. They’re fairly easy to find.
I made these on the weekend. Husband insisted to defrost them first. EPIC FAIL. He doesn’t think he can cook them from frozen. What’s the best way to reheat these? They are in individual freezer bags.
Hmmmm, yeah, I don’t think they would reheat well if you defrosted them first…especially if you cooked them according to the directions.
2nd time making them, loved them thbfirst go round! I added spinach and turkey sausage to mine
Such a great idea!
Can you use sandwich bags, instead of plastic wrap?
I know it’s a silly question, I don’t have plastic wrap just sandwich bags.
The sandwich bags may melt in the microwave. I don’t know, I really haven’t tried it yet.
I made these last night some with engliah muffin and some with biscuit and froze them. My husband got up this morning wrapped two of the biscuit ones in a paper towel and microwaved for a minute to start and the egg was still frozen and edges of cheese and stuff was burning. Put it in for 30 more seconds.. Still frozen egg.. Another 30 seconds and cheese was practically gone, ham had made buscuit soggy and egg was tough. Any suggestions? He thought maybe putting them in the fridge to thaw night before but I read in another comment not to do that.
They will get gummy if you thaw them overnight. Make sure your microwave is at full power when heating it and not at a lower temp.
Do you toast your English muffins before assembling the sandwiches?
I don’t but some readers have commented that they do and it works well for them.
These look amazing!
i love the muffin tin idea! i usually use a few cookie cutters, sprayed on the inside. this is so much more practical!!
My husband got bagels instead of English muffins and it works great too. I use wax paper add all to freeze and then hit the micro in the am perfect..
That’s a great idea with the wax paper. I’m going to try using bagels!
I don’t have a jumbo muffin tin, so I’m going to try cookie cutters. I want to make them for my brother’s lunch, so he’ll have a warm breakfast.
You could also use a regular muffin tin but your eggs will need to bake a bit longer and won’t fit the muffin exactly. If you’re going to put the egg in the cookie cutter on a baking sheet I would heat the baking sheet and cookie cutters before adding the eggs so they don’t run out the bottom. If you already found a better way to do it….please share! 🙂
Looking for comments pertaining to cooking bacon…I don’t cook bacon before the sandwich goes in microwave frozen??
Canadian Bacon doesn’t need to be cooked in a pan before the sandwich is assembled. Essentially, it’s already cooked and will be cooked when the sandwich is heated in the microwave. If you prefer, you can cook the bacon in a skillet for 1-2 minutes.
I made these last weekend and my son heated one up today. Smelled very good but he said the egg was still frozen when in fact it was not, just super hard from over cooking. I am going to try using my pampered chef egg cooker next time.
Thanks awesome and mouth watering idea. I will be sure to try it. Thanks for sharing!
Just made these tonight for dinner. I used spam instead of Canadian bacon, Delicious! I don’t know if I’ll ever have time to make enough to freeze (family of 6), but it made a great dinner on the fly.
I never would have thought to use Spam….I had a bad Spam experience when I was younger so I’m not sure about it. But I’m glad your family loved it!
We love this recipe! I made a double batch, and my family(especially my teenage son) enjoyed the ease of heating up such a delicious breakfast on busy mornings. They’re also handy to have for a quick dinner when rushing out the door to hockey! I also lightly toasted the English muffins, and used Black Forest ham slices, as that’s what I had on hand. Next time I make them, I’m going to make more, and enlist the help of my kids, so the assembly process goes a lot faster . Thank you!
I love the addition of Black Forest ham! I’m going to try that next time. I’m so happy you love them as much as we do! Thank you so much for your comment….and have a great day!
I love these. I tend to get bored easily so I make them different every time. I use bagel thins so I make the eggs in a whoopee pan. I also hate loosing cheese when reheating, so I found cutting the cheese up and putting it in the egg before baking keeps it in the sandwich. If frozen, 90 seconds on high in a papertowel. Works perfect!
Thanks for the great idea!
Love the bagels thin idea! And putting the cheese in the egg is also brilliant! Thanks for sharing your tips!!!
We made this on Saturday morning and they really set us up for the day. Much tastier than McD’s.
I just tried these and my frozen egg was a strange consistency. Maybe it wasn’t cooled enough before freezing?
Hi do I need to defrost them before putting them
No, you can reheat from frozen. Thanks!!!
Can you use egg whites instead in the pan. Not sun rebid they cook the same
You can use egg whites only but please note the consistency may be a little different once they are frozen and thawed.
I made these this morning for a post-Christmas-but-my-house-is-still-full-of family breakfast. Obviously, there was no need to freeze this batch. They were delicious! I used a silicone jumbo muffin pan. That worked well for getting the eggs out, BUT the cooking time nearly doubled. I don’t use silicone pans, but this was all I could find. Is this typical to require that much extra time?
I think there is more cooking time involved when using silicone, however, it shouldn’t have been double. Maybe your eggs were larger than my “large” eggs?
Maybe. I’ll keep playing around with this. Just thawed the one egg muffin that was left from my first try. I’ll try wrapping it in a paper towel next time. Mine “steamed” even with the end opened wide. I think when I figure out how much time it takes in my microwave and switch to a paper towel, I’ll be good to go. Love the idea of breakfast in the freezer.
Does the bread get tough/rubbery from microwaving?
I haven’t had that experience, Chelsie. I guess it depends on the type of bread you use.
Thank you! I prepped these last weekend and had them all week long. I was a little nervous after reading the comments about the sandwiches being soggy. What I did was put them in the microwave for 30 seconds, then I took the egg out and flipped the sandwich over microwaved it for another 30 seconds then I took it out and put the egg itself in the microwave for 30 seconds and then I put it all together and ate it! Delicious! No sogginess and it filled me up for the morning, thank you for sharing!
Thanks for sharing your tip! I’m so glad you loved them.
I’m always looking for new quick meals that I can prep on Sundays that will last through the following week, and this sounds perfect! Although, I don’t have Canadian bacon but I do have turkey bacon, do you think that will work the same ?
Turkey bacon would probably work well, I haven’t tried it to know for sure but feel free to come back and share your results. Everyone has had so many great tips that the turkey bacon would be another one added to help mix things up. 🙂 Thanks so much!
I did sausage, egg, cheese, and english muffin wrapped in parchment paper. When I reheat them the sausage and muffin are clearly overheated and the egg is still frozen solid. I’ve been having to take apart my sandwiches and heat the egg by itself for 15 seconds, then reassembling and heating the whole sandwich. Anyone have suggestions for my frozen eggs?
Hi Kirby, Sometimes if you flip the sandwich over halfway through cooking time that helps to cook the egg. Let me know if you have additional questions. Thanks!
Hi, love this idea. But I don’t use microwave and I just don’t know how could I reheat them if they are frozen like an popsicle? 🙁
So, if I’m going to use them before a week, could I not froze them? I mean could I just put them on the freeze?
You could thaw them a bit and heat in an oven or toaster oven until heated through. Thanks for your comment!
I have to say that, as a mom who does not fix food for breakfast, this is going to be a life saver!
It totally is.
Freezeable meals make things so easy!
My son loves breakfast sandwiches. Now I can make him these in advance!
I feel like I am always rushing in the morning, I love how easy of a breakfast option this is!
We love them!
I am planning to make these for a group of about 16… and I’m wondering if I can wrap them individually in foil and place them in a 9×13 to heat them through? I’ll make them the night before, stick them in the fridge and then heat them in the morning… do you think this would work?
Honestly, I’m not sure. But you could test one out ahead of time to see if it will bake through. Theoretically….it should work. But I haven’t tried it myself to guarantee results.
So what kind of plastic wrap are you using? Mine is melting in the microwave!
I used Glad Press N Seal. You can wrap in a paper towel instead.
I finally saw someone using their whoopee pan. What I though I’d use since it’s practically virginal. Made lotsa notes. Will try both toasted and raw.
Wish mew luck
So, in your opinion which is the best way to reheat them. You list three ways: in the plastic wrap, in a paper towel or in the oven?
We prefer to wrap in a paper towel but I added the other options based on reader reviews. Paper towel for 1 minute. Flip and heat again in the paper towel for 15-20 seconds or until heated through.