Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches // Video

Easy make ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches that are ready when you are. This Egg McMuffin copycat is so simple to whip up and freeze, you’ll never make a drive-thru run again.  A healthy breakfast option you’ll make all year long.

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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.  And I used to make frequent stops through their drive-thru on my way to the office several times a week. I know what you’re thinking….I wasn’t a fatty.  I read the nutritional facts, I knew what I was eating.  So, MOST of the time I would order the Egg McMuffin because it was the “healthy” option available at the time.  Pre Egg White Delite!

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Since I work from home now, you’d think a healthy breakfast would be a slam dunk.  I have all the ingredients at my fingertips to whip up so fruit packed grain bowl with greek yogurt or big, fluffy pancakes.  But sometimes I get up at the crack of dawn and don’t stop working until I suddenly realize the “hangries” have set in.  I missed breakfast completely because I didn’t plan ahead.  Same old story as when I worked OUTSIDE the home except….I don’t have a McDonald’s in my house to swing through and grab a breakfast sandwich.  So, like usual….I took matters into my own hands and whipped up some homemade Egg McMuffins to stash in my freezer.

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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.  I cooked my eggs in a jumbo muffin tin to get the exact size I needed but you could use a round ramekin if you have them.  Be sure to spray the inside with cooking spray and give the eggs a little whisk to break up the yolk a bit.

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After the eggs have cooled, remove them from the muffin tin or ramekin.  Assemble the sandwich on an english muffin (I used the multi-grain muffin from Thomas’….it has 8 grams of fiber!) and then wrap them up individually with plastic wrap.

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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.  If you can wait that long.

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These Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches 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.  If you have spare time, pair it with this citrus salad or make it super healthy with a glass of this green juice! For more breakfast ideas and time saving tips…follow me on Facebook!

Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 12 minutes Total Time 27 mins
Yields 6 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 6 english muffins, split in half
  • 6 slices canadian bacon
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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102 comments on “Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches // Video”

  1. These are perfect for my husband–he loves egg mcmuffins and needs quick, easy things to grab and go on his way to work.

  2. I love having breakfast sandwiches stashed in the freezer. I need to whip these up.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. what a fantastic idea! my kids love egg sandwiches for breakast

  6. What a great idea! Perfect for last minute breakfasts!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. I love making sandwiches like this, but I never thought of making them ahead and freezing them. What a great idea!

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. How do you get the enlish muffin from getting all soggy when you microwave the sanwich

  13. Do you toast the english muffin before assembling?

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. How long can you freeze them for?

  18. HI – do you toast the English muffin before freezing it?

  19. 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.

  20. Hello,
    Love this post. However, have you ever tried it with a bagel? Did it work?

  21. 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.

  22. What is a jumbo muffin pan? Is it just a muffin pan that makes regular size muffins rather than mini muffins?

  23. 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.

  24. 2nd time making them, loved them thbfirst go round! I added spinach and turkey sausage to mine

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Do you toast your English muffins before assembling the sandwiches?

  28. i love the muffin tin idea! i usually use a few cookie cutters, sprayed on the inside. this is so much more practical!!

  29. 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..

  30. 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! 🙂

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Thanks awesome and mouth watering idea. I will be sure to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  34. 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!

  35. 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!

  36. 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!

  37. We made this on Saturday morning and they really set us up for the day. Much tastier than McD’s.

  38. I just tried these and my frozen egg was a strange consistency. Maybe it wasn’t cooled enough before freezing?

  39. Hi do I need to defrost them before putting them
    In microwave

  40. Can you use egg whites instead in the pan. Not sun rebid they cook the same

  41. 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.

  42. Does the bread get tough/rubbery from microwaving?

  43. 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! 

  44. 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!

  45. 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!

  46. 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?

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