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English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich features layers of toasty and chewy English muffin, savory Canadian bacon, and a fluffy fried egg cooked to perfection, bind together by a slice of American cheese. If you are a fan of those fast-food versions….oh trust me…the best is yet to come!

English muffin breakfast sandwich are the perfect meal prep breakfast – it can easily be made ahead and is also freezer friendly. More instructions on how to make prep your english muffin breakfast sandwiches are included below.

A stack of english muffin breakfast sandwich loaded with fried eggs, cheese and canadian bacon

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich..for now and later!

These english muffin breakfast sandwiches are the few things in life that can get me out of bed in snap in the mornings. Very few things do. I love my bed, and my sleep…

If it looks and sounds familiar to you, you are not mistaken, english muffin breakfast sandwich is totally inspired by McDonald’s famous egg muffin sandwich served during their breakfast hours.

That is my go-to McDonald’s order (along with a piece of hash brown) for as long as I know. I’ve not the biggest fan of McDonald’s in general, but when it comes to McDonald’s breakfast, and especially any of their breakfast sandwiches on English muffins…SIGN ME UP!!

When I don’t feel like spending $5 on a breakfast sandwich, I’ll make my own English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich at home…McDonald’s style. It tastes JUST like it, except that it’s less greasy and even more delicious. That’s what happens when you make it fresh at home with fresh and good quality ingredients

This is definitely my favorite way to put together a breakfast sandwich when I want to indulge in a hearty breakfast and brunch.

I love the beautiful combination of Canadian bacon, slightly crispy fried egg, and gooey cheese on that chewy toasted English muffin. Every bite is a party in the mouth!

In addition to being a delicious, protein-packed meal, English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich also makes a delicious make ahead breakfast option.

Make it the night before, then wake up and reheat your sandwich (20 seconds of your blurry morning life), eat a real and healthy-ish breakfast with lots of protein that will keep you full and ready to face the day.

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich – my partner/co-conquerer of crazy mornings.

Hands holding a english muffin breakfast sandwich, with more in the background

Ingredient Notes

Ready to make an English Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich? Gather up these ingredients!

  • English muffins – I like to lightly toast them so they are slightly crispy. I love some textures when I bite into my english muffin breakfast sandwich!
  • eggs – fry them up however way you like them – sunny side up, over easy, well done etc. You can also poach or scramble them if you prefer!
  • Canadian bacon – feel free to substitute with bacon, ham, smoked salmon or sausages. Or just omit it completely.
  • cheese – I like to use deluxe American cheese because I like how they melt easily. Feel free to use your favorite sliced cheese. Cheddar, Colby Jack, mozzarella, Swiss, provolone work great in English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches as well!
  • cooking oil – used to cook the eggs

As you can see, it’s a short list of ingredients that are super easy to find!

How to make it

The beauty about this English muffin breakfast sandwich recipe is that you really don’t need to have much cooking skills at all! We’ll show you how to:

Toast english muffin: Slice English muffins in halves, and place them on a baking sheet. Broil English muffins until the edges are browned – this should only take a few minutes.

Fry eggs: On the stove fry eggs and try to shape them into a round shape (like the English muffin). But don’t stress if you can’t. You just want to keep them around the same size as the English muffin so that it piles up nicely. But if not seriously, no sweat. It’ll still taste the same. 😉

Break the yoke and then flip the egg to the other side. If you prefer your egg runny, that’s fine too. My only advice is to not cook runny eggs if you are planning on storing it for a few days.

Frying two eggs on a skillet on stovetop

If you really want to make the eggs round, here’s a simple tip: When frying the egg, flip a 3 1/2″ cookie cutter upside down (so the blade is facing upward and doesn’t scratch your skillet), grease the sides of the cookie cutter and the skillet, and crack the egg into the cookie cutter to give the egg a round shape.

Frying eggs using an upside down cookie cutter to shape the eggs round
Shaping the egg by using a round cookie cutter flipped blade side up

Assemble sandwich: Place a slice of Canadian bacon on each half of the english muffins, then top with egg and a slice of cheese.

Cover the tops with the other side of the English muffin.

Assembling english muffin by adding canadian bacon, followed up fried egg and then cheese

Serve: serve this warm, or let it cool and refrigerate or freeze for another time. See make ahead instructions below. English muffin breakfast sandwich makes the perfect make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast!

A bunch of english muffin breakfast sandwich on a baking sheet

Make Ahead/ Meal Prep Instructions

Whenever I prepare English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich, I make one for myself and one for my husband for breakfast, and then I buckle down and make a lot of them. Like a WHOLE lot.

Breakfast meal preps are awesome. Put in about 15-20 minutes of work, and you get breakfasts for many days….that’s what I’m talking about!

When making ahead these English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich for meal prep, make sure that they cool completely before wrapping them in a saran wrap or aluminum foil.

Wrap them up individually in a saran wrap and keep them in the refrigerator. It keeps well for up to 3-4 days in the fridge.

wrapping up breakfast sandwiches in foil

English muffin breakfast sandwich can also be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. Make sure to bring them to the fridge at leave them overnight before reheating them.

When you are ready to eat them. Just unwrap these english muffin breakfast sandwiches and heat them up. My husband grabs them from the fridge and brings them with him to work if he is running late. SO SO EASY.

Go conquer those busy morning with these yummies!!

Tips and Tricks

  • Use fresh Ingredients: Fresh ingredients can elevate the taste of your sandwich. If possible, go for fresh baked English muffins, farm fresh eggs and high-quality cheese and meat.
  • Customize It: Switch out the Canadian bacon for alternatives such as sausage, bacon, smoked salmon or ham. Add spinach, avocado or other vegetables to make the sandwich healthier or more flavorful. Add hot sauce if you like it spicy!
  • Toasting the muffins: Toasting the muffins (or broil them in the oven) can keep them firmer for longer and also adds a nice texture to your sandwich.
  • Cook eggs to your preferences: Some prefer their eggs scrambled, some fried, and some poached. Cook your eggs the way you like them for your perfect breakfast sandwich.
Two breakfast sandwich made with english muffin loaded with egg, cheese and canadian bacon on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions

What other ingredients can I add to my english muffin breakfast sandwich?

I also love adding bacon, sausage, avocados, ham. If you like it spicy you can also add hot sauce to it.

How do I make this vegetarian?

You can omit the Canadian bacon and substitute with avocados and/or spinach.

Can I freeze this?

Absolutely! Make sure to omit the smashed avocados when assembling if you are freezing these sandwiches. Place them in an airtight container or wrap them up individually, they should be good in the freezer for up to 2 months!

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Other Breakfast Ideas

These are other breakfast ideas that are simple to put together, or can be made ahead of time so your morning breakfasts are quick and easy!

Holding an english muffin breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and Canadian bacon

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

A simple and delicious breakfast, great for meal prep! Avocado, egg and cheese sandwiched between two slices of toasted english muffins.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 320kcal
Author: MinShien

Ingredients

  • 6 english muffins
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 6 slices Canadian bacon

Instructions

  • Slice English muffins in half, place them on a baking sheet and broil them in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet and grease with canola/vegetable oil. Fry eggs, any style you prefer (sunny side up, over easy, well done etc).
  • Place a slice of Canadian bacon on each half of the english muffins, then top with egg and a slice of cheese
  • Cover the tops with the other side of the English muffin.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

For Meal Prep

  • Let English muffin cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wrap breakfast sandwich in saran wrap or aluminum foil and keep in fridge for up to 3-4 days. When ready to eat, remove wrap and microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warm. (Microwave varies).

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 936mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 2mg
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