Vegetarian McMuffin Sandwiches

I love breakfast sandwiches. They have all the great components of a nice breakfast – bread, eggs, cheese, meat/sausage – but they’re in a handheld version. And you know I always enjoy eating with my hands.

We all know which fast food giant created the McMuffin, it’s been around for a long time. But I’m here to share my homemade version that is actually vegetarian! You could always make it with real ham or even the sausage or bacon versions too. It’s such a simple sandwich, I don’t know why I hadn’t made it sooner.

This is such a good breakfast, I could probably eat one of these everyday. This homemade version is a lot healthier and way cheaper than buying the fast food. If you want to go off the traditional path a bit (and even healthier), I think adding a little sauteed spinach would be awesome here. I will probably do that next time I make these.

Since there isn’t really any seasoning on this sandwich, I like to eat mine with a little ketchup or hot sauce, just for a little extra flavour. Very easy meal, definitely keep this recipe in your breakfast repertoire.

Ingredients (makes 1 sandwich):

  • 1 english muffin (I use whole wheat), split
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese (DF: use dairy free cheese)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice veggie ham (I like Yves brand) – (non vegetarian: use real sliced ham)

Directions:

  1. Toast english muffin until golden brown. Place on plate and top with slice of cheddar cheese. Set aside while you prepare the other components.
  2. Heat frying pan coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Once hot, crack your egg onto one side* and place your slice of (veggie) ham on the other. Gently poke the egg yolk so that it slightly blends into the whites. Let those cook 1 minute then flip both over and cook another minute.
  3. Place the egg on top of the cheese, followed by the ham, and close up the sandwich. The heat of the egg will start to melt the cheese. Enjoy!

*If you want a perfectly round egg patty, you can cook the egg in a ring mold. I didn’t use one, I just did my best to keep my egg close together and fold over the edges to make it round(ish).

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