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Lightened Up Homemade Egg McMuffins {Mcdonald’s Copycat}

These Lightened Up Homemade Egg McMuffins are a lighter version of your favorite McDonald’s Egg McMuffin-breakfast on the go never tasted so good! Perfect for a meal prep breakfast, brunch, or a quick lunch or dinner!

Servings: Makes 3 Egg McMuffin Sandwiches

What ingredients do I need to make these Lightened Up Homemade Egg McMuffins?

  • Eggs- you can use 2 egg whites per sandwich or 1 whole egg per sandwich. 
  • Light English muffins– any light English muffins will work. OldeTyme 647. English muffins are 2 smartpoints or 100 calorie Thomas’ light English muffins for 3 smartpoints. TIP: Did you know that up to 42 grams of the muffin is 2 points? That’s right- next time after slicing the English muffin, scrape some of the breading from middle of one side English muffin and then use a FOOD SCALE to weigh the English muffin to 42 grams-making these Thomas light English muffins 2 smartpoints rather than 3 smartpoints; which means you save 1 smartpoint! 
  •  Canadian bacon – I use Land O’ Lakes Canadian bacon. 
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper-to taste
  • Velveeta cheese– you can substitute the velveeta cheese for the ultra thinly sliced Cheddar cheese, for additional points. 

What are other variations that I can make?

  • Meat:  Great Value turkey sausage patties, deli turkey or ham, turkey bacon, pre-cooked bacon or omit the meat for a vegetarian version. 
  • Cheese: ultra thin mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or a laughing cow cheese wedge.
  • Veggies: chopped tomatoes, spinach, fresh basil or use your favorite steamed veggie. Add the veggies in the ramekin with the egg before you cook it. 

How do I make these Lightened Up Homemade Egg McMuffins?

Spray three 8-oz ramekins or microwavable cups with non stick cooking spray and crack an egg into it each one.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can scramble it with a fork, if you desire.

Place the ramekins in the microwave and microwave for 50-60 seconds. Start with 50 seconds and see if your egg is cooked. 

Add another 10 seconds until the egg is cooked to your preference.

Remove the ramekin’s from the microwave. 

Meanwhile, spray a skillet or nonstick cast iron skillet with non stick cooking spray.

Brown the Canadian bacon on high heat for 30seconds, flipping it over to ensure both sides are cooked.

Place Canadian bacon slices on a plate.

Slice the English muffins.

Spray each half of the English muffins with “I can’t believe it’s not butter” or non-stick cooking spray.

Place English muffin halves in the same nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes sliced side down. Then flip the sides over. 

While the English muffin halves are still cooking, place a slice of the cooked Canadian bacon on the bottom half of each English muffin. 

Place the cheese on top and add the cooked egg.  

Place the two halves together.

Place a lid over the skillet and allow the steam to melt the cheese. 

Serve warm.

Wrap in parchment paper and eat it on the go!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs- you could substitute the whole eggs use 2 egg whites per sandwich. 
  • 3 light English muffins- I use 42 grams of the 100% whole wheat Thomas’ light English muffins or OldeTyme 647 English muffins 
  • 3 slice of Canadian bacon – I like to use Land O’ Lakes Canadian bacon. 
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 slice Velveeta cheese or thinly sliced cheddar cheese 

Directions:

  1. Spray three 8 oz. ramekins or microwavable cups with non stick cooking spray and crack an egg into it each one.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can scramble it with a fork, if you desire.
  3. Place the ramekins in the microwave and microwave for 50-60 seconds. Start with 50 seconds and see if your egg is cooked. 
  4. Add another 10 seconds until the egg is cooked to your preference.
  5. Remove the ramekin’s from the microwave. 
  6. Meanwhile, spray a skillet or nonstick cast iron skillet with non stick cooking spray.
  7. Brown the Canadian bacon on high heat for 30 seconds, flipping it over to ensure both sides are cooked. Place Canadian bacon slices on a plate.
  8. Slice the English muffins.
  9. Spray each half of the English muffins with “I can’t believe it’s not butter” and place halves in the same nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  10. Cook for 2 minutes sliced side down. Then flip the sides over. 
  11. While the English muffin halves are still cooking, place a slice of the cooked Canadian bacon on the bottom half of each English muffin. 
  12. Place the egg on the other side of the English muffin and add cheese. Place the two halves together. Place lid over the skillet and allow the steam to melt the cheese. 
  13. Serve warm.

Servings: Makes 3 Egg McMuffin Sandwiches

3-5 PersonalPoints* per sandwich

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Author Notes:

  • Wrap the leftovers individually in tinfoil and place in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 2 months. 
  • When it is time to eat: Thaw overnight in the fridge and wrap the egg McMuffin sandwich in a paper towel and microwave and cook in the microwave for 55 seconds on HIGH or until throughly cooked. Add an additional 10 seconds, if needed.
  • If the sandwich is frozen: wrap the Egg McMuffin sandwich in a paper towel and microwave on defrost mode for 1 minute and 30 seconds, flipping once in-between. Turn sandwich over, again and microwave for 55 seconds on HIGH or until throughly cooked. Add an additional 10 seconds, if needed. 
Yield: 3

Lightened Up Homemade Egg McMuffins { Mcdonald's Copycat}

Lightened Up Homemade Egg McMuffins { Mcdonald's Copycat}

These Lightened Up Homemade Egg McMuffins are a lighter version of your favorite McDonald's Egg McMuffin-breakfast on the go never tasted so good! Perfect for a meal prep breakfast, brunch, or a quick lunch or dinner!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs- or you could substitute the whole eggs for 2 egg whites per sandwich. 
  • 3 light English muffins-I use 42 grams of the 100% whole wheat Thomas' light English muffins or OldeTyme 647 English muffins 
  • 3 slice of Canadian bacon - I like to use Land O' Lakes Canadian bacon. 
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 slices Velveeta cheese

Instructions

    1. Spray three 8 oz. ramekins or microwavable cups with non stick cooking spray and crack an egg into it each one.
    2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can scramble it with a fork, if you desire.
    3. Place the ramekin's in the microwave and microwave for 50-60 seconds. Start with 50 seconds and see if your egg is cooked. 
    4. Add another 10 seconds until the egg is cooked to your preference. Remove the ramekin's from the microwave. 
    5. Meanwhile, spray a skillet or nonstick cast iron skillet with non stick cooking spray.
    6. Brown the Canadian bacon on high heat for 30 seconds, flipping it over to ensure both sides are cooked.
    7. Place Canadian bacon slices on a plate.
    8. Slice the English muffins.
    9. Spray each half of the English muffins with "I can’t believe it’s not butter" and place halves in the same nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat.
    10. Cook for 2 minutes sliced side down. Then flip the sides over. 
    11. While the English muffin halves are still cooking, place a slice of the cooked Canadian bacon on the bottom half of each English muffin. 
    12. Place the egg on the other side of the English muffin and add cheese. Place the two halves together.
    13. Place lid over the skillet and allow the steam to melt the cheese. 
    14. Serve warm.

    Makes 3 Egg McMuffin Sandwiches

    3-5 PersonalPoints* per sandwich

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

  • Wrap the leftovers individually in tinfoil and place in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 2 months. When it is time to eat: Thaw overnight in the fridge and wrap the egg McMuffin sandwich in a paper towel and microwave and cook in the microwave for 55 seconds on HIGH or until throughly cooked. Add an additional 10 seconds, if needed.
  • If the sandwich is frozen: wrap the Egg McMuffin sandwich in a paper towel and microwave on defrost mode for 1 minute and 30 seconds, flipping once in-between. Turn sandwich over, again and microwave for 55 seconds on HIGH or until throughly cooked. Add an additional 10 seconds, if needed. 
  • Smartpoints: GREEN: 5 Smartpoints per sandwich if using whole eggs or 3 smartpoints if using egg whites, BLUE/PURPLE: 3 smartpoints per sandwich 

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 217Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 196mgSodium 840mgCarbohydrates 29gNet Carbohydrates 21gFiber 8gSugar 3gProtein 15g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list. To accurately calculate the Personal Point value on a recipe you will need to enter the ingredients in the WW app recipe builder by going to the top bar in your WW App and selecting “My Foods” then when you are in my foods select “Recipes” then click “Create” in top corner, this is where you will build the recipe, give it a name, select how many servings it makes and then add all ingredients.

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Norma

Monday 14th of June 2021

Thanks so much for the idea and instructions. I will definitely make these for breakfast. However, I think you meant to say 8 OUNCE, not 8 INCH for the ramekin size.

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 15th of June 2021

HI Norma

Yes, Thank you for catching that. They are 8 oz. ramekin dishes. I have updated that.

Enjoy the deliciousness!!

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