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Monday, October 22, 2012

Homemade (Healthier) Egg McMuffins

I've seen people on various blogs and Pinterest who make homemade egg mcmuffins.  I've always wanted to do it so I finally did!  It was super easy, relatively fast and tasty.

You can really customize your egg mcmuffin anyway you want - here's what I did:

I started with enough for the week - grease 6 spaces in your muffin tin and crack an egg in each space.  I topped mine with salt and pepper.  I also tore up pieces of spinach (you can't taste it but it packs some nutrition).  Bake at 360 degrees for about 15-20 min.  When there is about 10 min remaining pop in your English muffins - I got mine at Trader Joe's.

After the muffins are toasted I added just a smear of butter for some flavor.  I then added low fat shredded cheese.   Again this is where you can get creative - add whatever cheese you like; you could also add some pre cooked sausage slices.

Assemble the sandwiches and put them in the freezer for about an hour - this helps get some of the moisture out.  After an hour wrap them individually in tin foil or saran wrap.  I reheated mine for about 45 seconds in the microwave and it was great.  Some people asked if the muffin was soggy - the one I had today was not - I don't know for sure how they will be come Friday.

I will totally be making these again (as long as they still taste good by Friday, haha) - they're convenient and a much better option than McDonald's.  These clock in at around 250 calories.  McDonald's clock in at 300 calories but they also make them with these ingredients:

Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, yeast, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, wheat gluten, soybean oil and/or canola oil, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, citric acid, calcium citrate, yellow corn flour, corn meal, rice flour, barley malt, artificial flavors, natural flavors (botanical source), dough conditioners (ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, datem, tricalcium phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, calcium peroxide), calcium propionate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), soy lecithin.


Prepared with Liquid Margarine: Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).

I can't find the exact ingredients for the TJ's muffins, but I know they don't have all that crap in them :)  I would rather eat something with real ingredients and not a bunch of words I can't pronounce!

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