Most mornings my home is a bit chaotic as everyone tries to get ready for school; I’m busy making sure this happens!  Even when I try to wake everyone up a little earlier so we’re not as rushed, we always seem to barely arrive at school on time.  Heavy on my mind as we are trying to get out of the house is making sure my kids have had breakfast.

Even when I set out cereal and milk on the table, my girls often run out of time to sit down and eat.  If they haven’t had breakfast about five minutes before we have to leave I will start making my go to protein packed breakfast – egg muffin sandwiches.

These sandwiches are easy to prepare and can be made in under 2 minutes (really!!).  My girls and I love them!  They are similar to the ones you would normally buy at McDonalds or Starbucks except these are more healthier and a fraction of the cost.

My secret weapon for making them so quickly is the microwave.  You can cook a perfectly soft scrambled egg disk in 40 seconds.  Earlier in the week I filmed my first cooking tutorial on how I make these sandwiches so you can get a good idea on how to prepare these savory and healthy breakfast egg muffins for your own family.  Once you make one, you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it this way before.  And you’ll also love the fact that there is very little clean up.  Enjoy!

**As a side note regarding the video, you’ll notice it looks like I used a ton of salt.  I just want you to know that my husband filled our salt shaker with kosher salt which does not pour out of our shaker very well.  In fact, you have to shake it like crazy for small trace amounts of salt to come out.

Got a favorite grab and go breakfast idea?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Recipe: Fast and Easy Egg Muffin Sandwiches

  • Prep Time: 4 min(s)
  • Cook Time: 1 min(s)
  • Total Time: 5 min(s)
  • Servings: 1

A quick and easy recipe for delicious breakfast on the go!


    • 1 whole wheat English muffin, split and toasted
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon water
    • 1-2 tablespoons shredded cheese (your choice of cheese)
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
    • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • other optional ingredients: spinach, tomato slices, Canadian bacon, ham, sausage, and regular or turkey bacon.


    • Crack an egg into a microwave-safe container which is similar in size to the English muffin - coffee mugs work great.  Add water and beat the egg until well mixed.  Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the egg mixture.
    • Place container in the microwave and cook for 35-40 seconds until all the liquid is cooked off.
    • While the egg is cooking, spread mayonnaise on each half of the English muffin as well as Dijon mustard to one side.  When the egg is ready, place it on top of the bread and top it off with the other half of the bread.  The egg will be hot so be careful not to bite into it too quickly.  Enjoy!

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23 Responses to “Breakfast On the Go: Egg Muffin Sandwiches”

  1. Gabrielle

    Love this idea, and so much better than going to Mickey D’s!

    • DJ Rose

      That is a heart attack or worse waiting to happen. What McD serves is not food.

  2. mhg

    I’m definitely trying these! So easy and so yummy! Congrats on the first video.

  3. Heather S.

    I’ve been making these for years for myself & my hubby. I like to use one whole egg & one white. I spray a ramekin and even put my sausage or whatever add-ins I want right in with the egg. I do find that I cook mine for closer to 2 minutes though.

  4. Deborah R

    I was skeptical because I didn’t think there was any way a microwaved egg would taste good, but the picture made me crave an egg muffin so I tried it. It’s as easy as you said it was, and it tastes very, very good. We stopped eating fast food years ago and I’m really happy to have found a good substitute for the breakfast sandwiches I miss! Thanks!

  5. Shaina @ Food for My Family

    I love this idea! We used to do similar sandwiches in our toaster – ours has an egg steamer on the side of it – but the egg steamer broke. I’ll have to try tossing them in the microwave now.

  6. bainy

    gross – this is not healthy it yucky, dairy, gluten, and microwave – this is why the county is SICK AND FAT!!!

    • Rose

      this is actually one of the healthiest breakfasts there is that has a good amount of protien and nutrients! Gluten and dairy are GOOD for you! and Im sorry if your COUNTY is sick and fat 😛 Go make fun of someone as talented as you

    • Amy Fletcher Owens

      Just the county? Whew, that’s a relief. Glad it’s not the whole country! This is actually a great and filling breakfast. Please go educate yourself.

  7. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    This totally goes in my healthy books! Carbs before noon, right? Fantastic sandwich, Alice!
    I find that I need an egg or two in the morning, or else I’m hungry by 10am.

    Love the suggestion for adding fresh spinach too.

    @bainy – Cheer up. I can assure you, the country’s health issues run a tad deeper than toast and eggs for brekky.

  8. Gina

    Ok, we thought we had the process down pretty well with our egg rings but this may be even quicker! Although I think we’ll stick with our Earth Balance dairy-free butter instead of mayo. Thanks for the idea!

  9. Michele

    Hi Alice..thank you for helping me with the timing of the eggs. I had cooked eggs like you did before but since I hadn’t made them in a while I forgot the timing! haha. There are so many fun ways to do this. Eat what you like and be happy and healthy. You did really well in the video ^__^

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  11. ksc

    Thanks for the tip on the cofee cups! I found your video while looking for ways to get my eggs the right shape. Kudos!
    Here’s a little adult twist I like to use. I use whole grain sandwhich thins instead of english muffins, roasted turkey breast or turkey bacon insead of ham and all natural irish cheddar for the cheese. The cheese is creamy enough I don’t have to use mayonaise. And to all previous posters, this is an amazing HEALTHY breakfast for an ACTIVE individual!

  12. chicana girl

    This totally rocks!

    For @bainy- I think this country’s bad eating habits stem from negative people like you who pick out the bad in everything

  13. Sandra

    Thank you!
    I’d tried this idea before, but the egg always stuck in the mug and made a mess – the water must be the key? I’m enjoying a delicious egg & rf swiss with a pinch of truffle salt. Yum! Beats fast food places any day – for flavor and nutrition!

  14. Carolyn Marchant

    Love the video and can’t wait to try these. I’m a purist and don’t love the idea of microwaving eggs, but I’m also a realist and I need to get a quick, healthy, protein packed breakfast into my kids in the morning. Thanks for the video demonstration!