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One minute egg muffin

Updated on September 6, 2014

So simple a 10-yr-old can do it


Picky eater

Our 13-yr-old is a super picky eater who doesn't like anything. He is also convinced that if it's healthy or says organic, it's going to be awful. That he will make his own without complaining makes it all worth it. When he started making these, he was 10-yrs-old and we were still eating GMO foods. We have had to be ultra stealthy to add the organic ingredients to his diet so he wouldn't notice. So far, so good.

What do I do when I want an Egg McMuffin and it's 15 miles away?

When it's not convenient to jump into the car or it is after 11:00 a.m. and McDonald's is not serving them, I have found a way to recreate my favorite breakfast treat.

What I like most about making my own is the choice of items I can use. We are changing the way we eat so now we use eggs without hormones or antibiotics and cheese that is made with milk from grass fed cows. For the English muffins, Rudis organic English Muffins are available at our local market. While it's a bit more expensive, it's a start towards better eating. Yes, I can hear those of you who object to microwave usage but we simply aren't that evolved yet.

5 stars from 2 ratings of Egg muffin

Fast and Easy

Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 1 min
Ready in: 2 min
Yields: 1
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 English muffin
  • 1 slice American cheese
  1. Split muffin and toast.
  2. Spray bowl with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Crack egg into the bowl. Pierce yolk only once.
  4. Place in microwave. Cover with paper towel.
  5. Set time for 1 minute on high.
  6. Remove egg from microwave. Use caution, the bowl might be hot.
  7. Slide egg onto toasted English muffin.
  8. Add cheese slice on top of egg and cover with the other half of the muffin.
  9. Enjoy



Cooking tips

1. Do not pierce the yolk more than once. The egg has a lot of moisture and will explode, especially if the white is disturbed. Make sure the bowl is covered with a paper towel. We use unbleached coffee filters. They are the same size as our bowls and cheaper.

2. Put your English muffin in the toaster before starting the egg. If your toaster is like mine, it takes longer to toast the muffin than it does to cook the egg.

3. Some bowls get hot in the microwave so always remove it with hot pads.

4. The cheese will melt quickly on the cooked egg.

5. Large eggs work best. An extra large egg does not always cook completely through leaving it a but runny and no one here likes runny eggs.

6. We have been known to add a sausage patty or two. Sometimes we dress them up with bacon or ham slices. There is no limit to what can be added.

Put the muffin into the toaster first


Get a good toaster!

Proctor Silex 2 Slice Bagel Toaster, Red
Proctor Silex 2 Slice Bagel Toaster, Red

The toaster in my picture died long ago and was replaced by a Proctor Silex. It's not red because I don't think that was an option when we bought it. What I really like is the ability to also toast bagels. Anyway, this is much faster than our old toaster although it still takes longer than the egg.


Crack the egg into the bowl


Cover the egg before putting it into the microwave


Using a fork, slide the egg onto the English muffin


Slap the top on and enjoy


Egg Muffin

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 270
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 28 g9%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 17 g34%
Cholesterol 180 mg60%
Sodium 625 mg26%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

A comparison on nutritional values

Egg Muffin
Total Fat
8 g
12 g
180 mg
260 mg
625 mg
820 mg
Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 g
17 g
18 g
Even using healthier ingredients, this is not a low calorie meal. But the homemade egg muffin has less sodium, calories, total fat, and cholesterol than it cousin from McDonald's.

Thumbs Up!


Don't get me wrong, I still love the McMuffin and will occasionally make the 15 mile trip to have one.

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    • LisaDH profile image

      LisaDH 3 years ago

      I've never tried microwaving an egg, but this sounds like a fast and easy breakfast to try.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Cute kid and very clever! I make the egg muffin for dinner and it's delicious.

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      Cecilia Karanja 3 years ago from Nairobi

      Easy as 123. This is a great hub

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      This sounds like a winner to me! Love the way you included the photos of how easy this is done.

      Voted UP, etc.

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      I've cooked scrambled egg in the microwave before and it has turned out pretty good. This would be an easy way to have a muffin sandwich.

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      Jim 3 years ago from Kansas

      Wow, one minute is fast. Looks and sounds really good.

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Oh, my! I have to go make one, right now!! Thanks for sharing! ;-)

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Your son in the photo convinces me that I too could make one of these! Very cool!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love how you proved your story through the young cook's demonstration. I am hungry right now and an egg muffin sounds so wonderful.