Canadian Bacon ‘N’ Cheese Muffin

Canadian Bacon Cheese Muffin

School is back in swing around here and that means the morning rush is back too. Mornings can be harried but they don’t have to be. Personally, I struggle with trying to juggle getting lunches packed and making a healthy breakfast for my two that will propel them through their day. Protein packed eggs are always a smart start to the day, whether you’re a student or not.

And did you know that a new study by the USDA revealed that eggs have less cholesterol and more Vitamin D than previously reported? Yep. The Vitamin D in one egg is 10% of the daily recommended amount. Eggs are chock full of good stuff.

One simple breakfast recipe that we’ve made a couple of times is Egg, Canadian Bacon ‘N’ Cheese Muffin. It’s tasty brain food for sure. Using handy ramekins like these (or a small bowl or coffee cup), plus a microwave, a nutritious breakfast full of flavor can easily fit into that morning whirlwind, and have your students skipping out the door to take tackle that long division. Okay, maybe not skipping, but much, much more mentally prepared. (See full recipe is below.)

Canadian Bacon Cheese Muffin


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Canadian Bacon 'N' Cheese Muffin
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Protein packed eggs are always a smart start to the day. This is a quick breakfast sandwich recipe.
Serves: 1
  • 1 Slice Canadian bacon or thin slice deli ham
  • 1Egg, beaten
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Wheat English muffin, split, toasted
  1. Line the bottom of 8-oz. ramekin or custard cup with Canadian bacon, if using ham it may be necessary to fold the slice in half.
  2. Pour egg over Canadian bacon. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds; stir.
  3. Microwave until egg is almost set, 15 to 30 seconds longer.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  5. Top with cheese. Serve on English muffin.
  6. Optional: Top with sliced tomato.
  7. Additional tips:
  8. Don't overcook. Scrambled eggs will continue to cook and firm up after removed from microwave.
  9. Microwave ovens vary. Cook time may need to be adjusted.



(This post is sponsored by the American Egg Board – The Incredible Edible Egg folks! Opinions are my own.)

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  1. 1


    This may sounds silly, but I had NO IDEA you could microwave an egg! I’ve always thought that if McDonalds served Egg McMuffins all day, I would have one for lunch…with a Coke…EVERY day. Now, it looks like my dream has come true…and these will taste BETTER!

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    Cookbook Queen says

    Such a great idea!! I’ve never microwaved eggs like this before but it makes total sense and sounds like such a time saver.

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    Egg sandwiches are my go-to breakfast once school starts. They’re easy and perfect for filling kids up as they run to the bus. Love.

  4. 8


    I am so HAPPY you posted this recipe!
    I have always wanted to make homemade egg mcmuffins!
    These are one of my favorite things to eat! xo
    *pinning this of course 😉

  5. 9


    Oh, I love breakfast sandwiches, but microwaved eggs freak me out. It just seems so WRONG. I know it’s done, just not by me. Ha! :)

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    Ashley @ Cute as a Fox says

    Wow! I love Egg McMuffin’s and I never thought about cooking it in a ramekin. It’s silly but I always wondered how to get the right size and shape as the english muffin. I will be trying this! Thanks for sharing.

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    Lyndsey says

    I make something very similar to this for my three year old demon child. I put all kinds of things into it though, cheese, peppers, hash browns. It’s kind of like a breakfast-lottery. Slap it on a muffin or a bagel and breakfast is a go-go!

    I 100% support microwave breakfast time.

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    Bev Weidner says

    Fabulous! I make these all the time. I like a little spinach and tomato in mine, and of course cheese.
    Okay, I need one now.

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    Abby says

    I second everything Bridget said. It never would have occurred to me to put an egg in the microwave! I’m also a sucker for the Egg McMuffin. It’s my secret airplane food I allow myself when I have an especially early flight!

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    Georgia Pellegrini says

    Love this, it looks so tasty. I always want eggs in the morning so it’s right up my alley!

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