Homemade McDonald’s Egg McMuffins

Do you love Mcdonald’s Egg McMuffin? A perfectly toasted English muffin, a slice of Candian bacon, and a perfectly cooked egg, and a slice of American cheese is the most-loved breakfast sandwich. You can this much-loved breakfast menu from one of the most loved fast-food chain restaurants.

two homemade egg mcmuffins

You can create your own egg McMuffin at home, they are easy to create, and best of all you can make several at once, and have breakfast for a week. Nothing better than saving money and the time you will spend reheating your sandwich will be less time than it will take you to wait in line at the drive-through.

What are the Ingredients in a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin?

This is what you need to make a homemade egg McMuffin:

  • English muffin
  • Egg
  • Canadian bacon
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper
egg mcmuffin ingredients

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How Does McDonald’s Make Their Eggs for Egg McMuffins?

How do you get your eggs round just like McDonald’s? You will need to cook your eggs in something round.  While not critical in making this recipe, you can make it more authentic if the eggs are round.

You can get your eggs round with an egg ring, or some canning jar rings. You will need to place the ring on a warm skillet and then you will need to cook the egg inside of the ring.

What makes the egg round unique? You need to break the yolk, by breaking the yolk the egg will cook more evenly without getting overcooked and rubbery.

four round cooked eggs for egg mcmuffins

How to Make an Egg McMuffin

  1. Split open English Muffins toast them in a toaster or toaster oven.
  2. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook the Canadian bacon on both sides for about 1 to 2 minutes in two teaspoons of butter until it begins to brown.
  3. While the Canadian bacon is cooking, remove the English muffins from the toaster and spread softened butter on both halves.
  4. Place the 1 slice of Canadian bacon on each English muffin bottom.
  5. Add about 1 tablespoon of butter to the same skillet where you cooked the bacon.
  6. Place the quart-sized canning lids screw size up (or you can use an egg ring) into the skillet.
  7. Spray the canning lid with non-stick spray. Crack an egg into each of the rings.
  8. Break the yolk with a folk. Pour about 1/2 cup of water into the skillet, and place a lid on top. Cook until the eggs are set, it should take about two minutes.
  9. Gently remove the eggs from the rings, and place one egg on each piece of Canadian bacon.
  10. Top each egg with one slice of American cheese, top cheese with the top of the English muffin.
  11. Wrap each egg McMuffin with foil or parchment paper.  Wait about 30 seconds before serving.

Special egg McMuffin Tools

You will want to have round eggs to make this work you can accomplish this task in 3 different ways. Ever wondered how to make those McDonald’s egg rounds?  These tools will help you make those egg rounds at home.

  • Use egg rings – these special rings you set in your skillet, and then you crack the eggs into the rings and cook them on the stovetop.
  • Canning jar rings – these can work as special egg rings, you need to spray them with non-stick spray before using, otherwise, they will stick.
  • The Egg McMuffin Maker – this special kitchen appliance will toast the English muffins, cook the ham, and cook your eggs.
homemade McDonald's Egg McMuffins

Frequently Asked Questions

Does McDonald’s use real eggs in their Egg McMuffin?

Yes, they do! McDonald’s uses real fresh eggs in their McMuffins. Did you know you can request an egg round in any of their other breakfast sandwiches?

What type of meat does McDonald’s use in their Egg McMuffin?

They use Canadian bacon. Canadian bacon is made from pork loin. It is a cured pork loin.

When was the Egg McMuffin originally created?

The humble egg McMuffin got its start in 1972.  Herb Peterson, created this recipe when he wanted to create a breakfast sandwich.  By 1973, the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin became popular, and it has been on the menu ever since.

How do you make round eggs without an egg ring?

You can use quart-sized canning jar lids. Before you use a canning jar lid, be sure to spray the canning jar lid with plenty of non-stick spray. You could also remove both ends of a can of tuna, and wash the can very well, and then you would have your own homemade egg mold.

How to store and reheat homemade Egg McMuffins

You may want to make these ahead and enjoy them for the whole week, or you may want to make a batch of them and freeze them.

Wrap your Egg McMuffins in foil or parchment paper as directed in the recipe. If you want to enjoy them within the next few days, store the wrapped McMuffins in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Simply reheat in the microwave for about 90 seconds to reheat.

To freeze the McMuffins, you can either double wrap them with plastic wrap or store them wrapped McMuffins in an airtight container. I find about 60 to 90 seconds is enough time to reheat frozen Egg McMuffins.

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four homemade egg mcmuffins on a wood platter

McDonald’s Egg McMuffin

Learn how to make a McDonalds Egg McMuffin at home with this easy copycat recipe. Find out the secret to making perfect egg rings for a breakfast sandwich.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: McDonald’s Egg McMuffin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 420kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons softened butter butter has divided uses
  • 4 English Muffins
  • 4 slices Canadian Bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 slices American cheese

Instructions

  • Split open English Muffins and place them into a toaster, toast the English Muffins.
  • In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook Candian bacon on both sides for about 1 to 2 minutes in two teaspoons of butter. The bacon should begin to just brown.
  • While the Canadian bacon is cooking, remove the English muffins from the toaster and spread softened butter on both halves.
  • Place the 1 slice of Canadian bacon on each English Muffin bottom.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of butter to the same skillet where you cooked the bacon.
  • Place the quart-sized canning lids screw size up (or you can use an egg ring) into the skillet.
  • Spray the canning lid with non-stick spray. Crack an egg into each of the rings.
  • Break the yolk with a folk. Pour about 1/2 cup of water into the skillet, and place a lid on top. Cook until the eggs are set, it should take about two minutes.
  • Gently remove the eggs from the rings, and place one egg on each piece of Canadian bacon.
  • Top each egg with one slice of American cheese, top cheese with the top of the English muffin.
  • Wrap each egg McMuffin with foil or parchment paper. Wait about 30 seconds before serving.

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Notes

By wrapping the egg McMuffin before serving it, will give you a soft English muffin and the cheese will melt perfectly. 

Equipment

McMuffin Machine
Egg rings

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 786IU | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Randy H

    5 stars
    The mason jar libs are the perfect hack for the replicated fast food egg shape. It worked out perfectly. Added some shallot pepper and basil, sausage patty & cheese on a toasted ciabatta bun. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Kristal Stockton

    5 stars
    Taste just like McDonald’s. It was quick, easy & VERY delicious. I highly recommend this recipe.

  3. Kristal Stockton

    5 stars
    Taste just like McDonald’s. It was quick, easy & VERY delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Loreleis

    5 stars
    These are the real McDonald! Quick and easy to make. Rather than poaching the eggs, I just removed the rings and flipped until done.

  5. Sandra

    I find a better way to make the round egg, is to use a pyrex-type custard cup. Butter or spray with cooking spray, break the egg into it, and lightly scramble, or just poke the yolk and white to break membranes. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and cook in the microwave for 45 to 60 seconds, depending on the wattage of your microwave. Use a hotpad to transfer to your McMuffin. Perfect Fit! And, the egg remains tender and light.

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