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Egg, Canadian Bacon and Cheese Muffin

So quick and easy
copycat egg mcmuffin recipe
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This recipe comes from my childhood, perfected by my mom, who was a McDonald's employee back in the 1980s.

Ready in
15 m
5 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


If you can't find Canadian bacon, swap with ham, sausage or any breakfast meat of your choice.

If you don't have an egg ring, just fry an egg normally.


  • 1 English muffin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 slice Canadian bacon
  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon butter, separated


Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter and cook Canadian bacon until browned, 1-3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Meanwhile, heat a separate small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter.

Place an egg ring in skillet.

Crack large egg inside the egg ring. Using a butter knife, lightly break the yolk of the egg. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Cook egg until whites are mostly set. Then remove the egg ring and flip. Cook one minute more and remove from heat.

Toast your English muffin until light brown.

To assemble: butter each half of the English muffin with 1/4 tablespoon butter. Add fried egg, Canadian bacon and American cheese. Serve warm with hashbrowns and coffee.