McDonald's Egg McMuffins are high in fat and have about 300 calories. When eating on the run, it's not a bad choice, but why settle? It is so easy to make one of these at home and save money. The homemade version is low in fat, 200 calories, and ready in a couple of minutes. If you love Egg McMuffins, follow the steps below to make your own at home.
Things You Will Need
1 Western Bagel Alternative Plain English Muffin
1 Raw Egg
1/2 Slice Sargento Reduced Fat Provolone Cheese
Small container for shallow bath
Step 1Toast the Muffin. Separate the English muffin and heat in a toaster.
Step 2Prepare Ramekins. Spray a ramekin with cooking spray. Crack and pour one egg into the sprayed ramekin.
Step 3Make Water Bath. Place the ramekin in a shallow water bath. You can use any small containerÃ¢Â€Â”a glass baking dish, a Tupperware-like product, or any dish big enough for the ramekin. The water of the bath should come just below the halfway mark on the ramekin.
Step 5Add Cheese. Fold half a slice of cheese into tiny strips and place on top of the cooked egg in the ramekin. Heat again for 20 seconds. The cheese should be just beginning to melt.
Step 6Assemble Sandwich. Place the cooked egg on the bottom toasted muffin, add a slice of Canadian bacon, and top it off with the remaining muffin half. How Healthy is this Egg McMuffin? Your healthy Egg McMuffin is 100 calories less, half the fat, almost half the carbohydrates, and much lower in sugar. Congratulations, you saved money and get to enjoy a healthy breakfast for about 200 calories.
Nutritional Information: 205 calories, 7 g of fat (2.5 g saturated), 196 mg cholesterol, 18 g protein, 526 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 1 gram sugar, 198 mg calcium.
Tips & Warnings
If you are worried about cholesterol, use only the egg white. The final product is just as fluffy with great nutritional stats: 142 calories, 2.8 g of fat (1 g saturated), 5 mg cholesterol, 11 g protein, 314 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 157 mg calcium.