One-Minute Microwave Muffin

One-Minute Microwave Muffin

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 281.0
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 222.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,134.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 26.2 g

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Introduction

Tight on time? This quick breakfast literally takes one minute. Set your stopwatch..and GO! Tight on time? This quick breakfast literally takes one minute. Set your stopwatch..and GO!
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 large egg
    2 oz deli meat (I like ham or turkey)
    1 oz cheese (I use slices, but you could also use shredded)
    1 English muffin (recipe calories are for Thomas' Better Start High Fiber muffins)
    non-stick spray, pinch salt, pepper or other seasoning you like
    Ziplock one-cup snack size container (or a glass bowl, or ceramic dish - basically I use this cause it makes the egg a perfect round shape to fit the muffin - so in this case - size matters!)

Directions

Spray the Ziplock cup with cooking spray. Crack egg into the container and add your salt, pepper or other seasoning and beat with a fork until scrambled. Pop in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Meanwhile, split English muffin and pop in toaster.

Take out egg (it will still be runny) and top with cheese and meat. Pop back in microwave for another 30 seconds.

Grab a paper towel or napkin and take the hot, toasted muffin out of the toaster. When the egg beeps, grab it out of the microwave and dump the contents on top of the muffin. Sandwich and GO!

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  • 150 of 151 people found this review helpful
    Use a coffee mug for cooking the egg and it will be the perfect size for the muffin and no plastic used. - 4/16/12

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  • 95 of 97 people found this review helpful
    I try to make a muffin pan of these at the beginning of the week and with a family of 5 they don't last long! Just spray the muffin pan; add beaten eggs, veggies, salsa, meat, etc and bake. Then store in a baggie or airtight container and warm as many as you need, when you need them! Yummy! - 6/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    81 of 84 people found this review helpful
    Yummy - try adding some fresh baby spinach to add a little bit of vegie to it! - 12/9/11

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  • 60 of 68 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet, but wanted to clear something up for other readers: the plastic-in-microwave carcinogen scare is false information, just a rumour that got passed around in various incarnations, mainly through chain forwarded emails. :)

    http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/coo
    kplastic.asp
    - 2/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    49 of 61 people found this review helpful
    I'm pretty sure that SP wouldn't have featured this recipe if microwaving in a plastic dish was so deadly. Don't breathe in the air outside either, it also causes cancer. In other news, recipe was quick, easy, and great to make something better than McD's for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!!! - 2/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    32 of 32 people found this review helpful
    I do this all the time with egg beaters or egg whites in a carton, but I use 2 eggs worth and no meat. no scrambling required. thanks for the tip to spray the container- cleanup has always been the hardest part. without the meat, my version is only 198 calories and 3g of fat. - 2/12/12

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  • Very Good
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    I use a toasted sandwich thin, an egg, and a Morningstar sausage patty. Cheese if I feel like it. This is my weekend breakfast if I'm in a hurry. Love it.
    Martha
    - 12/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I do this at least once a week. I change it up by using a toasted sandwich thin some days, and I also precook some turkey bacon to add instead of the deli meat. Much costs less than the fast food version, and it is SO good! - 11/24/11

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  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I use a custard bowl. It's exactly the right size! I also add red pepper and Tobasco to the mixture and as much milk as yolk. - 2/24/12

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I make these at least twice a week; however we use a glass storage container for two reasons - 1. It doesn't need any cooking spray or butter and is still fairly easy to clean and 2. Isn't there a whole controversy over heating food in plastic, (BPA) we just try to avoid it. - 12/9/11

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  • 10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I bought a microwave egg mcmuffin maker at Walmart for less than $4.00 it's reusable and in section with appliances perfect size for on muffins. I don't scramble my egg to make it more like the fast food version. I use Kraft lowfat cheddar cheese. large egg and skip the bacon. easy. cheap. less cal! - 12/7/12

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Iíve made this breakfast sandwich for years just like this. You donít need to use the plastic just spray a microwavable dish the size of the muffin. You can also make it come out as poached egg. Hint: cover the dish and when you hear the second pop of the egg (45sec+/-) itís done perfectly. Boom! - 3/14/12

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  • 10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Micro Egg doesn't appeal to me. I stove top cook an egg in the a.m. or night before and place in a container with a slice of cheese and slice of canadian bacon. Once at work i toast my english muffin and a few seconds in the micro to warm the egg, bacon and cheese.. my cal count is > 279 though. - 1/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is my breakfast everyday. I have the calories down to 230. Look for a leaner Canadian bacon. The brand I buy has 60 calories for 3 slices and I only use 1/4 c egg beaters. My cheese is 60 calories a slice. I wish I knew what cheese was 45 calories a slice and I would try it. - 8/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this again with some Canadian Bacon I just bought at WalMart. Should be delicious and much less expensive $ wise, carb wise, fat wise, calorie wise than any fast food breakfast sandwich. - 2/14/12

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I eat this every couple of days but my version uses Sara Lee 45 calorie bread, extra lean ham, and 2% milk slice cheese. This drops the calories by 50. I know 50 calories doesn't seem like much but it can be used for a piece of fruit or if not replaced with anything it adds up over time. - 2/12/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! This is so easy that my kids can make their own before leaving for school in the morning. It tastes really good and they can eat in the car on the way to school. Faster even than a bowl of cereal! Nice to know you can have a healthy, fast breakfast that also tastes good. - 1/29/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have this every day but sometimes i have it for lunch instead of breakfest and I use a 1/4 cup of egg beaters to cut down on the salt and chloresterol. I have a container that will make 2 of them at a time and it is for microwaves. - 1/14/12

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  • Good
    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
    NEVER USE A PAPER TOWEL OR NAPKIN TO REMOVE ANYTHING FROM A HOT TOASTER. EITHER ONE MIGHT CATCH ON FIRE QUICKLY. Use WOODEN TONGS INSTEAD.I no longer do the ham added I tablespoon Salsa on muffin less Sodium - 12/9/11

    Reply from KITHKINCAID (12/9/11)
    Hey Nora - Thanks for specifying this. I never use the paper towel to actually remove the toast, just to wrap the sandwich in to take it to go!


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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great, quick recipe! When I have protein in the mornings I feel better all day. This would also be good when you need something quick for lunch or dinner. - 12/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I've been doing this for a long time, I work from home and on super-busy days I take a break to make this and have it for lunch. It's good with just about anything, chop up some mushrooms, onions, peppers and give it a little zest. - 9/8/13

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    With slight variations I have made such a breakfast sandwich for years.

    Instead of a whole egg, I use one or two whites (depending on the egg size) & I skip the ham. Be sure to spary the cup with a butter spray - eggs stick!

    Such a sandwich carries this gal through until noontime!

    God bles
    - 9/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I luv this, recipe it sounds, just perfect in, fact i will try, this for my, breakfast tomorrow as, it is my, Day Off (, Diet - Wise), thanks for this, lovely lovely tip. - 12/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Awesome. So easy, I love to add fresh red, yellow and orange peppers to mine. Adds beautiful colors and the taste is to die for. I also use Egg Beaters most of the time. So much easier. - 4/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    love it, easy an fast, will be making again - 2/12/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I do this all the time. I use a ramikin to cook the egg I add: 1 Tbs of diced ham, a pinch of shredded cheese, 1-2 Tbs of water, dash of salt and pepper. The water makes the egg fluffy and I cook it for 2 minutes as I like it not runny and it cooks out the water. adding veggies would be good too - 9/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this quite frequently. Yummy and fast! - 9/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Don't forget, it's the egg yolk that contains that much needed iron and the fat from it is not harmful! This makes a great breakfast!!! - 9/8/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I found a microwave safe container specifically made for the round eggs. I've been making this for a long time. It is great! My family all love it. - 8/27/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good, quick, and on the go breakfast! - 6/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have teen boys and use this recipe frequently to pass them something they can eat quickly when they are running late. I also enjoy it myself now and then. Feels like a hardy breakfast even though it is fast and can be made light and healthy. Keeps us all out of the McDonald's drive through! - 2/10/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so quick and yummy! - 1/26/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I found the time was not quite long enough in my microwave, but a few more seconds (10) made it perfect! - 8/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful & quick & easy too! - 6/10/12

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  • eggs just don't taste the same as when made in a pan. (without spray or any type of oil) - 2/11/18

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  • Good - 1/27/18

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  • thanks - 1/27/18

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  • I batch cook in muffin tins, freeze the eggs and just reheat them as needed. It takes less time and no cleanup. - 1/20/18

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  • Homemade McDonalds breakfast sandwich. - 1/12/18

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  • My concern about this recipe is the incredibly high sodium level. - 1/9/18

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  • I used a small ceramic microwavable cup to cook the egg in. Added ham, Basil, thyme and cheese. It came out really good. Hubby fixes it for me before I go to work since I go in before he does. - 1/7/18

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  • Great breakfast items to start the day! - 1/6/18

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  • I have made these many times and love them. I also add a few spinach leaves or a little chopped broccoli for some added veggies. Very good. - 1/6/18

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  • Like McDonald's - 1/6/18

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  • nice - 1/6/18

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  • We have these every once in a while and love them. I don't use the plastic bags but do use an egg ring or a microwave egg cooker. Spray either ones of these to easy removal. - 1/6/18

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Leave out the meat - 1/6/18

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  • Delicious - 1/6/18

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  • I like it! - 1/6/18

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  • We make these on the weekend - 1/6/18

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Holy Sodium! That's not healthy! - 1/6/18

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  • yum - 1/6/18

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  • These are great even for us retired people who aren't flying out the door in the morning. They taste great. - 1/6/18

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  • These are great! - 1/6/18

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  • Great recipe - 1/6/18

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  • A small ramekin works too. It tastes just like an egg mcmuffin - 1/6/18

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  • i do this one all the time it is quick and easy I do add some type of veggie just because I like them usually on the side - 1/6/18

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  • yummy! - 1/6/18

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  • I have made these for brunch and DH loves them too. Better than McD's - 1/6/18

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  • Too much sodium in this one. but I love the idea! - 1/6/18

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  • I cannot abide microwaved eggs. I use a metal ring and cook it on the griddle, along with the ham. The cheese melts when it comes in contact with the other hot components. - 1/6/18

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  • Great idea for breakfast. - 1/6/18

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  • Great - 1/6/18

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  • Looks delicious - 1/6/18

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  • Easy - 1/6/18

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  • The amount of sodium of this meal is unreal for anyone who has high blood pressure or a heart disease. - 1/6/18

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  • Yum - 1/6/18

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  • Love this one minute microwave muffin recipe! It's quick and delicious! - 1/6/18

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  • I make theses and I use ham and my family loves them, we often have them for lunch. - 1/6/18

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  • Looks good. - 1/6/18

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  • these are fantastic - 1/6/18

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  • Really good and will make again, very easy to make. - 1/6/18

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  • I used muffin tins as well. These can be stashed in the freezer when made for a nice quick breakfast - 1/6/18

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  • Great recipe. I have been using one just like this for years. I use a microwave save coffee cup to cook the egg. Great way to have breakfast on the road if your hotel has a frig and microwave. - 1/2/18

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  • Thanks for sharing - 12/11/17

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  • Terrific - 11/30/17

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  • Quick, easy, tastes good - 11/26/17

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  • a must try - 11/6/17

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  • Seems easy enough. Still yet to make it though. - 11/6/17

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  • quick easy way to make a fresh sandwich in the morning. I added different veggie and meats for variety. - 10/27/17

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  • Mmmm! Quick and delicious! - 10/23/17

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  • Bye, bye, McDonald's McMuffin after making this breakfast muffin. I used 2 strips of bacon and a slice of cheddar cheese instead of processed. I had the bacon here that is already cooked so it was easy to do as well. Next time I would like to use cooked sausage patty. It would be great as well. - 10/22/17

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  • This looks goods - 10/19/17

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  • This is super good! - 10/12/17

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  • I use the coffee cup too - 10/2/17

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  • Yum - 9/29/17

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  • Very tasty! - 8/25/17

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  • Excellent for brunch. Even got hubby to eat it. He REALLY enjoyed them. - 8/7/17

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  • interesting - 7/11/17

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  • Sounds so quick and easy! - 6/26/17

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  • Often simple is better. - 6/26/17

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  • Often simple is better. - 6/26/17

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  • So easy to have on hand - 6/24/17

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  • Love this one minute microwave muffin! It is so easy and delicious! - 6/20/17

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  • it was just okay..think the times need to be worked on..
    - 5/25/17

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  • I love this recipe - 5/15/17

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  • I have made this muffin several times using different types of meat, and it turns out great each and every time. So much better than the fast food chains and a lot better for you. - 5/2/17

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  • A breakfast staple. - 4/12/17

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  • yummy - 4/6/17

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  • tastey - 3/31/17

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