Breakfast Sandwiches in a hurry
If your mornings are anything like morning around here most days, I can explain them in 1 word CHAOTIC!
I really thought as my kids got older mornings would settle down. I guess for me they have, not having to do 5 heads of hair every morning saves a lot of time. But now it’s my kids that are hustling around trying to get out the door on time. 3 college students and Mike all out the door by 7:40 and then the house is quiet (well minus a howling dog who wants Mike to come back and play with him)
I want to do whatever I can to make mornings run smoother and I know the first thing to get dropped if they’re running late is Breakfast! We all know that a good breakfast is like a supercharged start to the day, especially for your kids and teens. Think of it as giving their bodies a turbo boost of energy and their brains a kickstart for the day. And hey, for families wanting to spend more time together, breakfast isn’t just about munching – it’s a chance to enjoy some morning magic and create memories that’ll stick with them through out a busy day, and for years to come.
Just because I’m not brushing 5 heads of hair each morning doesn’t mean I have all the time either, so I like to have some frozen breakfast options to be able to speed breakfast up when needed. And I’d be lying if I didn’t say these have been used for lunches also!
I timed myself making this batch of 20 sandwiches…32 minutes! Not bad considering that can feed our house breakfast 3-4 times in just 5 more minutes.
You can make as many or as few as you’d like at a time. They’ll last in the freezer for up to 3 months. I guess in my case I should say “they will stay fresh in the freezer for 3 months”, because I know they’ll only last a few weeks.
Start out with which ever English Muffins you like. Split them open and lay them out on a cookie sheet. I have made them with and without toasting them, and the extra 3 minutes it takes to toast them is worth it! Just throw the pan under a broiler for a few minutes and you’re set. Add a slice of cheese (your choice) on HALF of the muffins.
Next we’ll be cooking the eggs. I’ve done this many different ways, but the mini waffle iron is by far my favorite. The $10 investment is well worth it (I’ll share other fun ways I use it too!) And if you’re making a bunch like I do, I bought 2! You could also use a regular waffle iron (not a Belgian) and crack a couple eggs at a time, they will just be different shapes and sizes. They cook up in about 45 seconds! Make sure you use some cooking spray between each egg…I learned the hard way! Cover the opposite side of muffin with the cooked eggs.
Next you’ll place a FROZEN piece of PRECOOKED sausage (we prefer Great Value or Tyson brand) on each slice of cheese. You’ll want to make sure your egg has cooled enough that it’s not going to cause condensation when you package the sandwich. Combine an egg side with a cheese & sausage side, wrap in foil, and place in the freezer.
Heating the frozen sandwich is as simple as wrapping in a paper towel and microwaving for 2 minutes. The cheese will be hot and melty so be careful not to burn yourself. If you’ve pulled some sandwiches out and they have defrosted, 1 minute in the microwave will be just right!
I like to wrap each sandwich is a small section of paper towel before wrapping in foil. This prevents a soggy muffin if it happens to be too warm when wrapped. We also like to reheat it wrapped it a paper towel so it’s already there and ready if taken on the go!
I love having healthy(ish) things in the freezer to speed up a busy morning, lunch time, or dinner. It saves time, money, my sanity, and the ability to spend time together as a family which is my biggest priority of each day!
Watch the Instagram Reel about Step by Step Egg McMuffins – Breakfast Sandwiches in a Hurry