Grown Up Egg McMuffin

I used to love Egg McMuffins.  But as my tastes become more refined, I’m realizing that the fast food version is quite greasy and usually results in a stomachache. 

When I was in high school, my mom used to make me a simplified homemade version of an Egg McMuffin when I had finals.  She made it with a soft boiled egg and a big slice of Velveeta cheese.  It almost made finals worth it.

Now, on days when I’m feeling extra ambitious, I make myself this grown up version of my favorite breakfast sandwich (even if I don’t have any finals.)

Grown Up Egg McMuffin
An Amy’s Cooking Adventures Original Recipe

2 slices whole wheat toast, cut in 4 inch circles (or 1 English Muffin)
2 slices deli ham
1 tbsp shredded cheese
1 oz avocado, sliced
1 egg, soft boiled (directions follow)
Salt & pepper to taste

To soft boil the egg:
Bring a small pot of water to a boil.  Add a room temperature egg and boil for 3-5 minutes.  Remove and run under cold water to peel.

To make the sandwich:
Sprinkle the cheese over 1 slice of toast or half of English muffin.  Add the ham.

Break the egg over the top and add the avocado, salt and pepper, and the second piece of toast.  Enjoy hot.

Makes 1 sandwich


  1. Wow! I love your grown up version! Lovely!

  2. this looks so yummy! avocado and eggs always taste good together!

    Tamika @

    visiting from Freedom Friday

  3. This looks delish! And great instructions on how to cook the eggs. Thanks for a great idea!

  4. I love soft boiled eggs and the addition of avocado to this breakfast sandwich, it looks awesome

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  5. Soft boiled eggs are my favorite! My mom made them, put a few in a bowl with a piece of cut up buttered toast and it was our favorite weekend breakfasts :-)

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  6. I think the more you cook at home for yourself, the more fast food just tastes like what it really is: over-processed icky stuff that shouldn't be in your belly!

  7. This looks like a breakfast I would love! Thanks Amy! I'm featuring you this week over at Addicted to Recipes.

  8. This looks great, Amy! I am going to feature this on my blog today. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!



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