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Best Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

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These delicious and filling make ahead breakfast sandwiches are the perfect way to save time on a busy morning! Made with an English muffin, eggs, meat and cheese, these sandwiches can be cooked once, and then you can enjoy them all week!

These sandwiches are super east to make and my family just loves them.  Some of my other favorite breakfast recipes are these amazing Pumpkin Pancakes, Breakfast Casserole and Belgian Waffles!

Two make ahead breakfast sandwiches stacked on top of each other on a white plate. Each one is made with an English muffing, American cheese, eggs, and Canadian bacon. Behind the plate are three more sandwiches wrapped in parchment paper.

Best Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Now that the kids are heading back to school, it’s time to get back into our morning routine! I have to confess, I’m not really looking forward to it this year. We’ve had such a laid back, relaxed summer, and the thought of getting up early and getting everyone ready to go is making me exhausted in advance.

This year, everyone in my family has a different schedule, with my oldest in middle school, my youngest in elementary school, and my husband working odd hours as a nurse. I’ve never been good at cooking hot breakfasts in the mornings, but that’s where these make ahead breakfast sandwiches come in handy.

I can cook a big batch of homemade breakfast sandwiches at the beginning of the week, and everyone can grab one from the fridge or freezer whenever they’re ready to eat. It’s a simple and easy way to make sure everyone gets something delicious for breakfast, even when I don’t feel like cooking.

looking down on a jumbo baking tin with each ramekin filled with a cracked egg and sprinkled over the top.

How To Prepare Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

I’ve experimented quite a bit with these make ahead breakfast sandwiches, and I think this combination is my very favorite! Everyone in my family loves them, too. The are a lot of copycat recipes for a popular fast food breakfast sandwich, but these taste even better because they’re homemade!

  • Preparation – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Use a jumbo muffin tin that contains 6 ramekins.
  • Spray the tin with cooking spray to keep the eggs from sticking.
  • Cooking – Crack an egg into each ramekin of the tin
  • Bake the eggs for 15 – 20 minutes until the egg whites have set and the yolks only move slightly when shaken
  • Remove the eggs from the oven and allow them to cool slightly
  • Assembly – Place the slices of cheese, Canadian bacon, cheese and egg on top of an English muffin

a breakfast sandwich being assembled on a cutting board. On one half of the English muffin is a slice of American cheese. On the other half is an egg and a slice of Canadian bacon.

Recipe Variations

The great thing about these delicious breakfast sandwiches is that they can be easily modified to fit everyone’s preferences.  Here are a few variations to this recipe that we also love:

Bread – A bagel or a homemade biscuit also work great

Protein – Breakfast sausage, bacon or using just egg whites are other great options

Toppings – If you’re not a fan of American cheese, you can substitute it for any other cheese you enjoy.  I have also been known to add slices of avocado, Salsa or slices of tomato to my breakfast sandwich as well.

Breakfast Sandwich Tips

  • Baking the eggs in a jumbo muffin tin makes it easy to cook them all at once.
  • I’ve found that breaking the yolks before baking them helps the eggs cook more evenly. In general, I like a runny yolk, but with these sandwiches I’ve found that if I don’t break the yolks first, the whites don’t cook as evenly, and the bottoms get overcooked before the tops are set.

a hand wrapping a breakfast sandwich with parchment paper. The sandwich has a slice of American cheese, ham and eggs.

Storage And Reheating

Storage – Once all of the sandwiches are assembled, I like to wrap them in parchment paper for storage. The parchment paper helps to protect them from freezer burn, and makes it easy to take sandwiches on the go.  Place them in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to eat them.  They can be kept in the fridge for 5 – 7 days or about two months in the freezer.

Reheating – When you’re ready to eat one of the breakfast sandwiches, microwave them until they’re warm. For a refrigerated sandwich, 30 seconds in my microwave works great, or 1 minute for a frozen sandwich. I leave the parchment paper wrapper on while I heat them, and it helps maintain the moisture level, so they are neither dry nor soggy. If you’re not storing them in parchment, I would suggest wrapping them with a paper towel before microwaving, to prevent sogginess.

multiple breakfast sandwiches are stacked on a cutting board and half are wrapped in parchment paper.

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Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

These make ahead breakfast sandwiches are so delicious, and easy to make, too! They’re a favorite with both kids and adults. If you’re looking for a simple way to make your morning routine a little easier, then definitely give these make ahead sandwiches a try!

Two make ahead breakfast sandwiches stacked on top of each other on a white plate. Each one is made with an English muffing, American cheese, eggs, and Canadian bacon. Behind the plate are three more sandwiches wrapped in parchment paper.
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Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

These delicious and filling make ahead breakfast sandwiches are the perfect way to save time on a busy morning! Cook once, and enjoy them all week!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 english muffins split and toasted
  • 6 slices of cheese
  • 6 slices of canadian bacon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a jumbo muffin tin (or six individual ramekins) with cooking spray. Crack an egg into each well of the muffin tin. Break the yolk gently with a fork, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until the whites are set and the eggs only jiggle slightly when shaken. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  3. To assemble the sandwiches, layer canadian bacon, egg, and a slice of cheese on an english muffin. Wrap in parchment paper and seal with tape. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.
  4. When ready to eat, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds for a refrigerated sandwich, or 1 minute for a frozen sandwich. Remove parchment paper and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A close up of two make ahead breakfast sandwiches stacked on top of each other on a white plate. Each one is made with an English muffing, American cheese, eggs, and Canadian bacon. Behind the plate are three more sandwiches wrapped in parchment paper. At the top of the image the words make-ahead breakfast sandwiches are written in black letters.

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