McDonald’s Egg McMuffin (Keto Copycat Recipe)


Want a savory, satisfying breakfast on the go? I have just the thing – my keto egg McMuffin! It’s piled with cheddar cheese, Canadian bacon, and a fresh-baked egg. Best of all, it takes just five minutes to bake, so it’s perfect for those busy mornings when you’re practically running out the door. 

keto egg mcmuffin on a plate.

Why you’ll love this keto egg McMuffin recipe

  • Keto copycat recipe: This recipe tastes just like the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin you know and love, without blowing your daily carb intake in a single meal. 
  • Quick and easy: This low-carb egg McMuffin comes together in under 5 minutes for a tasty breakfast on the go!
  • Low-carb ingredients – This breakfast sandwich is made from 100% keto-friendly ingredients, including my favorite low-carb English muffins.
  • High-fat content: My keto egg McMuffin is made with high-fat ingredients that your macros will love, like cheddar cheese, Canadian bacon, and coconut oil. 
  • Customizable: You can enjoy your breakfast sandwich with sausage, ham, bacon…, or any protein you desire!

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overhead of open halves of keto mcmuffin on a plate with cup of coffee in background.

Ingredients needed

Here’s everything that goes into my keto egg McMuffin recipe:

Canadian bacon

I use Canadian bacon in my homemade egg McMuffin for its yummy flavor and high protein content. 

Cheddar cheese

A bit of cheddar cheese totally makes this breakfast sandwich!

Coconut oil

Coconut oil adds extra fat content to your English McMuffin. Plus, it makes the muffin super moist. 

Almond butter

You heard that right – almond butter!

This nut butter makes a fabulous keto baking ingredient because it’s low-carb and loaded with fats. 

Eggs

This sandwich calls for two eggs, one for the muffin batter and one for a sandwich layer.

Coconut flour

The low-carb egg McMuffin recipe is made with a coconut flour base. 

Baking powder and salt

To finish my low-carb McMuffins, I use just a bit of baking powder for leavening and salt for flavor. That’s all there is to it!

overhead shot of ingredients to make keto mcdonald's egg mcmuffin.

Cooking tips

  • Remember to grease your ramekins to easily remove both the cooked egg and muffin.
  • Season your egg with salt and pepper before microwaving for the best flavor. 
  • Follow cook times exactly to avoid over-cooking. If you overcook your egg, the texture will become rubbery. 

How to make egg McMuffin breakfast sandwiches

When you have the steps down, you can prep this low-carb breakfast sandwich in under 3 minutes! Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Prepare the ramekins

First up, lightly grease two ramekins using butter or coconut oil. Ensure the ramekins are microwave-safe.

Step 2: Mix the English muffin batter

Next, mix coconut oil, almond butter, and one egg into a ramekin. Then, stir in baking powder, coconut flour, and salt to complete the batter.

overhead of ramekin with keto muffin mixture before microwaving.

Step 3: Prepare your egg

In the second ramekin, crack one egg and add salt and pepper (totally optional!). 

Remember to pierce the egg yolk with a fork several times before cooking. 

overhead of egg in ramekin with salt and pepper.

Step 4: Microwave in intervals 

Another easy part of this recipe – the ramekins can bake together!

Cover your egg ramekin with a microwave-safe plate to keep things mess-free. Then, pop it in the microwave alongside your batter ramekin. 

keto English muffin in ramekin after cooking in microwave.

Microwave together, then pull out your egg ramekin. Let your batter continue microwaving until it’s cooked through. 

Finally, flip your egg in its ramekin and return it to the microwave for one final bake. 

egg in ramekin after cooking in microwave.

Step 5: Assemble and enjoy your egg McMuffin

Slice your baked English muffin in half. I recommend toasting it, but that’s up to you.

overhead of keto English muffin cut into two pieces on a plate.

Fill it with a slice of cheddar cheese, your cooked egg, and Canadian bacon. And with that, your breakfast sandwich is ready to enjoy!

upclose shot of egg mcmuffin with ham and cheese

How to serve a keto egg McMuffin

This keto egg McMuffin is one of my favorite breakfast options because it always satisfies that fast-food flavor without the high-carb count. 

Serve it as a grab-and-go breakfast along with your favorite morning coffee and some keto fruit for a balanced meal. 

For extra flavor, I suggest adding a layer of low-carb sauce like sugar-free ketchup or spicy keto bang bang sauce

Variations

  • Add your favorite keto protein, like sugar-free bacon, ham, or breakfast sausage rounds, to the sandwich. 
  • Swap cheddar cheese for your favorite variety, from smokey gouda to creamy jalapeno havarti.
  • Include sliced tomato for a bit of acidity. 
  • Add keto sauce to your sandwich for a burst of flavor; spicy mayo is a personal favorite!
stack of two halves of keto mcdonald's egg mcmuffin on a plate.

FAQs

Have more questions about my keto egg McMuffin recipe? I’m here to help! If you have any more questions, please leave them for me in the comments below.

What are the best toppings for a low-carb egg McMuffin?

One of the best things about this savory breakfast recipe is how versatile it is! Truly, you could add just about any of my favorite keto toppings.

Feel free to experiment with different kinds of meat, cheese, vegetables, and sauces. 

Here are some of my recommendations:

Cheese like cheddar, mozzarella, swiss, or havarti 
Meats like bacon, ham, sausage, or Canadian bacon
Sauce like pesto, mayonnaise, sugar-free ketchup, hot sauce, or keto hollandaise
Vegetables like fresh sliced tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, spinach, avocado, or fresh herbs

Can I meal prep this keto egg McMuffin? 

While these egg McMuffins take just a few minutes to prep, you can absolutely make them in a big batch and store them for later use. 

To do so, pre-bake your low-carb McMuffins and eggs. Also, pre-slice your cheese and Canadian bacon for easy assembly. 

You can also pre-assemble your sandwiches. Simply store them in airtight containers and keep them in the refrigerator for a few days. 

To reheat, simply pop one in the microwave for about 1 minute. 

close-up overhead of open halves of keto mcmuffin sandwich on a plate.

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Recipe

upclose shot of egg mcmuffin with ham and cheese

Keto McDonald’s Egg McMuffin

Want a savory, satisfying breakfast on the go? I have just the thing – my keto egg McMuffin! It’s piled with cheddar cheese, Canadian bacon, and a fresh-baked egg. Best of all, it takes just five minutes to bake, so it’s perfect for those busy mornings when you’re practically running out the door. 

Prep Time:1 minute

Cook Time:2 minutes

Total Time:3 minutes

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free

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Instructions

  • Lightly grease two microwave-safe ramekins.

  • In one ramekin, mix softened coconut oil, almond butter, and one egg. Mix together with a fork. Stir in coconut flour, baking powder, and salt to form a batter.

  • Crack one egg into the second ramekin. Pierce the egg yolks with a fork several times. Add salt and pepper if desired. Cover the ramekin with a microwave-safe plate.

  • Microwave both ramekins together for 40 seconds. Then open the microwave, remove the egg ramekin and continue microwaving the batter for an additional 50 seconds.

  • Remove the muffin from the microwave. As the muffin cools, flip the egg in its ramekin and microwave for another 20 seconds.

  • Assemble the McMuffins by slicing the keto English muffin in half (toast if desired), place a slice of cheese on the bottom half of the muffin. Add the warm egg and Canadian bacon on top of the cheese. Cover with the other muffin half to make a sandwich. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 512 | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 373mg | Sodium: 1455mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 646IU | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 3mg

Additional Info


Net Carbs:
6
g

|

% Carbs:
4.8
%

|

% Protein:
26.5
%

|

% Fat:
68.7
%

|

SmartPoints:
16

Values

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