I love convenience. Like, I really, really love convenience. I’m so busy between going to school, homework, working full time + and maintaining basic things like sleep habits and hygiene that it doesn’t leave very much room for making full breakfasts or keeping up with any sort of “healthy” diet.
To keep my options as healthy as possible and so I don’t end up eating only coffee & toast, I devised a fool safe plan for breakfasts: Microwaveable things that can be prepared in less than 2 minutes before work in the morning by making them in bulk the weekend before and keeping them in the freezer!
You can experiment with whatever breakfast ingredients you want! I was even thinking of trying a homemade syrup-drizzled whole wheat waffle for the ‘bun’. 😉
– 1 package whole-wheat English muffins
– 1 package pre-cooked small round Canadian Bacon slices or 6 slices of cooked bacon
– 6 slices of cheese of your choice (American, cheddar, etc)
– 4 whole eggs, beaten in a bowl
– 1/4 cup of milk, poured into the egg bowl
– 1/2 cup chopped spinach
– Seasonings to taste & baking spray to prevent sticking
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray a muffin tin with olive oil spray until evenly coated. Mix the seasonings and chopped spinach into the egg and milk mixture. Pour mixture into the muffin tin, evenly into 6 of the cups. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, or until the eggs are set completely through.
When you remove them, let them cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan and using a fork to kind of flatten them — they’ll be a little too high to make into a sandwich if you don’t do this!
Toast the English muffins, either in the oven or in a toaster, until they are lightly toasted. Top the warm muffin with the cheese and ham / bacon. Transfer the smooshed egg muffin to your sandwich and top with the other half of the muffin.
These last for awhile but I haven’t personally stored them for more than a week. You can microwave them for 1 – 2 minutes in packaging made of wax paper and a tiny piece of tape to keep it closed. I store them 2 per Ziploc baggy, flattened and stacked!
You can also put these on a panini press or countertop grill to toast the outside even more and give it nice grill marks! 🙂