Friday, July 27, 2012

Recipe Review: Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

This recipe is another one the I found on Pinterest! I pinned it a long time ago, but I have never taken the time to make it. I thought that it would be too high in pointsplus values. This recipe ends up being about 6 pointsplus per sandwich. I thought that might be too high for breakfast, but it has actually done a great job of keeping me full until lunch time. You cannot beat that!

I think that the next time I make it I will try to find an english muffin that is less than 3 pointsplus per muffin. I have been enjoying these for breakfast all week and I cannot wait to make them again! They were not only easy to make, but they taste good too!

The ingredients

Just grab a muffin tin and spray each spot in the tin with cooking spray. Then crack an egg in each muffin area. Stick these in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes.

Given that I was making a bunch, I just sliced all of my muffins in half and laid them all out on a baking sheet. After about 10 minutes in the oven (you can toast these at the same time as your eggs are cooking).

Once everything has been cooked, you just have to piece it all together.

Take half of a muffin, add some cheese, add an egg, and apply the top half of the muffin. You could hit the sandwich with some pepper if you wanted or even some hot sauce!

After constructing my sandwiches, I stuck them on a baking sheet and put them all in the freezer, uncovered and unwrapped for about an hour.

Pull them all out after an hour or two and wrap them individually in plastic wrap or foil and then store them in a freezer safe plastic bag.

I ended up making 12 breakfast sandwiches that are ready for me to eat later on in the week!

I reheated mine in the microwave and it tasted great!!

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Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
Adapted from: Macheesmo
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Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1 breakfast sandwich
Calories: 367.3
Fat: 10.3 g
Fiber: 7 g
Protein: 20.9 g
Old Points: 7 pts
Points+: 6 pts+
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Ingredients
12 large eggs
8 oz Weight Watchers Mexican Style Shredded Cheese
12 Thomas Hearty Grains English Muffins, 100% Whole Wheat
cooking spray

Instructions
Cooking the Eggs
Just grab a muffin tin and spray each spot in the tin with cooking spray. Then crack an egg in each muffin area. Stick these in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes.

Toasting English Muffins
Given that I was making a bunch, I just sliced all of my muffins in half and laid them all out on a baking sheet. After about 10 minutes in the oven (you can toast these at the same time as your eggs are cooking).

Making the Sandwich
Take half of a muffin, add some cheese, add an egg, and apply the top half of the muffin. You could hit the sandwich with some pepper if you wanted or even some hot sauce! I would never call this Fast Food, but its definitely a fast way to make food.

Now you have two options:

Eat Immediately 
If you wanted to eat these right away, just stick them back in the oven for 5 or 10 minutes until they are warmed through and the cheese is melted and delicious.

Store for Later
If you want to store these for later, stick all your sandwiches on a baking sheet and put them all in the freezer, uncovered and unwrapped. Leave them in there for about an hour. This will give them a chance to give off some moisture and also freeze a bit. If you were to wrap them up right away then there would be all kinds of liquid that would condense. But don't forget about them or they'll get freezer burned. Pull them all out after an hour or two and wrap them individually in plastic wrap or foil and then store them in a freezer safe plastic bag. They will keep for a few weeks without a problem.

*Tip for Heating (or Reheating)
Oven
From completely frozen to warm and melted, it’ll take about 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Microwave
I heated mine in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Be careful, because with the microwave the muffin can get soggy.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow,hanks for this! My husband is always wanting me to pick up those frozen breakfast sandwiches at the store for him to take to his job,has to be there at 7AM and he likes them for breaks.They are expensive and high in fat/calories,though,these look great plus economical!

Ashley King said...

This looks so easy and good and I'm eager for finding recipes to freeze. (especially breakfast. The later I can sleep in the better!) Approximately how much cheese do you put here sandwich? (A little over a TB?) I'm not so good eyeballing. Keep up the awesome posting. You've been such an inspiration as I start my weight watchers journey.

Christa Herzog said...

Till this morning I had fruit for breakfast. Today I read that eating protein in the morning gives you energy. I forgot about that. And now I see: eggs and cheese. This will be my new breakfast starting tomorrow. Just that I will skip the bread. Your eggs look nice and I enjoyed looking at your cooking photos. You got a real great blog.

Nickea said...

If you used only the egg white portion you'd significantly lower the points! I also like to chop and saute spinach to put in mine! Get those veggies in!

SpinTheMeal said...

I've been making a similar version of these for years, and they make great grab and go breakfasts to take to work. Haven't made them in awhile though, so glad I saw your post, will add them to this week's rotation!

Jennifer @ Living a Changed Life said...

Ashley King - I just distributed the 8 oz bag of cheese over all of the sandwiches. I do not know exactly how much it was.

AnnySue said...

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your great posts. I love the idea of making the eggs in the oven - definitely makes things easier. Every day, I have my rotation of websites: news, email, Jennifer's blog. Thank you for being such an inspiration! I lost my weight and then stopped paying attention. I was thin, so why bother? Well, you know what happened and now I'm starting over. You keep me motivated.

Sophie said...

These look great for everyone in my house! What if you were to put them in the fridge instead of freezing? How long do eggs last in the fridge??

Lauren said...

Made these last night and enjoyed one this morning for breakfast. Such a nice change from yogurt/fruit or oatmeal. Thank you for sharing this. I'll definitely be making these again.

DarkNiteV said...

I made this recipe and I love them!!!! They are so handy to have in the freezer. :) I put a dash of green tobasco sauce on it. Thanks! I love your recipe reviews. :)

tmcdonald226 said...

Has anyone tried egg beaters instead?

ashleigh beecher said...

I tried these today....fantastic!! I just started WW and was really excited to see this alternative to one of my fav fast food stops.....they are great!

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