When omelets just aren’t getting you out of bed, look no further than this low carb egg mcmuffin recipe to satisfy your deepest, darkest, fast food for breakfast desires.
I have a shocking admission to make: I like Mcdonalds. Not all Mcdonalds, per se — but I do have a soft spot in my stomach for their Egg Mcmuffins. And if you’re reading this, you probably do as well. I’ve got you covered.
The first time you sink your teeth into two layers of scrambled eggs sandwiching a super juicy, herb-seasoned chicken sausage — with a little pop of freshness from sliced tomato, and a layer of gooey cheddar, try not to whisper I’m lovin’ it.
*A little disclaimer: These keto egg mcmuffins aren’t fast food. And by that I mean they take a bit of time to make. I recommend whipping them up in larger batches — as meal prep/ make-ahead breakfast. If it’s fast you’re looking for, check out my low carb smoothies or low carb oatmeal.
- The eggs. As far as taste and texture go, whisked eggs work best for these keto egg muffins. If you don’t mind biting into a cooked egg yolk, feel free to crack 1 egg directly into each egg ring (they certainly look prettier that way!).
- The meat. I prefer ground chicken here. Since it’s such a lean meat, I add oil to enhance the flavor — don’t skip! The homemade chicken sausages are not nearly as good without it.
- The sweetener. One reason I prefer homemade sausage is that I get to control the ingredients — many store-bought sausages contain questionable additives such as sugar or corn syrup. So, to give our homemade mcmuffins that “maple syrup” flavor, we’ll add a bit of golden Swerve/Lakanto.
- The seasoning. These are my favorite combo of homemade breakfast sausage seasonings, feel free to mix and swap to your taste.
- The low carb cheese. Do yourself a favor and go for sharp — it’s got a stronger (sharper) flavor.
- COOKING SPRAY! Have you used egg forms before?? They can be a total pain to clean… so spray spray spray.
- Egg forms – You’ll want egg forms to get your eggs into that classic round shape — I use these, which I bought from Amazon. If you don’t have forms, use mason jar lids sprayed with nonstick spray.
- Pan with a lid – You’re going to steam your egg rounds, so make sure you have a good-sized pan with a nice fitting lid.
Store, Freeze + Reheat
Store these keto egg mcmuffins in the fridge wrapped individually for an easy to reheat breakfast. I like to warm them up in the microwave, wrapped in a damp paper towel, using 30 second intervals (until they’ve reached the desired temp). They also freeze well, so wrap them individually in freezer paper and toss them in a resealable bag together.
Make it Yours:
- Craving something a bit more sandwichy? Serve your sausage, egg, and cheese between one of my (warm!) sliced low carb biscuits or on top a slice of toasted low carb bread.
- Add some veggies. Sliced tomatoes? Spinach? Sauteed mushrooms? Avocado? Do you.
- Swap sausage for bacon.
- Use a different type of meat for the sausage. Swap chicken for ground turkey or pork. If you’d prefer fattier meat (like Italian sausage), skip the oil (and seasoning if you opt for Italian sausage). Also, keep in mind the baking times will vary with different types of meat.
More Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
Oh! And be sure to check out my guide to low carb McDonalds here!
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- 1 Pound Ground Chicken (Note 1)
- 2 Tablespoons Mild Tasting Oil (see notes below) (Note 2)
- 4 Teaspoons Golden Swerve or Lakanto (see sweetener notes below) (Note 3)
- 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Sage
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Fennel Seeds
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Pinch Ground Nutmeg
- 6 Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 12 Eggs
- Make the sausage. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the sausage ingredients in a large bowl. Form them into 6 patties that are 1/2" thick. Place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, flip, then bake on the other side for 5-7 minutes -- you'll know they're done once their internal temp reaches 165 F. Place a slice of cheese on top of each sausage and return to the oven for another 2 minutes, just until the cheese melts.
- Eggs. Meanwhile, whisk (Note 4) the eggs (12) in a large bowl. Place 2 egg forms (Note 5) or 3.5" mason jar lids in a pan and generously spray the sides of the form and bottom of the pan with cooking spray (Note 6). Heat pan to medium and add whisked eggs to the center of each form. Pour water into the pan so it reaches halfway up each form, and place a lid on top of the pan. Cook the eggs for 3-5 minutes, until they're completely set in the center.
- Assemble. Sandwich a sausage between 2 eggs and enjoy!
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- Different types of meat. Feel free to use ground turkey or pork (this will change the flavor). If you want to use high fat meat like ground beef, skip the oil.
- Mild Tasting Oil. You don't want to overpower the seasoning flavors -- I love avocado oil for this recipe. The oil helps to bring flavor to the sausage, as ground chicken is very lean.
- Lakanto, Swerve, or Erythritol. Brown erythritol gives us that "maple breakfast sausage" flavor". This recipe was calculated using Lakanto or Swerve which are a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If using a different brand of Erythritol, keep in mind it's 70% as sweet as sugar, so you may need to add more to taste.
- Eggs. You can whisk or keep the eggs whole -- as far as taste/texture, I MUCH prefer whisked eggs (I don't like biting into a cooked yolk).
- Cooking spray is your best friend here. Egg forms can be a total pain to clean!
- I use these egg forms which I purchased from Amazon.
- Nutritional information is for 1 sandwich is you make 6 sandwiches using this recipe, and does not include the tomato slice: