10 Minute Breakfast Sandwich
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Serves: 1
  • 1 whole wheat English muffin
  • 1 slice low-fat mozzarella cheese (1 oz)*
  • 2 slices Canadian bacon (or lean ham)
  • ½ c egg whites**
  • ½ c arugula
  • ⅓ tbs butter
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • hot sauce (like sriracha or Cholula) or ketchup
  1. TOAST BREAD WITH CHEESE & BACON: Lay out the two halves of the English muffin, cut-side up. Tear the cheese slice into quarters and lay two overlapping quarters on each side of the muffin. Top each side with one slice of Canadian bacon. Place in toaster oven (on top of the tray insert for easy clean-up in case the cheese spills over but directly onto the rack is fine too). Toast bread to desired doneness, until cheese is just melted and bacon has been warmed through (about 6-8 minutes). My toaster oven has a hot spot in it, so I always rotate the tray halfway through for even cooking.
  2. COOK EGGS: Meanwhile, cook the eggs. Preheat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add butter, swirling pan to coat. Add the eggs to the pan. Stir well with a spatula until scrambles have started to form and cooked almost all the way through. Turn down the heat to medium-low and use the spatula to gather the scrambles into a large square shape in the pan. Press down lightly with the back of the spatula and let them cook for another 30 seconds or so until they have crusted together. Add some cracked black pepper on top. Then fold them in half once, pressing lightly again on top to help them crust together again. In another few seconds fold again once more to make a square shape. Turn off heat and press again.
  3. ASSEMBLE INTO A SANDWICH: Top one of the English muffin halves with arugula, then add the egg “patty”, top eggs with hot sauce or ketchup, and then add second half. Serve immediately.
If you don’t have a toaster oven you can preheat the oven to 350 and toast the bread, cheese, and Canadian bacon together instead. Adjust the cooking time as needed.

You can also use a separate greased pan to prepare the English muffin, cheese, and ham like you would a grilled cheese – pressing both halves together and toasting both sides while pressing down with a spatula until the cheese has melted and the meat has warmed through.

*Can swap for another soft cheese like cheddar, jack, swiss, or provolone

**Swap for 2-3 whole eggs (scrambled in a bowl before adding to the hot pan) if you don’t prefer to use all egg whites
Recipe by Free Your Fork at https://www.freeyourfork.com/10-minute-breakfast-sandwich/