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Skip the drive-through and make your own Copycat Egg McMuffin at home in your air fryer (or skillet). You’ll be glad you did!

A vertical closeup of a Copycat Egg McMuffin Sandwich in the foreground and a small basket of eggs in the background.

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The ingredient list:

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  • butter
  • eggs
  • Canadian Bacon
  • American cheese
  • English muffins
  • salt and pepper

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

Why this recipe works:

Because you can make egg sandwiches that taste just like the fast-food chain, but you don’t need to change out of your jammies to get and enjoy them.

How long do these egg sandwiches take to make in an air fryer?

Only a tiny bit longer than in a skillet. Approximately 5 – 6 minutes.

What is the benefit of making egg sandwiches in an air fryer?

You’re not working with an open flame so it’s safer for the kiddos to make their own breakfast.

The eggs won’t spit and spatter hot butter at you while they’re cooking.

It will keep you and your kitchen cooler in the hot summer months.

How to the a perfectly round fried egg?

By cooking the eggs in round egg molds or by substituting well-washed out tuna cans you can fry a perfectly round egg that fits nicely onto an English muffin.

Can an air fryer toast English muffins?

Yep.

That said, I used my countertop toaster to prepare the English muffins for this recipe. The reason being I wanted everything to be hot and ready at the same time.

However, if you want to use the air fryer for the entire preparation of these copycat egg sandwiches, please feel free to do so.

The step-by-step air fryer photo instructions:

  • Melt the butter (at 370 degrees) in a flat tray for an air fryer.
  • Use a pastry brush to spread the melted butter all around the tray and also up the sides of the round egg molds.
  • Crack the eggs and drop them into the egg molds.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook at 370-degrees for 3½-4 minutes or until the eggs are set.
  • Meanwhile, split and toast the English muffins (if using a toaster).
  • When the eggs are cooked, top one side of an English muffin with a slice of Canadian bacon, a cooked egg, and a slice of American Cheese.
  • Place the top half of the English muffin onto the egg sandwich and return to the air-fryer for 1 minute to melt the cheese.
  • Serve immediately, or wrap well in parchment paper and refrigerate (or freeze) individually in air-tight containers, or zip-top bags.
An offset horizontal closeup photo of a Copycat Egg McMuffin with American cheese, Canadian Bacon, and an English Muffin.

The skillet method for making Copycat Egg McMuffins:

Basically the same as the air fryer method, except melt the butter in a medium nonstick skillet, and use the round egg molds to cook the eggs until set.

Continue with the remainder of the recipe as written.

Can these breakfast sandwiches be frozen after cooking?

Yes.

Wrap them individually with parchment paper and place them indivdually into a zip-top freezer bag for extra freezer protection.

Freeze them for up to 4 weeks.

How to reheat after freezing:

Unwrap the frozen egg sandwich from the parchment paper. Wrap the frozen sandwich in a paper towel and place on a microwave-safe plate.

Microwave on 50% power for 2-3 minutes or until hot.

How long will these copycat egg and muffin sandwiches last in the refrigerator?

Not long if people know about them, that’s for sure! LOL

Seriously though, store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat, wrap them in a paper towel and microwave on medium power for 30 – 60 seconds, or until hot.

Additional air fryer egg recipes:

*Fried Eggs in the Air Fryer (shown below and featured in the video)

Follow along as I show you my easy method for how to fry eggs in an air fryer. Step away from the stovetop with this fast and cool cooking method.

A fried egg on a white plate with brown eggs in the background.

*Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs (not shown)

Think you can’t make scrambled eggs in an air fryer? Think again. I’ve done the testing on temperature and time, and the results are fluffy and delicious.

*Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs (shown below)

Don’t let the title mislead you. While I’m calling these air fryer soft boiled eggs, they aren’t boiled at all. They’re cooked in the air fryer, and they couldn’t be easier to make, or more perfect! Look…

Two soft boiled eggs cooked in a air fryer in eggs cups with toast on a white plate

*Air Fryer Breakfast Burritoes (not shown)

Maybe you wouldn’t expect delicious Breakfast Burritos to come out of an air fryer, but I’m here to show you just how easy they are to make with just a few simple steps.

*Air Fryer Copycat Egg McMuffin (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A vertical closeup of Copycat Egg McMuffin Sandwiches on a wooden board with a small basket of eggs in the background.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s delicious copycat egg and English muffin sandwich recipe.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Four Copycat Egg McMuffin Sandwiches on a board with eggs in the background.

COPYCAT EGG MCMUFFIN SANDWICH

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Skip the drive-through and make your own Copycat Egg Mc Muffin Sandwich at home in your air fryer (or skillet). You’ll be glad you did!
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course air fryer, Breakfast, eggs
Servings 4 servings
Calories 366 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large eggs
  • tablespoons butter salted
  • 4 English muffins split in half
  • 4 slices Canadian bacon
  • 4 slices American cheese

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter (at 370 degrees) in the flat tray of an air fryer pan. (Or melt the butter in a nonstick skillet)
  • Use a pastry brush to spread the melted butter all around the tray and also up the sides of the round egg molds.
  • Crack the eggs and drop them into the egg molds.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook at 370-degrees for 3½-4 minutes or until the eggs are set. (Or cook in the skillet until set)
  • Meanwhile, split and toast the English muffins.
  • When the eggs are cooked, top one side of an English muffin with a slice of Canadian bacon, a cooked egg, and a slice of American Cheese.
  • Place the top half of the English muffin onto the egg sandwich and return to the air-fryer for 1 minute to melt the cheese. (Or pop into the microwave for 15-20 seconds)
  • Serve immediately, or wrap well in parchment paper and refrigerate (or freeze) individually in air-tight containers or zip-top bags.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 20gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 233mgSodium: 982mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 600IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 281mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer egg McMuffin, copycat egg McMuffin Sandwich, copycat egg sandwich
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Two Copycat Egg McMuffin Sandwiches stacked on a wooden board with wrapped sandwiches in the background.

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