We have started to make homemade breakfast sandwiches to freeze so that Jeremy can grab them on his way to work. We had been buying some for him to microwave but they are so expensive so we’ve taken a shot at doing it ourselves. Deeds helped us this last time around so I thought I would share. Lining things up, and patterns… not sure why I didn’t think about having him help before. It was right up his alley.
The first time around we tried it with english muffins and I scrambled all the eggs in a pan then sorted them out onto the muffins. It took quite a while. I’ve seen a method to bake the eggs in muffin tins but Jeremy really likes them scrambled so we adapted and scrambled with just a touch of milk them then baked them.
Deeds mixing the eggs.
We used a small measuring cup to add the egg mixture to the pan. It wasn’t very Deeds friendly but I let him try it a little then he helped me count the rest as I filled them up.
Filling the pan.
I really just eyeballed the measurements in the pan but it worked out to be about one egg per tin. We beat 12 eggs and it filled one pan. I wouldn’t put more than that in since they tend to bake up pretty high.
Filled muffin pan
We baked them at 350 degrees for around 20 minutes. While they were in the ovens Deeds and I got the flat bagels out and set them up.
Deeds putting out the bagel.
We used pre-cooked and frozen sausage patties that I found at Costco. Deeds placed the sausage on the bottom and the cheese on the top which worked out well since it covered the holes.
Cheese and Sausage
By this point we were ready to get the egg out and start our assembly line to finish them up.
When they cool off they will “deflate” a little so don’t be surprised if they look huge at first. The one trick we need to figure out is how to get them out of the tins. I did spray the tins very well before but it was still hard, we’ll have to try something else next time. I will say the ones I got out after they had cooled off a bit were easier. I ran a butter knife around the bottom and then dug them out. I wonder if I bake them in a jellyroll pan and then slice into squares and use a spatula it might work better.
Eggs out of the pan
I sliced each egg in half so that it would cover more of the sandwich.
We put each sandwich in a small zip-lock bag and then into the freezer. Jeremy just popped them wrapped in a paper towel into the microwave for 2-3 minutes in the morning and they were perfect. He said the bagel held together better than the English muffin.
Deeds thought it was a blast and asked me 3 times yesterday if we could do it again. Guess I have a new helper in the kitchen!