Egg McMuffin Made Skinny

This fantastic version of the popular breakfast sandwich is actually good for you and kids love it!  I used one of Thomas’ Hearty Grains English Muffins, which has 5 grams of fiber. Plus, swapped regular eggs for just whites and added some tomatoes and onions to it, before cooking.  Finally, a layer of lean ham or turkey ham and reduced-fat cheese.  If you want to make this completely vegetarian, leave out the meat. Each hearty, breakfast treat has 237 calories and 4 grams of fat.  Don’t be surprised if you end up making this several times a week!
Egg McMuffin Made Skinny

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 1 sandwich

Food Facts

The Egg McMuffin was McDonald’s first breakfast sandwich.  It was introduced in 1972.  It’s the best selling breakfast sandwich.  It was invented by a man named Herb Peterson. The regular McMuffin is made of a griddle-fried egg, Canadian bacon, American cheese, all sandwiched between a toasted and buttered English muffin.

Healthy Benefits

Thomas’ Hearty Grains Honey Wheat English Muffins have 5 grams of fiber.  That’s more than twice the fiber than their original muffin.

Shopping Tips

You’ll find this new type of English muffin in most supermarkets.  I used Thomas’ but many of the major companies are now making a similar high fiber one.
I like Trader Joe’s Reduced-Sugar Preserves. Smuckers and Knotts also make tasty ones.  Use your favorite flavor.
Custard cups are so versatile.  Not only perfect to cook eggs in, they also come in handy when using different ingredients while cooking and baking.  They’re dishwasher and microwave safe.  Buy them on Amazon.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 sandwich
237 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat. fat, 14mg chol, 20g protein, 31g carbs, 6g fiber, 400mg sodium, 6g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
192 calories, 1g sat. fat, 13g protein, 5g sugar


Egg McMuffin Made Skinny

Egg McMuffin Made Skinny

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Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 237 kcal


  • 2 egg whites (¼ cup)
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped and drained
  • 2 tablespoons onion,  chopped
  • 1 Thomas’ Hearty Grains Honey Wheat English Muffin, toasted or your favorite English Muffin
  • 2 teaspoons reduced sugar preserves or jam (see shopping tip) use your favorite flavor
  • 1 thin slice ham or turkey ham (½ oz)
  • ½ slice reduced-fat Jarlsberg, Swiss, Havarti, or mozzarella cheese (½ oz)


  • Pour 2 egg whites into a custard cup or small bowl to create a round shape.  Add tomatoes and onions.  Cover top of the dish with a microwave-safe plate and place in microwave for 2-2½ minutes, until cook through.
  • In the meantime, toast the English muffin and spread it inside of both pieces with preserves.
  • Carefully remove cooked eggs by running a spoon over the bottom of the eggs to lift out of the custard cup.  Place on top of the bottom half of the English muffin over the preserves.  Top with ham and then cheese.  Place remaining piece of English muffin on top.  Heat in microwave for about 30-40 seconds until cheese is melted.
  • Serve at once.


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 20gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 400mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gBlue Smart Points: 5Green Smart Points: 6Plus Points: 6
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