Starbucks Turkey Bacon & Egg White Breakfast Sandwich (Copycat)




This delectable breakfast sandwich is one of the beloved healthy breakfast choices at Starbucks. I know I enjoy it. My copycat version is so yummy too! It’s perfect for busy mornings since it comes together very quickly. Each sandwich has 245 calories, 6 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes


Ingredients for Sandwich:

1 slice turkey bacon, see shopping tips

1 whole wheat or whole grain English muffin, I used Oroweat Whole Grain Double Fiber, see shopping tips

2 egg whites (¼ cup liquid whites)

2 tablespoons reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded

1 large tomato slice

Salt & pepper, to taste


Optional Ingredients to Spread on English Muffin:

SmartBalance light or reduced-fat butter

Less sugar preserves


Instructions

1. Pour 2 egg whites into a glass custard cup about 4¾ inches wide or small dish, to create a round shape. Cover top of custard cup with a microwave-safe plate and place in microwave. Be sure to cover tightly so egg whites don’t pop out while cooking. Cook for about 1 minute, until cooked through. Carefully remove cooked eggs by running a spoon over bottom of eggs to lift out of custard cup.

 2. To cook bacon: Line a microwave safe plate with paper towels. Place 1 slice of bacon on top. Cover with more paper towels. Cook in microwave 2-4 minutes until bacon is cooked and crispy, if desired. Break cooked bacon into 2 pieces.

3. In the meantime, toast English muffin and spread inside of both pieces with light butter or preserves, if desired. This is optional.

3.  Place eggs on inside of bottom half of English muffin. Top with 2 bacon pieces, tomato and cheese. Place top piece of English muffin on top. Heat in microwave about 20-30 seconds until cheese is melted.

4. Serve at once or prep in advance and just before serving, heat until cheese is melted.

Makes 1 sandwich


Food Facts
At Starbucks, they describe their Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon & Cage Free Egg White Breakfast Sandwich as “Sizzling reduced-fat turkey bacon and wholesome cage-free egg whites are paired with the rich creaminess of melted, reduced-fat white cheddar cheese on an organic wheat English muffin.” Each has 210 calories.


Shopping Tips
I like to buy turkey bacon that’s uncured and contains no nitrates. There are several brands like this. I used Signature Select found at Von’s/Safeway.

You’ll find Oroweat English muffins in most supermarkets. I like their double fiber. Each contains 8g fiber.  There are many other companies making a similar high fiber one. Or choose 100% whole wheat or your favorite English muffin.

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.


Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints
6
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 breakfast sandwich
245 calories, 7g fat, 2g sat. fat, 30mg chol, 23g prot, 31g carbs, 8g fiber, 705mg sod, 6g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
207 calories, 2g sat. fat, 15g protein, 5g sugar