What to Make with English Muffins

Looking for what to make with English muffins? English Muffins are a type of bread that is just like bagels and pancakes, but not as popular.  They have a crust on the outside with air bubbles in it, which makes them crunchy. The inside is soft and chewy. They make for great breakfast food because they go well with eggs, bacon, ham or cheese.  They also make some pretty awesome sandwiches too! If you want to try something new then give one of these recipes a shot!

what to make with english muffins

History of English Muffins

In 1790, an English baker by the name of Samuel Bath Thomas invented something new: a biscuit or muffin-like bread that could be cooked for a shorter time than his previous recipes. He renamed this new invention muffins and began selling them at his bakery in Philadelphia. His creation became very popular and spread to many American bakeries throughout the world.

The people who sold his new recipe, did not know how to pronounce “muffin” (which was pronounced “muffen”) and instead, it was called “muffins.” This is how the name English Muffins came to be.

Today, there are many varieties of English muffins and they can be made from a wide range of ingredients such as whole grains, seeds and nuts. They can be eaten fresh out of the package or toasted and spread with butter, jam or jelly.

What to do with English Muffins

One way to eat English muffins is to toast them and then top them with a large spoonful of peanut butter and a generous drizzle of honey. If desired, this combination can be topped with additional slices of banana for a fruity taste. Other popular toppings include scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and Canadian bacon.

Another way to eat English muffins is to slice them in half and then toast them lightly on both sides before topping with a fried egg or two for breakfast. After the egg has been removed, spoon some marinara sauce over the muffin and add salt, pepper and oregano to taste. This combination can be served with a side of fresh fruit for an extra boost of flavor before the work day begins.

Recipes Using English Muffins

English muffin sandwiches are always delicious options for breakfast. They can be filled with anything from egg whites, cheese and vegetables to creamy tuna and mustard.

In addition to using English muffins as the bread for a sandwich, they can also be used as a substitute for traditional crackers. Cheese spreads, chicken liver pâté or hummus make great toppings for this type of dish.

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

English muffin breakfast sandwiches are always delicious options for breakfast. They can be filled with anything from egg whites and vegetables to tuna and mustard.

Ingredients:

  • English muffins
  • 1 slice American cheese, cut in half
  • 1-2 eggs per sandwich (the more eggs the better)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Breakfast sausage patty or 3 slices of bacon (optional)

Instructions:

Toast the English muffin halves on a griddle or in a frying pan on medium heat. Fry the eggs, salt and pepper them to taste, and set them aside. Put one half of the cheese on each half of the English muffin. Add one egg to the muffin split down the middle. Close up sandwich and enjoy!

American Ranch Benedict

  • 1 English muffin, split and toasted
  • 2 slices of bacon (optional)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thinly
  • 2-4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions:

  • Prepare your eggs any way you choose, but be mindful the English muffins are not pre-cooked. Cook them until just firm then run under cold water. Slice into small squares. Wipe off skillet with paper towel before melting butter/margarine in it on medium heat)
  • Melt butter on low heat, add onions. Cook until translucent. Add heavy cream, cayenne pepper and salt/pepper to taste then continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add egg mixture then remove from heat when eggs are still runny but the sauce is thicker (within 30 seconds to a minute). Serve over split English muffin halves.

Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Benedict

Ingredients:

  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1 tomato, sliced or 300g can’s tomatoes (diced, whole or crushed)
  • 4-8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Fry bacon on medium heat until crispy then remove from pan and crumble into small pieces. Place crumbled bacon bits in bowl with chicken. Remove excess grease from pan (leaving about 1/2 tbsp). Scramble eggs in pan on low heat, add salt/pepper to taste.
  • Place avocado slices or chunks over the English muffin halves then top with fried chicken and tomatoes.
  • Spoon egg mixture over chicken, tomato and one half of English muffin then top with bacon crumbles.
  • Garnish with cilantro, parsley or green onion and lemon juice if desired.

The Sante Fe Benedict

  • 2 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced thinly (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato, sliced (or 1 can diced tomatoes)
  • 4-8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven @ 375° Fahrenheit. Remove excess grease from pan then fry the bacon until crisp on medium heat, set aside and crumble into small pieces. Remove all but 1 tbsp of bacon grease from the pan then add jalapeno and fry until soft, if desired.
  • Add eggs to pan with salt/pepper to taste and cook on low heat until just firm (don’t overcook). Place one half of English muffin halves on a baking dish. Add bacon and top with tomato slices then cheese and finally eggs.
  • Place in oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts and serve!

Hopefully after reading this you won’t have to wonder what to make with English muffins. You can toast, top with a fried egg and add your favorite sauce such as peanut butter and jelly or marinara. Or you can eat them with chicken liver pâté. And you can use them for many different versions of Eggs Benedict. No matter how you enjoy English Muffins, you will love the soft texture and unique flavor that these breads offer!

 

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