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A Breakfast Solution {Recipe: Sausage and Cheese on Homemade English Muffins}

I have a confession to make. I Love, with a capital L, Sausage Cheese McMuffins from McDonald’s.

I blame it on Leah. This love began when I was pregnant with her. I couldn’t stomach meat of any kind, but for some reason craved Sausage Cheese McMuffins like they were going out of style. It was probably a good thing McDonald’s only had a short time window for breakfast, or I’d have a perpetual spot in their drive thru.

Pregnancy came and went but my craving for the Sausage Cheese McMuffins stuck around. Seriously, isn’t it a perfect little breakfast idea? Hand held, with sausage and cheese (a breakfast combo of champions) and super tasty.

I hate giving up money to McDonald’s though, especially when I know I can make something better at home. Enter Homemade English Muffins, made simple in the bread machine. Seriously, friends… I took one bite and wanted to kick myself for not making these at home sooner. You can’t get ANYTHING close to these at the super market. If you can, I sure haven’t found them on any of my store shelves.

So, here you have it…breakfast, lunch or dinner right here, in your own kitchen, with your very own Sausage and Cheese on Homemade English Muffins. Enjoy!

All this talk of sausage makes me think of my favorite Kansas Pork Farmers and the awesome tailgate giveaway the Kansas Pork Association has going on right now! You have until September 26th, 2012 to head over to the KSPA Facebook page for a really great tailgating giveaway they have going on right now! This $800 giveaway includes (4) tickets to the KSU vs KU football game, a Weber Q 300 grill, 4 fold-able lawn chairs, a Coleman cooler, grilling utensil set, digital probe thermometer, digital pocket thermometer, marinade injector, rib rack, 6 different types of rub, 2 types of BBQ sauces, a ton of other stuff and $50 worth of pork coupons.This is one game they won’t want to miss!

Homemade English Muffins for the Bread Machine

Homemade English Muffins for the Bread Machine

Homemade English Muffins for the Bread Machine. Recipe from Food.com

For the Sausage and Cheese "McMuffin", simply toast and butter a sliced English Muffin, top with one pork sausage patty and a slice of Cheddar or American cheese.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast (I recommend Red Star Yeast)
  • cornmeal


  1. Place ingredients except the cornmeal in your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Choose the dough cycle setting and start.
  3. Once dough cycle is complete, dump out the dough onto a surface with a light coating of cornmeal. (Dough will be somewhat wet...that's good!)
  4. Sprinkle a small amount of cornmeal onto each side of the dough.
  5. Using your hands, flatten out the dough into a 1 inch thick rectangle.
  6. Cut into 8 to 10 rounds.
  7. Place rounds onto a cookie sheet, cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
  8. Heat a griddle to 350°F. Place dough rounds onto hot griddle and cook for 7 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  9. Note: Once flipped you'll notice they've puffed up some... I used a spatula and slightly flattened them)
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  1. Love that these are homemade and a whole lot healthier than McD’s version! Thank you!!

  2. OH MY!! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I’ve been salivating on my phone since you posted the pic on instagram! pinned!!

  3. McD egg mcmuffins are my I drank too much the night before cure. LOL I love english muffins. Be fun to try and make homemade ones!!!!

  4. I gave up McDonald’s years ago but I’ve been desperately craving their english muffin sandwich! So glad I can recreate this! I hope it’s freeze-able so I can have this in the mornings when I’m in a hurry!

  5. I so want to make these {gluten free of course}, but I don’t have a bread machine, boo. Wonder how to make the english muffins without a bread machine. Is it possible?

  6. I’m a bacon egg and cheese biscuit girl myself but I LOVE homemade english muffins.

  7. Never thought I’d use the word “gorgeous” in reference to english muffins, haha! We love Egg McMuffins and I’ll make a big batch for grab-and-go breakfasts, I’m betting homemade muffins would take them over the top!

    Wishing I hadn’t purged the bread machine in the last move but I’m guessing that adapting it to make in a kitchenaid wouldn’t be that hard, just figuring out how long to let it mix for with the dough hook. Country Cleaver has a DIY version for those asking http://www.countrycleaver.com/2012/01/diy-english-muffins.html

  8. Those English muffins are PERFECT. I love the breakfast sandwiches at McDonald’s, too. What a great homemade breakfast treat!

  9. Oh my gosh–my husband would LOVE these.

  10. Yeah! Those pillows of muffins sparked my drooling when I spied them on Instagram. Sooo glad to see the recipe. Now I gotta make them. Any ideas if you could do them with whole wheat, like what the ratio of flour might be? Same or diff?

  11. I don’t have a bread machine and love homemade English muffins. Can I make these and how would I do it? Any help would be appreciated. Love your blog.

  12. These look amazing! I grew up on english muffins and have such fond memories eating them with my mom and sister.

  13. I love English muffins! I can’t wait to try and make them at home! Nothing better than a freshly baked muffin :) Yum!

  14. I can seriously hardly believe those English muffins are homemade, they are so perfect!! Love this!

  15. Oh my gosh Kristen! These I have to make!

  16. Those English Muffins look perfect Kristen, so impressive!

  17. Good morning! :) I am always looking for new recipes for my bread machine, and I loved this so much that I featured it on my A Little Sunday Potluck this morning. Please click on over to check it out my post and grab your Featured button if you feel so inclined…

  18. Mine didn’t rise very high.

  19. I am making this right now – I hope they come out as beautiful as yours!

  20. do i warm the milk up before i put in bread machine


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