One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast is breakfast sandwiches. Something simple, like sausage and cheese on bread or an English muffin. It wasn’t until earlier this year that I realized I could make my own muffins! I had only bought English muffins when they were on sale, and even then they were like $2.00 for a 6-pack. When I calculated how much it would cost to make my own, my jaw dropped. Watch this:
My recipe for these English muffins (shown below) cost a total of $1.19 to make. This batch makes 15 muffins, so that comes out to 8 cents per muffin. What. Compare that to a 6-pack that costs around $2.00, or 33 cents per muffin. That’s crazy! These are all ingredients you may keep in the house anyway, so why not make a cheap and healthy version of a great breakfast food?
The first step is to add the water, milk, egg, oil, honey, salt, flour, and yeast in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set the bread machine on the “Dough” setting and let it run, about an hour and a half.
When the dough’s finished, set it on a cutting board, knead it a few times, then roll it out with flour and cut it into circular shapes. I’m fancy and using a tuna can!
Place the muffins on a tray and cover with a towel for about 30 minutes to let them rise. I got 15 muffins out of the dough, but I dropped one. =(
After the muffins have risen, heat up a griddle (or a regular pan will do) and place a few muffins at a time, cooking a couple minutes on each side until the tops are brown. No cooking spray required, they cook just fine without! I don’t think I cooked mine long enough because they were still slightly soft in the middle; it was perfectly fine for me, but cook yours longer if you want firmer muffins.
I used to work at McDonalds, and when I saw these for the first time, I was like holy cow! These look exactly like their muffins!
This is my perfect breakfast right here. It’s enough to keep me full forever, and the recipe makes enough muffins to last me over a week! They’re much easier to make than it looks; give it a try!
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 egg
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons yeast (I used bread machine yeast)
- Add all ingredients to the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
- Use the dough setting and let it run for 90 minutes.
- When the dough is completed, knead it a few times on a cutting board, then roll it out and cut into about 15 muffins.
- Set the muffins on a tray, cover with a towel, and let sit for 30 minutes.
- Heat a griddle or pan and cook a few muffins at a time until both sides are brown.