Biker Breakfast Muffins – a lighter spin on a McDonalds favourite


Biker breakfast muffins

My 12 year-old son loves Biker Breakfast Muffins and regularly requests them on lazy Sundays, where I tend to make them for a ‘brunch’ treat as the calorie count is on the high side if you’re watching your weight. Think sausage and egg muffins from McDonalds, but not quite as good although healthier and cheaper.

The Hairy Dieters suggest making a lighter version using lean chicken or turkey mince and some smoked back bacon. It will knock around 60 calories off and you’ll find the recipe in their Fast Food book. For the cost and additional faff, I haven’t got around to trying them as the sausage-based version goes down a storm in my house.

Recipe: Biker Breakfast Muffins

Calories: 500 per serving (when fully loaded with top and bottom)

Serves: 4

Book: The Hairy Dieters Fast Food

Prep time: Approx 5 mins

Cooking time: Approx 10 mins

Ingredients: 4 high-meat content sausages (about 65g each), 4 slices of reduced-fat cheese (optional), low-cal oil spray, 4 eggs, 4 muffins, flaked sea salt, freshly ground black pepper

Cost per portion: Approx £0.65

Method: Put a griddle pan over a high heat and leave it to get really hot for at least 5 minutes. Remove the skins from the sausages and shape each one into a very flat, round patty. Season well with salt and lots of black pepper.

When the griddle is too hot to hold your hand over, add the patties. Grill for 3 minutes on each side, adding a cheese slice, if using, to each for the last minute. If the griddle pan is hot enough, the patties will not stick.

Spray a large frying pan with a low-cal oil. Break the eggs into the pan and cook them over a medium-high heat until the whites are just set.

Meanwhile, split and toast the muffins. Add a patty to 4 of the muffin halves. If you have time, trim the eggs for neatness and place an eff on top of each patty. Top with the remaining muffin halves and serve immediately. If you want to reduce the calorie count a little, leave off the top muffin.

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