McDonalds Gluten Free Sausage and Egg Muffin

McDonalds Gluten Free Sausage and Egg Muffin

There are some things you miss so much when you’re gluten free, like a sausage and egg muffin from McDonalds. The good news is, you can easy make this fakeaway yourself at home with a few easy to buy products from the supermarket.

But you don’t have to be gluten free to enjoy this recipe. It’s a great way to have a takeaway style breakfast without leaving the house. Pair it with some bake at home hash browns and fresh orange juice and your good to go!

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There are a few gluten free items at McDonalds too!

What’s a fakeaway?

A fakeaway is when you make your own or ‘fake’ version of your favourite takeaway meal. It’s a term used by people around the world but it has a special meaning for those on special diets like coeliacs. By making your own version of a takeaway you can ensure no allergens are present and no cross contamination occurs.

Best of all, it’ll be hot and fresh – no need to wait thirty minutes for a delivery driver!

What equipment do I need to make a gluten free sausage and egg muffin?

The main thing you’ll need for that perfect uniform McDonalds look are egg rings. Egg rings, usually made of metal or silicone sit in your pan and help shape your egg into a perfect circle.

I bought my egg rings from Target Australia, which come in a pack of two and retail for $3. You’ll also be able to find egg rings in supermarkets or online such as Amazon.

A fakeaway of a sausage and egg muffin using a gluten free bun.
Sheer perfection

Ingredients

This recipe is super simple with very few ingredients. You’ll need

  • Eggs
  • English muffins
  • Sausages or sausage meat
  • Cheese

Optional extras, sauce of your choice (like tomato sauce, BBQ sauce or sriracha), and oil or butter for frying if you don’t have a non-stick pan.

For the sausages my preference is plain beef sausages – just the cheap / basic ones you see at the supermarket – for example at Coles. In some places you can also buy sausage meat in a 500g packet, this is handy if you’re making a big batch.

In the UK beef sausages are less common, over there I’d buy plain pork sausages.

It’s great using sausages as one sausage is the perfect size for one patty, meaning no need to measure out portions or guess. If you are buying a bulk pack, work to around 70g per patty or 2.5oz.

How to make the sausage and egg muffin gluten free

To make this recipe gluten free you only need to think about the sausages and the muffins.

Sausages

For sausages in most cases these will be gluten free. In Australia and the UK most sausages brands are gluten free as standard. In Australia they are even tested and labelled gluten free. Just check the labels or ask your butcher when purchasing.

I’m not so sure about the US, so please check the packaging closely.

Gluten free English muffins

Gluten free English muffins are readily available in Australia. My favourite brand is Lifestyle Bakery which are stocked in independent grocers. Lifestyle Bakery also supply to Coles under the I’m free from range. You can also buy GF English muffins at Woolworths, though I think these aren’t as good.

I also love love love Strada English muffins but they are really tricky to come across.

In the US, Katz, Canyon, Udi’s and Kinnikinnick all make gluten free English muffins. I haven’t tried any of these but from the photos they look authentic. 

Funnily enough, in the United Kingdom GF English muffins are harder to find. Bfree make them but when I looked at Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s online they weren’t in stock.

Method

The method is in the recipe below but I’ve also written it out here.

Remove the skin from your sausage and shape the meat into a circular patty. You can use the egg ring to help guide the shape. If the mix is particularly sticky, wetting your hands can help stop the meat from sticking to your skin.

Place the patty in the egg ring on a preheated frying pan and cook on medium heat. If required using a spatula or spoon to carefully press the patty into shape. It may shrink a little but this is absolutely fine.

After three or four minutes or when the patty is looking cooked, carefully turn it over to cook the other side.

Two egg rings with meat patties inside on a frying pan
Using an egg ring for the patties will help give that classic McDonald’s shape

Place your second egg ring in the pan and crack the egg into the ring. For a typical McDonalds style egg, break the yolk using your spatula / egg flip. This makes a uniform shape and evenly cooked egg. While the egg and sausage are cooking cut open your English muffin and put it in the toaster.

Cook the egg to your liking. To retain the circular shape you will need to cook it to well done and flip it once.

Remove the muffin from the toaster, adding a slice of cheese. Once the egg and sausage are done remove them from the pan. If the sausage is particularly oily, place it on a piece of paper towel to remove the excess oil.

Layer the sausage patty and the egg on the bun, top with your favourite sauce and the top of the bun. Enjoy!

McDonald’s Sausage and Egg Muffin Fakeaway

Make your own delicious McDonald's style breakfast muffin with sausage and egg – use gluten free English muffins to make it coeliac safe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 muffin

Equipment

  • 2 Egg rings
  • 1 Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • 1 sausage or 60 – 70g sausage meat (2.5oz)
  • 1 English muffin see article or notes on where to buy gluten free English muffins
  • 1 slice cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Remove the skin from your sausage and shape the meat into a circular patty. You can use the egg ring to help guide the shape. Tip: if the mix is particularly sticky, wetting your hands can help stop the meat from sticking to your skin.
  • Place the patty in the egg ring on a preheated frying pan and cook on medium heat. If required using a spatula or spoon to carefully press the patty into shape. It may shrink a little but this is fine.
  • After three or four minutes or when the patty is looking cooked, carefully turn it over.
  • Place your second egg ring in the pan and crack the egg into the ring. For a typical McDonalds style egg, use your spatula / egg flip to break the yolk. This creates an even shape and evenly cooked egg.
  • While the egg and sausage are cooking cut open your English muffin and put it in the toaster.
  • Cook the egg to your liking, to retain the circular shape you will need to cook it to well done and flip it once.
  • Remove the muffin from the toaster, adding a slice of cheese.
  • Once the egg and sausage are done remove them from the pan. If the sausage is particularly oily, place it on a piece of paper towel to remove the excess oil.
  • Layer the sausage patty and the egg on the bun, top with your favourite sauce and the top of the bun.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

English muffins are available at supermarkets around Australia and many parts of the world. For a gluten free English muffin I recommend Lifestyle Bakery, these are the best I’ve tried. Lifestyle bakery is also sold under the Coles range ‘I’m free from’ and is available in most Coles stores. Woolworths also stocks a gluten free English muffin.
Ironically in the UK gluten free English muffins are a bit trickier to find. BFree definitely made them back around 2020 but I haven’t seen them in stock in UK supermarkets. Let me know in the comments if you know where to get these! 
In the US, Katz, Canyon, Udi’s and Kinnikinnick all make gluten free English muffins. I haven’t tried any of these but from the photos they look authentic. 
Keyword Breakfast, brunch, Eggs

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