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Mason Jar McMuffins in the Instant Pot Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipping up these Instant Pot Mason Jar McMuffins is a breeze! I layer English muffins, eggs, bacon, and cheese in jars, then let my Instant Pot do the magic. Breakfast is served!

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Craving a hearty breakfast without the morning stress? I've nailed down the perfect solution - Instant Pot Mason Jar McMuffins! Picture this: a bite of crisp English muffin, creamy egg, savory Canadian bacon, all crowned with gooey cheddar cheese. Made right in your Instant Pot, this breakfast favorite is fast, fun, and undeniably tasty. It's breakfast love sealed in a jar!

Ingredients for Mason Jar McMuffins

  • English muffins: Essential base for the sandwich, providing a sturdy and flavorful foundation for the other ingredients to shine.
  • Eggs: Key protein source, binds the ingredients together, creating a satisfying and hearty breakfast sandwich in each mason jar.
  • Canadian bacon: Adds a savory and smoky flavor, complementing the eggs and cheese for a classic breakfast taste.
  • Cheddar cheese: Melts beautifully over the other ingredients, adding a rich and creamy texture to each mcmuffin.

Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Egg Bites

  • Instant Pot: Cooks the mcmuffins quickly and evenly.
  • Mason Jars: Individual containers for cooking and serving the mcmuffins.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 English muffins, split
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices of Canadian bacon
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. Spray the inside of 4 mason jars with cooking spray.
  2. Place the bottom half of an English muffin in each jar.
  3. Crack an egg into each jar on top of the English muffin.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add a slice of Canadian bacon on top of the egg.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the bacon.
  7. Place the lids on the mason jars but do not tighten.
  8. Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot and place the trivet inside.
  9. Arrange the mason jars on the trivet.
  10. Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  11. Quick release the pressure and carefully remove the mason jars from the Instant Pot.
  12. Let them cool slightly before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 290 kcal | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Protein: 19 g | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 210 mg | Sodium: 620 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Calcium: 180 mg | Potassium: 200 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 300 µg | Vitamin C: 0 mg

Tips for Storing and Reheating Mason Jar McMuffins

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the mason jar mcmuffins as instructed.
  • Let them cool completely.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the mcmuffins to cool entirely.
  • Place them in an airtight container or freezer bag.
  • Freeze for up to 1 month.
  • To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and microwave until warm.

Did you know that you can customize these mason jar McMuffins by adding your favorite ingredients like spinach, mushrooms, or even hot sauce for an extra kick? Get creative and make them your own!

Common Questions About Making Instant Pot Mason Jar McMuffins

FAQ:
Can I use regular bacon instead of Canadian bacon?
Yes, you can substitute regular bacon for Canadian bacon in this recipe. Just make sure to cook it before adding it to the mason jars.
Can I add vegetables to this recipe?
Absolutely! Feel free to add vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, or tomatoes to customize your mcmuffins.
Do I have to use mason jars?
While mason jars work well for this recipe, you can also use ramekins or silicone molds as alternatives.
Can I make these mcmuffins ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare these mcmuffins ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. Just reheat them in the microwave when you're ready to enjoy.
Can I freeze these mcmuffins?
Yes, you can freeze these mcmuffins for future quick breakfasts. Just make sure to thaw and reheat them before serving.

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