My super-messy, super-delicious homemade Egg McMuffin … on an actual English muffin!

diabetes egg mcmuffin English muffin

I honestly can’t remember the last time I walked into a McDonald’s. But goddam I would LOVE a Big Mac right about now!

Anyway, getting back to the point, there’s this thing I like to make at home. It’s basically an Egg McMuffin, but it’s actually better than the real thing from McDonald’s.

It’s better than the McDonald’s version because I put TWO eggs on it, and TWO slices of cheese. And more ham!

And thankfully, there is a bakery near me (Paris Baguette, a well-known chain in Korea) that sells pretty legit English muffins.

diabetes egg mcmuffin English muffin

For those who like to weigh things, the ham in this picture is about 40g. It’s not a lot, but it’s still just the right amount.

And the English muffin weighs about 60g. It’s not as good as the English muffins I used to buy in the States … it lacks in the “nooks and crannies” department … but it’s the best I’ve found in Korea so far.

diabetes egg mcmuffin English muffin
Salt: 450mg / Carbohydrates: 44g / Sugars: 1g / Fat: 1.9g / Protein: 7g

Blood sugar reading before eating: 85

This reading of 85 was on a Sunday evening, about 90 minutes after taking my daily Diabex/Metformin.

I usually try to put more time (at least three hours or so) in between the Diabex and any glucose test, but I was hungry and didn’t feel like waiting!

Blood sugar reading after eating: 125

This was an hour after finishing my homemade Egg McMuffin.

So an increase of 40 ain’t too shabby! And just to be sure nothing fishy was going on, I tested again 30 minutes later. That one came in at 121.

diabetes egg mcmuffin English muffin
I put the “nice” picture of this Egg McMuffin at the top of this post. Then I turned the plate around to show how messy this thing really was! And it was glorious.

I have to say that it’s POSSIBLE that having only 90 minutes between my Diabex and eating this beautiful mess was a factor in the fairly low blood sugar increase.

But I should also note that I’ve tested these English muffins before (but not on Diabetes Is Bad), and the results were pretty similar.

If you plan to make a similar breakfast sandwich at home, your English muffin will probably give you different results. But if your glucose is fairly low at the start, don’t be afraid to try it!

diabetes egg mcmuffin English muffin