A Fast Cooked Breakfast: Beans & Poached Eggs on an English Muffin

This toaster and microwave fast cooked breakfast hits the spot!

I love a cooked breakfast, something hot and tasty – rather than a cold breakfast.  A good hot breakfast inside me fills me up for so much longer than anything else.  But, time’s short in the mornings.  Here’s one simple and fast cooked breakfast I make with just the toaster and microwave!  If you don’t have a toaster and just have a microwave, you can make this with the un-toasted muffin straight from the packet.  Muffins are cooked, we just toast them for preference, not because they need to be hot/heated!

I’ll eat this meal as breakfast, lunch, my evening meal or even a late night snack!

So here’s how to make this belly filling great start to the day:


  • One English muffin, sliced in half.
  • Half a 400 gram tin of baked beans
  • Two eggs
  • A little oil/butter for oiling

MethodFast Cooked Breakfast Beans Scrambled Eggs English Muffin

  1. Put the sliced muffin into the toaster.
  2. Put the half tin of beans into a microwave safe bowl or jug, cover the dish and microwave for 1 minute.
  3. While the beans are heating up, I prepare the poached eggs for the microwave, using a poaching pouch and a lidded bowl.  The method for that is here: Poach Pod Poached Eggs.
  4. Remove the baked beans from the microwave and put the poached eggs into the microwave for 1 minute.
  5. Stir the beans, recover and put them back in the microwave once the eggs come out (after 1 minute) and microwave the beans for another minute.
  6. During this time the eggs should have finished resting/cooking, so remove the poach pods from the water.
  7. Pop the toasted English muffin onto your plate, or in your bowl.  No need to butter them.
  8. Spoon the baked beans on top of the muffin and top with the poached eggs!

Optional: Sometimes I might just have a splash of brown sauce on this too!

Menu Cost:

Muffins come in a pack of four and can typically be bought at £0.14 each.  Two eggs will cost me £0.13.  Half a tin of baked beans costs £0.13.  The splash of oil is too small to cost. The cost of his hot meal is about £0.40!  If you eat this as your dinner, then it’s a frugal, budget friendly, “50p dinner” winner!