Quick and easy breakfast hamburger

English muffins hamburger

These hamburgers have a perfect balance of smoky, sweet and salty. Unlike traditional hamburgers, these contain maple syrup and bacon. If you haven’t tried these 2 ingredients together, you will be amazed by this incredible combination. The veggies add freshness and Dijon drizzle add the sweetness. A fried egg goes on top to make the hamburger complete.

Even though I usually eat these for breakfast, you can make it when you have time, be it morning, daytime or evening. They are perfect for lunch or even dinner. Serve them with a light salad and your favorite sauce. The hamburgers are packed with protein and very well balanced. Even though they contain a lot of fat, they can also offer some health benefits to your body.

Quick and easy breakfast hamburger

Hamburgers are perfect for hectic mornings, for example, when you need to eat something filling before work or school. They can be made ahead and then heated in a microwave. This delicious recipe is a perfect way to eat something delicious for breakfast without spending too much time in the kitchen.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 511 kcal


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 15 ml maple syrup
  • 15 ml mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 ml salt
  • 3 ml smoked paprika
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese
  • 4 English muffins
  • 4 eggs
  • 20 ml arugula
  • 15 ml canola oil

For the sauce:

  • 30 ml maple syrup
  • 15 ml mustard
  • 5 ml salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Take a baking sheet, line it with foil and place a baking rack on top. Place the bacon on the rack. Bake for 15 minutes or until crisp. The cook time depends on the thickness of the bacon. Remove the bacon from the rack, place it on a paper towel and discharge the grease. Take a bowl, add sauce ingredients and mix together. Set the bowl aside.

  2. Preheat the grill to medium. Take a bowl, combine turkey, syrup, mustard, salt, garlic and paprika. Make sure every piece of turkey is covered with the sauce. Shape the patties. Don't make them too large or they will be raw in the middle.

  3. Grill the burgers, each side takes around 4 minutes. Add cheese and let it melt. Place the hamburgers on a plate, cover them with foil to keep warm. Toast the muffins on the grill for 3 minutes. You can refrigerate the burgers for 4 days, then warm them up in a microwave.

  4. Take a skillet and heat it over medium heat, coat with cooking spray, fry the eggs. You can change the cooking times to make yolks as watery as you like. I prefer mine very runny so I cook the eggs for 2 minutes.

  5. Finally, assemble the burgers. Top every piece of the muffin with maple syrup, add arugula, patties, eggs and bacon. Place the muffin on top. Serve hot. You can substitute maple syrup for any spicy sauce. It will change the taste completely.