Sunday brunch idea – how to make a Maccy D’s breakfast wrap

I love a McDonalds breakfast wrap (especially the morning after a night out!) and would eat them all day long if I could. However, I live faaaar away from a McDonalds in the countryside so it’s a pretty rare treat (luckily enough for my purse at a price of £2.49 each, not to mention my waistline at 600 calories!). So the only option for me to get my Maccy D’s fix is to try to recreate the wrap myself at home. I’ve just rustled this brunch for our lazy Sunday morning and I thought you’d like to see how I make a bargain version of the famous McDonalds breakfast wrap.

diy mcdonalds breakfast wrap brunch recipe

Add burger cheese (these were 64p for a pack of 10 from Lidl so that’s 12.8p) to a tortilla wrap (pack of 8 for £1 at Tesco, so 12.5p per wrap) and zap it in the microwave for about 10 seconds to warm through. Add a cooked sausage cut in half (or I used party sausages that I had in the freezer, which were £1 for 45 and I’ve used 6 in the wrap, so a total of 13.33p for the sausage layer) then layer up two rashers of bacon (£1 for 8 rashers from Family Bargains = 25p) and squirt over ketchup. Next, I added some tomatoes, which aren’t in the traditional McDonalds breakfast wrap, but I’m at home and I want them, so in they go! Finish off your wrap with a fried egg (£1 for half dozen free range eggs from our local farm shop = 16.6p per egg), wrap it up and enjoy your breakfast wrap knowing you’ve saved money. Plus I used ‘lighter’ wraps and cheese, and Fry Light to cook my eggs in, and have grilled my sausages and bacon, so it’s a slightly ‘healthier’ option than the McDonalds wrap, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself as I tuck in!

Let me know if you give it a go for a Sunday morning treat 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Sunday brunch idea – how to make a Maccy D’s breakfast wrap

  1. Love the recipe. I include a hash brown in the wrap too to get that crispy texture and I probably use less great quality ingredients. 20 hash brows was £1 . I used cooking bacon 60p for 500g Sausages 20 for £2. Wraps 10 for 75p. Cheese 10 slices for £1. 15 medium eggs £1.11. So for 10 breakfast wraps were looking at about £4.50. 45p each. And they’re bigger than mcdonalds too!

  2. Thanks so much Michelle, you’re a star! and thanks for your comment, I agree – I’d always rather save money and cook a takeaway at home, plus I can make it a little healthier 😉

  3. Brilliant! I love things like this! It’s amazing what you can conjure up at home for a fraction of the cost. I do it with takeaways using products from ethnic grocers (which at the end of the day are all takeaways use but in a bulk size!). I know you have to cook and wash up, but the money saved is well worth it, especially in this household of 6!

    Oh and well done on the Blogger Awards, well deserved, will nip over and vote for you now 🙂 x

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