I would be highly surprised to find someone who doesn't like a breakfast sandwich of some kind. They are typically very easy to make and they don't take a lot of time to put together. They keep you full until lunch and they're a good choice for a breakfast on the go.
But that's also why it's very easy to get stuck in a breakfast sandwich rut. You've already built time in your morning routine to make it and you have the same ingredients on hand, so it comes out the same day in and day out. This stops now. Break out of your breakfast sandwich box with these four simple tips.
Break Out of Your Breakfast Sandwich Routine
1. Add fruit or veg to your sandwich.
Sausage or bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, melty cheddar — it's hard to go wrong with a classic, but you can make it even better. Look to the produce section to inspire your breakfast fare. Every color you add brings even more flavor, whether it's greens, peppers, onions, mushrooms, potatoes, or more.
From thinly sliced apples to leftover roasted root vegetables, it's easy to find them a happy home between two slices of bread. Pile them high on top of your eggs or scramble them all together.
2. Go eggless!
Any sandwich you eat for breakfast is a breakfast sandwich; the egg is not mandatory. Let this breakfast staple take a break. Rich and satisfying breakfast sandwiches are still well within reach. Nut butters, meats, hearty vegetables, and fruit will keep you full while you have a nice change of flavor and texture. You can always rotate eggs back in next week.
Get More Ideas: 7 Ways to Make an Eggless Breakfast Sandwich
3. Change up the condiment.
Every good breakfast sandwich needs a delicious topper. You can go creamy, spicy, or rich with mayonnaise, hot sauce, or herb butter, respectively. It's a simple way to change up the flavor, even if all the other ingredients stay the same. My current go-to is vegetable pesto.
Get More Ideas: 7 Creamy Toppings for a Breakfast Sandwich That Aren't Cheese
4. Mix and match with wild abandon.
Even if you keep ingredients to a minimum, a breakfast sandwich is very likely to have three things in addition to eggs: bread, cheese, and meat. If you change up nothing else, then be sure to rotate your choices within these categories. Here are some ideas.
The Bread Change-Up
What holds it all together. Changing your bread is one of the simplest ways to switch things up.
- Wraps or tortillas
- Texas toast
- Waffles or pancakes
Cheeses to Try
The key here is to get something that softens, melts, or spreads easily.
- Goat cheddar
- Shredded blends
- Ricotta (always good with a drizzle of honey)
- Fresh mozzarella
Meat Can Make the Sandwich
While leftovers might not be bad cold or room temperature, the best sandwiches come with meat that's warmed or crispy.
- Country ham or deli ham
- Leftover roasted meats
- Cured meats like pepperoni, chorizo, or salami
- Fried chicken
- Sausage (patties are usually easier to eat)