Wednesday, March 8, 2017

5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day. I can eat it anytime of the day and I've been known to eat breakfast for dinner. Unfortunately for me, I'm always racing against the clock in the mornings to get ready and out the door on time for my day job. This doesn't leave much time to prepare a nice hot meal in the morning. Enter in the 5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich. Even if I'm running behind, I have at least 5 minutes to whip up this sandwich and take it to go and eat it at my desk at work. This has been a daily staple in the mornings for me and my coworkers usually never see me without it.

I've made this sandwich various ways and my favorite way is with gluten free bagels. I used to eat tons of bagel sandwiches before I found out I had a wheat allergy. They were my absolute favorite, especially the breakfast ones! You can even use regular bread or if you want to spice things up a bit, cinnamon raisin bread. Sounds weird, right?! I tried it on accident (bought the wrong type of bread) and it actually turned out really good! Either way you make it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Let's get to cooking!

5 Minute Breakfast Sandwich

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1-3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 1

  • 1 egg
  • 1 bagel or 2 slices of bread
  • 1 slice of cheese (I use Trader's Joe's Yogurt Cheese because it's lactose free!)
  • 1 slice of ham
  • 2 tbsp Hummus 
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Place bagel or bread in the toaster.
  2. Spray a microwave safe bowl with cooking spray. Crack egg in bowl. Sprinkle salt & pepper on egg.
  3. Place bowl in microwave for approximately 1 minute (your microwave may differ than mine). You want to make sure that the egg whites are no longer translucent.
  4. Once bagel has toasted, spread hummus on each side. Add slice of ham and cheese. Then add egg.
  5. BAM! 5 minutes and you have your egg sammie. If you are patient to let the cheese melt a little, it's even better. If your yolk didn't cook thoroughly, extra bonus for runny yolk!

Not a fan of ham? Omit that ish! Not a fan of dairy? Omit that ish too! Not a fan of hummus? Substitute with butter or ghee or any spread you enjoy. You can also make these ahead and freeze and then pop in a toaster oven when you're ready to eat it during the week.

See how easy that was?! No one has an excuse for not having time to make breakfast before leaving the house.