Start your day off right with this hearty, hearty breakfast bagel. It has everything you need to fuel your body and keep you full until lunch. They are also perfect for breakfast on the go and always on the spot!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I can’t wait to cook something when my eyes open in the morning. If you can’t identify yourself, don’t worry! The rest of my family is definitely not like me. They love to grab a bowl of cereal and call it a day. If you’re looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas that are more filling and nutrient-dense than cereal, you have to try these Simple and Hearty Rolled Oats, Breakfast Casserole, and Enchiladas.
Bagel Sandwich Breakfast
There’s no better way to put it – this bagel breakfast sandwich is the best breakfast I’ve ever had! And that says a lot, because I LOVE breakfast. Did I mention this is my favorite meal of the day? You can probably tell that I’m pretty passionate about the first meal of the day because I have a lot of breakfast recipes on my blog. And they’re all amazing because I also have high standards to start my day with.
These sandwiches are super delicious. If you have a problem with bagels, I don’t know what to tell you except that they are delicious and actually not that bad for you compared to a lot of other breakfast choices. Especially if you make your bagels at home, they are simple breads with just a few ingredients that provide the perfect base for your other ingredients. You’ll layer delicious scrambled eggs, savory bacon and slices of fresh avocado for the perfect bite every time. English muffin sandwiches have nothing on this recipe! Although, if you like a good breakfast sandwich, my recipe for English muffins is also very good.
Bagel breakfast sandwiches contain only the best ingredients! Of course, as with any sandwich recipe, you can put in whatever ingredients you want. I list my favorite things below, but there are so many more things you can add. Thinly sliced onion or red onion are amazing on egg sandwiches. I usually sprinkle freshly cracked pepper and kosher salt on top of the eggs after I’m done cooking them. This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes when I have a little extra time to make them. They are so delicious! You can find the measurements below in the recipe card.
- Donut: I prefer the whole bagel because it’s my favorite! You can buy your favorite bagels at the grocery store or make them at home! Homemade bagels are next level delicious!
- Eggs: I prefer scrambled eggs, but you can definitely cook fried eggs in a skillet. The soft yolk adds lots of flavor and moisture.
- Bacon: This is my favorite protein choice, but of course you can use ham, turkey, turkey bacon or sausage instead!
- Cheddar cheese: I actually used American cheese, but sharp cheddar would do. You can also use cream cheese instead of course! Havarti or provolone cheese is also a great choice.
- Tomato: I like to slice it very thin and lay it on top.
- Rocket: I love arugula because of its strong flavor. I just put a handful. Spinach or lettuce would also be delicious.
- Attorney: I used half the avocado for a sandwich. I just sliced it, but you can also make guacamole out of it and spread it on top.
Breakfast Bagel Sandwich Recipe
I am fully aware that virtually anyone can build a sandwich! This bagel breakfast sandwich really tastes best when assembled in the order I list below. When you bite into a sandwich, your tongue may taste different flavors together depending on how you’ve stacked everything. It really is the tastiest order to put your ingredients in, I promise!
- Cook the eggs and bacon: Cook the eggs and bacon just before assembling the sandwich.
- Toasted Bagels: Toast the bagel and spread butter on the bagel if desired.
- Add egg and cheese: On the bottom slice of the bagel, place the cooked eggs and cheese. Allow the cheese to melt slightly over the hot eggs.
- Add bacon and tomato: Add bacon and tomato slices.
- Complete and enjoy: Finish with a handful of arugula, slices of avocado and the other slice of bagel.
Tips for making breakfast bagel sandwiches
These breakfast bagel sandwiches are really simple. These tips below are just some of the ways I took this sandwich to the next level! There are so many ways to switch up your ingredients and prepare them to make a whole new sandwich every time.
- Fry your eggs: This is one of my favorite ways to switch up this recipe. I fry my eggs instead of scramble them about half the time. I really like runny yolk, but that’s just me! If you want to make a lot of sandwiches at once, I recommend making this baked scrambled egg dish. It will save a lot of work!
- Change your proteins: This is another that I like to change. If you’re not a fan of bacon, there are so many delicious options! You can even use leftover meat from the night before on this sandwich. I actually made prime rib for a special occasion for dinner, then sliced it thin and put it on these breakfast sandwiches and it was mind blowing! Almost any meat will look amazing on this sandwich!
- Toast bagels in the oven: This is another great trick, especially if you’re already making a few sandwiches and don’t mind turning on the oven. The perfect toast on a bagel always comes from the oven if you ask me! You can also leave your oven on low and once you’ve added the scrambled eggs and cheese, put them back in the oven to melt that cheese perfectly.
Like many breakfast sandwiches, I always prefer these breakfast sandwiches to the fresh bagel. The fresh ingredients mixed with the hot cooked ingredients make this one hard to reheat just perfectly. You can store your leftovers if you have any, and here’s how.
- In the refrigerator: Wrap your leftovers in plastic wrap or put them in an airtight container in the fridge. The avocado will begin to brown and spoil in about two days. If you leave out the avocado, you can keep this sandwich for up to 5 days.
Cook the eggs and bacon just before assembling the sandwich.
Toast the bagel and spread butter on the bagel if desired.
On the bottom slice of the bagel, place the cooked eggs and cheese. Allow the cheese to melt slightly over the hot eggs.
Add bacon and tomato slices.
Finish with a handful of arugula, slices of avocado and the other slice of bagel.
calories677calories (34%)Carbohydrates60g (20%)Protein32g (64%)Fat33g (51%)Saturated fat12g (60%)Polyunsaturated fats5gMonounsaturated fat12gtrans fat0.1gCholesterol373mg (124%)Sodium1091mg (45%)Potassium456mg (13%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar2g (2%)Vitamin A1112UI (22%)Vitamin C7mg (8%)Calcium196mg (20%)Iron3mg (17%)
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and serving sizes per household.