12 Fantastic Breakfast Sandwiches We'd Eat All Day
Move over, McMuffin. The breakfast sandwich has morphed into something entirely different since the 1970s when it originated. From biscuits to waffles to bagels, from sweet to savory to a little bit of both, there's now something to appease any sandwich-lover. We scoured our breakfast sandwich recipe collection and hand-picked our favorites that transcend the breakfast table. Build your own by starting with your bread of choice, then choose from our favorite fillings within each (and feel free to mix and match). You'll never look at a breakfast sandwich the same way again.
Make-Ahead Baked Egg Sandwiches
These tempting breakfast sandwiches are made of flaky croissants split in half and layered with scrambled eggs, sliced ham, and cheese. You can eat them right then and there, or freeze, wrap, reheat, and eat any time you like.
Grand Breakfast Sandwiches
No time to sit and nibble on breakfast while you read the day's news? No problem. These breakfast sandwiches were designed with on-the-go eaters in mind. You can even make these ahead, if your mornings are far too rushed. "To make this ahead of time, I like to cook the eggs in well-greased muffin tins for a half hour, pop them out, cool them a bit and then build my sandwich," says reviewer Sarah Jo. "I wrap the pre-made sandwich in a paper towel and put it into a sandwich bag and refrigerate."
Leftover Pancake Breakfast Sandwich
What's wrong, you've never heard of a pancake sandwich? Now you have. Pancakes, waffles and French toast can also double as creative sandwich options — the only limitation is your imagination! Whether you accidentally make too many, or you like having leftovers, pour a few extra pancakes next time so you have a reason to make this breakfast sandwich.
French Egg and Bacon Sandwich
There's bread, there's syrup, and there's salty, savory bacon. What more could you want? This breakfast sandwich uses French toast triangles for a foundation of everything you want in your morning bite.
Hammy Egg Maple Bagel
Bagels inherently offer a lot of choices, thanks to their many flavors. Take advantage of bagels' versatile varieties to add a kick to any sandwich recipe. "When I bite into a soft buttery bagel with just the perfect crunch and flake, with an explosion of maple syrup it is a treat, let me tell you," says recipe creator Anonymous. "With the ham being browned, it brings out all the flavors. Nothing is better than the hot melted cheese and warm soft yolk."
Blueberry Egg and Cheese Bagel
Sweet bagels don't go with savory fillings? You don't need that kind of breakfast negativity in your life, says recipe creator Misty Lemire. "You may think that egg and cheese don't sound good atop a blueberry bagel. I didn't either, but if you'll be a good sport like I was and try it, you'll enjoy it as much as I do!"
Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Sometimes, there's nothing like classic sandwiches on good old bread. The filling protein of the peanut butter pairs well with the banana for a lasting meal. Warming it just makes it extra special on a cool morning.
The Breakfast Omwich
This is the kind of stick-to-your-ribs meal that you long for when waking up on a cold morning — or any morning for that matter. This lists lots of optional ingredients, so really you can make it your own. "I only had the optional fresh mushrooms and chives to include in this but I’m telling you, I don't know how this sandwich could be improved with the peppers. This was just decadently delicious," wrote reviewer naples34102.
The Legendary Egg Dog
Hot dogs and burgers, scoot on out of those buns, if you wouldn't mind. We have to make room for some other ingredients to occupy the confines of a bun — including breakfast sliders! The Egg Dog sandwiches a fluffy egg in leftover buns. You can add cheese, if you want.
Game Day Breakfast Sliders
Have a lot of folks to feed but no time to whip up a big breakfast? Fill a sheet pan of Hawaiian bread rolls with eggs, ham, and cheese, and everything is one step closer to breakfast happiness.
Muffin Morning Makers
The original bread holding the first McMuffin together, the English muffin is now spreading itself around to other tasty sandwiches (Eggs Benedict, anyone?). This is a classic homemade version of that popular fast-food pick. But you can freeze these if you want, so breakfast is ready far before you get out of bed. "I like to freeze them and pop them in the microwave for a grab and go breakfast," wrote recipe creator Becky.
Quick and Easy Eggs Benedict
This recipe from Indriani streamlines the sometimes-complicated steps of an Eggs Benedict so you can make this and enjoy it any morning you wish."We served 11 adults and 3 children with one recipe of this sauce! It was extremely easy and very good," wrote reviewer Kristyoman.