This Easy Breakfast Sandwich recipe is one of my all-time favorite things to eat in the morning. It is quick, healthy and so good, it’ll knock your socks off.
The creamy avocado, fresh tomato and rich runny egg yolk surrounded by a crispy English muffin is what breakfast sandwich dreams are made of. I’m not going to like, this is a messy sandwich but in the BEST way. So have a napkin handy!
How to Make a Breakfast Sandwich Your Own
Use Different Greens – The breakfast sandwich I photographed for this post used microgreens simply because I like them. You can use whatever greens you prefer like spinach or arugula. Sprouts would be really good too! If greens aren’t your thing, omit them altogether. You’re the chef after all!
Reduce Avocado If Needed – This recipe uses 1/2 an avocado per one sandwich. If you are looking to reduce calories or other things of that sort, simply use 1/4 an avocado!
Use Different Egg Preparation – The instructions of this recipe are for a sunny side up egg. This is where the egg white is completely cooked through but the egg yolk is not. So when you bite into the breakfast sandwich the rich delicious egg yolk breaks open and almost acts like a sauce for the whole sandwich. It is divine and SO easy! No, flipped, timing or guessing required (see below for detailed instructions). I highly recommend you give it a try, but you can cook the egg however your want (scrambled, poached, hard-boiled, etc.) and it will still be good in this recipe.
Quick Egg Tip – To keep bits of shell from ending up in your sandwich, crack eggs on a flat surface, not the edge of a counter, bowl or pan. As an added bonus, this method also helps prevent cross-contamination.
Are egg sandwiches healthy?
This one is! We pack a bunch of fresh and nutritious ingredients into one little breakfast sandwich. For starters, we’ve got fresh tomatoes and greens. There’s healthy fat from the avocado. A bit of protein from the egg. To top it off we put all this delicious goodness inside a warm whole-wheat English muffin. Delicious and healthy!
What type of pan is best for eggs?
In general, a non-stick pan is a good option for making eggs but a ceramic non-stick pan is even better! My personal favorite when making eggs is the GreenPan which is a ceramic non-stick pan. I first used a GreenPan at my friend Shell’s house and loved it so much, I immediately went home and purchased a couple for myself. Eggs cook perfectly every single time and they slide out of the pan with such ease, it is almost hard to believe. This pan is awesome and you should get one.
HOWEVER, there are a couple minor tricks to know. Do not, under any circumstance, use cooking spray on a GreenPan. It will burn and the residue will create a barrier between the non-stick surface and your food which will cause your food to stick like crazy. Second, keep the pan nice and clean. If at any point your food starts sticking, chances are the pan just needs a good scrub to remove any leftover residue from prior uses. I love this pan so much. Can ya tell?
How to make eggs sunny side up
The egg in this breakfast sandwich is sunny side up. Don’t let that intimidate you! Sunny side up eggs are the easiest and tastiest way to prepare eggs (in my opinion). Put a non-stick pan on the stove over medium heat. Melt a tiny bit of butter in the pan (around 1/4-1/2 tsp.). Then simply crack an egg into the pan. That is it. You don’t need to touch it or flip it or anything. Just let it sit there and cook. When the egg white portion has completely cooked through but the egg yolk is still bright yellow and runny, it is done! Remove the egg from the pan with a spatula and put it on your breakfast sandwich!
Other Healthy Egg Breakfast Recipes
I’ve rounded up a few other healthy egg breakfast recipes. First we have Southwest Egg Cups which are perfect for meal prep!
Then we’ve got Avocado Egg Salad Breakfast Toast which takes 5 minutes to put together if you hardboiled eggs ready to rock and roll! I make my hardboiled eggs in the oven. It is so easy and they come out perfect every single time!
Last we have a Tomato Spinach & Goat Cheese Crustless Quiche which is the best of both worlds! You can serve it for brunch or make it ahead of time for breakfasts on-the-go!
Easy Breakfast Sandwich
- 1 whole-wheat English muffin
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/16 tsp salt, small pinch
- 1/4 tsp lime juice
- 1 egg
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. butter
- Small handful of microgreens or spinach
- Toast: Pop the English muffin in the toaster.
- Slice Tomato: Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Set aside.
- Mash Avocado: In a small bowl mash the avocado, salt and lime juice with a spoon until you've reach your desired consistency. Personally, I like my avocado nice and chunky. Set aside.
- Fry Egg: Put a nonstick pan over medium heat. Put a tiny bit of butter in the pan (like 1/4-1/2 tsp). Once the butter has melted, crack your egg into the pan. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes or until the egg white is entirely cooked through but the egg yolk is still nice and runny. Not need to flip the egg! Once done, remove it from the heat immediately.
- Assemble: Spread the mashed avocado on the English muffin. Top with the tomato, egg and a handful of microgreens or spinach!