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Best Effing Breakfast Sandwich

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There are some foods that are healthy at their core, but for whatever reason have earned the rep of being not that good for you—and breakfast sandwiches def fall into that category. But starting your morning with some fat, fiber, and greens is always a good idea, and breakfast sandwiches can 100 percent deliver on all of the above (and taste dang good while doing it). That’s why I decided to work on their reputation a bit and prove to you that a healthy breakfast sandwich can totally be super delicious at the same time. Enter: The Best Effing Breakfast Sandwich.

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What’s in a healthy breakfast sandwich?

Like all the best things in life, the Best Effing Breakfast Sandwich is messy af. She’s a little high brow (all those herbs!!), and a little Trader Joe’s. She’s also incredibly easy to make. ⁣The base ingredients of your average breakfast sandwich already show a lot of promise (why ruin a good thing, IMO), so the Best Effing Breakfast Sandwich’s ingredients aren’t that different than what you’d expect to find on an a.m. sammie:

  • English muffins
  • Egg
  • Frozen hash brown patty
  • Chopped fresh rosemary⁣
  • Arugula⁣
  • Bacon⁣
  • Cheddar⁣

Obviously the English muffin, egg, hash brown, bacon, and cheddar are givens, but the fresh rosemary and arugula are must-haves, too. The arugula gives it that unique zip that only arugula can (while also adding some greens to your morning meal), and the rosemary gives frozen hash browns a really fresh and gourmet taste. To really lean into the gourmet-ness, the Best Effing Breakfast Sandwich’s secret ingredient is the sauce…

Dairy-free herby avocado “aioli”

This sauce is so easy to make and it will seriously take your healthy breakfast sandwich to the next level. It’s made with:

  • 1/2 avocado ⁣
  • Big handful of basil, woody stems removed (about ½ cup) ⁣
  • 1 garlic clove⁣
  • Juice of 1 lime ⁣
  • Juice of ½ lemon⁣
  • 1 jalapeño, pith and seeds removed⁣
  • A big pinch of fine grain sea salt⁣

You literally just add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until creamy, adding 1-2 tsp of water at a time if needed to reach desired consistency. ⁣That’s it! Smothering the aioli-esque sauce all over one half of your English muffin is truly what makes this healthy breakfast sandwich the best.

The Best Effing Breakfast Sandwich step-by-step

Trust me, it looks way more involved than it actually is.

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and space out bacon. Place in a cold oven and set the heat to 425F. Your bacon should be crispy perfection in about 20 minutes! Place on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess grease.⁣
  2. While the bacon cooks, make your Herby Avocado “Aioli.” Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until creamy. Add water 1-2 tsp at a time if needed to reach desired consistency. ⁣⁣
  3. Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add a drizzle of oil. Rub the chopped rosemary on your frozen hash browns then add to the pan. Cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside.⁣
  4. On the same pan, add another drizzle of oil or butter to coat. Cook eggs as you’d like (scrambled, fried, etc). Remove and set aside.⁣
  5. On the same pan, add your english muffin cut side down to get browned and crispy, about 45 seconds. Flip over and add a slice of cheddar cheese. Cover until melted, about 30 seconds.⁣
  6. Assemble your sandwich, adding the Herby Avocado “Aioli” to the other side of the English muffin without cheese then stack on the remaining ingredients. Slice in half, grab a napkin (or 3), and ENJOY!

More savory breakfast recipes

Yes, I’m a smoothie lover through and through, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a always a fan of savory breakfast dishes too. Here are a few more of my faves!

Veggie-Packed, One-Pan Southwestern Breakfast Skillet (Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free Option)

Healthy Breakfast Burrito

World’s Best Healthy Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

Watch the Southwestern Breakfast Skillet being made!

Watch the Best Effing Breakfast Sandwich being made!

Enjoy, and tag me if you make it on Instagram (@lizmoody)—I can’t wait to see!

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healthy breakfast sandwich

Best Effing Breakfast Sandwich


  • Author: Liz Moody

Ingredients

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For the sandwich:

  • 2 English muffins⁣
  • 2 eggs⁣
  • 2 frozen hash brown patties⁣
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary⁣
  • ⅓ cup arugula⁣
  • 4 slices bacon⁣
  • 2 slices cheddar⁣

For the ⁣Herby Avocado “Aioli”⁣

  • 1/2 avocado ⁣
  • Big handful of basil, woody stems removed (about ½ cup) ⁣
  • 1 garlic clove⁣
  • Juice of 1 lime ⁣
  • Juice of ½ lemon⁣
  • 1 jalapeño, pith and seeds removed⁣
  • Big pinch of fine grain sea salt⁣

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and space out bacon. Place in a cold oven and set the heat to 425 degrees F. Your bacon should be crispy perfection in about 20 minutes! Place on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess grease.⁣
  2. While the bacon cooks, make your Herby Avocado “Aioli.” Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until creamy. Add water 1-2 tsp at a time if needed to reach desired consistency. ⁣
  3. Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add a drizzle of oil. Rub the chopped rosemary on your frozen hash browns then add to the pan. Cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside.⁣
  4. On the same pan, add another drizzle of oil or butter to coat. Cook eggs as you’d like (scrambled, fried, etc). Remove and set aside.⁣
  5. On the same pan, add your english muffin cut side down to get browned and crispy, about 45 seconds. Flip over and add a slice of cheddar cheese. Cover until melted, about 30 seconds.⁣
  6. Assemble your sandwich, adding the Herby Avocado “Aioli” to the other side of the English muffin without cheese then stack on the remaining ingredients. ⁣Slice in half, grab a napkin (or 3), and ENJOY!

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