The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

I’m a breakfast at any time of day sort of girl.

Of course a lazy weekend affair with the papers and bottomless cups of coffee is my preferred option, but a frazzled Monday night supper will also do just fine.

However, neither of those occasions call for a bowl of muesli. Oh no.

I like a cooked breakfast, a cheesy French omelette, baked eggs, a full english, or the king of breakfasts… a breakfast sandwich. All the good stuff, between two slices of crunchy-but soft-bread, oozing all over the place.

That is my jam, as they say.

Just look at that –

Now, breakfast sandwiches may be taking the world’s restaurant menus by storm… but in my opinion the very best one is the one you make at home.

Pyjamas on, sleeves rolled up, slurping a cuppa as you go.

If you fancy building my favourite monstrosity at home, here’s what you’ll need for two:

1 avocado

Juice of 1 lemon

Pinch of rock salt

Chopped coriander (optional – I’m looking at you, Valentina you coriander hater!)

6-8 rashers of streaky bacon

4 slices of really good bread

2 free range eggs

Hot sauce/Ketchup

Pop some music on and start by frying your bacon on a medium/high heat.

Meanwhile smush your avocado, lemon juice, pinch of salt and coriander in a bowl.

Prep your bread by using a wine glass to carve a hole out of one side of each sandwich.

Take the perfectly cooked bacon out of the pan and place to one side.

Toast your bread in the pan and crack an egg into the hole.

The bottom side (with no egg) will cook faster, so while the egg finished off take it out.

Smother in guac and a healthy amount of hot sauce or ketchup.

Top with bacon.

And your egg in a hole.

Step back and admire your handy work.

Be sure to include the left over “hole” of bread, for yolk dipping.

How you tackle your creation is entirely upto you. Two hands, or half it first so the egg runs all over the place.

Keep some napkins on hand and maybe don’t tackle this on a first date, unless you want them to fall head over heels immediately!

Don’t go bacon any hearts now.

Share it


Have you seen these?

  • OOFT this looks like the dream gal. Absolutely going to try this at the weekend. Bacon for Matt and some sort of veggie one for me! Immy x

    • Rosie

      Very good idea! What veggie you gunna use?
      Would be quite nice with just egg and avo of course! x

      • oOooh not too sure, possibly a cheeky portobello mushroom / Sliced veggie sausages? Will have a little play with possibilities! Immy x

  • The slow pace

    Breakfast for dinner is the best. I can’t think about any better way of ending a day. Well, maybe with a little bit of chocolatey salted caramel something for pudding!

    • Rosie

      *Drool* salted caramel everything please!

  • Yum this looks so delicious! It’s a snowy day here in DC so I might whip up a breakfast sandwich as I’m stuck inside!

    C’s Collection |

    • Rosie

      I know! My flight to the US was cancelled, did this storm come out of nowhere or did we just not see any reporting over here?
      How’s the blossom holding up in DC? x

  • Rosie

    Any time Mia! x

  • I love the hole in the bread idea, seems like a great way to combine the best of both worlds!

  • My boyfriend would kill for that, haha.

  • You had me at “bacon” ……I’ve made the egg in the hole of toasty bread thing before, can’t think why it didn’t occur to me to layer up! Inspired recipe as always Rosie.

  • At least I know what I’m having for breakfast this weekend. Thanks for making that easier for me:)

  • Anna

    That’s dinner tomorrow sorted!! I’m drooling on my phone… Let me at it! Xx

  • Zara

    This looks AMAZING! I am such a cooked breakfast gal myself, cereal is just so uninspiring in the mornings, I am definitely going to try this soon! Never thought to crack an egg into the bread before xo

  • Wow, this look so delicious! X

  • This looks incredible?! Where did you learn to cook?

  • Kari Guastella

    This looks soooo delicious! I love runny egg, with salty bacon, and creamy avocado! That’s the best combo!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Yes!! This is what dreams are made of…at least in my head anyway!!


  • Oh boy, my mouth is watering! I should stop worrying about cholesterol so much and start enjoying life with a breakfast like this.

  • Looks so good! Can’t wait to try this!

  • This is going to the top of my list for weekend breakfasts! You always make recipes look so simple and do able, which they alwasy are! Thanks for sharing can’t wait to get tucked in. 🙂 Laura x

  • Being a Modern Woman

    Oh wow this look divine! You really can’t beat a homemade egg and bacon sandwich for breakfast. Love the idea of adding the avocado! Great shout. Thank you Xx

  • Oh my gosh – I’m definitely going to have to make this at the weekend! It looks amazing! I’d definitely add some mushrooms in there too!

    xo April | April Everyday

  • That looks like the ultimate hanger tamer. You’re right, sometimes a bowl of muesli won’t cut it. That’s why this monster rocks!

  • Sepideh

    Oh man, I’m drooling as I’m looking at these pictures…. this is just the type of brinner that I would LOVE having … every night? Is that bad? Nah…

  • This looks incredibly tasty, however definitely incredibly messy! Might have to be a knife and fork breakfast for me!

    Rachel x

    The Inelegant Wench

  • Oh my goodness that is an epic breakfast sarnie, I’d love to get my hands on that! yum!

  • Jenni Qian

    OMG, I thought it was from some restaurant first seeing that pic! It looks perfect! Definitely wanna try this at home!