Morning Rush – “Fast Food” Breakfast sandwiches

10 Apr

Breakfast is the meal that you just should not skip. It kick starts your brain and body into powering through the day. Yet so many of us skip it because we are pressed for time in our morning rush to get out the door and to work on time. Or, we think that a granola bar or an apple eaten while driving in to work is an adequate substitute for a legit breakfast.

Believe me, breakfast is my most favorite meal. I eat it for dinner or lunch. I would eat a full breakfast every morning, if I just had the time! But sleeping an extra 1/2hr always wins out over getting my day started sooner so I can cook breakfast. And then there are those days when on the way to work going through the drive thru at a fast food restaurant seems like a wonderful idea because I just want a breakfast sandwich. And then I finish the sandwich and feel blah. Because of all the preservatives, calories, fat and grease. So what was supposed to satiate and energize me leaves me feeling lethargic and regretful.

Enter the homemade “Fast Food” Breakfast Sandwich! Putting aside a little bit of time and getting these assembled means you have something available right in your very own freezer!

You can make however many you want. I make 2 dozen because I do 1 dozen egg white and 1 dozen whole egg – egg white for me since I’m trying to lose weight, whole egg for the hubs because he needs the additional fat and protein to get him through his vigorous work day. Since you make the egg part in muffin tins (super convenient!) I use mini bagels. Full size bagels are HUGE and would require 2 of the baked egg cups just for proper bagel coverage.

If you don’t want to have a whole cooked yolk to bite into, just whisk up the eggs and whites for a more scrambled egg type sandwich. Edit the recipe/method below to your liking. This is just a guide and what I did. Want some kick? Sprinkle egg tops with crushed red pepper flakes. Need meat with your breakfast sandwich? Cook up some turkey breakfast sausage, drain the fat and add some to the egg cups before cooking. Next time I’m going to add some sautéed drained spinach to the egg whites along with a sprinkling of garlic salt.

Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches

Ingredients:

12 eggs

2 cartons egg whites

12 slices yellow american, cut in half

24 mini bagels, sliced

salt, pepper, and chives for sprinkling egg tops – optional

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray 2 12 count muffin tins with non stick spray to coat. In one muffin tin, crack the 12 eggs – 1 per tin compartment.

In the other 12 count muffin tin, pour egg white till cups are 3/4 of the way full. Sprinkle all 24 sections with salt, pepper and chives if desired.

Place tins on top rack side by side for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes.

Split bagels in half and place split side up onto 2 cookie sheets. Add to the preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

While bagels are toasting, remove eggs from the muffin tins.

Remove bagels from the oven and top one side with an egg and top with half a slice of cheese each. Place bagel top on. Repeat process until all bagel sandwiches are assembled.

Place all the bagel sandwiches on a cookie sheet(s) and put uncovered into the freezer for 1hr.

Once frozen, wrap individually in saran wrap and place in a freezer bag.

To heat, take one out of the freezer the night before and let thaw overnight in the fridge. Microwave for 30-60 seconds until cheese is melted and egg is hot.

You can also heat up in the oven – 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Isn’t that a great way to have breakfast on hand? yay!

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2 Responses to “Morning Rush – “Fast Food” Breakfast sandwiches”

  1. ladyeeyore7 April 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    What a great idea!

  2. ladyeeyore7 April 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    What a fabulous idea!!

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