11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

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When you wake up, if you're like most of us, you're hungry. You've done your share of granola and yogurt for breakfast, and you're ready for a sandwich of some sort. Whether egg and cheese, or avocado toast. Whatever you prefer, breakfast sandwiches are a wonderful treat to enjoy with your first cup of coffee.

There's something about a sandwich - a whole meal in one package - that is irresistible. Add the morning convenience of being able to (sometimes) take it with you on your drive to work, and it's the perfect meal. There's a breakfast sandwich renaissance going on across the US, and here are some of our favorite DIY creations.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

Classic Breakfast Sandwich

Forget McDonald's. This is the real deal. A soft, runny egg yolk dripping onto a crispy English muffin. Add melty cheese, bacon and a touch of spinach and you have the perfect breakfast meal.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

Breakfast Wrap

Try this fruit and yogurt wrap. Fresh fruit is layered with plain yogurt, a drizzle of honey and crunchy granola, and the whole thing is wrapped in lavash bread. It's super easy to roll out a bunch of these for your family or guests.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

The Beat Sandwich

This Food52 creation combines bacon, egg, avocado and cherry or grape tomatoes. This sandwich comes together pretty quickly. The prep work is done while the bacon is frying, and the assembly is done while the eggs are frying.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

Charred Tomatoes with Fried Eggs on Garlic Toast

When tomatoes are cooked in a healthy fat like olive oil, it increases our absorption of the phytochemical lycopene, which may lower the risk of heart disease.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is one of the best foods on the planet. We first sampled it 15 years ago in San Diego, and it's finally become a national thing. Use thick slices of bread and smash on a fat layer of avocado, so you get contrast between the crunch of toast, the soft innards of the bread, and the creamy avocado. Flaky salt is key; express yourself with extra toppings.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

Egg and Tomato Breakfast Sandwich To Go

This recipe calls for cheddar cheese, but you can switch in any favorite. Add a few strips of cooked bacon if you wish. Or even sausage.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

This is a basic recipe for making a vegan breakfast sandwich for less than $3. Start with a sprouted English muffin, scrambled tofu, add avocado and tomato, and you'll be set.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich

Try Ellie Krieger's healthy breakfast sandwich with egg whites, tomatoes and Canadian bacon. There's only 330 calories per sandwich.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

Paleo Breakfast Sandwich

This Paleo sandwich is on Parmesan oregano biscuits and features nitrate-free bacon with sharp cheddar cheese and fresh eggs.

11 Breakfast Sandwiches Worth The Trouble

Breakfast Banh Mi

Try something out of the ordinary with this breakfast version of a traditional Vietnamese sandwich. the daikon radish contrasts with egg and bacon and Thai chili. For best results, use a real banh mi bun from a Vietnamese bakery. If not available, a soft torpedo roll with a thin, crisp crust is ideal.

Sabich Eggplant Pita Sandwich

This Israeli classic fried eggplant sandwich features hardboiled eggs, cucumbers, tomato and hummus.

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