Making a scrambled egg sandwich isn't hard. But here are some simple tips to take this iconic breakfast to the next level!
My kids love eggs, and while they are delicious just scrambled or hard-boiled, I find it fun to come up with different ways to serve this incredibly versatile and nutritious food.
While you may be thinking, "do I really need a recipe to make a scrambled egg sandwich?" You probably don't. BUT I want to share some tips that will elevate your breakfast sandwich experience.
Also check out: Ultimate Guide to Eggs for Babies
I am highlighting just the ones that need further explanation. The complete list is in the recipe card below.
- Eggs - 1 egg for little ones and 2 large eggs per sandwich for adults
- Bread - Any of these will be delicious - English muffins, bagels, brioche buns, Italian bread, garlic bread, whole grain bread, sourdough, croissant..so many options! I recommend lightly toasting.
- Cheese - Our favorite is cheddar but you can use whatever your heart desires! I like to use shredded cheese but sliced cheese will work just as well. Growing up, my dad always took us to McDonald's for breakfast before church, and I almost always ordered an Egg McMuffin. While I don't eat a lot of American cheese these days, for egg sandwiches, I welcome it. Same for burgers.
How to make the best scrambled eggs
The most important component to this sandwich is the scrambled eggs, of course! We've all made dry and rubbery eggs at some point.
But what you need to take this breakfast sandwich from meh to OMG are soft, creamy, and fluffy eggs.
First, you need to ditch the fork and whisk the eggs REALLY well until uniform in appearance. You also need to cook low and slow and consider carryover cooking. Take the pan off the heat before your eggs are finished cooking.
For a more in-depth explanation with step-by-step instructions, check out my The Perfect Scrambled Eggs post! You will also learn how to add vegetables and other fun ingredients, like quinoa, to your eggs for added flavor, texture, and nutrition.
If you want to add cheese, do so just as the eggs finish cooking. It will melt from the residual heat. You can use either sliced or shredded cheese.
I like to keep the curds big so that they don't all spill out when you take a bite.
How to make scrambled egg sandwiches
Once you've cooked the scrambled eggs, it's time to assemble!
- Lightly toast your bread of choice. Mini bagels are the perfect size for toddlers.
- Spread it (or not) - I'm a ketchup girl, the husband loves it with mayo and sriracha, and my kids love it with cream cheese (try this tofu cream cheese if there's an allergy) or hummus. You can also add mashed avocado or even pesto! Feel free to get creative.
- Add the scrambled eggs. Top with the other slice of bread.
- Enjoy your quick breakfast sandwich!
Here is how to build a well-balanced plate. 3 components are all you need! Lightly toasted bread with avocado is perfect for your baby to gnaw/suck on.
Here's another reason why you want to keep the curds large. Until your baby has developed their pincer grasp (usually around 8-9 months), they won't be able to pick up small curds.
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You can slice the sandwich in half or into bite-sized pieces. Serve with fruit or vegetable to round out the meal.
Freezer Breakfast Sandwich
You can also set aside some time to batch cook one day. Your future self will thank you! After you assemble the sandwich as shown above, wrap individually in plastic wrap or parchment paper.
Place in a freezer safe bag and refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.
To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove the parchment paper and wrap the sandwich in paper towel (it will help prevent the bread from getting soggy).
You can microwave for about a minute or reheat in the toaster oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes.
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Scrambled Egg Sandwich
- 2 scrambled eggs
- 1 brioche bun, lightly toasted (can use any bread of choice)
- 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese (can add more or use sliced) , optional
- Spread of choice (e.g. mashed avocado, cream cheese, mayo, mustard, hummus) , optional
- Here's how to make the perfect scrambled eggs. You can use plain eggs or add mix-ins of choice, like spinach and quinoa.
- Try not to break the curds too much. Add cheese just as they finish cooking. The surface should be slightly wet, not runny.
- Toast bread of choice. Spread the sandwich with topping of your choice. Add eggs and top with second slice of bread.