This BLT Breakfast Sandwich is a delicious update to a breakfast staple! An over easy egg is joined by the classic BLT trifecta of bacon, lettuce, and a juicy tomato slice, topped with avocado, and piled high on a toasted bagel thin. This packed breakfast sandwich is easy to make, and works well for any meal of the day.
I need to redact a statement I made a year ago on this blog. It was in this (delicious) BBQ pulled pork breakfast bowl post that I alleged that I was not a lover of runny eggs. In fact I said I had an irrational fear of them and had never so much as tried them. How's that for being an adventurous eater?
Well guess what? I love runny eggs. Don't know what I was thinking.
I wish I could say I woke up one morning feeling brave and amped up to squash my food fear, but that wasn't the case at all. Our favorite farmer's market has a bunch of pop-up locations from food trucks that offer food from cuisines all over. It's a really solid selection, so I usually walk back and forth a few times trying to make up my mind where to order from.
I had my heart set on a rice bowl that was jam-packed with goodies and topped with a fried egg. The duo working behind the counter was so lovely amid the throngs of hungry people and said scrambling the egg would be NDB at all.
So my rice bowl was ready and I notice...the egg is fried. Since I thankfully don't have food allergies, I absolutely refuse to "send it back" unless it's a matter of food safety. Like a turkey burger that was still quite pink inside at a place that shall remain nameless.
Instead I used this moment as my chance to get over myself and see what runny eggs are all about.
Since then I've eaten eggs with runny yolks alongside hash browns and as a truly indulgent-tasting topping to a burger, but eating them in a breakfast sandwich (this BLT breakfast sandwich) may have muscled its way into my top spot.
What you'll need
Breakfast sandwiches certainly have wiggle room for customization, so keep that in mind as I share one of my favorite varieties.
This BLT breakfast sandwiches includes - you guessed it - bacon, lettuce, and tomato. I'm not a huge fan of mayonnaise so for a creamy element I added thinly-sliced avocado. Ever since dabbling in the BLT avocado toast waters I've been thinking of more ways to incorporate avocado into my morning eats, so this was a no-brainer.
Of course an egg has to be involved in a breakfast sandwich, so I added an over-easy egg. When the sandwich is cut into, that yolk runs down and is without a doubt something I waited way too long to experience. This is not the kind of breakfast sandwich you can eat on the run.
You can use your favorite type of bread in this BLT breakfast sandwich, but what you see here is my ultimate favorite - a sesame bagel thin. They toast up great and tend to be lower in calories than using two pieces of bread (mine are 100 calories).
Since cooking over-easy eggs and slicing avocados don't exactly scream "ahead of time meal prep" this BLT breakfast may be reserved for more leisurely mornings than the before-work scramble allows.
The first thing you'll want to do is to cook your bacon however you like. This is the one thing that can be done in advance. Instructions for cooking it in the oven are in the recipe card below, but you can also air fry, make it in a skillet, etc.
Then it's time to toast your bread or bagel thin. Load up the bottom half with lettuce and tomato slices, then your cooked egg. Top with a cooked bacon slice and the other piece of bread, and you're all set. Add hot sauce to taste!
I know the title of this post calls but my husband and I both agreed we like these more in our dinner rotation. They work as a weeknight meal because they don't take very long to make, and hello? Breakfast for dinner is one of my very favorite things.
- To reduce the potential of having your sandwich ingredients spill all out the sides if you want to cut this BLT breakfast sandwich in half, I suggest removing the top bagel thin/bread and cutting from the avocado layer downward. Then cut the top bagel thin in half separately and place it back on.
BLT Breakfast Sandwich
- 1 slice bacon
- 1 bagel thin (or 2 slices preferred bread)
- 1 tomato slice
- 1 large lettuce leaf
- 1 egg over easy
- One-quarter of an avocado sliced thin
- Cook bacon however you like, but to bake: Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place bacon strips on prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until bacon has reached your desired crispness. Remove cooked bacon from sheet, blot with a paper towel, and set aside.
- Toast your bagel thin (or bread). Place lettuce and tomato slice onto bottom half of bagel thin.
- Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat. Crack egg into the skillet and raise heat to medium-high. Let egg cook until the whites have solidified and become white/opaque. Carefully place a spatula underneath the egg about halfway under the egg and gently flip the egg over to the other side, trying not to disturb the yolk. Let cook for another 30 or so seconds. Remove the egg and place it on top of the tomato on the breakfast sandwich.
- Take one piece of bacon and cut it in half, and then place bacon on top of egg. Add avocado slices and top with the remaining half of the bagel thin. Serve while warm.
Dear Alyssa,your BLT looks fantastic! What a delicious sandwich for breakfast or lunch. xo, Catherine
Thank you Catherine! I agree. 🙂
I love runny eggs, they are seriously so good. This breakfast sandwich sounds so good too, I love the avocado and bacon on there!
Danielle I don't know what my deal was - why did I wait so long? Haha I'm a little egg obsessed now. 🙂
Gah I am currently waiting to get my car's oil changed and I am so hungry and this looks amazingggg. What I would do for one of these right now!!!! haha
Oh man I feel you!! Hahaha I don't think I've ever been as hungry as I've been waiting for something. Thanks Ashley!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I used to hate runny eggs too! They seemed like they would be so gross. WRONG! I am obsessed. Now I only make dippy eggs (that's what we call eggs over easy, haha!). Main reason we got chickens, I feel even safer eating runny yolks when I know the eggs are fresh and hormone free : ) This breakfast sandwich will be the star of my dreams tonight : )
I'm so glad I got over it! Haha "dippy" eggs - makes total sense. I still think it's awesome that you have backyard chickens. We could never (between apartment living and our small-creature-curious pup) but I'm so intrigued. One night I got sucked into researching for hours!
Lol!! Oh I love this story! I can totally get your aversion to fried eggs, they are kind of weird looking but yes, totally delicious! I have been living off avocado toast lately so I need to make this sandwich and up my game!
Haha I felt like I accomplished something major, getting over my silly fear! Now I can't get enough. 🙂
I think breakfast sandwiches are one of the best foods on Earth. This one looks glorious! I'm with you on runny yolks 🙂
I agree Sues! I could eat them seriously any time of day. In fact I ate a breakfast burrito for lunch today haha.
I love breakfast sandwiches AND bagels, so I'm in love with this! The bacon, avocado and tomato just make this even better!
Thanks Marcie! For so long I was kind of wishy washy on breakfast sandwiches - thankfully I came to my senses!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Haha, well I love VEGAN BLTs 😉 But such a classic sammie..so good!
Haha thanks Rebecca!