Today I’m sharing my take on a gluten-free bacon and egg sandwich recipe.
I partnered with the Hass Avocado Board for this post since I already eat avocados daily!
These past few years, I’ve found that with both of my boys in school all day, I can easily skip making myself a healthy lunch since it is just me at home. It is far too easy for me to grab a bit of this and that and make unhealthy choices. This school year, I’ve been making a real effort to make myself healthy lunches each day.
Some foods I try to include in my lunch or snacks every day are almonds, avocados and spinach. Since I was already eating them everyday, I was happy to partner with the Haas Avocado Board to share some of the reasons that I include avocados in my diet each day.
Avocados are high in fiber, which we all know can be lacking in our gluten-free diets. Just one ounce of avocado contains 8% of the recommended daily amount of fiber. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have my fiber come from food sources like avocados instead of a pill!
If you are looking to add good monounsaturated fat into your diet, avocados are a great source. You can use avocado in place of unhealthy fats. One way I do this is using avocado on my sandwiches in place of mayo.
I use about 1/3-1/5 of an avocado each day, which I found out contains nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
I love how versatile avocados are, and use them in a variety of ways: in salads, for my simple guacamole recipe, mashed and eaten with hummus or spreadable cheese, or sliced and put on a sandwich. My oldest son asks me to make my guacamole all the time, and I’m happy to oblige since I know it is good for him!
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite sandwiches that incorporates avocados: it’s a bacon and egg sandwich with a few extra additions, including avocado. You can make this for breakfast, lunch or dinner, whatever works best for you! I fed these to my whole family for dinner one day last week, then made for just me today for lunch because I like it so much. It is a filling, all-in-one meal that is easy too!
I start with cooking up some bacon. Personally, I cook bacon until the smoke alarms go off. 🙂 Really, I do like it nearly burned, nice and crunchy! But please, just cook however crisp you want. After setting aside the bacon on some towels, I cook an egg in the same pan. I like to do a scrambled egg, but a fried egg would work well here too. I try to form the egg into a square/rectangle shape about the size of the bread so that it will fit nicely! Slice up some good Cheddar cheese, fresh tomato, and ripe avocado and you are ready to go! You can also add mustard or mayo to your sandwich if you desire. For me, the avocado adds enough flavor and moisture that I don’t feel like it needs those, but feel free!
Grab some avocados and make my popular chip and guacamole bites – an easy and fun appetizer!
Gluten-free Bacon and Egg Sandwich Recipe:
- 2 slices gluten-free bread (I use my homemade gluten-free bread)
- 2 slices bacon, cooked
- 1 cooked egg (fried or scrambled)
- 2 slices Cheddar cheese
- 2-3 slices tomato
- 2-3 slices Hass avocado (I used 1/3 of an avocado)
- 1 tsp. mustard or mayo if desired
- Cook bacon to desired crispness, set aside on paper towels. Wipe away excess bacon fat, then cook egg in same skillet. Feel free to do a fried egg or a scrambled egg, shaping it into about the same square or rectangle shape as your bread.
- While egg is cooking, lightly toast gluten-free bread just until warm and slightly firm.
- If desired, spread mustard and/or mayo on the lightly toasted bread.
- Between your bread slices, layer egg, bacon, cheese tomato and avocado slices.