For kids and parents alike, breakfast is often the most harried and hectic meal of the day. You want to feed everyone REAL food while simultaneously sending them out the door on time…how in the world do you do that?
Let us help with this fun idea for Super Easy Breakfast Sandwiches! They’re kiddo-approved, taste great and require pretty minimal effort to throw together.
An easy way to make them is to use ham or Canadian bacon that doesn’t have to be cooked ahead of time and will simply warm up as you heat the tortilla. Alternatively, if you want to add sausage links—or scrambled eggs for that matter—and are pinched for time, consider heating up the frozen sausages and making scrambled eggs the night before while you make dinner. That way they are ready to add to the tortillas right away in the morning.
These easy little sandwiches have just a handful of ingredients and while they taste great in the morning…they also make for a simple meal any time of the day, warm or cold! In other words, this is a recipe that just keeps on giving :). Enjoy!
- Coconut oil
- Food For Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas
- Cheese (try Havarti, grated white cheddar, etc)
- Ham, Canadian bacon or 1-2 sausage links cut into small pieces*
- Scrambled or fried egg, optional
- Melt a very small amount of coconut oil (start with ¼ tsp, as the size of the tortillas can vary from package to package) in pan if using it in the hardened state or spray coconut oil directly on corn tortilla. You want to use just a little bit of coconut oil — enough to help cook/harden the tortilla, but not so much that it becomes overly greasy. See note below. If you're making two, a good sized sauté pan will work. If you want to make several at one time, the fastest and easiest method is to use a griddle.
- Place tortilla in pan and heat for about 30 seconds on each side.
- Place cheese on tortilla followed by choice of meat. Add scrambled or fried eggs on one half of the tortilla if desired.
- Once the cheese begins to melt, use a spatula to fold one half of the tortilla over the other (like a taco). It's helpful to hold down the tortilla with tongs while using a spatula to flip one side over the other.
- Heat until the tortilla becomes lightly browned and slightly crunchy on both sides. Enjoy warm or cold.
- We recently came across a few brands of coconut oil spray that are only made up of coconut oil and don't contain additional chemicals, propellants or additives. The sprays come in very handy when using a griddle, waffle maker etc. See pic below.
- You can use whatever cheese you like, but keep in mind that while Havarti melts really well, it can also become stringy and may be hard for little people to chew and swallow easily. If you are making this for kids under the age of 5, consider using grated cheese that will melt easily but doesn't present a choking hazard.
- Natural food stores/co-ops often sell local/pastured deli meats. Costco also carries come pretty clean Canadian bacon in the refrigerator section and sausage links in the freezer section.