This Apple, Cheddar & Caramelized Onion Breakfast Sandwich is not your average breakfast sandwich. Loaded with flavor on top of a gluten-free bagel, these sandwiches can also be made ahead of time!
Raise your hand if you have a bad case of the Mondays today!
Though Ninja and I had a good weekend it wasn’t exactly the one that we had planned, which sort of has me dreading today. I’m trying to focus on all of the reasons why I usually like Mondays, however I seem to be failing thus far.
It’s not that I had a bad weekend by any means, it was just different than the one that I imagined. Am I the only one who gets totally thrown off course when there’s a change in plans suddenly? Because Monday came far too quickly for me – and normally I’m looking forward to the start of a new week!
You know what makes Mondays better though? A delicious breakfast.
The other day while at the store I finally bit the bullet and purchased some gluten-free bagels. They are an off brand, which also means they were far cheaper than the normal name brand options, but I think they are worth the $2.99 price tag. Especially since I was able to create this insanely delicious Apple, Cheddar & Caramelized Onion Breakfast Sandwich!
Since going gluten-free, I’ve really had a fun time experimenting with different ways to eat the same foods that I have always loved. Obviously being sans gluten I’ve had to adjust certain things [like no more Cinnabon cinnamon rolls], but I’ve never felt like I’ve had to deprive myself or do without. I mean really – what kind of life would that be anyway?! 😉
During the weeks that I had the chance to visit Daddy in the summers, he would make either one or two things for breakfast – an egg burrito or an egg sandwich. I always kind of thought that those were the two options because Daddy just loved making eggs, but now that I think about it maybe it’s because he didn’t know how to cook anything else. Regardless, I definitely was feeling inspired by those Daddy breakfasts when I was working on this Apple, Cheddar & Caramelized Onion Breakfast Sandwich. Of course my taste buds have vastly improved from when I was 12 years old, so this sandwich has far more than just egg and cheese on it!
So let’s dive into the flavors, because there’s quite a few of them!
First and foremost we have the caramelized onions. Guys if I could, I would probably put caramelized onions on nearly everything that I ate. I absolutely adore them! In fact, I actually make batches of them randomly and store them in the fridge to toss into salads, sandwiches, burritos, bowls, etc throughout the week.
The next bold flavor is arugula. Now I’ll be the first to admit that arugula isn’t my absolute favorite green. Because I have such a sensitive pallet and can’t handle much spice [unless it’s cinnamon!] I tend to avoid arugula, but lately I have found myself using it more and more. And y’all – it works perfectly in this sandwich!
And then of course there’s the crispy, crunchy flavor of that green apple. Talk about a fresh addition! I tend to choose red apples over green when it comes to straight up snacking but I 100% recommend green in this breakfast sandwich. Plus, I like the pop of green color that it adds along with the arugula 😉
So seriously – if you are in the market for a new breakfast idea, do yourself a favor and give this breakfast sandwich a shot. I don’t know how you won’t fall absolutely head over heels in love with it!
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- sea salt
- 2 gluten-free bagels
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices cheddar cheese
- 2 handful fresh arugula
- ½ green apple, sliced thinly
- Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until soft. Sprinkle with salt and turn the heat down to low. Cover and allow the onions to caramelize, stirring every so often.
- To prepare the sandwiches, preheat the oven to broil. Place the bagels onto a baking sheet and top one side of each with a slice of cheese. Broil for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bagel is toasted.
- While bagel is toasting, cook your egg just slightly over easy.
- To serve, top bagel with onions, apple slices, egg and arugula.
What was your favorite childhood breakfast?