Traditionally, the sandwich is more associated with lunch than other mealtimes. When in need of an early morning pick-me-up, the stodgy snack is often not the first thing to immediately spring to mind.
However, this has not stopped some incredibly determined chefs from raising a middle finger convention and creating some inspired breakfast recipes. If you're feeling especially indulgent on a particular morning, these innovations are sure to excite.
1. The Campfire Breakfast Burger
Anything with both "breakfast" and "burger" in the title is off to a promising start. This particular recipe requires, sausage patties, black pepper biscuit mix, cheddar cheese and fresh eggs. Best served near a roaring morning fire in a forest.
2. Croque Monsieur
An oldie but a goodie, the Croque Monsieur is a French breakfast institution. Ham, cheese and bechamel combine to deliver on every level. Easy to prepare and easier to eat, Croque Monsieur recipes are plentiful. If you're feeling especially naughty, you can even convert your Croque to a Madame with the addition of a fried egg. Yum.
3. Homemade Egg McMuffin
There are few who would argue that the golden arches own indulgent breakfasts. What could be better, therefore, than recreating some of their all-time classics in the comfort of your own home?
4. Freezer Friendly Breakfast Sandwich
When you're feeling hungry but also hurried, a freezer friendly sandwich is an essential ingredient in every foodie's arsenal. Various recipes exist, but our favourite features turkey mince, cheddar and an English whole-wheat muffin, all with minimal prep time. Perfect fare for manic mornings.
5. Guacamole Breakfast
Avocado on toast has been a fixture on hipster breakfast menus for years. This recipe, however, takes things to unprecedented levels. Bacon, fried eggs, toast and guac combine to deliver a sandwich that works on every level.
6. Bacon Stuffed French Toast
What could be better than slices of sugared, egg-soaked white bread gently fried until crisply caramelised? Adding bacon. Obviously. For those who may wake up feeling especially sorrowful, this is one breakfast recipe that's guaranteed to improve your mood.
7. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagel
With a strong claim to the title of best sandwich casing, the bagel makes a glorious receptacle for all your favourite fillings. However, this recipe, featuring the holy trinity of egg, cheese and bacon, could be the ultimate breakfast bagel archetype.
8. Smoked Salmon Croissant Sandwich
Often overlooked as a potential sandwich construction material, the croissant is perhaps the bake best suited to breakfasty duty. This recipe combines smoked salmon with cream cheese and dill to deliver a stellar sandwich that is perhaps a little healthier than other options.
9. Vegan Breakfast Sandwich
Speaking of health, it's perfectly possible to enjoy an amazing sandwich without drowning it in cheese and bacon. Healthy vegan alternatives are readily available and are a perfect way to start your day off on a more virtuous note.
While sandwiches for breakfast might not suit every day, it pays to be aware of the opportunities available. Next time you have a hankering for an especially bready morning, have a crack at one of these recipes. Guaranteed not to disappoint.