Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich

Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich -- Bacon, eggs, cheese, and cinnamon spice on challah bread |

When trying to decide what to have for breakfast, my inner monologue goes a little something like this, “I want eggs. No, I want french toast. Nope, pancakes. OMG eggs Benedict sounds heavenly right now. But… I want/need bacon.” Really, though, If I’m being honest with myself, all I actually want every single morning is maple syrup. And a lot of it. But I also still want eggs. And bacon. Ugh why is life so difficult?

I decided a long time ago that some condiments are really meant for any food. Ketchup, for example, goes with everything (just try to prove me wrong!!). The same goes for maple syrup. I hope you’re not the kind of person who keeps everything on your plate expertly separated because if you are, you’re missing out big time. Especially at breakfast. Instead of making eggs and bacon and french toast separately, I put them all together… And then drenched them in maple syrup. Oh, I guess I shouldn’t leave out the fact that I packed them full of fall flavors, too. And it was everything I’ve ever wanted in a breakfast.

Do you even have any idea how much easier it would be to get out of bed in the morning if this was waiting for me each day?

Autumn French Toast Sandwich (makes 2):
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  •  4 strips bacon
  • 1/2 t ground fenugreek (optional)
  • 1/2 t ground tellicherry pepper (optional)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1/4 t ginger
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 slices challah bread
  • 1 T butter
  • 1.5 oz. cheese (I recommend Cabot White Oak Cheddar)
  • Maple syrup

Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich Ingredients |

Start by frying up the bacon. Any time I make bacon, I like to sprinkle fenugreek and tellicherry pepper over the top, but especially in the fall. Fenugreek bacon is about the best fragrance your kitchen could ever have.

Heat a skillet or griddle over low heat. Lay bacon strips on pan and sprinkle half of the fenugreek and cracked tellicherry pepper on them. Cook over low heat for about 8 minutes and then flip and sprinkle the remaining fenugreek and pepper over bacon. Let cook for another 8 minutes or until beginning to get crispy. Continue to flip bacon until nice and crispy.

If you don’t have fenugreek and tellicherry pepper, I’d just use a little bit of regular ground pepper.

Bacon Sizzling |

Whisk together 2 eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in a medium bowl. Here’s where more fall flavors come in!

French Toast Batter

Lay slices of bread in a single layer in a baking pan. Pour egg and milk mixture over the top and let sit for about 5 minutes. Flip bread slices and let sit for another 5 minutes.

French Toast Soaking 1

Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Place the bread slices on the hot surface and fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

French Toast Griddle

While the french toast is cooking, fry up your eggs. I did two for each sandwich. I like to leave the yolks a little bit runny. Because yum.

Eggs Frying

Build your egg sandwiches by putting two eggs on a slice of french toast and then topping with two slices of bacon, cheese, and the other slice of french toast.

Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich -- Bacon, eggs, cheese, and cinnamon spice on challah bread |

Drizzle with lots of maple syrup, obviously.

Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich -- Bacon, eggs, cheese, and cinnamon spice on challah bread |

All of my breakfast wishes have come true. Most mornings, there’s not much that could make me any happier.

Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich -- Bacon, eggs, cheese, and cinnamon spice on challah bread |

Even without the egg, bacon, and cheese, this french toast is pretty spot-on. I love all the fall spices involved and could do some definite damage on a stack of it. But with the egg, bacon, and cheese, I’m hitting all my favorite things.

Except for doughnuts…. The only way this could be better is if doughnuts were involved.

Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich -- Bacon, eggs, cheese, and cinnamon spice on challah bread |

But I guess that would be taking things a little bit too far?

Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich -- Bacon, eggs, cheese, and cinnamon spice on challah bread |

Or maybe I already took it too far. Who knows. I’m not really that concerned though because I’m too busy being full and happy.

If having this for breakfast every morning wouldn’t require me to wake up before 5:00 a.m., I’d be all of it. Unfortunately, there’s not really much worth setting the alarm for at 4:30 a.m. Unless it’s a tropical vacation.

Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich -- Bacon, eggs, cheese, and cinnamon spice on challah bread |

Oh, I almost forgot. Cutting into this and getting the yolk all runny with the maple syrup is my favorite part. Swoon swoon swoon!

Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich -- Bacon, eggs, cheese, and cinnamon spice on challah bread |

What’s your dream breakfast combination? And do you agree with me that maple syrup is delicious on everything?


19 Responses to "Autumn French Toast Egg Sandwich"

  1. I LOOOVE this idea! I’m the same way with breakfast foods. Who can pick just one?? I love that you can get it all in a big syrupy mess with this dish!

  2. Daisy says:

    swwooon is right! i have the same breakfast dilemmas. this looks perfect, and yes, maple syrup for the win!

  3. This is my type of breakfast sandwich! It looks delicious!!!!

  4. I pretty much want bacon every day for breakfast too, followed by something sweet. In fact even if it’s already lunch time I still want bacon, followed by something sweet 😉

  5. Sharon says:

    Awesome, Awesome! Who could ask for anything more? This is the most fabulous, satisfying breakfast ever! What morning will you be here?? I’ll be waiting!!

  6. Love the sound of this autumn french toast egg sandwich! Definitely wouldn’t mind enjoying this lovely sandwich any autumn morning!

  7. LisaR. says:

    This looks so delicious! I love to make a big breakfast for my family on the weekends. Thanks for the addition of the fruit on the side.

  8. I just can’t get over how good this looks, start to finish. I love the idea of peppering bacon. PS Your photos are gorgeous!

  9. Pam says:

    That is my kind of breakfast – salty, savory, sweet. Perfect!

  10. Heather says:

    Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! I love egg sandwiches for weekend breakfast by my husband always wants French toast or pancakes. Now this is the best of both worlds!

  11. Monica says:

    Yes! I love you for this. I am always like this about breakfast and you are so right – why not have it all and combine those cravings/favorite things together. This makes perfect sense.

  12. now that is what I call breakfast! WOW

  13. Juliana says:

    OMG! This is such an awesome breakfast…great way to start the day…love the running yolk!
    Hope you are having a great week 😀

  14. This post sounds like something I’d write! I have that breakfast conversation with myself every weekend. Love it when my breakfast sweets and savories meet. I so want this sandwich asap!

  15. Odetta says:

    This is great for dinner too! Then could you skip dessert? Haha!

  16. Jeannie Tay says:

    I so agree that maple syrup goes with anything but they are so expensive here! sigh! That last photo with the oozing yolk looks really good!

  17. Asmita says:

    Gorgeous breakfast! Would love this every morning!!

  18. what an awesome breakfast! i wanna come to your house! 🙂 (does that sound creepy? haha)

  19. My God, I don’t think I’ve ever wanted anything so bad in my life!

    I’m a huge fan of breakfast sandwiches and it’s usually my go-to… But then I always get the urge for pancakes or French toast, whatever can give me my maple syrup fix.. So you see, you’re taking to me on like a hundred levels here!

    I think next time we sit for breakfast here, this is what’s going to grace my plate. Thanks for making me want to get out of bed!

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