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Kale Cheddar Doughnut Egg Sandwiches

Kale Cheddar Doughnut Egg Sandwiches -- Eggs and prosciutto sandwiched between two savory doughnuts | wearenotmartha.com

I am that person who orders the burger on a doughnut. I mean, when I’m at the state fair and all. Though if I saw a doughnut burger on the menu of a restaurant, I’d have a really, really hard time not ordering it, too. You wonder why those things exist… Well, I guess I’m the reason why.

I would try to pretend I feel some kind of shame about this, but I really just don’t. Why wouldn’t I want to put two delicious things together like burgers and doughnuts? How could that not be the best thing ever in life? But fineeee, I guess I kind of understand that doughnuts have a bad enough stigma (sugar!) and adding a burger (fat!) to it can be seen as a bit gluttonous. So, you can just consider this recipe my perfect solution. Savory doughnut egg sandwiches.

You really can’t argue with a savory doughnut. It’s almost like a bagel, but made in a doughnut pan. Plus, I added kale. And everyone knows that kale is healthy and OK at any time of day. And eggs? Protein-packed and the perfect way to start the morning. This doughnut combination shouldn’t be causing too much controversy.


I told you I was obsessed with breakfasts lately and this is further proof of it. Today is only Wednesday, which means I still have to get through a couple more work days before I can enjoy a homemade breakfast again.

Really, I’m tempted to whip up a batch of savory doughnuts every Sunday and make egg sandwiches for the week. But then I laugh to myself and wonder about the possibilities of me waking up early enough to make an egg in the morning. The good news is that these savory doughnuts can be enjoyed on their own, too.

Kale Cheddar Doughnut Egg Sandwiches -- Eggs and prosciutto sandwiched between two savory doughnuts | wearenotmartha.com

Or with a thick slathering of butter.

They’re light and fluffy and full of flavor. I added chili powder to mine for a little kick, but you can use any spices you want. In fact, you can really use any mix-ins you feel like. I really wanted to put habaneros in mine, but my grocery store hasn’t been carrying them lately and I couldn’t justify driving further to another store just for hot peppers. But I loved that the chili powder gave them more of a deep, smoky flavor.

Kale Cheddar Doughnut Egg Sandwiches -- Eggs and prosciutto sandwiched between two savory doughnuts | wearenotmartha.com

I don’t know about you, but I will take pretty much any opportunity possible to eat an egg sandwich. I think they’re highly underrated almost to the point where I’m considering conducting an egg sandwich crawl. I guess it would have to be an extended one since you can’t really handle too many egg sandwiches in one day (then again, I’ve never really tried!), but I think it could be counted as highly valuable research.

Kale Cheddar Doughnut Egg Sandwiches -- Eggs and prosciutto sandwiched between two savory doughnuts | wearenotmartha.com

Let’s be honest, I take pretty much every opportunity to eat doughnuts, too. Probably one of the first things I do whenever I travel somewhere new is to hunt down any nearby doughnut spots. I guess now I’m adding egg sandwiches to that list! My vacations just got a whole lot more exciting… And potentially more annoying for my husband.

Kale Cheddar Doughnut Egg Sandwiches -- Eggs and prosciutto sandwiched between two savory doughnuts | wearenotmartha.com

But can you really complain about someone forcing you to eat doughnuts and egg sandwiches? I don’t think so.

How do you feel about the doughnut burger? Is a savory doughnut egg sandwich more your speed?


5 from 1 vote
Spicy Kale Cheddar Doughnut Egg Sandwiches
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 doughnut sandwiches
Author: We are not Martha
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup finely chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, chili powder, and salt.
  3. Gently stir in melted butter, eggs, and buttermilk.
  4. Fold kale and cheddar cheese into mixture until combined.
  5. Lightly spray a doughnut pan with cooking oil. Evenly distribute batter into pan, filling cavities almost all the way.
  6. Bake the doughnuts at 350 degrees for about 11-13 minutes, until doughnuts are starting to turn golden around edges and lightly spring back when touched.
  7. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. In small skillet sprayed with cooking oil, cook eggs sunny-side up.
  9. Put slice of prosciutto and one egg on a doughnut and top with another.

Kale Cheddar Doughnut Egg Sandwiches -- Eggs and prosciutto sandwiched between two savory doughnuts | wearenotmartha.com

20 Responses to "Kale Cheddar Doughnut Egg Sandwiches"

  1. OMG savory doughnuts!!! I need these to happen soon!! I love the way you added kale in there too!!

  2. i’ve never had a doughnut burger…but that’s because i’ve never seen one in real life. 🙂 love the way you think! this is a fun dish 🙂

  3. What a genius idea! I have to make this sooner rather than later!

  4. I am SO wishing I brought my doughnut pan to Portland right now! Savory doughnuts = genius.

  5. You’ve got me drooling girl!! Those donuts alone sound amazing but with an egg too?!!? SWOON!

  6. This sounds like such a good sandwich, Sues! What a perfect breakfast, especially with the kale!

  7. Wowza, now THIS is a dang breakfast sammie!! LOVING the savory doughnut with kale and spicy kick! If this was on a menu, I’d be ordering it too! Thankfully you posted this, so now I don’t have to drive around NC looking for a place to serve me doughnut egg sandwiches! GENIUS! Pinned! Cheers and happy almost weekend!

  8. I never would have thought about a savory doughnut for breakfast especially a kale one…that is what I call thinking out of the box.

  9. Pam says:

    YUM! These beauties look way better than my dumb fiber cereal.

  10. Why hello there perfect egg sandwich!

  11. Seriously? This is quite possibly the coolest breakfast sandwich I have ever seen!!!

  12. I am walking this breakfast road with you! These look scrummy 🙂

  13. What a creative recipe, I’d definitely be one of those that would be in the camp of trying a doughnut burger 😉

  14. What an amazing idea! I so want these for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  15. […] Which means you can sneak kale into all kinds of things that will still totally satisfy you. First doughnut egg sandwiches and now pizza (but, I mean, doesn’t “flatbread” make it sound a little bit […]

  16. Victoria says:

    You are a brilliant human being! I love breakfast too, and really runny yolk is like pure gold in my book. What a fun outside-of-the-box breakfast idea!

  17. These look amazing! I recently bought a doughnut pan, and you’ve inspired me to use it for savory purposes. Also, I’ve got that same little grey bowl you’ve got your eggs in. Great recipe.

  18. All over the idea of savory donuts. Must try this.

  19. jayshankar says:

    Hi good and innovative idea to make your breakfast healthy and interesting thumbs up for the creativity, I tried with whole wheat and it was very good, i followed your steps for the batter all yours but the flour which i used whole wheat , i did the batter at night and kept for fermenting all night minus the egg and kale, in the morning i did add the egg mixed lightly and the spinach baked it in doughnut maker, i used spinach instead of kale, since i live in Dubai kale is not available every where but we do get kale but i tried with spinach and it was good too, then i used soft mozzerella cheese and tomotoes for the burger filling and it was very good with my filter coffee. 🙂 my kids went wow

  20. ANKIT KUMAR says:

    yummy.. i will definitely going to try this next morning.

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