Sweet To Savoury - 10 Stuffing Options For Breakfast Sandwiches
Image Credit: Sandwiches can be made with paneer, aloo, cheese, nutella and several other toppings | Unsplash

Breakfast is often hailed as the most important meal of the day, and there are several reasons for that. It improves your metabolism, provides essential nutrients, and, honestly, just points the rest of your day in the right direction. Having a good, filling breakfast is very important to keep your energy levels high and give your day a happy and healthy start.

One very simple, efficient, and common way to enjoy breakfast is through a breakfast sandwich. We have all had sandwiches for breakfast—right from our school days to our rushed office hours, a good old sandwich always rescues us from those hunger pangs. So, today, let us talk about 10 super-tasty fillings for breakfast sandwiches, with both sweet and savoury options.

Masala Egg Bhurji:

Begin your day with Desi flavours and a lot of protein by filling your breakfast sandwich with masala egg bhurji. Scramble eggs with onions, tomatoes, green chilies, and spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander. The spiced-up, protein-packed bhurji can then be added to the inside of two buttered toasts.


Recipe - NishaMadhulika

For a vegetarian option that also gives you a lot of protein to start your day on a healthy note, paneer filling is a fantastic choice. Mashed and slightly cooked fresh paneer, along with onions and tomatoes, creates a spicy and creamy filling that goes great when stuffed in bread or pao.  

Grilled Cheese and Corn:

Nothing can top the classic grilled cheese filling, can it? The cheese pull, the warm, comforting texture—nothing is better than a grilled cheese with sweet corn filling. This can be your go-to sandwich filling on mornings that are a little rough and you need a pick-me-up in the form of comfort food.

A Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich:

Whether you're making it for a hearty breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or even a quick dinner, this is a quintessential go-to sandwich. It's also renowned as an effective hangover remedy; if you're feeling a bit under the weather, a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich can help you recover. One of the keys to its deliciousness is toasting the rolls in the pan with a touch of butter; this step elevates the entire sandwich.

When cooking the eggs, you can think of it like making an omelette, allowing the eggs to set on the bottom and gently lifting the sides to let the runny eggs flow underneath. Typically, grated cheese is sprinkled over the eggs, and the sides are folded in to create a rectangular omelette shape. Once the omelette is ready, transfer it to a cutting board and cut it in half. Now, it's time to add the bacon, tearing or cutting it to fit on top of the eggs.

Banana and Honey:

Go for a sweet start to your day with ripe banana slices drizzled with honey. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon powder for extra flavour. Slather peanut butter on one side of the toast and salted butter on the other. This simple yet satisfying combination works exceptionally well with buttery multigrain toasts.

Chicken Kheema:

Recipe - Mosena Kitchen

For all the chicken lovers, you didn’t really think we'd skip mentioning one of the most beloved varieties, did you? The chicken kheema sandwich filling is made by cooking ground chicken with onions, green chillies, and spices like turmeric, cumin, coriander, and garam masala. Put some mayonnaise on your bread, add a good amount of keema, and layer with another piece of bread.

Peanut Butter and Jam:

A worldwide classic and kids’ favourite, one of the most loved sandwich fillings is peanut butter and jam. And a quick, delicious way to make that is to not layer peanut butter and jam separately but mix them together! Butter your toast to begin with, and then add any flavour of fruity jam in equal amounts to peanut butter and mix them to get both the ingredients in one bite—a hack many people love. You can even fill it with slices of fruit that add a bite to these sandwiches and make it a filling meal to go on until lunch.

Spicy Mushroom and Cheese: 

If you’re a fan of mushrooms, sauté them with garlic, ginger, and a pinch of red chilli flakes. Add a generous amount of cheese, and you have a savoury, umami-packed filling that will leave you craving for more.

Cheese and Chicken:

If you do not like keema chicken sandwiches and want to bite into pieces of chicken while enjoying your meal, prepare this filling. Cook bite-sized chicken chunks with a yoghurt and spice marinade. After the chicken is cooked, add cheese, oregano, and chilli flakes to it to make a delicious and chunky non-vegetarian filling.

Nutella and Banana: 

This combination of Nutella and banana can just be the ultimate sweet sandwich filling of your dreams! Creamy, rich, decadent, and absolutely delicious, spread a layer of Nutella on your bread or bun, add banana slices, and you have a chocolatey delight that’s sure to please you and any company you have.

In a nutshell, breakfast sandwiches offer endless possibilities when it comes to fillings. Whether you prefer savoury or sweet, there’s an option for every palate. Spicy, tangy, creamy, sweet, and comforting—this list covers all the options you need to apron up and go make a wonderful sandwich!