Back in the days before I was Paleo, I used to love a Tim Hortons Breakfast sandwich. I usually got the sausage biscuit one with no cheese.
But these are not paleo – they contain gluten that I react to and dairy that I am allergic to.
I do find that I miss them though – and sometimes you want a portable hand-held breakfast.
I came up with this breakfast sandwich the other day, it is paleo, but not AIP as it contains eggs. This recipe is both gluten and dairy-free as well.
It is essentially a fried egg and bacon sandwiched between 2 gluten-free pancakes.
And it was very, very tasty!
This recipe makes 6 sandwiches. If you do not need this amount, you could just make up the 12 pancakes and freeze the extra ones to eat on another day.
These are an AIP stage 2 reintroduction. When reintroducing foods on the AIP, I recommend this guide.
Paleo Breakfast Sandwiches
makes 6 sandwiches
For the pancakes (makes 12):
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tbsp coconut milk
- 1 ripe banana – mashed
- ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1½ tbsp coconut flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- pinch of sea salt
- coconut oil or bacon fat to cook
For the breakfast sandwiches:
- 12 rashers of bacon
- 6 large eggs
- Paleo ketchup (optional)
The first thing you need to do is to make the pancakes.
Mix the eggs, coconut milk, banana and apple cider vinegar, and beat well until smooth. Add the coconut flour, baking soda and salt and beat well.
Melt a little coconut oil or bacon fat in a large skillet. Add 1 tbsp portions of the batter to the skillet (you can cook several at once – I usually cook 4 at a time). Cook over a medium high heat until small bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake. This will take around 1½ – 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the other side – ½ – 1 minutes.
Remove the pancakes from the skillet and keep them warm while cooking the remaining batter.
Once all your pancakes are cooked, add the bacon to the skillet and cook until crisp.
Remove the bacon, reserving as much fat as possible. Keep the bacon warm while you cook your eggs in the bacon fat. Cook them to the stage you like – I like my eggs with runny yolks (over-easy), but if you like them cooked hard, cook them that way.
To assemble the breakfast sandwich you place a pancake on a serving plate. Top with a little paleo ketchup if using. I added this for Hubby and the kids sandwiches, but not for mine.
Cut each rasher of bacon in half and place 4 halves on top of each sandwich.
Now place the fried egg on top and add the second pancake to make a sandwich.
Eat at once, trying to not get egg-yolk all down your front.