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The Ultimate Vegetarian Breakfast Sandwich

  • Author: Amanda
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


The Ultimate Vegetarian Breakfast Sandwich with a homemade meatless patty, soft scrambled eggs, avocado slices, tomato, and arugula. Good things happen when you make this breakfast sandwich.



Meatless Patties

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup of brazil nuts or walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice*
  • 2 tbs cumin
  • 1/2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbs onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

Breakfast Sandwich Things

  • Toasted English muffin
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Sliced Roma Tomato
  • Cheddar
  • Homemade Mayo
  • Scrambled Eggs (or cook to your preference)


  1. In a large bowl, mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until all chickpeas are completely mashed.
  2. Toast the Brazil nuts in a small skillet on medium heat until browned then blend toasted nuts with the spices in a blender or grinder until it resembles "bread crumbs".
  3. Stir together chickpeas, onion, nut crumb mixture, eggs, and lemon juice until thoroughly combined.
  4. Chill mixture in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes (this makes it easier to form and cook).
  5. Form into 6-8 patties and heat a large skillet on medium high heat
  6. Lightly coat skillet with 1 tbs olive oil and cook chickpea patties on both sides (3 minutes per side)
  7. While the patties cook, cook eggs how you like in a separate pan and toast the English muffins.
  8. Assemble sandwiches immediately - when the eggs and patties are at their best! -- patty, egg, tomato, avocado, and arugula!


*I typically make a big batch of brown rice and keep in the fridge to add to green and grain bowls, sides, and to now make these chickpea patties! I use a rice cooker or to make things really simple you can buy frozen and steam in the microwave - just read those ingredients!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: breakfast sandwich, meatless breakfast sandwich, meatless patty, chickpea patty, vegetarian breakfast sandwich