Build a Better Breakfast Sandwich

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Read on for the best breakfast sandwiches.

Egg-and-Tomato Breakfast Sandwich to Go

Tomato and basil give a boost of fresh flavor to the usual egg-and-cheese sandwich. This recipe calls for cheddar cheese, but you can use any favorite.

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Apple-Butter French Toast Sandwiches

Pumpkin-pie spice in the French toast batter and a layer of apple butter in between slices makes unique breakfast sandwiches that will remind you of apple pie.

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Charred Tomatoes with Fried Eggs on Garlic Toast

You heard it here first: Charred tomatoes are the new ketchup! Eggs on toast never tasted so good.

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Egg-and-Avocado Sandwich

Scrambled egg and avocado on a toasted whole-wheat English muffin make a terrific 10-minute breakfast for any day of the week. Add hot sauce and a slice of cheddar cheese if you like.

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Croque-Monsieur

Split open a loaf of ciabatta to make this family-size version of the classic French bistro sandwich of ham, Gruyere, and deliciously browned bechamel sauce.

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Fried-Egg-and-Bacon Puff Pastry Squares

This impressive breakfast sandwich scales up easily for a crowd. To make it, simply layer bacon on store-bought puff pastry, bake, and top with a fried egg. A garnish of chopped fresh chives adds a bright note.

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Ham and Cheese Croissant

Change up your breakfast routine by layering a fresh, buttery croissant with substantial fillings. Watercress and sliced pear balance the rich flavors of the ham and Muenster cheese. This sandwich can be made ahead, wrapped in plastic, and refrigerated overnight.

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Open-Faced Egg, Bacon, and Watercress Sandwich

The favorite breakfast duo of bacon and eggs takes on a new form, arranging sliced hard-cooked eggs, crisp slices of bacon, and peppery watercress on a halved baguette.

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Breakfast Egg Salad

The egg-salad sandwich breaks out of the lunch box and onto the breakfast table with the addition of smoked salmon and avocado. This recipe uses four egg whites but just one yolk to cut down on fat.

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Banana Panini

What could be better than a Nutella-banana sandwich for breakfast? How about toasting it in a buttered skillet till it's crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey on the inside?!

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Lemon, Parsley and Parmesan Plus Bread, Prosciutto and Egg

It's not quite an egg sandwich and not quite a strata, but no matter how you slice it, this toasty egg, cheese, and prosciutto recipe makes an irresistible meal.

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Monte Cristo Sandwich

To make this American classic, dip ham and Swiss cheese sandwiches in egg batter and pan-fry them. Dust the hot sandwiches with confectioners' sugar and serve with strawberry jam on the side if you like.

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Perhaps it's our culture's love of convenience -- a whole meal contained in one package! -- or maybe it's simply that these handheld meals are so darn delicious, but we are currently enjoying a breakfast sandwich renaissance. Whether you prefer to use a knife and fork or just grab 'em and go, any of these creations will make getting out of bed almost a pleasure.

Check out the slideshow above to learn how to build a breakfast sandwich.

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