Copycat Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches
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Who needs the coffee shop? Save time and money by making these copycat Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches at home.
The alarm clocks go off, and we drag ourselves out of bed, groping our way in the dim light through the house to the baby’s room, stepping on errant cereal bits or cat food along the way. Hopefully nothing worse.
Once in a while I get to stay in bed as the others get ready for school and work, drifting in and out of sleep that is punctuated by a whine here or there, or tears I inevitably have to soothe. Hugs and kisses happen, and eventually it’s just me and the baby.
Somehow, no matter when I get up, breakfast is a struggle. When the baby was younger, it was a matter of just getting something in my mouth before I had to feed or change or rock him to sleep again. Now that he eats his own food, I have a pair of eyes watching me like a hawk, hoping for a share no matter what I’m eating.
I don’t mind sharing, as long as it is something that is ready quickly — especially if he decides he wants all of my food, and I’m left without.
Having breakfasts in my back pocket for a quick gobble is important when kids are part of the picture. The other day I was writing at Starbucks and I noticed people kept ordering the breakfast sandwiches.
While the combo of bacon, egg, and cheese sounded satisfying that day, I couldn’t bring myself to spend the money on a single sandwich, when I knew it would simple to make at home.
Saving money and having a great breakfast ready to go? Dreams do come true, people.
Probably the most popular Starbucks breakfast sandwich is the bacon and gouda variety. Not without reason, of course — who can resist bacon?
I find the bacon at Starbucks lacking, though. I always use a quality bacon in anything I make, and when I did Whole30 I fell in love with the Pederson’s Farm bacon.
Any bacon will do for this sandwich, however, so choose your favorite! Thick-cut or applewood smoked are especially good. I recommend baking the bacon as well, so you get perfect strips that are great for sandwiches.
how to bake bacon
The variety of bacon you have will determine how long to bake it, so keep an eye on it! You can put the baking sheet in with the egg for this breakfast sandwich recipe and just leave the bacon in a bit longer until fully cooked.
- Line a baking sheet with foil, and top with a rack.
- Lay strips on baking sheet in a single layer, leaving a little space between the strips.
- Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes.
Really, these copycat Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches could hardly be easier. Plus, after you have them made and assembled, they can be wrapped up and stored in the freezer for a future meal, which is really the best part.
Breakfast without having to think about it? When you have a hectic schedule and two kids, there’s not much out there that’s better. You can also make my copycat Starbucks red berry cheese danishes to round out your week!
how to freeze breakfast sandwiches
Freezing breakfast sandwiches is really easy, and it will ensure you have a ready-made breakfast on hand for any day of the week. I use a method called “flash freezing” that has you freeze briefly before wrapping. This helps prevent moisture loss, which is important with eggs!
- Assemble each sandwich and set on a tray.
- Place the whole tray in your freezer.
- Freeze for 30 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and wrap each sandwich individually in foil, then place sandwiches in a freezer-safe bag.
how to reheat breakfast sandwiches
Reheating method will depend on how much time you have in the morning! A toaster oven gives the best results, but microwaves are quick.
To microwave: Remove foil from sandwich, then wrap in a paper towel. Microwave for 1 minute.
For a toaster oven: Thaw overnight in the fridge, then cook in oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes. Cook directly from frozen for about 30 minutes.
Copycat Starbucks Breakfast Sandwiches
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Pinch salt
- Pinch ground black pepper
- 4 slices bacon
- 4 ciabatta rolls
- 4 slices gouda cheese, or swiss cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 4 holes of an extra-large muffin pan or one loaf pan.
- Beat together eggs, parmesan, milk, and salt and pepper until frothy. Divide between muffin cups or pour all into the loaf pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until puffed and set.
- Meanwhile, cook the bacon and slice open the ciabatta buns.
- Set open buns on a baking sheet. Once eggs are done cooking, remove eggs from pan and arrange one on each bun bottom. Add a slice of cheese on top, then bacon. If eating immediately, put tray in the oven and broil just long enough for cheese to start to melt.
- To freeze, top sandwiches with the bun top and then put the tray in the freezer. Once frozen, wrap sandwiches individually. Reheat in the microwave or toaster oven.
More quick breakfast recipes you might like:
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I am a sucker for Starbucks breakfast sandwiches and this looks divine.
When I lived in Indianapolis, they test marked a spinach Florentine sandwich that I fell in love with. I’m not sure if it ever went national, but if it did, it was short lived. I’d give my pinky finger to have that back on the menu.
@Corrin They have this thing: http://www.starbucks.com/menu/food/hot-breakfast/spinach-feta-breakfast-wrap?foodZone=9999 but I’ve never actually seen one. It’s hard to resist that bakery case, especially if you’re waiting in line!
Hello! Haven’t tried this recipe but was wondering how the egg worked. Isn’t the egg in the muffin pan too small to fit in one sandwich as the muffin pan width is not as wide as the bread?
Hi Shaina, if you are using an extra-large muffin pan for jumbo/Texas size muffins, is is the correct size. Otherwise I recommend using loaf pans or square cake pans and cutting the egg after cooking.
I just had one of these for breakfast on my way into work, and was thinking, “geeze, I really should try to figure out how to make this at home!”
Adding these things to the grocery list! 🙂
My question has not been answered as of yet. Was curious with Starbucks and their bacon gouda breakfast sandwich. Curious as to which gouda cheese exactly.
@Richard I do not know what kind of Gouda Starbucks uses – I simply buy the slices my grocery deli sells 🙂
What are all of the ingredients
Hi! Just tried these and they are amazing!
I made a batch of four that we plan to eat this week. Do I just store them in the fridge?
Hi Liz! If you are going to eat them within the next few days, the fridge is fine for storage. Any longer and I recommend the freezer. Enjoy!
How long can these be frozen for? Thanks!
Hi Ashley! They’re good in the freezer for about a month, but I find storing any longer than that the quality goes down. Hope that helps!
Getting the right kind of rolls is essential to this tasting like Starbucks but I’m very impressed with these. I might add a bit more cheese to the eggs next time but I really like cheesy eggs. I also should have used a loaf pan to better suit my rolls (artisan from Costco) but overall they were easy to assemble and I’m glad to have a quick breakfast sandwich when I’m closing in on hangry. They are especially good with a little cup of guacamole to spread/dip. Thanks for the recipe!
Can I just cook it in a frying pan? I don’t have muffin tins…
Hi Olivia, You can cook the eggs in a frying pan and either scramble them or cook it into a single solid layer, which is easier to slice up for sandwiches.
Picky teenage boy approved! So good!
Absolutely perfect!! Love that I can prep them for a quick breakfast! Highly recommend.