Looking for a delicious gluten-free breakfast sandwich that is both filling and easy to make? Then try this sandwich with gluten-free bread, avocados, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, ham, and eggs. It’s got a lot of fresh ingredients and enough protein for a filling and complete breakfast.
The secret to this sandwich is the mayonnaise. By spreading it on the bread and then toasting it, it gets absorbed into it, making each bite ever more flavorful.
Though some of the ingredients like Swiss cheese and mayonnaise are practically always gluten-free, double-checking to make sure the specific brand is gluten-free is a really great habit to get into—just in case.
What You Need To Make a Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich
You should be able to find the majority or all the ingredients with a quick trip to the grocery store. Finding delicious gluten-free bread can sometimes be difficult, so feel free to get your preferred loaf. I went with Little Northern Bakehouse because the seeds add a little crunch to the sandwich.
If you don’t like Swiss cheese, cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese will also work.
- Swiss cheese
- Deli ham
- Olive oil
- Gluten-free bread
How To Make a Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich
Toast your bread: Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium-high heat. Meanwhile, spread mayonnaise on each side of the gluten-free bread slices. Sear each side of the bread until toasted.
Flip and repeat on all sides until golden brown. Alternatively, you can toast your bread in the toaster and spread an extra amount when it comes out of the toaster.
Cook your egg: In the same pan, add olive oil followed by the egg. Cook until egg whites have solidified, five minutes. Once ready, remove from heat and set aside.
Assemble and serve: Begin assembling your sandwich with bread, mayonnaise, avocado, tomato, swiss cheese, ham, egg, and the remaining bread slice.
Can you make this sandwich in advance?
You can definitely make this beforehand, but I would suggest only the night before. These ingredients taste best fresh, and avocados go brown quickly. If you are making it beforehand, squeeze some lemon or lime juice over your fresh ingredients to prevent them from going brown, and leave them in the refrigerator for at most 8 hours.
Can I use something that is an alternative to bread?
Yes! Other options include iceberg lettuce, rice paper, gluten-free tortilla wraps, collard greens, and even sliced bell peppers. Just note that some of the ingredients may not taste as great with other ingredients, especially mayonnaise and tomatoes, so feel free to experiment with other flavors if you’re going to try to substitute the bread.
Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwich
- 1 egg
- 2 slices Swiss cheese
- 1 avocado sliced
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tomato sliced
- 3 slices deli ham
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 slices gluten-free bread
- Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium-high heat.
- Meanwhile, spread mayonnaise on each side of the gluten-free bread slices.
- Sear each side of the bread until toasted. Flip and repeat on all sides until golden brown.
- In the same pan, add olive oil followed by the egg.
- Cook until egg whites have solidified, five minutes. Once ready, remove from heat and set aside.
- Begin assembling your sandwich with bread, mayonnaise, avocado, tomato, swiss cheese, ham, egg, and the remaining bread slice.
Here are a few other recipes you might enjoy!
- Gluten-Free Breakfast Burritos
- Gluten-Free Crepes
- Gluten-Free Biscuits and Gravy
- Scrambled Egg Sandwich
- Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
- Ham and Egg Sandwich
Matthew is a recipe developer and food photographer based in Canada. He enjoys all things food, drink and makes his best decisions with a mimosa in hand.