Vegan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich - I am so excited to get VeganMofo started off with day 1’s prompt:

Rise and Shine! It’s MoFo time! Tell us about your breakfast.

I am a HUGE breakfast fan–scrambles, hash browns, pancakes, tater tots, english muffins, muffins, fruit, bagels–what’s not to love?  I think it’s one of the simple pleasures in life when I have the time to make a real breakfast and not just the usual almond milk and cereal.  Most of the time I feel rushed from the second I wake up and I think taking the time to cook is such a lovely and calm way to start the day.  Extra bonus: it fills the house with delicious smells!

Vegan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich - This vegan bagel breakfast sandwich is all of my favorite things layered on top of each other: salty and sweet sausages, soft tofu, gooey cheese, crispy hash brown (the crispness is key!), fresh crunchy onions, tangy ketchup, all in between a chewy bagel!  It’s a bit of a splurge aka it’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but I think we can all agree we totally deserve to treat ourselves from time to time ;).

I hope you are having a great morning and I can’t wait to look through the #vgnmf15 feed on Instagram to see what everyone’s cookin’ up for day 1 of VeganMofo and get some breakfast inspiration!

A note about the ingredients:

Vegan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich - Tofu “egg”: I used tumeric mixed with some water to color it yellow.  This is completely optional and just something I like to do since I like colorful food!  (I personally cannot taste the tumeric, especially when mixed with the other elements.)

Vegan Sausage: There are a variety of vegan sausages in both the frozen and refrigerated aisles of Whole Food’s (I originally forgot to check the refrigerated area and wondered why the selection was so slim).  I tried Field Roast Breakfast Sausages in Apple Maple and they were delicious–I was a little hesitant at first because they were on sale but they totally did not disappoint and I didn’t have to spend a million bucks!  I liked both the flavor and texture as well as the fact that they are cute and miniature sized.  I only needed 3 cut length wise to make a layer on my sandwich, you may need less if your sausages are regular sized.

Vegan Breakfast Bagel Sandwich- Assembly- Vegan cheese: My favorite to cook with at home is Daiya cheese.  They come in blocks or shredded and melt when heated.  I am using the cheddar cheese in shredded kind but slices from the block might be a little less messy.

Hash browns: I always have some Trader Joe’s Hash Browns in the freezer– they are so easy to make and satisfy my hash brown cravings.

Vegan Breakfast Bagel Sandwich- Assembly Part 2- Tools you will need: a 10-12″ frying pan, a baking sheet, parchment paper


Total Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 1



  • 1 bagel, sliced in half
  • 3 mini vegan sausage links
  • 2 slices of red onion, thinly cut
  • 1 slice of firm or extra firm tofu, cut 1/2" thick and to size of the bagel
  • 1/4 cup shredded vegan cheese (or enough slices to make a layer on the bagel)
  • 1 hash brown patty
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil for cooking
  • salt to taste
  • ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp of tumeric mixed with 1/4 tsp water (optional, to color the tofu)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place the frozen hash brown onto a baking sheet lined with parchment then into the oven. It will cook while you get the other ingredients ready and should be nice and toasty when it is time to assemble the sandwich. *My hash browns take about 20-25 minutes to be done so I like to put them in first thing, even before I start preparing any of the ingredients. Once I get it in, I start my mise en place.
  3. Heat up your frying pan and thinly coat the pan with the oil. Add the sausage on one side and the tofu patty on the other. Pour half the tumeric mixture onto the tofu patty and spread evenly with your spatula. Flip the tofu over and pour the remaining half onto that side. Spread evenly (don't forget to run the spatula along the edges as well).
  4. While the sausage and tofu are cooking, place your bagel into the toaster.
  5. Cook the sausage and tofu until they are heated through and begin to turn golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Cut the sausages in half length wise.
  6. All the elements should be ready to assemble the sandwich. I recommend doing this part on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This way you can put the sandwich in the oven to melt the cheese without having to transfer the sandwich. Place the items in this order, starting from the bottom up: the bottom slice of the bagel, sausage slices (flat side down), tofu patty, and the cheese. Then place the sandwich into the oven with the broiler on until the cheese is melted to your liking.
  7. Remove from the oven and continue assembling the sandwich with the hash brown, onion slices, ketchup, and complete with the top half of the bagel.

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