Weekend Brunch Round 24: Tofu Red Pepper Breakfast Sandwich with Avocado Bacon Spread

Hey Dudes! You know what today is? It’s Monday July 1st, which means it’s Canada Day! Which means most of you are enjoying BBQs of epic proportions, sunshine and good times with friends. Then there are the rest of us suckers who are working (boo!) and will enjoy epic BBQ goodness when we get home from work (yay!). Thanks to yesterday’s brunch antics, my day is made just a little bit better because I get to eat portable breakfast noms, and eating tasty food no matter where you are just makes things better.


I never really got why people love avocados so much, I mean, I didn’t hate them or anything, but those weird squishy dinosaur eggs were never at the top of my “must put in mouf now!” list. Then you damn vegans got to me and now I can’t get enough of the things! I don’t know if my taste buds did a 180 or something but what I used to think had no flavor now looks at me with its creamy butteriness and demands that I put it on every sandwich. So when I woke up Sunday morning and decided to make a breakfast sandwich I knew what needed to be done.



I mashed up some avocado with mayo, garlic and onion, then mixed in some Coconut Bacon, because duh! Coconut Bacon is awesome! Top that with some roasted red pepper, yup, ya gotta roast them, those suckers have way more flava. Then to make things a little more breakfasty, I whip out my breakfast weapon of choice, the Fried Tofu Egg Pattie and then some arugula, cause, ya know, you gotta have some greens thrown in there somewhere, and viola! You’ve got yourself a quick and easy breakfast sandwich! Well, quick if you’ve already made the coconut bacon, but we’ll just assume that you’re on top of that mmkay? It’s a little messy, a little salty, a touch sweet and totally hit the spot. I kind of forgot how much I loved breakfast sandwiches, they’re so filling and versatile.


What’s your favorite breakfast sandwich combo?


  • Servings: 4 Sandwiches
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Author: The Vegan Cookbook Aficionado



  • One recipe of Fried Tofu Egg Patties
  • Avocado Bacon Spread (recipe below)
  • 1 red pepper, roasted and cut into strips or storebought, rinsed and patted dry
  • Arugula
  • 4 buns (ciabatta, English muffin, whole grain, etc.)


  • 1/2 cup ripe avocado, mashed
  • 1/3 cup vegan mayo (regular or reduced-fat)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Bacon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the Avocado Bacon Spread ingredients, set aside.
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  3. Spread the avocado mixture on both halves of your buns.
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  5. Top one half with red pepper slices.
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  7. One tofu egg pattie.
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  9. And arugula
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  11. Top with other bun half, enjoy!
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23 thoughts on “Weekend Brunch Round 24: Tofu Red Pepper Breakfast Sandwich with Avocado Bacon Spread

  1. Emma says:

    Oh wow. All the components of this sandwich sound delicious individually so I can only imagine how tasty everything together would be.
    I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a breakfast sandwich but I should definitely change that!

    • Maggie Muggins says:

      I’m pretty sure I’ve only ever eaten a McDonald’s breakfast sandwich before making this, and that was yeeeears ago…needless to say, MD’s ain’t got nothing on this!

  2. Allysia Kerney says:

    I am a bad Canadian! There were no parties or bbqs for me – channa masala and kale, actually, ha ha. I’m glad you’ve seen the light on avocados! That’s my kind of breakfast sammich. And I always love the classic hummus-avo-tomato with a bit of s&p, it’s hard to beat that. But club sammiches kick ass too, when you’re in the mood for lots of processed food. 🙂

  3. Mihl says:

    Gorgeous! I wish I could come to you for breakfast. I always loved avocados and already got my daughter addicted to them “Bado” was one of her first words!

  4. Cadry's Kitchen (@Cadryskitchen) says:

    Avocado spread with coconut bacon? This is so genius! My husband had the same feelings about avocado as you. It wasn’t until he went vegan that his tastebuds changed and he realized what the fuss was all about. Speaking of David, he was shocked when he saw how quickly I blazed through my recent batch of coconut bacon. Now that I need to make more for this recipe, I have a feeling the next batch will be even more fleeting! 🙂

  5. Joey says:

    Any solid contender for breakfast sandwich awesomeness definitely needs tofu and avocado. That’s a solid gold fact. I like the look of this bad boy a lot, but I’d have to put a pickle in there. Sandwiches need gherkins!

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