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Your New Breakfast BFF: Bacon-Cheddar-Spinach Breakfast Roll-Ups

By Jessica Walker
Created January 10, 2017
This why-didn’t-I-think-of-that wrapping technique will change the way you make breakfast!

True story, I’m obsessed with these wraps, but for good reason! They’re fast, easy, customizable and oh-so-very portable. So much so that I’ve found myself eating them for breakfast, lunch and even a light dinner.

In the past, the breakfast wraps I made were delicious, but definitely not portable. Scrambled eggs plus handheld eating in the car equals one big mess, at least at does for me. Instead of having to choose between being late for work and enjoying a delicious, nutritious breakfast, here’s the recipe I’ve been relying on to make virtually mess-free wraps. 

To start, grab some tortillas. I used Old El Paso tortillas sized for soft tacos. They’re about 6 inches in diameter, meaning they nestle perfectly in my small, non-stick skillet. Next, whip up one egg and a teaspoon of water in a bowl. Heat your non-stick skillet, then pour in the egg, swirling to ensure it covers the bottom.


Let the egg cook for a couple minutes until the liquid starts to disappear. Then sprinkle on some cheese. I used Cheddar, but you can use whatever you have on hand—pepper jack, Monterey jack, mozzarella, feta or goat would all be delicious!


Next, add a slice of cooked bacon. (I keep a stash of cooked bacon handy in the freezer, and fully support you doing the same.) You could also use Canadian bacon or sausage crumbles, or leave the meat out entirely.


Now, get ready for the magic. Place the tortilla on top of your cooked egg, right there in the skillet.


Then simple flip the whole thing onto a plate or cutting board.


To up the good-for-me factor, I added a small sprinkling of spinach. You can use whatever veggies you have on hand—leftover roasted veggies, cooked diced potatoes, avocado—just make sure you avoid runny or wet additions, as they’ll be likely to leak out!


Now it’s time to roll that baby up and go because this perfectly portable breakfast wrap is ready to be devoured. (To prepare ahead of time or for toting to your desk, roll your prepared wrap in aluminum foil and stash in the fridge or lunch bag.) And, in keeping with the spirit of customizability, feel free to dunk your wrap in ranch, ketchup, hot sauce or salsa!