Breakfast sliders, a quick and easy breakfast option. (Photo: Shawanda Mason)

Allegedly, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Is this true or is it something my mom told me so I’d eat breakfast before school?

Whether or not I was lied to as a child doesn’t quite matter at this point because today’s recipe will make you believe that breakfast is, in fact, the most important meal of the day.

I guess I can understand why it’s important; it sets the tone for the rest of the day. I absolutely love breakfast foods — so much that my husband and I almost considered serving it at our wedding. We went with our other favorite food group, though: tacos.

For some odd reason, I don’t always crave breakfast foods in the morning. Sometimes sipping on a little water or a coffee is just enough for me.

Yes, I know, if breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I should probably consume more than just water and coffee.

It’s just that having a big breakfast is just too much sometimes. That’s where these breakfast sliders come into play. They’re not too heavy and you can eat one or as many as you like. What’s even better is that you can make a large batch of these to freeze and use later.

It’s convenient and won’t take up a ton of time in the morning. All you have to do is heat them up in the oven or microwave and breakfast is served.

One thing to keep in mind with this recipe is that the number of eggs and buns you’ll use depends on how much you’re planning on cooking. I’d use one egg per bun. So if you’re making 12 sliders, use 12 eggs — got it?

  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 6 slider buns
  • 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked
  • garlic powder
  • flaky salt, like Maldon
Try a mixture of cheeses like cheddar and pepper jack. (Photo: Shawanda Mason)

Heat oven to 350 degrees and brush a baking dish with melted butter making sure to get the bottom and the sides of the dish.

Place the bottom half of the rolls in the baking dish then begin to build the sandwich. Sprinkle cheese on the bread and spread eggs on the cheese. Top with bacon, more cheese then finish the slider by adding the top bun.

Brush remaining melted butter on top of the bread, sprinkle garlic powder then top with flaky salt.

Place in the oven and bake roughly 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the buns have browned a bit.

You could also swap the bacon out for sausage if you like. (Photo: Shawanda Mason)

Shawanda Mason is the creator and blogger of Eat. Drink. Frolic. For recipe questions or to chat about eating, drinking or frolicking, she can be reached at [email protected] or by following her on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not or its employees.