Breakfast egg rolls are the ultimate grab-and-go morning meal. Fluffy eggs, melted cheese, and crisp veggies wrapped up in warm tortillas make for a satisfying on-the-run breakfast.
This ingenious recipe transforms everyday ingredients into portable breakfast burritos. Make a big batch of these Asian-inspired egg rolls on the weekend so you have ready-to-go breakfasts waiting in the fridge all week long.
When you’re rushed in the morning, just pan fry for a few minutes until golden brown and breakfast is served! Keep reading for the full step-by-step method to whip up this easy egg roll recipe.
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Why You’ll Love These Breakfast Egg Rolls
There are so many reasons to get excited about these breakfast egg rolls:
- Convenient – Make ahead and store in the fridge for grab-and-go mornings
- Customizable – Swap out veggies and cheeses to suit your taste
- Balanced – Packed with protein, fiber, nutrients from fresh ingredients
- Satisfying – Hearty portions keep you full and fueled all morning
- Adaptable – Modify recipe to fit any diet – vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free
- Budget-friendly – Uses simple ingredients you likely have on hand
- Fun – A twist on the usual scrambled egg breakfast routine
Let’s get into the nitty gritty details of how to make these egg-celent breakfast egg rolls at home!
How to Make Breakfast Egg Rolls
The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity. You likely have all the ingredients on hand already, and they come together in just 15 minutes active cooking time.
Breakfast Egg Rolls – An Easy 15 Minute Make-Ahead Brunch RecipeCourse: BreakfastCuisine: Asian FusionDifficulty: morning meal, brunch, easy breakfast, egg wrap, breakfast burrito
Here’s what you’ll need to make a half dozen egg rolls:
6 large eggs
1⁄4 cup milk or water for scrambling
1⁄2 tsp salt
1⁄4 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 cup packed spinach, chopped
2 green onions, sliced
1⁄2 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese
6 (10-inch) flour tortillas
2-3 Tbsp butter or oil for frying
- Crack the eggs into a medium mixing bowl. Add the milk or water, salt, and pepper. Whisk vigorously until fully blended and uniform yellow color. Set aside.
- Heat the sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and green onions. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are wilted.
- Pour the whisked eggs into the pan and gently scramble using a rubber spatula, folding delicately until eggs are softly cooked but still moist, about 2-3 minutes.
- Immediately remove the pan from heat and sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top. Let stand for 1 minute to allow the residual heat to melt the cheese.
- Transfer the cheesy egg mixture to a plate and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- To assemble the egg rolls, place about 1⁄4 cup of the filling onto the lower third of a tortilla. Tightly roll it up, tucking in both sides as you go.
- Set aside and repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
- In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 Tbsp butter over medium heat. Gently place 2-3 assembled egg rolls into the pan, keeping them seam-side down.
- Fry for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Flip and fry other side for 1-2 minutes until crispy and warmed through. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess grease.
- Repeat frying with remaining egg rolls, adding more butter to the pan as needed. Serve hot.
- For convenience, assemble the uncooked egg rolls in advance and store in the fridge for 2-3 days before frying to serve.
- Feel free to swap different veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, or tomatoes instead of the spinach. Just sauté them first before adding eggs.
Try using whole wheat or high protein tortillas for extra nutrition.
To make sure the cheese melts, cover the pan with a lid or foil when frying. Check often to prevent burning.
Customize with your favorite cheese variety, hot sauce, or any taco-style toppings like salsa or guacamole.
6 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 2g 10%
- Cholesterol 106mg 36%
- Sodium 298mg 13%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 69mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 2g
- Protein 7g 15%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Tips for Perfect Breakfast Egg Rolls Every Time
With a simple recipe like this, techniques and little tweaks make a big difference in the final product. Follow these tips for egg rolls that roll out of bed and onto your plate beautifully every single time:
- Rest the egg mixture – Letting the filling cool after cooking allows it to solidify. This prevents messy breaking and leakage during rolling and frying. 5 minutes does the trick!
- Don’t overfill – About 1⁄4 cup of egg filling per tortilla is the sweet spot. Overstuffing can cause tears and unfurling as you fry.
- Use 10-inch tortillas – The extra diameter gives you more surface area to encase the filling without ripping.
- Seal it tight – Make sure to tuck in both sides and roll up tightly. This secures all the contents neatly inside.
- Smaller = better – Dice up any add-ins like veggies or meat into bite-size pieces for easy, tidy eating.
- Prevent sogginess – Let fried egg rolls drain on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up excess oil or butter.
- Check for doneness – Cut into one egg roll to test that the interior is hot and cheese is fully melted before serving.
- Freeze for longer storage – Fully cooked rolls can be frozen up to 3 months. Reheat directly from frozen in the microwave or oven.
- Customize the filling – Swap out spinach for mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes or any favorite veggies. Try different cheese varieties too!
Now that you’re a pro at making breakfast egg rolls, let’s go over some serving suggestions and flavor variations.
Serving Ideas and Recipe Adaptations
The wonderful thing about breakfast egg rolls is their versatility. You can take the basic template and reinvent it dozens of ways to fit your tastes and dietary needs.
- For vegetarians, omit the egg and increase the veggies. Try hash browns or tofu for heartiness.
- For vegans, use a chia or flax egg substitute and dairy-free cheese like Daiya.
- For gluten-free, swap the tortillas for cassava or coconut flour wraps.
- For keto diets, wrap in collard greens instead of tortillas.
- For paleo eaters, use almond flour tortillas and increase veggies.
Flavor it up with spices like cajun seasoning, salsa, hot sauce, or fresh herbs. Top with avocado, Greek yogurt, or other favorite breakfast toppings. The possibilities are endless!
The basic formula of egg + cheese + veggies guarantees endless possibilities for reinventing this recipe.
Still have some questions about making sensational breakfast egg rolls? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Can I prep egg rolls in advance?
Yes! Assemble completely but don’t fry them. Store in the fridge for 2-3 days before frying to serve.
How long do they take to fry?
About 4-5 minutes total – 2-3 minutes per side should yield crispy browned egg rolls.
What’s the best oil for frying?
Butter gives great flavor, but any high-smoke point oil like canola or vegetable oil works well.
Can I reheat leftover egg rolls?
Absolutely! They reheat very well in the microwave or oven. The tortilla might get a little tougher but still tasty!
Should I make a big batch to meal prep?
Making a double batch on the weekend is a great way to have morning meals ready to grab all week long.
Can I freeze breakfast egg rolls?
You sure can! Cooked egg rolls freeze well for up to 3 months. Reheat directly from frozen.
What’s the ideal egg roll filling ratio?
Aim for about 1⁄4 cup total filling per roll. Overfilling will cause breakage and leakage.
And there you have it! Everything you could possibly need to know to become a breakfast egg roll pro.
Now that you’re armed with this complete guide to crafting the perfect breakfast egg rolls, it’s time to get cooking!
In just 15 minutes, you can have a stack of 6 fresh hot egg rolls ready to make your mornings more delicious. Use the basic template and get creative with fillings and flavors.
With a batch of these in your fridge or freezer, healthy breakfast is a few short minutes away even on the busiest days. No more wasting time and money on drive-thrus when you’ve got these hand-held meals ready-to-roll.
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Now get rolling with breakfast!