While I LOVE breakfast and eat it daily, I think every meal is the most important meal of the day, because it’s another chance I get in 24 hours to eat as much as I can in one sitting. That’s pretty awesome.
But like, breakfast truly is really important to me. Without it, I’m basically a useless mass of skin and guts. Zombies are considered more productive compared to Hayley-sans-breakfast.
The couple times I’ve gone without breakfast, terrible things have happened. One time, I went to a wedding on the beach without eating breakfast. Actually, let me clarify: I had what most people consider “breakfast”, being a paltry granola bar and a banana. HOW that is supposed to keep people satisfied, I will never know.
Anyway, so I had my bird food in my stomach and figured it’d keep me through the ceremony, but I was wrong and promptly realized this fact as I rocked back and forth and finally dropped like an emaciated narwhal in the sand. I twitched around a little bit and finally popped back up, relieved that no one seemed to notice my collapsing to death due to starvation.
And then I ate my WEIGHT at the reception.
And I always hated spending the night at friends houses because most of my friends never ate breakfast. They’d sleep in until 10am or something atrocious while I’d be tiptoeing around their kitchen like a haggard little mouse, trying to find something edible to ebb the ginormous wave of hunger possessing me. And can I just say that digging around people’s cupboards is kind of depressing? Like, what kind of shameful person do I have to be to sneak around and take handfuls of granola or eat stale ends of bread out of someone’s kitchen while they sleep?
So I suppose it’s no surprise that breakfast is pretty essential to me. Without it, I will die…or maybe just faint, yet both of those can be successfully avoided if I pick breakfast-eating friends. It’s a requisite.
Anywhoooo, back in June at BlogHer Food, Hamilton Beach was there demoing their brand new Breakfast Sandwich Maker. I was immediately smitten because this machine was basically built for me, aka, the breakfast fiend. I watched as the brand ambassadors made simple-yet-scrumptious sandwiches in minutes. They looked and tasted like upscale, homemade versions of the classic drive-thru favorites.. but can be made in minutes, at home, in your jammies.. without ever leaving the house.
The machine is streamlined to create breakfast sandwiches easily and efficiently — it even cooks eggs perfectly inside of one of the compartments! After your egg has cooked, your buns have been toasted and the meat is sizzling, you simply rotate the cooking plate handle and the sandwich assembles itself! Then carefully remove it and start eating. SO easy, man!!
Hamilton Beach is awesome enough to be giving TWO of these spectacular Breakfast Sandwich Makers away to two extra special breakfast lovers all you have to do is enter the PromoSimple prompt below! Easy-peasy, sammy-squeezy.
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Howwwwwver, y’all know I’m a sugary kinda girl, so I wanted to make something unique in the sandwich maker that could be considered breakfast and dessert. This irresistible mouthful consists of buttery liege waffles, fat and fluffy marshmallows, rich chocolate, and crispy bacon, all wrapped into one sinful sandwich. It’s a MUST try!!
- 2 frozen liege waffles (like by Julian's -- can substitute with two regular buttermilk waffles if desired)
- 4 jumbo marshmallows
- 1 square Hershey's milk chocolate
- 3 slices precooked bacon
- Before plugging it in, lightly mist the plates of the Breakfast Sandwich Maker with cooking spray. Plug in the machine and allow to preheat, about 5 minutes.
- Place a liege on the very bottom plate and top with the bacon strips, folding them to fit. Drop down the next plate and gently add the marshmallows, packing them in close to one another. Top gently with the chocolate square.
- Place the remaining liege on top of the marshmallows. The sandwich will be super tall! Gently close the lid down over the liege and allow the sandwich to cook until the machine indicates it's ready.
- Using oven mitts, carefully slide out the egg plate to release the marshmallows and "sandwich" the sandwich. Allow to sit, about 30 seconds, to combine everything together. Carefully remove the sandwich from the maker.
When I was brainstorming ideas for this breakfast sandwich, I knew I wanted to make something different other than the classic (and still favorite!) egg-bacon-and-cheese combination. But sticking those ingredients onto waffles didn’t seem inventive enough. After grabbing my lieges in the frozen section, the grocery store happened to have a s’mores endcap and I spotted the Hershey’s chocolates and jumbo marshmallows and BAM, the rest is history
This sandwich encompasses every flavor and texture. It’s sweet, salty, savory, chewy, crispy, creamy — and a delicious mouthful. The bacon is a nice surprise inside of this sweet sandwich and offers a salty balance to all the sweetness from the liege, marshmallows and chocolate. If you didn’t know, lieges are Belgian-style waffles made with pearl sugar that bursts when the liege is cooked, offering the waffle a crispy, caramelized texture. They’re SO amazing! But if you can’t find them, feel free to use regular ol’ frozen waffles.. or even frozen mini pancakes!
And if you can’t wait for the giveaway to end, you can find Hamilton Beach’s Breakfast Sandwich Maker at many retailers near you, including Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Best Buy, to name a few. Be sure to check out Hamilton Beach’s website for more tips, products, and recipes!