Who says you can’t have pizza for breakfast? This Healthy Breakfast Flatbread With Eggs is delicious, is easier than you’d think, and uses just a few simple ingredients. Runny eggs, melty cheddar Canadian bacon, and piled high with veggies - it’s easy enough for a weekday, but pretty enough to serve at a brunch!
I have two words for you all: Breakfast Flatbread!! Such a simple concept but one that I never fully embraced until now.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m no stranger to sneaking a piece of last night’s pizza leftovers in the morning. And it turns out I shouldn’t even feel bad about it since recent reports shared that pizza is actually a better breakfast option than cereal.
All that sugar in your cereal isn’t doing you any favors, but the protein that’s usually found in the pizza will keep you full much longer, on about the same amount of calories. So, there ya go.
But sometimes, pizza isn’t the MOST appetizing thing to eat for breakfast. Especially the heavy meat-laden kind. This easy breakfast flatbread recipe takes everything you love about pizza, lightens it up a bit, and throws some eggs on top. Because truly, anything can become a breakfast food if you add an egg, amiright?
Oh- and this breakfast flatbread is EASY!! Sure, you could go all out and make your own crust, but you could also use store-bought pizza dough or premade crust, some flatbread, or even a bagel if it suits you.
Because hey – it’s the morning and you’re making a homemade breakfast – you’re already a winner! So don’t stress. (Although I do have a couple of notes/tips below at the bottom of this recipe if you’re using a dough vs. a pre-baked base as I did here.)
Here's Why You'll This Breakfast Flatbread Pizza!
There are so many reasons, but here are my favorites:
- Super fast and easy. This is a super simple breakfast to make, and it's even easier of you use a store-bought pizza crust or flatbread. (Or, if you have 20 extra minutes, you could make this easy yogurt flatbread!)
- Healthy! This breakfast flatbread is HEALTH-Y! It's loaded with veggies and herbs, uses eggs for extra protein and is light on the meat and cheese.
- Customizable. The beauty of a breakfast flatbread is that you can pretty much use whatever you have lurking in your fridge. Want to make this an all veggie pizza? No problem! Just omit the Canadian bacon. Want to try different cheese? Go for it! You can also experiment with tons of different flavors.
This healthy breakfast flatbread pizza is easy to make. Use the below list as a guide, but this really works with almost any veggie, cheese and meat, just like a normal pizza. Experiment and see what you like best!
- Flatbread. Of course, to make a breakfast flatbread, you need....flatbread. You can make your own flatbread or pizza crust, but you can totally use something store-bought to make it easy. (Because who really wants to be rolling out dough in the morning?)
- Veggies. I used peppers, asparagus (because I had it!) and onions here, but you could add some tomatoes, spicy peppers for some kick, or even some fried up shredded potatoes or sweet potatoes (let's go hash browns!).
- Meat. This is totally optional, but I loved the way the Canadian bacon added a bit of saltiness to this breakfast flatbread. Crumbled bacon or even some breakfast sausage would also work great. Or, omit the meat all together if you want to keep this vegetarian.
- Cheese. Try a mix of cheeses here and don't stress about it. I used a cheddar/parmesan mix and it worked perfectly. Try gouda, havarti, goat cheese...whatever you have on hand!
- Eggs. I used only 2 eggs here, but feel free to increase if you're making a larger pizza. You can fry the eggs and plop them on top at the end, but you can also do what I did and just bake the eggs right on the pizza. Easy!
- Everything bagel seasoning. Again, this is optional. But I love the taste of everything bagel seasoning on this pizza - it just gives it a bit of an extra breakfast-y taste.
How To Make This Breakfast Pizza
- Prepare the flatbread. I used a basic store-bought flatbread here so I didn’t have to worry about cooking the dough all the way through, meaning my total baking time is a bit shorter than if I had used pizza dough. If you don't want to run to the store, you can also always try my super easy yogurt flatbread that cooks in just 20 minutes.
- Prepare the veggies and Canadian bacon. Since I used a pre-made flatbread, I sautéed my veggies for just a few minutes to soften them before adding them to the pizza. I also pan-fried my Canadian bacon a bit to make it crispy.
- Assemble the pizza. Now, on to the assembly. Brush your flatbread with about a tablespoon of olive oil, then add your cheddar cheese base. Adding the cheese first helps prevent the other toppings from sliding all over the place. It also gives you a nice way to make a little nest for your eggs later on.
After you’ve added the cheese, add some Canadian bacon, and then start piling on the veggies. I used diced red pepper, sautéed red onions, and asparagus, but use whatever you have hiding out in your fridge – it will work.
- Add the eggs. Finally, create two little nests for your eggs and crack the raw eggs right into the nests, being careful to not puncture the yolk.
- Top with more cheese and spices. Top with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake. Cook the breakfast flatbread at 450-degree oven for about 8-10 minutes, or just until your crust is nice and golden and your egg whites have set.
- Finish and serve. Remove from the oven, add a handful of chopped parsley and some extra Parmesan cheese, and serve!
The sky is the limit with how you can customize this pizza, but here are a few combos to try:
- Mexican breakfast flatbread. Chorizo, eggs, diced grilled potatoes, black beans cheddar and a drizzle of hot sauce. Top with avocado and cilantro
- Goat cheese, sun-dried tomato and eggs.
- Go Greek! Spinach, feta cheese, olives and eggs.
- Rosemary, potato, shallots, garlic, and gruyere.
- Make a Caprese flatbread. Mozzarella, tomato, basil and egg.
I love this breakfast pizza because it’s so customizable and you can really amp up your veggie and protein intake first thing in the morning. Although now that I think about it, I’d probably eat this for any meal of the day, it’s so delicious!
Breakfast for dinner is calling my name!
If you make this Healthy Breakfast Flatbread With Eggs, share a comment below, or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see how it turns out!
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Healthy Breakfast Flatbread With Egg
- 1 large flatbread
- 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 pieces of Canadian bacon, cut into squares
- ¼ cup red peppers, chopped
- 3-4 asparagus spears, chopped
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning
- 2 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, pan fry the Canadian bacon for 1-2 minutes on each side, then set aside.
- Using the same pan, sauté the red pepper, red onion and chopped asparagus spears for about 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat.
- Place your flatbread on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. (If using pizza dough as your base, see notes below.)
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of the flatbread, followed by the Canadian bacon and sautéed vegetables.
- Create two nests within the toppings and carefully crack an egg into each nest, being careful to keep the yolk intact.
- Sprinkle Everything Bagel seasoning over the pizza, and 2 Tablespoons of shredded Parmesan.
- Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until your flatbread is a golden brown and the egg whites are just set.
- Remove from the oven and garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
- Make it easy! You can make your own dough if you want, but this breakfast flatbread is so easy when you use a store-bought pizza crust, flatbread or naan.
- Adjust the baking time accordingly. If you’re using pizza dough, you’ll need to bake the pizza for a bit longer. Because of this, you can skip the step of sautéing the veggies (they’ll cook long enough in the oven). Add everything to your pizza except the eggs and parsley, and cook for about 8-10 minutes to allow the pizza dough to cook through. Remove the pizza from the oven, add the eggs, then pop it back into the oven for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are set.