This recipe for California Breakfast Sliders is sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN®. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and recipes are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Shared Appetite!
How’s your breakfast routine? I don’t know about you, but we have been stuck in a … well, routine. And I’m so bored with it, as are our two little ones.
Our daughter, Olivia, who is severely allergic to peanuts, is currently going through this amazing treatment at the allergist in order to de-sensitize her body to peanuts so she can hopefully safely eat them by the end of this school year. It requires daily micro-doses of peanut powder but before she can “dose,” there need to be some carbs in her stomach. After months of this, we had to start getting creative to keep her (and our) taste buds happy.
That’s why these California Breakfast Sliders with KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls have been an amazing and MUCH needed addition to our breakfast rotation! They are packed with flavor, offer a lot of nutritious elements that I’m proud to serve up to my family at the start of the day, and are really quick and easy to prepare.
Bacon and eggs are a match made in heaven. This has been well established. But, if I’m being honest, it’s a flavor combo that can get a bit boring and could use an upgrade. So, think of these California Breakfast Sliders as bacon and eggs version 2.0!
We’re talking about adding some fresh vine-ripe tomatoes, creamy slices of avocado, peppery arugula, pickled onions, and a lemon aioli.
SO. GOOD. Ermagherddd!
If you’ve yet to experience pickled onions, I implore you to make a batch right now. Report back if your quality of food life has not greatly improved because of these little slices of magical goodness. Put them on tacos, nachos, salads, sandwiches, and yes, of course, these California Breakfast Sliders. Everything they touch gets a major flavor upgrade!
And a note about this lemon aioli. Don’t worry. It’s just lemon-flavored mayo with a fancier name. Sshhh, our little secret.
But, even with all of these harmonious tastes hitting your palate at once, like a masterful symphony awakens your ears, they are nothing without the perfect roll. I beg you, don’t overlook the importance of finding the proper bun for your California Breakfast Sliders.
For me, the choice hit me right when I walked into my local Stop and Shop and saw the KING’S HAWAIIAN display just steps inside the door. There they were: those glorious 12-pack’s of KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls that I love so dearly. They will make any of your breakfast ideas irresistibly delicious!
I was a KING’S HAWAIIAN fan for life from the first time they touched my lips a few years back. The recipe has stayed true to the original island version after all these years. These rolls are incredibly soft and fluffy, and they have just the right touch of sweetness that goes perfectly with these California Breakfast Sliders!
Just remember: you can find KING’S HAWAIIAN products in the deli/bakery section of your local retailer. That’s where the display is always located at my local Stop and Shop! So convenient, too, because I can get all my essentials in the cart right away … produce and KING’S HAWAIIAN!
I know getting breakfast on the table can be incredibly hard during the week, so quick and easy is key! Don’t be afraid to make a batch of bacon over the weekend and store in the fridge until ready to serve these California Breakfast Sliders. Just reheat your bacon in the oven, wrapped in aluminum foil, while your scrambled eggs are cooking! That goes for the lemon mayo … err, I mean, aioli as well! It will store in the fridge for 5 days, no problem at all!
- 1 (12-pack) King’s Hawaiian® Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- 8 eggs, scrambled and seasoned with salt and pepper
- 4–6 strips of cooked bacon
- 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
- 6 slices of vine-ripe tomatoes
- 3/4 cup arugula
- 1/3 cup pickled onions
- Lemon Aioli (recipe below)
for the Lemon Aioli
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Slice King’s Hawaiian® Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls in half lengthwise. Top with an even layer of scrambled eggs, bacon, avocado, tomato, arugula, and pickled onions. Spread the desired amount of lemon aoili on the other cut half of the rolls. Place on top and slice sliders to separate and serve.
for the Lemon Aioli
- In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, and garlic powder. Season lemon aioli with Kosher salt and pepper.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
California Breakfast Sliders