Breakfast Bruschetta

Grab a loaf of crusty bread and whip up this Breakfast Bruschetta for a fun morning meal!

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Grab a loaf of crusty bread and whip up this Breakfast Bruschetta for a fun morning meal!Here we are in the dog days of summer.  I actually have no idea what that means, but I know that I wouldn’t mind being a dog in our house.  Our pups (Maximus and Ethel) are getting older, but they still enjoy keeping me company during the day.  Max follows me downstairs when I’m doing computer work…and then follows me right back upstairs when I hit the kitchen.  Ethel is a bit more spoiled and prefers to curl up in her bed near the kitchen all day.  I like to think that she’s sleeping soundly.  She’s curled up in a ball with her eyes shut.  Sure, she might roll over for a belly scratch if I come over, but other than that she’s sleeping.  Or so I thought.

Grab a loaf of crusty bread and whip up this Breakfast Bruschetta for a fun morning meal!You see, Ethel can hear bread being cut.  I’m not kidding.  Whether I’ve baked a loaf of homemade Italian bread or pulled out a crusty baguette from the crinkly, grocery store paper, Ethel is there.  I can drop utensils, bang pans and generally wake the dead in the kitchen.  Ethel doesn’t care.  But I pull out the bread knife, and she’s at my side faster than greased lightning.  And that’s fast.

Grab a loaf of crusty bread and whip up this Breakfast Bruschetta for a fun morning meal!The other day, I picked up a nice roasted garlic ciabatta bread at the store with the intention of making some Breakfast Bruschetta.  Sure enough, as soon as the bag crinkled, Ethel was there.  She helped me sample a slice or two…you know, for quality control purposes.  But the rest of that ciabatta was sliced up and toasted to create the base for this tasty Breakfast Bruschetta.

Grab a loaf of crusty bread and whip up this Breakfast Bruschetta for a fun morning meal!tta for a fun morning meal!We love bruschetta, and we’ve been known to make an entire meal out of toasted bread with a bit of garlic, tomatoes, olive oil and salt…especially in the middle of the summer when we have fresh garden tomatoes.  (This Grilled Bruschetta is a fun summertime snack!)

But for this Breakfast Bruschetta, I went in a slightly different direction.  The bread got brushed with melted butter and then topped with mashed avocado, scrambled eggs, tomatoes and bacon (mmm…bacon).  Totally delicious…and definitely easy enough to pull off for morning breakfast.  Or lunch breakfast.  Because that’s how I roll around here.  (Seriously, a scrambled egg on a piece of toast is one of my go-to weekday lunches if we don’t have any leftovers around!)

Grab a loaf of crusty bread and whip up this Breakfast Bruschetta for a fun morning meal!Oh, and one fun little trick for this Breakfast Bruschetta was adding dried basil into the eggs before scrambling ’em up.  I love putting fresh basil on bruschetta, so I decided to work that flavor into this breakfast version, too.  And it was totally delicious!  I could’ve chopped up some fresh basil and mixed it in with the cooked eggs, but I went for the easier dried basil option instead.  If you happen to have fresh basil in your garden right now (it’s seriously easy to grow!), then use a couple of leaves for bruschetta.

Enjoy these dog days of summer, my friends…and if you’re lucky, maybe someone will be slicing a loaf of bread in your kitchen soon!

Grab a loaf of crusty bread and whip up this Breakfast Bruschetta for a fun morning meal!

Breakfast Bruschetta

Grab a loaf of crusty bread and whip up this Breakfast Bruschetta for a fun morning meal!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 714kcal



  • Using a large skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, slice bread into ¾”-1” thick slices. Brush tops of slices with melted butter. Place bread in a hot skillet or grill pan; cook over medium-high heat until toasted.
  • Using a fork, mash the avocado onto the tops of the toasted bread; set aside.
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, dried basil, salt and pepper. Cook eggs, stirring often, until scrambled.
  • Divide diced tomatoes on top of toasted bread. Top bread with scrambled eggs, cooked bacon and green onions.

Grab a loaf of crusty bread and whip up this Breakfast Bruschetta for a fun morning meal!

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  1. Breakfast bruschetta?! Yes, please! I’m not even much of a breakfast person most days, but I do love a good breakfast for dinner, and this would be PERFECT. Dogs do have a strangely selective sense of hearing, don’t they? I swear, my dog knows the sound of me pulling the jar of peanut butter (as opposed to other jars) out of the fridge…

    1. I absolutely LOVE breakfast for dinner! We often have leftovers around, so breakfast for dinner isn’t too common around here…but it’s still one of my favorites whenever we do it! And as far as the sound of the peanut butter jar? I totally get it! Peanut butter jars have a unique sound! Well, as long as you don’t go buy a different brand just to confuse your poor pup. Haha! Hope that dissertation is going well, my friend! 🙂

  2. Awww, Ethel is a girl after my own heart :). When there’s bread around I’m all over it! As for basil being easy to grow. . .I’ve killed all three basil plants I’ve attempted to grow. I must have a special kind of plant killing ability! LOVING this recipe, David. Any time I can put toppings on toast I’m happy!

    1. You and Ethel would be best friends! Well, to be fair, I think Cookie and Ethel would be best friends…but you get included in that one by extension. 🙂 Wait. You’ve killed basil plants? Is that possible? I should send you a photo of the basil in my garden. It looks like it ate all of the other plants just so it could get bigger! I’m about to have an epic pesto-making session this weekend. I’m guessing that Phoenix temperatures might impact your basil growing abilities. Just a thought since it’s like 156°F out there…at night. Hah!

  3. Ethel? Ha! Every time you bake some delicious bread, I smell it. Well, not always. It clearly depends on the wind direction too. Anyway, every time this smell reaches our area, I certainly know who’s responsible for it. Immediately, I want to drop all things I’m doing, buy a ticket, and stop by your house for dinner. Unfortunately, I’m too polite person so I don’t like to intrude. These bruschettas sound and look amazing, David. It’s the perfect food for any time of day, and I can definitely eat few of these bruschettas as an entire meal.

    1. Wait…you must be a dog, Ben! You can smell my freshly baked bread all the way up there in Canada? 🙂 You and Ethel would be great friends I suspect! You know, forget being polite. We’re friends. Anytime you want to drop by and help me polish off a loaf of bread, you are welcome to come over! That way, I get to bake more bread the next day…and baking bread is seriously one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen!

  4. Breakfast Bruschetta sounds positively genius! My family would love this so much! I love the way Ethel is “trained” by the simple touch of a bread knife. Reminds me of my dog Oso, who, if I simply touch my handbag, is suddenly in his enclosure because he knows I am leaving the house. (He gets a treat, too!). It’s the only thing he is 100% trained to do! Gotta love a good dog! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Why thank you so much, Laura! And here’s the thing about this breakfast bruschetta…it’s easy! And you can tailor it with whatever toppings you like. Oso sounds exactly like our pups. We’ve trained them that they get a treat whenever we leave the house, too. It keeps them from getting upset that we’re leaving. Instead, they get all excited to see us go. Hah! Dogs really are the best, aren’t they? 🙂

  5. Hi David. I would be happy to eat these for lunch or dinner anytime (I’m not a breakfast person). Ciabatta is one of my favorite breads, along with brioche, French, Italian… It does amaze me how many people do not know how to properly cook scrambled eggs; nothing worse than dry scrambled eggs! And, of course, YES to thick cut bacon! I always cook bacon in the oven on a foil lined rimmed baking sheet, no mess on the stove and no pan to wash! My male border always lays right in front of the stove when I cook anything, hoping that magically something will jump out of the pan for him. Dogs are great vacuum cleaners when it comes to dropped food!

    1. So I am a breakfast person, but I don’t often gravitate towards savory breakfasts. In fact, I don’t often venture away from cereal…I love a good bowl of cereal! 🙂 But breakfast for other meals? Sign me up! Breakfast for dinner is seriously one of my favorites!

      As far as bacon, I totally agree with you about thick-cut. In fact, that’s the only kind of bacon I buy now! I have baked it before, but it’s been a while. I might have to try that again as I hate cleaning the skillet after cooking bacon! Thanks, Dorothy!

    1. Haha! Breakfast bruschetta is so easy, and you can totally tailor it with whatever flavors you like. I’m particularly fond of the avocado base with nice, fluffy scrambled eggs…and adding a pinch of dried herbs into the eggs before you scramble ’em up. Yum! Thanks so much, Manali! 🙂

  6. I love bruschetta I’ve had all kinds of different bruschetta but never have I seen a breakfast version. You put eggs on anything and I’m one happy girl. We are totally in the Dog days of summer 🙁 Max sounds like my kind of dog but there’s nothing wrong with a little Ethel in my life.Ethel loves bread? Yep that’s my kind of dog lol

    1. I’m right there with ya on the bruschetta thing, Mary! I love a good bruschetta. Bite-sized and delicious is the way I like to roll. 🙂 (Well, maybe these bruschetta are 2-3 bites, but still.) You would be fast friends with both Max and Ethel. They have their unique personalities, but they are both wonderful companions during the day…it tends to get quiet here when Laura is at work and Robbie is at preschool!

    1. Hahaha…you are WAY too kind, Karly. Genius might be a bit of a stretch. Although I might agree if you went with ‘mad scientist’ instead. 🙂 Thank you so much, my friend!

    1. Oh, these breakfast bruschetta can totally be served up for dinner! In fact, breakfast for dinner is one of my favorites. We don’t do it that often around here, but I always love when we do. Thanks so much, Dawn! 🙂

    1. Hahaha…I totally remember that bread scene from Ratatouille. And it TOTALLY reminds me of Ethel. haha! In fact, Ethel looks a bit like that rat. 🙂 I think the writers must have had her in mind when they created that scene. Hilarious! Thanks, Heather!

  7. Oh yes, we do like a good bruschetta here David, lovely! And I love the idea of putting bacon in it. And I’ve taken a note of you adding dried basil into the eggs before scrambling them up. I usually use fresh basil, but there are times when I can’t get it and as I’ve usually got dried, I’m intrigued! 🙂

    1. Yes! Totally try mixing some dried herbs into your scrambled eggs when you scramble ’em up, Neil. It changed my world! And then take those scrambled eggs and put ’em on a nice piece of crispy bread. Mmmm. That’s breakfast deliciousness right there! Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. Haha! Ethel really is a cute pup. I should’ve included a photo of her in this post! I’ll get her in another one coming up soon. 🙂 And this Breakfast Bruschetta really is a way to “fancy-up” eggs and toast. I’ve been loving this lately for lunch…yes, lunch! Thanks so much, Deepika!

  8. This looks so so amazing! I want a ton!
    I feel very sorry for my dog reading this, because he isn’t really allowed to taste test or taste anything for that matter, he has a really sesitive stomach… poor pup… but he does LOVE the smell of meat and weak little me gives him a little piece now and then, he just gets so excited.
    Have a good week, David!

    1. Oh no! I totally get pups with sensitive stomachs, though. And good for you for taking close care to make sure he doesn’t get anything that would make his belly hurt. 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind words about this recipe, too, Johlene! You rock!

    1. Thank you so much, Balvinder! The best thing about this Breakfast Bruschetta is that you can easily adapt the flavors to whatever you prefer. I’ve really been loving these for lunch lately. (Yes, eggs and toast for lunch!) 🙂

  9. I dunno what dog days of summer actually means either, but I do know that I love bread and I love bites like this! How brilliant of you to make a breakfast bruschetta! And dried basil in the eggs? Yes please! Big ol’ pot of coffee and a whole bunch of these and I’m starting the day off right, that’s for sure 🙂

    1. Heck yeah! You and I are on the same boat here, Dawn. A good loaf is crusty bread is totally my jam. (Haha…how’s that for a foodie pun?) So definitely try adding a bit of dried basil into scrambled eggs next time you make them…it’s a game changer for me! Plus, have you ever dried your own herbs? You can do it with a microwave + a paper plate. Try it sometime!

  10. Why have I never thought of breakfast bruschetta before, David? I mean, it’s toast, after all. Great idea! (I must be related to your dog, because I will wake from a dead sleep for good bread.)

    1. I’m telling ya, Jeff! There is so much you can do with toast. Like put amazing toppings all over it…and nom-nom it for breakfast. But it better be a good, crispy loaf of bread! In the meantime, I’ll go tell Ethel that her long-lost cousin says hello. 🙂

  11. David! This. is. GENIUS! How have I never thought of it. What a fun and festive way to serve breakfast. I’m absolutely doing this the next time we have overnight guests.

    1. You should totally do this for company! Breakfast bruschetta is a fun and easy breakfast…and it’s really quite tasty. Plus, you can customize it however you like with flavors/ingredients/etc. Hope you had a great weekend, Marissa! 🙂

  12. Ethel and Maximus, haha great doggie names! My dog is definitely keen to certain foods being brought out in the kitchen too.. Whenever I start cutting veggies she’s right by my side for scraps, and I always give her the bottom of my yogurt containers, so when she hears me crack open the lids, she runs in like, “Hi mom! I’m hereeeee!” Dogs are the best.

    1. Haha…thanks, Nicole! Ethel got her name because she looks like a “little old lady” in Laura’s words, and Maximus is because I love Roman history…that, and I love Dr. Suess and the Grinch’s dog was named Max. 🙂 Yogurt and veggies are two others that our pups love, too! Well, mainly Max. And if I start chopping up a green apple, watch out!!

    1. Hey there, Amber! Thank you so much for swinging by and commenting after you made this. As much as I love bacon, I could totally see this one working with chicken, too. Now I’m craving this one for breakfast again! 🙂 Hope you have a great Monday!

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