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Bacon and Egg Rolls {Breakfast Egg Rolls}

Crunchy Bacon and Egg Rolls are a delicious and fast breakfast, appetizer, or snack. Baked, not fried, these easy egg rolls are simple to make and cooks in only 9 minutes. Breakfast egg rolls are a healthy and poppable treat that your family will ask you to make again and again!

bacon and egg rolls on a grey plate with berries

Gaaaaaah, breakfast egg rolls. These are happening!

Everyone loves a crispy egg roll, and a crispy breakfast egg roll might just be heaven on earth. Easily adaptable to your dietary needs/preferences, your whole family is going to love egg rolls for breakfast.

I made these breakfast egg rolls in my air fryer, but I have also included skillet and oven-baking instructions in the recipe card.

When you realize how fun and easy it is to make your own egg rolls, add these savory cabbage Air Fryer Egg Rolls to your to-do list.

WHAT DO YOU PUT IN Bacon and EGG ROLLS

The beauty of this recipe is that it uses multiple make-ahead breakfast components. And it’s easily adaptable. These breakfast egg rolls are rocking:

Pro tip: undercook the scrambled eggs a bit as they will continue to cook in the air fryer.

You can totally customize these breakfast rolls to your preferences. Saute up some veggies, add beans, tofu, or avocado and add them to the rolls. 

egg roll wrappers, scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, sausage, and bacon on a wooden board

WHERE TO BUY EGG ROLL WRAPPERS

In most grocery stores, you’ll find egg roll wrappers in the produce section near bottled salad dressings and sauces. They’re super affordable at $2-3 for 20. If you have access to a great Asian market, you’ll find a much wider variety there.

HOW DO YOU WRAP AN EGG ROLL?

I’m so glad you asked! I came up with this handy little step by step photo guide for you.

7 photos showing step by step how to wrap and egg roll

  1. Set up a “wrapping” station with your cooked filling, a plate, a small dish of water, and a pastry brush.
  2. Place the wrapper on a plate or cutting board. You’ll want it shaped like a diamond, with the bottom pointing at you. Place 2 tbsp of scrambled eggs in the bottom third of the wrapper. Add bacon, cheddar (if you didn’t melt it on the eggs), and anything else you’d like.
  3. Roll up the bottom point of the diamond so that it goes up and over the filling, but only goes to the center of the wrapper.
  4. Fold in the left side of the wrapper to cover the center.
  5. Fold in the right side of the wrapper to cover the left fold. 
  6. Starting from the bottom, roll the egg roll up until just the top point of the wrapper is still exposed.
  7. Brush some water on the top point of the egg roll, and fold down. You may need to brush a bit more water over the edges to “seal” the egg roll closed. Repeat until you have 4-5 egg rolls made.

HOW TO MAKE Bacon and EGG ROLLS

*A detailed (with measurements) and printable recipe card is available at the bottom of this post.

Assemble your egg rolls (see the detailed instructions above). Brush olive oil over the top of the egg rolls. Alternatively, you could use a Misto to spray olive oil, but I found that caused the egg roll wrappers to bubble up more when they were cooking.

Brush olive oil on the basket of your air fryer (this is the one I have and love). Place the egg rolls in the basket, seam side down, without letting them touch each other.

Bake for 7 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 2 minutes.

Two photos showing the process of making egg rolls in an air fryer

Serve with cilantro chimichurri, salsa, ranch (related: greek yogurt ranch), sour cream, or maple syrup. Enjoy with a side of skillet-fried potatoes.

PRO TIPS/RECIPE NOTES

  • As written, the recipe will make ten egg rolls. If you need to make more or less, the recipe card has the option to adjust the number of servings.
  • This post on paleo bacon brands will help you identify no-sugar brands of bacon.
  • Do not overstuff the egg roll wrappers as the wrapper will split in the air fryer.

bacon and egg rolls on a bed of greens with salsa

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WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving of Air Fryer Egg Rolls has 2 WW Freestyle SmartPoints (minus the optional olive oil).

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Bacon and Egg Rolls {Breakfast Egg Rolls}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
19 mins
 

Crunchy Bacon and Egg Rolls are a delicious and fast breakfast, appetizer, or snack. Breakfast egg rolls are baked, not fried and are so simple to make.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Fusion
Keyword: Bacon and Egg Rolls, Breakfast Egg Rolls
Servings: 10
Calories: 119 kcal
Ingredients
  • 10 egg roll wrappers
  • 2 cups scrambled eggs
  • 3 strips bacon (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Instructions
Air Fryer Breakfast Egg Rolls Instructions
  1. Assemble your egg rolls (see the detailed instructions in the post). Brush olive oil over the top of the egg rolls.

  2. Brush olive oil on the basket of your air fryer (this is the one I have and love). Place the egg rolls in the basket, seam side down, without letting them touch each other.

  3. Bake for 7 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 2 minutes.

Baked Breakfast Egg Rolls Instructions
  1. Place a baking rack on a foil-lined baking sheet. Liberally spray the rack with olive oil. 

  2. Put the egg rolls seam side down on the baking rack and brush olive oil over the top.

  3. Bake at 325 F for 12 minutes, and flip. Bake for an addition 8-12 minutes or until the egg rolls are nice and crispy without being burned.

Breakfast Egg Rolls in a Skillet
  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Then add enough avocado oil to cover the bottom of the skillet. Place the egg roll “seam side” down in the oil.

  2. Cook it until that side is crispy and brown, and then flip. 

  3. When finished cooking, place them on a plate lined with newspaper or paper towels to absorb the extra oil.

Recipe Notes

If you don’t want to cook these breakfast egg rolls right away, place uncooked egg rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze.  Then transfer to a freezer-proof bag or container. Do not thaw before cooking. You will need to add a few minutes to the cook time.

 

Get creative with your fillings, but saute any watery vegetables like zucchini before adding to the mixture.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Egg Rolls {Breakfast Egg Rolls}
Amount Per Serving (1 egg roll)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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7 comments on “Bacon and Egg Rolls {Breakfast Egg Rolls}”

  1. Dear Sarah,

    Love the idea of breakfast egg rolls! Long time egg roll and spring roll maker, but I only used traditional Chinese fillings. This is for sure is going on my next week’s grocery list.

    I have read your blog for years and finally decided to be more courageous (my goal for this year) and comment! I have always wanted to tell you that you are amazing, bold, courageous, and filled with goodness.

    Thank you for sharing the stories of your life!

    • It’s a fun change from the more traditional savory egg roll.

      Congrats on achieving your 2019 goal Kelly!! You’re doing awesome and I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

  2. These seem like the perfect breakfast option for my new one-handed breakfast theme (baby wants to be held ALL THE TIME. Adorable, but difficult to eat like that). Can’t wait to try!

    • Ohhhh, I get that. My youngest was the same way until 4 months. Do you have a carrier or a wrap so at least you can use two hands sometimes?

      • I use the carrier a lot while out of the house but haven’t much while home. I just bought a mesh ring sling though and am hoping to use that at home more. She’s started grabbing for things and I thought the sling would give her more arm movement. We had a wrap from the hospital in Norway but it was soooo hot. We needed it at the time (no baby gear on vacation!) but got rid of it when she was big enough for the carrier. 

  3. These look amazing! I’ve never used egg roll wrappers. Do you think rice roll wrappers would also work?