Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches with Cholula Cashew Cheese

Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches

These satisfying vegan breakfast sandwiches are made with chickpea patties topped with Cholula cashew cheese and creamy avocado slices. The best part? With some advance prep, they come together in mere minutes, making them a delicious and convenient weekday breakfast option.


For the Cholula Cashew Cheese:

For the Chickpea Patties:

For the Sandwiches:


Make the Cholula Cashew Cheese:

  1. Drain and rinse the cashews, then put them in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S-blade. Process into a thick paste, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the lemon juice, milk, Cholula sauce and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Make the Chickpea Patties:

  1. Stir together the chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder, coriander, turmeric, paprika, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir in the water and soy sauce.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, drop the chickpea batter in scant 1/4 cupfuls onto the skillet, forming 4 patties, each about 4 inches in diameter.
  3. Cook the patties until small bubbles begin to form in the center, 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook another minute on opposite sides. Each patty should be lightly browned on both sides. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate.

Assemble the Sandwiches:

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon of salsa on the top and bottom halves of each English muffin.
  2. Place a few baby spinach leaves over the salsa, then place a chickpea patty on top of the spinach layer. Spread with a layer of Cholula cashew cheese over the patty, and then top with 2-3 avocado slices. Top with a few more spinach leaves, and then the top half of the muffin. Repeat with the remaining muffins.


As usual with cashew cheese, you’ll likely end up with more than you need. I wouldn’t recommend scaling down the batch size, unless you’ve got a very small and powerful blending device. Extra Cholula cashew cheese can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days for additional sandwiches or frozen. It also makes a great spicy mayo alternative for other sandwiches and burgers.