Breakfast Boats

Sautéed spinach and white pea beans are stuffed into bread boats and topped with eggs, crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese for a filling weekend breakfast.

Partner: The Territorial Agrifood Association

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Brand Partner: Polar Egg

Polar Egg is a Northwest Territories based company that is grading and distributing locally produced fresh, northern, quality eggs to the entire Northwest Territories, Yukon and even Northern Alberta. We think our eggs are so amazing, we want to share them everybody.

Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
35 minutes
Total Time:
40 minutes
Serves 4


4 (8-inch/20 cm) whole wheat sub rolls
2 tbsp butter, divided (30 mL)
3 cups fresh spinach, chopped (750 mL)
8 eggs
½ cup milk (125 mL)
1 tsp garlic powder (5 mL)
1 tsp each salt and freshly cracked black pepper (5 mL)
1 cup white pea beans (navy beans), drained and rinsed (250 mL)
6 slices bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (250 mL)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
  2. Cut a deep “V” lengthwise along the tops of each sub roll, hollowing out the center. Place rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter and brush over sub rolls.
  4. In a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat, melt remaining butter and add spinach; sauté until wilted, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl or large measuring cup with spout, add eggs, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper; whisk until combined.
  6. Divide the cooked spinach, beans and bacon evenly among bread boats. Carefully pour egg mixture into bread boats. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes, until eggs are set and cheese is melted.


  • To lower sodium content, use no salt added canned white pea beans
  • Serve with sliced tomatoes and side fruit salad


Serving Size: 1 serving  Calories: 763  Sugar: 9.5 g  Sodium: 1798 mg  Fat: 45.6 g  Carbohydrates: 55.1 g  Fiber: 9.1 g. Protein: 35.8 g  Cholesterol: 456 mg

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