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Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

One of the most popular items to make with P.A.N. Cornmeal is the arepa. A classic Venezuelan specialty, the arepa can be used in place of bread. I decided to make a breakfast sandwich. Normally I would use toast or an English muffin but decided this would be a great chance to see how the arepa compares.

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

Arepa Recipe


Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan


  1. Pour water and salt into a bowl.
  2. Slowly add in the P.A.N. Cornmeal.
  3. Knead for about 2 minutes.
  4. Let the dough rest for 3 – 5 minutes.
  5. Form 8 – 10 balls with your hands. Flatten them out into patties.
  6. Cook in a skillet for about 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Allow arepa to cool.
  8. Slice a pocket into each one, or slice completely (like bread) and add the filling of your choice.

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

You can fill your arepas with anything and everything. I wanted to make a breakfast sandwich, so I made scrambled eggs with cheese and a dash of Adobe seasoning. I like everything plain and simple. Feel free to be more adventurous and add veggies, meat, or anything you like for breakfast.

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

I was pretty pleased with this culinary exploration. My arepas were quite doughy, and I would probably make them a little thinner next time. I would also use butter instead of olive oil. Or, maybe just less olive oil. Overall, it’s a very simple process and relatively quick and easy to make arepas. I feel like a food explorer with minimal effort.

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

With the leftover arepas, we played around a bit. I made a simple grilled cheese, which was delicious. Mike ate some with some lunchmeat. They are versatile and quite interchangeable with bread.

Have you ever tried an arepa? 

Jerry Marquardt

Thursday 27th of July 2017

Your special Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe looks especially yummy I will be making this over the coming weekend,


Wednesday 8th of March 2017

I've never heard of this before but I sure would like to try it!

ellen beck

Monday 14th of September 2015

This looks so good. I tink my favorite meal is breakfast and I love sandwiches like this Greaat recipe.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. :)

~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

Sarah L

Saturday 29th of August 2015

I like breakfast sandwiches. This is a good change.