• 4 slices bread (or 2 bagels, halved)
  • 4 rindless rashers maple-cured bacon
  • 175 g cream cheese
  • 0.25 tsp ground cinnamon
  • few drops of natural vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey (warmed)


  • Pre-heat the grill to its hottest setting. Toast the slices of bread or bagel halves until lightly browned.
  • Cook the bacon under the grill until crisp.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the cream cheese, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Spread the toasted bread with the cream cheese mixture and top two slices or bagel halves with the bacon.
  • Flash under a hot grill for 30 seconds, then top with the other remaining toast or bagel halves.
  • To serve:
  • Press well together, cut in half and serve the sandwiches as they are or with a little maple syrup or honey drizzled over the top.