2022 Eggs for Breakfast TrendsPresident's Blog
Since the pandemic began two years ago, cooking from home has, unsurprisingly, skyrocketed and is expected to continue. In a recent Deloitte study, 66% of Canadians are cooking more from home (even more for gen x). And, since many people are working from home, they have more time for breakfast and for experimenting in the kitchen. Media coverage, tweets and tiktok hashtags about eggs have all increased this past year with innovative dishes such as pesto eggs, egg sandwiches and even breakfast charcuterie boards. An Omnibus 2020 study, found that a key driver for egg consumption growth is Canadian’s interest in health and nutrition. This desire for healthy and nutritious foods at breakfast aligns perfectly with eggs – they are a nutritional powerhouse and an affordable source of protein.
To gather ideas for future Burnbrae Farms breakfast and brunch recipes, I’ve been scanning the predicted food trends for 2022 to learn what’s going to be hot this coming year. And the key takeaway? Eggs are definitely on the menu! Here are some ideas.
FSR Magazine predicts that one of the top breakfast trends for 2022 will be egg-based breakfast bowls. What might that look like? Sometimes, scrambled eggs serve as the base for the breakfast bowl, and they are topped with an assortment of vegetables, shredded cheeses and fresh herbs. We love these Seasonal scramble bowls , which showcase scrambled eggs topped with avocado, sweet peppers and cheese. Alternatively, you can also start breakfast bowls with a base of salad greens, quinoa or brown rice, and top that with fried, poached or hard-boiled eggs. For a spectacular breakfast or brunch idea, try our Salt & pepper energy bowl or our Buddha Bowl with poached egg.
Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
Egg breakfast sandwiches are so customizable. You can have your eggs fried, scrambled, or hard-boiled. You can change up the “bread” by using tortillas, English muffins, burger buns or even use eggs as the wrap. Here are some of my favourite egg breakfast sandwiches:
In addition to eggs being used in breakfast bowls, burritos or for a quick scramble, they are also an essential ingredient in another popular trend: egg breads. While the sourdough loaves took over in 2020 and 2021, Yelp predicts that 2022 is going to be the year when we embrace fluffy, yellow-hued egg-based breads such as challah and brioche. Online searches for “egg bread” is up 457 percent!
Another trend we noticed on the popular foodie website Delish predicts “bigger and more experimental breakfasts” for 2022. They say that people will spend even more time preparing elaborate morning meals, eschewing overnight oats for fancier egg dishes such as shakshuka, breakfast burritos, and eggs benedict. They also predict that we will spread breakfast out across the entire morning, rather than confining the meal to what we eat at 7 or 8 a.m. When you have more time, try these classic Burnbrae Farms breakfast recipes:
Or if you’re crunched for time and looking for ideas to make breakfast easier, reach for one of our ready-to-cook egg products, such as:
Egg Creations ! (available in four flavours)
EGG Bakes! (savoury crustless quiches, available in 6 flavours, ready in just 90 seconds)
EGG Bites! (protein-rich, tasty mini quiches, two flavours, ready in just 90 seconds)
Looks like the mornings are going to be off to a good start in 2022.
President, Burnbrae Farms
The Delicious Goodness of Egg Yolks
As nutrition myths go, this one is still pretty pervasive: When eating eggs, it’s healthiest to toss the yolks and eat only the egg whites. Today’s blog post will finally put that myth to rest and present the top reasons why egg yolks should remain in your recipes and on your plate. Most people wrongly assume that egg whites contain all of the protein in the egg, and may opt for an ‘egg-white only’ omelette. Interesting fact: yolks actually contribute just under half of the protein in a whole egg. One egg has six grams of protein, with roughly 60 percent in the white, and 40 percent in the yolk. Toss the yolk, and you’re tossing away protein too.