Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Salads, rice porridge and grain bowls: what you’ll be eating for breakfast this year

breakfast-salad-grain-bowl-2016-trend.jpg

As we leave avocado on sourdough in 2015, food experts share their breakfast trend predictions for 2016

According to Australian chef Bill Granger, of London’s Granger & Co, breakfast salads – or ‘brekkie greens’ as they’re known in his native Melbourne – are set to be a significant trend. “Breakfast salads including probiotics, such as kefir or sauerkraut, will be popular,” he predicts. Banish thoughts of limp lettuce – these salads are packed with the likes of kale, pistachios and chilli topped with an oozing poached egg or spinach with goat’s curd and roast tomatoes. 

Dan Doherty, executive head chef at Duck & Waffle, ascertains that creative new takes on the classic eggs benedict will take off in 2016. “We serve an ox cheek benedict on a waffle rather than a muffin (below),” says Doherty. “The hollows catch the juice from the meat.” For a non-meat option, try a soft-shell crab benedict with jalapeño hollandaise at One Canada Square or stop by Home Sweet Home in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and choose one of their tasty ‘bennies’ including the Eggs Cali, with salmon, peppers and chipotle sour cream. 

Duck and Waffle ox cheek and waffle benedict

Duck and Waffle shake up the traditional eggs benedict with ox cheeks and waffles

“Savoury food continues to be on the rise for breakfast now we’ve all cottoned on to how sugary many cereals are,” says Yotam Ottolenghi, who predicts big things in 2016 for congee – an Asian rice porridge. “It’s made with leftover rice, boiled until it’s the consistency of a smooth, thick porridge,” he explains. Chinese cabbage, a fried egg and shredded chicken or pork are traditional accompaniments served in separate bowls so you can create your own unique dish.

Spelt, barley, freekeh… grains were everywhere last year, and now they’re hitting our breakfast bowls. “The grain bowl is a trend from LA that’s nourishing, full of flavour and looks amazing,” says Miles Kirby, co-founder of Caravan restaurant and bar in London’s King’s Cross. “We have been trialling a grain bowl with buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, fermented harissa, pickled slaw, soft boiled egg, avocado and pumpkin seeds. It is seriously delicious, provides flavourful slow-release energy and gut-healthy goodness, and is a great nutty kick-starter to any day.”


Words: Jenny Tregoning

To read this week's issue of Stylist, download from app.stylist.co.uk

Related

ThinkstockPhotos-503081670.jpg

Behold the babycado: M&S launches mini avocado range

Shuang shuang.png

The most exciting new restaurant openings of 2016

breakfast-landscape-bad-egg.jpg

The 10 biggest food trends of 2015

trof-manchester.jpg

Where to eat the best eggs in Britain

IMG_2941_Fotor.jpg

These edible bacon shots are our new boozy brunch obsession

sizzling-moroccan-prawns-rainbow-salsa-jamie-oliver.jpg

Recipe: sizzling Moroccan prawns and rainbow salsa

21augyolkin.jpg

Goodbye Cronuts. These are the hottest new baking creations

liz_truss_mp_stylist_magazine.jpg

How to make cinnamon buns by parliament’s baking aficionado Liz Truss

Oatmeal-Superfood-Breakfast-Bars-1-1024x682.jpg

Batch breakfast recipes to buy you more time in the morning

Comments

Latest...

Bon Appétit! 15 of the best French eateries across the UK

Think quick croissants, boozy brunches and hearty Gallic meals

by Nicola Colyer
14 Jul 2017

Haagen-Dazs has launched a boozy ice-cream collection

Vodka key lime pie ice cream, anyone?

by Jasmine Andersson
14 Jul 2017

Move over, gin: white port and tonic is the drink of the moment

Anyone for a swift P&T?

by Anna Brech
12 Jul 2017

Research discovers your coffee addiction has a major health benefit

“If you're not a coffee drinker, then you need to consider if you should start”

by Amy Swales
11 Jul 2017

Rejoice! A free rooftop gin bar is coming to London this summer

With herbal cocktails and views of the River Thames. Oh, happy days...

by Anna Brech
07 Jul 2017

London restaurant gives diners Instagram kits to take better photos

Upcycle your #foodporn game

by Anna Brech
05 Jul 2017

There’s a scientific reason why we should all eat more chocolate

Thank us later

by Moya Crockett
03 Jul 2017

Behold a new type of ice cream making waves on Instagram

Beautiful, vegan... and galactic

by Anna Brech
30 Jun 2017

Praise be, Domino's has made a chocolate pizza

And it's only £4.99

by Jasmine Andersson
30 Jun 2017

9 easy picnic wins: simple, yet impressive al-fresco recipes

Prosecco jellies and the easiest sausage rolls you’ll ever attempt

by Amy Swales
30 Jun 2017