Breakfast is one of my favorite meals, yet the least inspiring when it comes around to actually making it. Most mornings I barely have time to make a cup of coffee before I’m rushing out the door for work, so a good hearty breakfast is usually reserved for weekends. Even then, we’ll more often than not go out to eat (though restaurant vegan breakfast options in my hood are lacking). But this creation, my friends, is a game changer. I foresee many many weekends featuring vegan breakfast egg rolls!
The idea for these came from two different scenarios colliding in my brain while I was bored at work last week. The first: my guy Jason was in a jalapeño popper cook-off and he decided to go out of the box and make popper egg rolls. That got me thinking that I wanted to come up with some sort of untraditional vegan egg roll myself (I tried a popper version – didn’t go so well). So I stored that nugget in the back of my mind for future use.
The second: my team at work
loves IS OBSESSED with breakfast burritos. They talk about them constantly, they place bets where the burrito is the prize, they argue over which restaurant makes the best. It’s serious. But I rarely get to partake in the burrito fun because you know, vegan here. A few days ago, one such discussion was going on in the background when the egg roll nugget came back to my mind and BAM – the idea for breakfast egg rolls was born!
I’ve been using the Follow Your Heart VeganEgg pretty much constantly since it came out (I’m seriously in love), so I knew that had to be my base for the filling. Then I added Field Roast Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage and diced red potatoes.
Since Jason was already an expert at rolling the egg rolls, I enlisted him to do that part (which he happily agreed to). It’s really fun to have a guy that loves to cook, makes the whole process much more fulfilling. He also did the frying because he’s good like that and, let’s be honest here, he did a beautiful job!
These guys came out perfect! Crispy and golden on the outside, hot and savory on the inside. I was in heaven upon first bite. All other breakfast food is dead to me now!
I garnished the egg rolls with warm Heido Ho Creamy Chia Cheese, red bell peppers and green onions. Overall, it was a breakfast beyond compare!