A recent study by Technomic reveals that nearly nine out of 10 consumers eat brunch at a restaurant at least occasionally. Additionally, Mintel predicts breakfast sales will increase 22.1 percent between now and 2017.
To help chefs and operators remain on-trend and enhance breakfast and brunch offerings, Knouse Foods provides an assortment of products under its Lucky Leaf and Musselman's brands. From Fruit Fillings or Toppings to Cheese Sauces and Puddings, Lucky Leaf products add quality and diversity to any menu. Also, Musselman's can satisfy a variety of operators’ recipe needs with Single-Serve and Multi-Serve Apple Sauce, Apple Butter, Apple Juice, specialty products, and more.
Foodservice professionals can appeal to customers' demands for breakfast and brunch offerings with these classic recipes that have a modern twist:
· Fruit-Stuffed French Toast: Lucky Leaf Fruit Filling or Topping transforms a classic dish into something special when it’s used to fill the center of this baked version. Top with more Fruit Filling and pour on maple syrup.
· Pudding Parfaits: This easy-to-make parfait is layered with Musselman’s Apple Butter, butterscotch or vanilla pudding and streusel for texture and crunch.
· Apple Butter Baked Oatmeal: Oatmeal is baked with Musselman’s Apple Butter, cinnamon, maple syrup, and almonds for a filling treat.
· Maple Sausage, Apple, and Sweet Onion Brunch Tart: A flaky pie crust is filled with sliced apples, sausage, onions, Lucky Leaf Apple Fruit Filling or Topping, pecans and oats, and then drizzled with maple syrup.
“We aim to inspire chefs and operators to create delicious, on-trend offerings for their breakfast and brunch menus without sacrificing taste or quality,” says Todd Michael, foodservice sales director for Knouse Foods.