Whether or not you think breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it certainly is a DELICIOUS meal. From savory to sweet, creamy to crunchy, rich to lean…there are so many breakfast incarnations. Our Beans for Breakfast challenge yielded some innovative results and we’ve seen a huge swath of recipe submissions – everyone has their own take on the morning meal.
To give you a quick recap of the contest: we sent bloggers Marrow Beans, Mayacoba Beans (aka Canary Beans), and Adzuki Beans and they had to create an original breakfast recipe featuring at least one of the bean varieties. The Marx Foods staff can only pick one winner for this challenge based on the general “breakfastability” of the concept and the featured use of the beans in the dish (and you’ll see who it is below…)
Check out the full list of recipes to see the delicious competition:
Okay, Check it Out: Bread and Butter Marrow Beans and Onions
Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker: Adzuki Honey Buns
Savory Moments: Mexican Spiced Bean and Egg Breakfast Stacks
A Less Processed Life: Vegetable Frittata with Marrow Beans
The Primlani Kitchen: Not So Sweet Bean & Apple Fruit Tart
Eats Well With Others: Za’atar Roasted Eggplant, Swiss Chard, Squash & Hummus Breakfast Bowl
Lesley Pew: Mayacoba Rangoons
The Vintage Cook: Blackberry & Cinnamon-Adzuki Cheese Blintzes
No Counterspace: Azuki Bean, Lemon, and Coconut Bread Pudding
We were really impressed with the creative use of beans in all of these recipes. So after MUCH careful consideration and “breakfastability” testing, we have decided that the winner is The Vintage Cook and her Blackberry & Cinnamon-Adzuki Cheese Blintzes. Congratulations! We loved your transformation of the beans and their application in this dish. There is a great mixture of flavors and textures with the adzuki bean paste, ricotta cheese, and crepes…and the whipped cream blended with cinnamon and adzuki paste sounds heavenly.
Crowning the winning blogger wasn’t an easy decision. In fact, there was a tie that Justin had to break…so we need to give a very honorable mention to the runner-up. We were wowed and intrigued by the Not So Sweet Bean & Apple Fruit Tart from The Primlani Kitchen. This recipe was unique and interesting, with an exciting mix of spices and flavors. We tip our hats to you.
There is still one order of business in this bean contest – the winnings! Be on the lookout for a mega premium pantry sampler, The Vintage Cook. It’s full of ingredients like truffle oil, saffron and vanilla beans so that you can make even more culinary wonders.
Thank you to all of the bloggers for participating. This challenge was so much fun for us, we hope you enjoyed it as well.