6 Underrated Morning Menu Items

Morning menus are so much more than avocado toasts and eggs Benedict. Regardless of whether you’re looking to add something sweet, refreshing, or savory, there’s an underrated dish you can add to your menu that’s guaranteed to impress your customers. Power up your morning with some of these choice favorites.

French Toast with Caramelized Pears

This dish powers up standard french toast by bringing a welcome dose of fall flavors. We like to take a cue from caramelized apple recipes by cooking our pears in generous amounts of cinnamon-sugar before adding them to our french toast to get an extra dash of color and flavor! 

  • Pro Tip: Add some crushed hazelnuts or walnuts for a more varied texture!

Mandarin Breakfast Parfait

Is it just us or do mandarin oranges taste even better in the morning? Of course, mandarins rock on their own, but we like to incorporate them into our parfaits for an unexpected twist. This recipe from Bee Sweet Citrus is the perfect combination on textures and sweet flavors, plus it’s heathy too!

Broccoli Rabe Recovery Juice

Want to cater to the health-food crowd? Let the powerful nutritional profile of broccoli rabe  brighten up your customer’s mornings with Broccoli Rabe Recovery Juice. This recipe combines broccoli rabe, cucumber, apples, ginger, and lemon to create a juice that’s restorative and refreshing! If you’re a juicing newbie or just need a refresher, be sure to check out our guide.

Morning Glory Muffins with Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting

Beautifully sitting smack dab in the middle of breakfast and dessert, this recipe  from Grimmway Farms is wonderfully sweet and filling. We love this dish for its fantastic combination of textures; raisins, walnuts, and cream cheese frosting all come together for an absolutely decadent bite.

Raspberry Smooth Bowls

Raspberry smooth bowls are a wonderful alternative to traditional smoothies. This recipe from the culinary masters at Driscoll’s combines berries, shredded coconut, greek yogurt, and granola to great effect, but we particularly enjoy getting creative with our toppings; try throwing tropical fruits like kiwis or mangoes into the mix!

Pan Con Tomate

This dish has the interesting distinction of being wildly popular overseas but fairly under the radar stateside. Essentially a mixture of tomatoes and olive oil spread across freshly baked bread, pan con tomate is a classic Spanish breakfast item. Similar to its American brethren, avocado toast, the beauty comes from adding unique toppings. We’ve seen chefs add everything from Iberian ham to goat cheese!