As families grow and life stages evolve, so do the meal habits of today’s consumers. It’s no secret that portability and snackability are a growing trend while the traditional three square meals a day mentality is slowly losing steam. People are eating whenever and wherever, so brands are jumping at the opportunity to meet this demand. In the breakfast category, morning and energy bars, sandwiches, mixes, and ready-to-eat meals are driving forces in this convenience-centric trend.
Here at Mercer Foods, our freeze-dried foods successfully integrate with recipes to deliver unique breakfast offerings. Freeze-dried food leaves more nutrients intact in fruits and vegetables than any other preservation method while maintaining flavor and color.
Our custom services allow for unbridled creativity. If you want to create a kale-oatmeal-acai breakfast mix, we will help you get there.
Let’s take a look at how our freeze-dried foods work well in breakfast products while adding flavor and interest to your everyday or seasonal assortment.
Vegetables for breakfast
Freeze-dried corn is an excellent addition to corn muffins and savory morning starters. A corn meal mix with freeze-dried corn and blueberries brings artisan flavor to the breakfast table in the form of pancakes, muffins, and even waffles.
Often overlooked, freeze-dried sweet potatoes can be integrated into pancakes and baked foods. Whether used in chunks or slices, or ground to a powder, not only do they provide a sweet root vegetable taste, the color is vibrant and irresistible. With the farm-to-table trend here to stay, a sweet potato and apple dry mix utilizing freeze-dried ingredients for pancakes and waffles could easily emulate a fresh-from-the garden morning meal.
For camping, backpacking, or anytime an MRE is desired, using freeze-dried spices and vegetables such as peppers, potatoes, and corn, can cut down on weight and waste while still providing flavor and variety in egg dishes and other savory options.