To kick off the new year, we teamed up with our friends at Field Roast and Verve Coffee to develop a plant-based breakfast sandwich recipe and coffee pairing that tastes great and reduces your environmental impact.
The bold, herby flavors of Field Roast's Plant-Based Breakfast Sausage Patties and their Spicy Original Chao Creamery Slices combine with the notes of cherry, marzipan, and clean finish of Verve's Seabright Blend make for a breakfast combo that will keep you coming back for more.
MiiR and Field Roast's Carbon Neutral commitments along with Verve's Farm level Initiative make sure that you can enjoy your breakfast while taking solace in the reduced environmental impact all 3 brands pride themselves on.
So grab your favorite MiiR vessel, stock up on ingredients and enjoy a fresh take on the classic breakfast sandwich!
Plant-Based Spicy Breakfast Sausage Sandwich
- 1 TBSP canola oil
- 1 TBSP Water
- 1 Package Field Roast Classic Recipe Plant-Based Breakfast Patties
- 4 slices Field Roast Chao Creamery Spicy Original Plant-Based Cheese
- 4 English muffins
- 5 TBSP plant-based mayo
- 1 TBSP hot sauce
- 1.5 cups arugula
For the Verve Seabright Coffee Pour Over, you'll need:
In a small bowl, stir together the plant-based mayo and hot sauce. Set aside.
Add canola oil and water to a non-stick pan. Turn heat on medium-high heat and warm pan for about 2 minutes. Add the Field Roast Classic Recipe Plant-Based Breakfast Sausage Patties, turn to medium-low, and cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until evenly browned with slightly crispy edges. Remove the skillet from the heat. Place the Spicy Jalapeno slices over the patties and cover. Leave to melt slightly, with the residual heat from the pan. Meanwhile, toast English muffins.
To assemble the breakfast sandwich, slather the toasted English muffin bottoms with spicy mayo. Top with the sausage patty with melted Chao. Then, divide the arugula between each muffin. Spread the remaining spicy mayo on the top bun and sandwich together. Serve hot.
How to Make Pour Over Coffee
Measure out 23 grams of coffee, grind to a medium-fine coarseness.
Assemble the Pourigami™ and set it atop Camp Cup, place #2 conical filter into the dripper. Wet the filter in order to rid the filter of any paper taste and secure the filter to the sides of the Pourigami™.
Next, add the ground coffee and do a 45g bloom, which allows the coffee to release any gases. From there, add 100g of water at 45 seconds.
Then, add 100g of water at the 1:30 minute mark, and another 100 grams at 2 minutes. You should have the finished product by about 3:30 minutes.
Enjoy the Perfect Breakfast
Enjoy the delicious taste of your morning coffee and breakfast sandwich with a side of hash browns or greens. This convenient plant-based breakfast option is the ideal meal for on-the-go or breakfast in bed.
Haven't cooked a balanced, plant-based breakfast before? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions we've received.
What is Plant-Based Sausage Made of?
Plant-based breakfast sausage is made from plant-based protein, processed to have the texture and flavor of meat. The source of protein could include something like pea protein, isolated soy protein, or another plant derivative. Plant-based sausage patties also contain a bit of water and a binder to hold everything together while creating the texture of meat.
Are Plant-Based Sausages Healthier?
Eating plant-based meat alternatives can be healthier than traditional pork breakfast sausage. However, it's important to find a high-quality protein alternative, rather than equating the term "no-meat" with human health. It's important to find a delicious meat alternative that isn't padded which chemicals and fillers— common product concerns when shopping plant-based manufacturers.
The delicious breakfast sausage patties we used for this recipe contain pea protein, brown rice protein, and fava bean protein, along with spices you recognize on the label, like black pepper and cane sugar.
Does Plant-Based Mean No Meat?
Plant-based meat alternatives typically contain no components of meat. However, eating a plant-based diet doesn't always mean that you're a practicing vegetarian or vegan. Rather, it means trying to eat decent plant-based meals that prioritize non-meat sources with animal welfare, the mass farming impact on water scarcity, and the sustainable use of natural resources in mind.
If you prefer to eat vegan, confirm that no animal byproducts (i.e., gelatin or eggs) are used as binding agents. The Field Roast brand used here are vegan breakfast sausages.