Breakfast is by far the best meal of the day! Whether I’m having cereal before leaving for work, making pancakes with my daughter, or putting together egg burritos, breakfast can come in many shapes and sizes in a matter of minutes. Breakfast however, has this sibling, cousin, or maybe it’s more like an in-law…brunch. At the very mention of a brunch the quaint niceties of the breakfast spread are thrown out the window. Before you know it you find yourself wading waist deep in homemade compote when you know full well syrup would have done nicely on those waffles you just folded egg whites beaten to stiff peaks into the batter for. Do you know what I’m saying? I mean, brunch is the meal version of going to an event venue and dropping the W word…suddenly everything is so much more expensive! (If you know, you know).
So back to the recipe at hand. A breakfast grain bowl with arugula, savory granola, and runny eggs. Sounds kinda brunchy if you catch my drift. So here’s the thing, before you roll your eyes at me and accuse me of being hypocritical, hear me out. This bowl can all come together in about 35 minutes, tops. In 35 minutes you’ll be able to make a grain bowl packed with complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein that will give you sustenance well into the day and some fun garnishes and accompaniments that will have your taste buds singing. Feel free to customize flavors, textures and tailor the dish to your own unique taste. Use the grain bowl to flirt on the line of breakfast and brunch. However you choose to make it, this meal is a great start to a great day!