The first time my mom ever bought me crumpets, I’m pretty sure I was going through an anglophile phase, which I’m pretty sure was brought on by the Spice Girls and that British shop in Door County we visited every year. I got candy there that was so sweet, it should have been illegal.
I was also really obsessed with tea (still am), so I’m sure my mom figured, why not have crumpets to go with it?
Before she bought crumpets, I think I was picturing scones or something. I mean, I was six. I had no idea. However, when I found out what they were, I grew to really love them, and enjoy eating them to this day.
The beauty of crumpets is that I have a brand I can buy at my local co-op that is dairy-free! It’s like getting an English muffin, but better, because the nooks and crannies are deeper, and therefore, tastier. I highly recommend Duffy’s crumpets, if you can get them near you.
If it’s your first time having crumpets, you may be wondering what you can use to top them. Here’s 5 ideas to get you going:
- soy yogurt + maple syrup + strawberries
Or, if you’re using sweetened yogurt, skip the syrup. The yogurt will just sink into the crumpet and each bite will explode with deliciousness.
- vegan butter + jam
We made homemade strawberry jam last year, and will be making it again this year, and nothing is more satisfying than eating homemade jam with a crumpet.
- banana + peanut butter
I recommend you put bananas and peanut butter on almost anything, so, come on.
If you haven’t tried the vegan version of Nutella, go out and get some now. Other options include products on this list. So good. So chocolatey. So not something I should be eating for breakfast.
- tomato + soy cheese
For a savory start to your morning, tomatoes + cheese hit the right notes.
If you’re feeling particularly dangerous, combine some of the toppings (but probably don’t combine the tomato & cheese with anything. That would be gross).