2017 Food Trend Predictions

Posted on Jan 16, 2017

It’s that time of year again when here at Bake Then Eat we take a look at what the “experts” claim we will be eating and drinking in the following year with our annual predictions. Or more accurately our 2017 Food Trend Predictions. Remember, this is just a bit of fun and the information has been sourced from the internet, magazines and knower of all things food Pinterest 😂


So sit back and enjoy my 10 favourite 2017 food trend predictions in no particular order;

1. Vegetables as the Main Star of the Show

This one made me laugh in many ways, but mainly because having been a vegetarian for 30 years vegetables have always been the main staple of my plate. But on a positive note I am all for this one because hopefully it will make the vegetarian and vegan options a lot more interesting in restaurants all over the world. So bring on the roasted cauliflowers from Gordon Ramsey and the butternut squash risotto from Marco Pierre White….. Or is that just wishful thinking?


2017 Food Trend Predictions - Vegetable Power | BakeThenEat.com


2. Ice Cream Roll-Ups

These delightful time consuming treats are all over Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube at the moment. They seem to be arriving from Asian street food vendors. Basically its flash frozen ice cream frozen flat and then scraped up so is curls up into rolls. Then loads of fruit and candies are then piled up on top. While they look great they apparently take a bit of time to make, check out this video from Aden Films on YouTube for a far better look at them.



3. Savoury Muffins

I can get down with this one, I am always looking for ways to cut a little sugar out of my diet. I made these Cheese, Onion and Chive Muffins years ago and you know what I may just have to revisit them sometime. Savoury items for breakfast can never be a bad thing.


Cheese and Onion & chive muffins | BakeThenEat.com


4. Cold Brew Coffee

This one was becoming popular in the Summer of 2016 and I am pretty happy its going to stick around for another year. It made a far healthier choice for a cold coffee drink in the summer then any of the cold creamy creations our favourite coffee shops try to temp us with.

5. Pimped-Up Cereal

My attempt is pretty simple by comparison of some of the things I have seen. Seriously check out the menu for the new Kellogg’s Restaurant in New York. I just threw a little banana bread, some banana, vanilla almond milk and some chocolate chips over a little chocolate cereal. But some of these creations from Kellogg’s look amazing, I can’t wait to visit 😀


Pimped Up Breakfast Cereal - 2017 Food Trend Predictions | BakeThenEat.com

6. Watermelon Juice

So because Beyonce bought into a company making watermelon juice we are all going to go gaga for it in 2017. Or it could just be a really clever investment because who doesn’t love a little watermelon when the sun is beating down on you? I know I can’t wait to try it.


7. Chocolate for Breakfast

Its official now, we can all eat chocolate for breakfast. A recent study from Tel Aviv University by Prof Jakubowicz stated that in a test group those that ate chocolate cake and dessert for breakfast on average lost more weight then those that didn’t……… 😱😳😲 right pass the cake! Don’t believe me? Then check out this Article from The Telegraph with links to the University. You can thank me later 😉 to get you started on your new passion of chocolate for breakfast check out these Chocolate Muffins.


chocolate muffins | BakeThenEat.com


8. Candies being used in Bakes

This one is nothing new to us food bloggers, especially the bakers out there. Its one of the oldest tricks in the book, to easily switch up a dessert, cookie or brownie change the candy inclusions. But I’m not complaining about this one I am all for it. For a little inspiration check out my Insane Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sheet Cake.


Insane Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sheet Cake | BakeThenEat.com


9. Flexitarian

I actually put this one on last years list but with more of a leaning on people going part time vegetarian but apparently 2017 is going to be the year of our own diet styles. So for example one day a week we may decide to eat paleo and the following day we may choose to eat vegetarian. Or we may always have a vegan breakfast but eat meat the rest of the day. 2017 is all about you choosing what is right for you. I think this is a great thing as I enjoy being a part time vegan but you know what? Sometimes nothing and I mean nothing beats a big fat cream cake 🍰 to stuff your face with.


10. Purple Vegetables

Purple power is coming to a plate near you, and if you are anything like us Brits we can’t get enough of a good farmers market charging us premium prices for heritage vegetables. So bring on the purple sprouting broccoli, purple cauliflowers, purple kalettes, yep thats a real thing they are pictured below in all their purple glory! They are a cross between kale and brussels, purple sweet potatoes oh and purple carrots. Have I missed any out? I’m all for this especially if it gets kids eating more veggies but it will make it harder to sneak them into things because they are so colourful.


Purple Vegetables - 2017 Food Trend Predictions | BakeThenEat.com


So are you looking forward to all of these or have I missed something out that you wanted to see on the list? I hope you enjoyed this silly look at the 2017 Food Trend Predictions. Let me know and here is to a fun food filled 2017 😘



  1. ice cream roll ups. yeah, i can attest to the amount of time they take, but there is quite the ‘wow’ factor. i have a teeny little kitchen and my biggest challenge was finding and keeping a flat surface cold enough. luckily, i tried this with a smallish dinner party and just used a cookie sheet that i kept in the freezer.

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    • What a great idea to make them with a frozen cookie sheet at home I’ll have to give it a go! Thanks Rodman.

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    • Hi Mariana, purple broccoli is definetly the way forward makes eating it so much more colourful and fun 🙂

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  2. I’m all about #1, but also let me tell you – watermelon juice is awesome! Especially with a few drops of lime, delicious!

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    • Oh I’ll have to try watermelon juice with a dash of lime that sounds awesome 🙂

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  3. I love your food trend posts each year! It’s so fun to get a glimpse of what’s up-and-coming. I had no idea Kellogg’s had a restaurant, but that idea is pretty much awesome. And I can totally get on board with eating chocolate for breakfast!!

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    • Hi Brianna, I know how cool does that Kellogg’s restaurant sound? I’m also all for chocolate for breakfast 🙂

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  4. Oh man, it feels like just yesterday I was reading your post from last year!! haha Time flies! I do hope some of these predictions come true! Savory muffins … I need to make some of those!

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    • I know this year has flown by! Savoury muffins are definitely worth trying.

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  5. I always look forward to your food trend predictions! Yay for more veggies – definitely happy to hear that too!

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  6. I am so glad to know that veggies are the haut star of the show in 2017 because we eat (ok, I do, husband is more a salad person, definitely no cooked veggies) lots of veggies…today I had more than 2kg veggies :-))

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    • That’s super healthy eating all those veggies, but then I am the same Angie 🙂 I hope Restaurants take note so eating out will be a little more healthy.

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