It has been ingrained in my body that a well-balanced breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A stark contrast from my fellow Foodbeast Isai Rocha, who once admitted there were times he ate Mazapan candy for breakfast when he was younger.
A sugary tether between the world of balance and indulgence, Loaded Cafe, a restaurant chain in Southern California, created a menu that is inspired by the popular Mexican sweet.
The restaurant offers up Mazapan Waffles, French Toast, Pancakes, and Crepes. Each dish blends crumbled pieces of the peanut candy inside its batter. It's then garnished with a house-made Mazapan syrup, made with sweetened condensed milk.
Fellow Foodbeasts Isai Rocha and Oscar Gonzalez met up at Loaded Cafe to check out what this Mazapan breakfast menu is all about.
"I love eating Mexican breakfast foods, but I feel like most of it is just savory or spicy dishes, so I really enjoyed trying some sweet breakfast foods that reminded me of my Mexican culture," Gonzalez said as he dug into his meal. "The Mazapan has its own distinct flavor that really pairs well with any breakfast item, even the hash browns."
The two hungry dudes went full family style into the breakfast spread, their faces illuminated like a freshly changed light bulb.
"Even though it’s made with peanuts, it’s definitely not the same as adding peanut butter to items," Gonzalez gushed, as he tore into another crepe. "It’s sweeter and more condensed in a way that satisfied my craving for sweet breakfast foods and Mexican cuisine."
Overall, the two thought the menu was innovative enough to save us a few boxes. That was supposed to include hash browns and crepes, but those were conspicuously missing by the time they got back.
You can find this Mazapan breakfast menu at each of the Loaded Cafe locations throughout Southern California.