Indulgent breakfasts are nothing new, with some restaurants serving plates of French toast or pancakes that are more “dessert” than they are “morning meal.” These options are popular for good reason–they taste good. And they’re gaining traction on menus. According to Technomic’s MenuMonitor, sweet breakfasts with Nutella that have grown year-over-year include Belgian waffles (up 21.1%), French toast (up 12.1%), crepes (up 4.3%) and pancakes (up 2.5%).
Sweet in all its forms
Sweet breakfasts around the world involve a myriad of formats—sauces over pancakes in Sweden, crumpets in England, Bostock (a sweet and crunchy pastry) in Normandy and Poland’s varieties of paczki. A chocolate-hazelnut spread offers a rich, creamy flavor that pairs perfectly with many of these breakfast dishes. That’s why it’s no surprise to see this delicious flavor popping up on menus all over.
Operators who want to offer diners an international-inspired breakfast with the comforting, craveable flavor of Nutella can draw inspiration from these dishes:
- French Toast at Romano’s Macaroni Grill (with locations across the U.S.) is comprised of golden brioche French toast, whipped mascarpone crème and fresh strawberries and raspberries and is served with diners’ choice of Nutella stuffing or sweet berry topping.
- At Broken Yolk Café, which has locations in five states, diners can order a “BYC Favorite” of Nutella Crepes, which features three homemade crepes filled with Nutella and a choice of fresh strawberries or bananas, drizzled with more Nutella and topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream.
- For something different at breakfast, Copper Fox at the Courtyard Chicago (Downtown Magnificent Mile location), offers a Nutella Mocha Smoothie with Nutella, espresso, banana, honey and Greek yogurt.
- La Tomate in Washington D.C. offers Cornetti, stuffed Italian croissant-like pastries with a choice of apricot jam, Nutella or custard cream.
This post is sponsored by Ferrero