March marks National Peanut Month, which means it’s time to celebrate with any and everything peanut, most of all peanut butter! Peanuts and peanut butter are found in so many of our favorite sweets, sandwiches, snacks and sauces, and peanut butter is eaten regularly in a whopping 94% of American households. Pay homage to the powerful peanut with a party for your taste buds with these brunch dishes for peanut lovers!
Go nuts for peanuts at Lazy Hippo, the eclectically adorable breakfast café located in the heart of the Gaslamp District! A favorite for traditional brunch dishes with a modern twist and healthy alternatives, Lazy Hippo’s charming décor and whimsical atmosphere promises the perfect setting for your peanut celebration. Try their Banana Peanut Butter Caramel French Toast for a truly indulgent celebration of the humble peanut: the 2 thick slices of brioche topped with banana, peanut butter and caramel will hit the spot in every way! If you’re on the hunt for a healthier take on breakfast, sink your spoon into the wholesome Banana and Peanut Butter Oatmeal, served in a ½ pint Mason jar.
Spread your love for peanut butter with the breakfast of champions at Breakfast Republic! Characterized by quirky accents and tasty takes on American classics from Oreo Pancakes to S’mores French Toast, Breakfast Republic’s innovative dishes sends locals and visitors flocking to this brunch eatery in search of a fun and unpretentious place to begin the day. Elvis himself would be proud of the Mr. Presley, French toast stuffed with peanut butter and topped with bananas foster and bacon! Paired with one of their specialty Salted Caramel Lattes, you will have a breakfast fit for the King. Visit Breakfast Republic at any of their San Diego locations for a peanut celebration to die for.
Just steps from the sand in Pacific Beach, Duck Dive is your go-to coastal destination during National Peanut Month. Offering a casual, laid-back lounge for surfers, beach bums and hungry brunch-goers, Duck Dive’s gastropub-inspired cuisine and extensive craft cocktail selection make their brunch a staple for this beach town. Tuck into the ever-popular PB&J French Toast to transport you straight back to your childhood with strawberry jam and house-made peanut butter infused butter. If you’re feeling a bit childish, flex your powers of adulthood by ordering one of their Hair of the Dog cocktails or Bottomless Mimosas to raise a glass to your brunch for the ages!
Fuel your peanut butter festivities at Farmer’s Bottega, the Mission Hills-based eatery dishing up fresh and sustainable local dishes. Embracing a mix of traditional Italian and American-organic cuisine, Farmer’s Bottega blends sweet and savory ingredients to please every taste bud. Snag a seat amongst recycled vintage décor and the rustically intimate ambiance of this farmhouse-inspired spot while noshing on one-of-a-kind plates such as their Reese’s & Ice Cream Pancakes. These hotcakes are the ideal blend between breakfast and dessert, featuring buttermilk pancakes topped with Reese’s chunks and a Reese’s spread. Now that’s what we call a proper way to honor the peanut!
One month is hardly enough to recognize peanut butter! Take your taste buds to a new peanut-packed brunch destination each week in celebration of National Peanut Month.