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Before avocado toast revolutionized breakfast and brunch menus, toast was treated as an afterthought. Typically served on the side of a breakfast dish, or scarfed down as a snack with some peanut butter, toast wasn't typically considered a satisfying meal for one to enjoy. That was until smashing an avocado onto a piece of toasted bread became a popular breakfast and weekend brunch staple.
While avocado toast is delicious and absolutely worth the hype, it isn't the only food product that works well on a slice of toast. In fact, simply spreading (or smashing) one item onto a toast limits all of the creative combinations that one could enjoy instead.
We decided to look beyond a smashed avocado on toast and experimented with even tastier toast ideas. These 15 toast recipes are unique and delicious, and they're the perfect breakfast to make your Instagram followers drool.
Think of this toast combination as a deconstructed tea sandwich. Inspired by foods typically seen at a tea party, this cucumber cream cheese toast tastes light and refreshing. We highly recommended serving it with a hot cup of tea, of course!
Because lemon, blueberry, and ricotta pancakes are a beloved breakfast item, why couldn't these flavors work as a toast idea as well? Inspired by our Healthy Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, this toast combination channels all of those delicious flavors without having to spend more time in the kitchen.
Ricotta is a versatile soft cheese that's great with sweet or savory dishes. If you already have a container of it in the fridge, why not try a savory version of ricotta toast and add some roasted tomatoes to it! Lightly coat the cherry tomatoes with olive oil and roast them at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. You can either sprinkle on some dried basil or use kitchen shears to chop up fresh basil into confetti-like shapes. Finish off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for an acidic punch.
If peanut butter and strawberry jam work well on toast, why not throw some fresh strawberries on peanut butter toast instead? Topped with a few chocolate chips, this toast combination is a surefire way to get you out of bed in the morning.
OK, we know, this is essentially avocado toast, but trust us on this one! Go beyond the usual smashed avocado on toast by adding a fried egg to it. Top it with some everything bagel seasoning (the most famous version is the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning at Trader Joe's), and your avocado toast has officially been upgraded.
Now that you have pesto, why not use it as a spread for another toast? Using the leftover roasted tomatoes from the ricotta, roasted cherry tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar recipe we already have, simply add some fresh mozzarella cheese, and this toast creates a clever twist on the classic caprese salad.
There's nothing like a sweet apple with some creamy cheese, right? The combination may sound odd at first, but we promise, it is one that you will want to indulge in. Apple and cheese pair surprisingly well together! Using thin slices of Brie as the "spread" on the toast, add some thin slices of apple, candied walnuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup for a combination that's almost as good as an apple and bacon grilled cheese.
None of these items sound like they should go together, but after one bite of this unique toast combination, you'll be instantly convinced. The acidity coming from the balsamic vinegar works very well with sweet dried mango and the tangy goat cheese. If you're looking for something eccentric to impress a crowd, try this combination on smaller slices of toast and serve it as an appetizer.
Back to using the cottage cheese, but before spreading it on, try whipping it up with a squirt of honey first. This helps to break the lumps and spread the sweetness throughout the cheese. Spread on the toast and top with berries, which have a high percentage of fiber to keep you feeling full.
French toast just has such a way of starting the morning off in the best way. Paired with a bowl of fresh berries, a few slices of bacon, and a drizzle of maple syrup, and a dollop of whipped cream make this a meal that is always a crowd favorite!
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Made this for Sunday brunch for my picky 7 yo grandson. He LOVED it and so did I! It is the perfect French toast. Was very easy and I used the bread we had which was a multigrain and it was amazing! This recipe will be saved!
It's mid-week, you've run out of food shopping, so you give in to cheese on toast. This ritual doesn't have to be boring, we have lots of exciting recipes for 'things on toast' that are quick and easy to make
These easy figs on toast with labneh are super simple and quick to make. This recipe is creamy yet low in calories, and veggie friendly. Ready in just 15 minutes these make for a mouth-watering breakfast, brunch or snack.
Try our quick and easy recipe for tomatoes and lardo on toast with a super light basil oil. Crunchy toasted soughdough topped with soft and velvety lardo, and good-quality juicy ripe tomatoes, this recipe is a great snack, lunch or even part of an antipasti.
Worcestershire sauce was allegedly created when a recipe made by chemists Lea and Perrins in the early 1800s went wrong and was left for a few years in a cellar. When they tried it again, they found it had become a delicious sauce, which is now the secret ingredient in recipes like Bloody Mary and Welsh rarebit.
Looking for the best french toast recipe? Try this quick and easy buttery Italian-style french toast. Our alternative french toast uses pandoro (similar to panettone) for a more indulgent breakfast recipe.
This French-style open sandwich makes the best light lunch or quick snack. Make a healthier version of grilled cheese using quark, the low-fat soft cheese. Serve on sourdough toast with cucumber salad over the top.
Fig and gorgonzola tartines make an indulgent afternoon snack or stylish starter using a handful of fresh ingredients. These sourdough toasts are super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes, just assemble the toasts and pop under the grill for a couple of minutes.
Cauliflower florets give these rarebit toasts great texture and the mascarpone adds a delicious creamy note. Add mustard for a punch and put the toasts under the grill until browned and bubbling for a quick and easy treat.
It's a good word because we're all absolutely familiar with what it's saying - cold, leathery, bendy little triangles that arrive at breakfast when you are asked 'Would you like some toast?' So I've been thinking, as this is a basic cookery course, why not give the world the definitive recipe for perfect toast? To begin with, I am not a disciple of automatic toasters. The ones I've experienced all seem to be a bit hit and miss, and if you're rather inept at slicing bread (like me), then they're not very helpful at all because if the bread is slightly wonky, a) it probably won't go in the toaster at all, and , b) if it does, one bit ends up not being toasted at all while the other bit is giving off nasty black smoke signals!
For toast, cut the bread into slices about 1cm thickness. The crusts can be on or off, depending on how you like them. Pre-heat the grill for at least 10 minutes before making the toast, turning it to its highest setting. Place the bread on the grill rack and position the tray 10cm from the heat source. Allow the bread to toast on both sides to your own preferred degree of pale or dark golden brown.
Always eat toast as soon as possible after that, and never make it ahead of time. Never ever wrap it in a napkin or cover it (the cardinal sin of the catering trade), because the steam gets trapped and the toast goes soggy. Always use good bread, because the better the bread the better the toast. It is also preferable if the bread is a couple of days old.
If you have great tomatoes on hand, this is delicious. Top your avocado toast with sliced tomato, add a light drizzle of high-quality thick balsamic vinegar or designated balsamic glaze, and some torn fresh basil leaves.
I made mine on multi grain toast, mashed avocado, chopped campari tomatoes, sea salt, and freshly snipped basil. So wonderful! I think some alfalfa sprouts and bacon or turkey would be great additions to make it a sandwich or maybe as a wrap.
Toast the bread in a toaster until lightly browned, and place in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with foil. Mound the cauliflower mixture evenly on each toast and dust with paprika. Broil the toasts for 2 to 4 minutes, until browned and bubbling. (Watch them carefully!) Transfer to plates and sprinkle with Parmesan, the chives, and sea salt. Serve hot.
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The best healthy french toast recipe you'll ever make! I seriously can't stop eating this delicious, dairy free french toast. It's made with warm flavors, thick cut bread and wonderful with a hint of orange zest. The perfect easy breakfast or brunch!
If you want to make this french toast a little bit more healthy: I suggest using a sprouted whole grain bread. Ezekiel, Silver Hills Bakery and Angelic are all great brands we love. You can also reduce the sugar in the recipe to 1/2 tablespoon! 041b061a72