5 toast recipes

5 Delicious Toast Recipes You’ll Love

One of my favorite quick meals (and snacks!) is toast! I seriously love finding new toast recipes and so do my kids! So today,  I’m going to share my five favorite toast recipes.

Hopefully one or all will become favorites at your house as well! Be sure to share when you try them out!

When avocado toast made its headline in popularity I was in heaven. I ventured out and found variations of toast that are both sweet and savory.

What Goes Into Toast Recipes

The Base

The bread that you are about to top with deliciousness is just as important (if not more), as the toppings, you are going to spread on it. We are fortunate to live where we do.

We have drool-worthy bakeries to choose from. If you can’t make it to a bakery, Truckee Sourdough Company offers a variety of bread at many local grocers.

Once you have chosen the bread, it’s time to toast it to perfection. You want just the right crunch combined with a softness that allows you to taste the flavor of the bread and toppings.

I suggest starting at a lower setting on your toaster.

If the first time doesn’t toast the bread to your standard then toast one more time.

Did you know the numbers on toaster settings are actually the number of minutes that the bread toasts for?


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The Good Stuff

What you top your favorite toast with will depend on what your taste buds are asking for.

Do you want something sweet like fruit? 

Are you craving something filling and savory?

After you decide the base (bread), next you’ll focus on the quality and quantity of toppings. More often than not I make at least two slices of toast. You can ask my kiddos, I don’t skimp on the toppings!

They know because they usually end up eating all of my toast…I’m lucky if I get a bite!

At-Home GB Avocado Toast

toast recipes you will love

The first toast recipe is adapted from a local cafe. Inside the Great Basin Community Food Co-op, there is a cafe located upstairs.

Their menu offers locally grown farm-fresh foods. One of my favorite options, of course, is a decadent avocado toast. Enjoy this variation!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices Truckee Sourdough Bread, or your preferred base
  • ~2 TBS Kite Hill Cream Cheese
  • ½ Avocado, mashed
  • ¼ cup Sunflower Sprouts
  • ~¼ tsp Sea Salt (optional)
  • ~½ tsp Nutritional Yeast (optional)

Toast the bread slices to a golden color. Spread cream cheese over the toast from corner to corner until completely covered with a thin layer. Next spread mashed avocado over cream cheese. Sprinkle nutritional yeast and sea salt on the two slices, if using.

Top with sunflower sprouts. Enjoy!

Cucumbers & Cheese

cucumber toast

Toast recipe number two is perfect now that the weather is warming up. There is something about cucumbers that make them extra refreshing on hot days.

This is also a kid friendly favorite in our house, which is always a plus!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices favorite bread (I suggest a hearty sprouted seed bread)
  • 1 medium size Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ~3 TBS Kite Hill Cream Cheese
  • ~¼ tsp Sea Salt (optional)

Toast bread until the top feels somewhat like crust but is not stiff. Remember you want to be able to bite into it without it feeling too crunchy/scratchy!

Next spread the cream cheese until there is a thin layer on both slices of toast. Top with the thinly sliced cucumber and sprinkle with sea salt if using.

I cut these slices into quarters to make them extra kid-friendly.

Almond Butter & Berries

berry toast recipe

For this next toast recipe, my favorite bread is Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin. For bread, it is denser.

You’ll want this so that it holds the toppings without falling apart. There are a couple of variations of this sweet toast recipe.

The toast recipe with jam is another adaptation from GB Community Co-op. Thank you Great Basin Community Co-op for providing deliciousness to our community!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 TBS creamy Almond Butter
  • 4 ripe Strawberries, thinly sliced
  • ~1 ½ tsp shredded Coconut (optional)

After toasting bread, spread a thick layer of the almond butter on both slices. Spread the sliced strawberries among both slices of toast and sprinkle with shredded coconut if using. OR

  • 2 slices bread
  • ~1 ½ TBS Kite Hill Cream Cheese
  • 2 tsp Strawberry Jam
  • ~1 ½ tsp shredded Coconut (optional)

After toasting the bread, spread a thin layer of cream cheese on both slices of toast. Next spread the strawberry jam on both slices.

This should be a little thicker than the cream cheese. Trust me you’ll enjoy the combination. Sprinkle with shredded coconut. I love the second variation of this toast for when strawberries aren’t in season.

The strawberry jam paired with cream cheese brings a sense of comfort food.

Red, White & Blue

Another toast recipe that I enjoy throughout the warm weather days serves as a great appetizer. You can use full sliced bread as the base or a baguette cut and baked into crostini servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices sourdough bread, or 1 baguette divided into multiple servings
  • ½ -1 ripe Avocado, mashed
  • ½ can White Beans
  • 3-4 large Radishes, roughly chopped
  • ~¼ cup Balsamic, this will vary depending on the size and number of servings you make

Toast bread slices. If making this as an appetizer, slice the baguette into ¼” slices, and bake for 5-7 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Spread mashed avocado on toasted bread slices. Top with white beans and chopped radish. Lightly drizzle balsamic vinegar over the top.

Eat immediately, and enjoy!

After-School “Toast”

My last “toast” recipe switches up the base. Some people have a sensitivity to wheat, while others have been diagnosed with celiac disease.

This toast recipe gives everyone an alternative by using rice cakes. This is a favorite of mine and my kids.

It brings a sense of nostalgia to me. I think because I enjoyed this toast recipe as an after school snack when I was a kid.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Brown Rice Cakes
  • 2 TBS creamy Almond Butter
  • 1 TBS dark Chocolate Chips

Top brown rice cakes with creamy almond butter, it should be fairly thick. Evenly distribute dark chocolate chips.

Bite into this crunchy goodness. Beware of crumbs! Test out your above options with rice cakes. They make it more of a snack than a meal. Eat over your plate, as these can turn messy fast!

Have A Favorite Toast Recipe?

These are just my top 5 toast recipes! As mentioned, I love toast! Have a favorite recipe of your own? I’d love for you to share in the comments below.

Lacy Catao

Lacy Catao is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, former paralegal and Army veteran. Motherhood inspires Lacy to share her knowledge of nutrition and optimal wellness, while also providing lifestyle insight as a mother striving to parent with grace and patience. This California native planted her roots in northern Nevada with her husband in 2016. She contributes her love for country living to Idaho, which is where she spent most of her school-age years. Lacy is the mother of three girls and two stubborn Bulldogs.