Despite everyone and their mother trying out the gluten-free life at some point or another, toast continues to dominate the trendy breakfast scene. First there was avocado toast, then came unicorn everything… the latest to crop up? Sweet toasts. We like ’em cause they’re super versatile, can be made in just a few minutes, and taste like dessert. Start things off with your favorite whole-wheat or sprouted grain bread, and get toasting.
Apples and cinnamon are one of our go-to combos for oatmeal, so naturally they taste great on toast too. Start with peanut butter (or whatever nut butter you like best), then add sliced apples, cinnamon, pecan halves, a handful of granola, and a drizzle of honey—it’s just the right balance of sweet and nutty.
A banana split for breakfast is every kid’s dream, and this toast recipe comes pretty close to re-creating all the best sundae flavors in an easy to-go breakfast. Mix tart cherry concentrate into Greek yogurt, then spread the mixture onto toast. Add sliced bananas, cacao nibs, crushed pistachios (or your favorite nut), and a drizzle of honey. Is that an ice cream truck we hear?
If you’re a fan of peanut butter toast, try this sweet upgrade—a few extra ingredients go a long way in keeping you full till lunch. Swap out PB for almond butter, then add toasted coconut flakes for crunch, sweet banana slices, flaky salt, and a drizzle of honey.
If the only fig you’ve had is a Fig Newton, no shame, but it’s time to try the real thing. Figs are a majorly underrated fruit, especially for those with a sweet tooth (*raises hand*). For a savory-sweet breakfast, whip together ricotta, lemon juice, and honey, then spread it on your fave crusty bread. Add fig slices, crushed pistachio pieces, and a sprinkle of lemon zest. Fig newbies, you’ll never look back.
Why part ways with your grade-school favorite when you can make it into a healthier breakfast toast? Make your own jam by mashing together blackberries, raspberries, maple syrup, chia seeds, and cold water. Add the chia jam to PB toast and sprinkle with unsweetened coconut flakes and sunflower seeds.
Can’t give up your beloved avocado toast just yet? Us either. Give it a sweet upgrade with sliced strawberries and honey, and round things out with a rich slice of white cheddar. Add a little sea salt and get movin’ with your day.
TBH, we were sold at cookie dough. This genius chickpea-based recipe will have you jumping out of bed in the a.m. Blend the protein-packed beans with peanut butter, agave, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Toast your bread, then add a tablespoon of “dough” on top, plus cacao nibs and a drizzle of peanut butter. #blessed