May 20, 2024

Beyond Avocado Toast: Exciting Recipe Ideas for an Elevated Breakfast

Toast, once the understated sidekick of breakfast, has evolved into a brunch icon, with trendy takes like avocado toast becoming a staple on cafe menus. The beauty of breakfast toast is how easy it is to customize toppings and create a dish that satisfies your cravings. From sweet to savory, citrusy to creamy, here are some tasty toast recipes to elevate your morning meal!

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Toasting bread, a culinary tradition refined over centuries, began in ancient Rome not merely as a breakfast choice but as a means to extend bread’s shelf life. This humble beginning has led toast to become a cornerstone of breakfast tables worldwide, evolving significantly with the introduction of the electric toaster and sliced bread in the early 20th century. 

Today, while avocado toast captures the zeitgeist of trendy brunch menus, the true charm of toast lies in its versatility. From simple butter and jam to hearty toppings like beans or eggs, toast serves as a versatile platform that blends tradition with modern culinary exploration, proving that even the most familiar foods can continue to surprise and satisfy.

Keep reading to explore the variety of toast opportunities. And don’t worry, you’ll still find your avocado toast amongst the mix.

Avocado Toasts Four Ways

There’s more than just one way to enjoy the beloved avocado toast. Originally created in Australia and later discovered by celebrities and food bloggers in California, this delicious morning toast has found many variations and delicious toppings. Foodblogger Gabriele Frankemölle took it upon herself to travel through the U.S. and collect her favorite avocado toast recipes for her cookbook Cook Across America. The result: Avocado Toasts Four Ways. From smoked Alaska Salmon and onion rings to crumbled feta and American Pecans, these four easy ways to upgrade your next avocado toast. 

Pecan, Roasted Blueberry & Ricotta Toast 

If you can’t decide between wanting something savory or sweet, then this toast recipe, created in partnership with U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, will allow you to enjoy both! The base of this delicious toast consists of a generous layer of ricotta cheese and is followed by juicy blueberries. But that’s not all – these blueberries are tossed in a nice mix of  honey, olive oil, thyme, lemon zest and lemon juice for that extra burst of flavor. Last, but absolutely not least, this toast is topped with chopped American Pecans, giving this breakfast a crunchy and nutritious boost. 

Citrus Breakfast Toast

Looking for a new way to enjoy in-season citrus fruits? This simple and delicious breakfast toast is loaded with antioxidants that can help to improve your immunity! Combine your favorite citrus fruit with the naturally sweet tasting California Prunes and nicely arrange on a layer of sunflower butter. Zesty, fruity and creamy is the best way to describe this morning delight! 

Avocado Toast Topped with Grapefruit Slices 

Keep up the citrusy morning toast with Florida Grapefruit. The bold flavors of fresh grapefruits are perfectly balanced with a creamy layer of squashed avocado. For an extra special touch, add a sprinkle of pistachios and enjoy! Want to see what it looks like? Then take a look at the  full recipe video here

Ricotta Toast with Wine-Roasted Grapes 

This dish transforms the humble toast into a luxurious breakfast with its combination of sweet, wine-roasted California Grapes and smooth ricotta cheese atop crispy baguette slices. The roasted grapes, enhanced with a syrupy reduction of their own juices, provide a delightful contrast of flavors, while a sprinkle of lemon zest adds a bright, citrusy note to awaken the palate in the morning.

Pear “Toasts” 

What happens when you have the wacky idea to exchange a slice of pear for the bread? Magic! The first step is to slice a ripe USA pear lengthwise, cutting on either side of the core to create thick planks. Next, get topping! Here are four delicious ideas for topping pear “toasts” at home – from a classic banana and almond nut butter to a more savory mediterranean combination of hummus, feta and olives. Consider this a jumping off point for coming up with your own creative combinations, using whatever variety of pear you have ripening on the counter, and any tasty toppings sitting in your fridge or pantry. The options are practically endless, since pears taste amazing with both sweet and savory flavors.

Full English Breakfast (Baked Beans on Toast) 

If we’re talking about toast, we can’t forget the English breakfast classic – baked beans on toast. USA Pulses, such as haricot beans, are not only delicious, but a great source of protein. Combined with tomato, chili, bacon, and mushroom, these beans are full of flavor. Served on a nice slice of toast and topped with egg, this breakfast toast gives you a satisfying start to the day. 

As we continue to explore and appreciate the diverse world of breakfast toast, it becomes clear that this simple dish offers endless possibilities for creativity and flavor. Whether you’re a culinary novice seeking comfort in the classics or an adventurous eater eager to experiment with bold, innovative toppings, toast provides the perfect canvas. So, go ahead and toast to your heart’s content, discovering new combinations and rekindling your love for this timeless breakfast staple.