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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Avocado Toast With Honey

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Avocado toast with honey is topped with red pepper flakes for a complimentary sweet and spicy flavor! It’s a super simple way to whip together breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack. In under 10 minutes, you will have a restaurant-quality meal ready to enjoy!

Avocado toast with honey and red chili flakes on a white plate.

I have always loved classic avocado toast for breakfast. If I’m not enjoying a warm bowl of oatmeal, then you will probably find me biting down on a crispy slice of toast topped with creamy avocado. My new favorite way to enjoy this simple recipe is with a drizzle of honey and some spicy red chili flakes.

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While the standard avocado toast is always a winner, there are some amazing flavor combinations that take your average morning breakfast to a whole new level of deliciousness!

This avocado toast with honey and chili flakes is exactly that! Slices of thick sourdough are topped with an avocado mixture that includes sweet honey and a pinch of salt. It’s spread over the bread, sprinkled with chili pepper flakes, and topped with fresh herbs.

Does it get better than that? Healthy, creamy, filling, and quick! You can’t ask for more on a busy morning!

👩‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Wholesome ingredients
  • Restaurant quality flavor
  • Great way to make a healthy breakfast on a busy morning
  • Sweet and spicy
  • Easy recipe
  • Will quickly become your favorite avocado toast recipe with honey!
  • Simple ingredients you can pick up at your local grocery store!
  • Only 5 main ingredients
  • Ready in under 10 minutes!

🥘 Ingredients

Ingredients for avocado toast with honey on a white background.
  • Ripe Avocado: Use a Hass avocado if possible, and make sure it is ripe. If the avocado has a bit of give when you squeeze it, then you know it’s ripe and ready to eat. If it’s too hard it will need more time to ripen. If it’s too soft, then it’s past its prime. Place your avocado in a paper bag with a banana to speed up the ripening process if needed.
  • Honey: Use raw honey if possible. Raw honey is minimally processed and contains more natural pollen and enzymes. You don’t need a lot – a little bit of honey on avocado toast goes a long way. You can also use hot honey for some more spice!
  • Sourdough Bread: A good fresh sourdough bread pairs nicely with avocado and honey. However, feel free to use your favorite bread, such as whole grain bread or a good french bread.
  • Sea Salt And Crushed Red Pepper (Red Chili Flakes): A generous sprinkle of sea salt and red chili flakes adds flavor and depth to this avocado honey toast recipe. You can also use black pepper instead of the crushed red pepper.

📖 Variations

Best Avocado Toast Toppings

  • Spices & Herbs: Try fresh basil, oregano, chili powder, curry powder, turmeric, ginger, or garlic
  • Veggies: Try radishes, lettuces, microgreens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and thinly sliced peppers
  • Fruits, Nuts, Seeds: Try sliced apples, pears, berries, or dried fruit. For nuts – any kind of chopped nut will work. For seeds, try hemp seeds or chia seeds!
  • Protein: Try scrambled eggs or fried eggs, lentils, beans, or cheese.
  • Spreads & Drizzles: Try cream cheese, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup or agave, extra virgin olive oil, hummus, or salsa.

Other Favorite Variations

  • Make It Vegan: Instead of honey, use maple syrup.
  • Make It Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free sliced bread.
  • Add Fiber: Use a whole wheat bread as your base.
  • Avocado Honey Toast With Egg: Top this healthy avocado and honey toast with a runny egg for more protein and flavor.
  • Avocado Honey Toast Without Bread: Toast without bread might sound counterintuitive, but you can make this on a whole wheat pita, on tortillas (and roll it like wrap), on rice cakes, or on crackers!

🔪 Instructions

Warm Bread: Toast slices of bread in the toaster or toaster oven until golden.

Sourdough toast in a toaster with avocado on the side.

Prep Avocado: Cut avocado in half, and remove the pit. Run the knife through the avocado to form small squares, scoop out the flesh, and place it into a bowl.

Sliced and diced avocado in a bowl.

Mash: Using a fork, mash the avocado and season with salt.

Mashed avocado in a small bowl.

Spread: Evenly divide the mashed avocado between the 2 pieces of toast. 

Mashed avocado spread on sourdough bread on a white plate.

Finish: Drizzle honey on top of avocado and sprinkle with chili flakes. Serve topped with optional fresh herbs.

Avocado honey toast with red chili flakes on a white plate.

❓Recipe FAQs

What is avocado toast and why is it so popular?

Avocado toast is simply toast topped with a creamy layer of avocado. The avocado can be sliced or mashed, and topped with whatever additional toppings you desire.

One of the reasons it’s become so popular over the last several years is because it’s a healthy meal, yet the taste and texture make you feel like you’re enjoying an indulgent and decadent recipe. It’s also popular because avocado spread for toast never gets boring – there are numerous variations and you can customize it any way you want!

Is eating avocado toast good for you?

Yes! This avocado honey toast is wholesome breakfast full of healthy fats from the avocado and fiber from the sourdough – both of which help to keep you full and satisfied for longer. Avocados are also rich in vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and folate.

How many pieces of avocado toast should I eat?

Typically, I recommend one slice or one piece of avo toast as a serving. This is because while avo toast is healthy for you, avocados are high in those healthy fats, and high in calories, making them a food to enjoy in moderation each day. One serving of honey avocado toast (using 1 slice of hearty toast and 1/2 an avocado) is what you should stick to each day.

How do you serve honey avocado toast?

This avocado toast with honey pairs nicely with a cup of coffee, tea, or refreshing water. Add some protein to this sweet avocado toast by serving with a side of scrambled eggs, or top with a fried egg, and (if you’re not vegetarian) a side of crispy bacon.

How do you store honey avocado toast?

If you have any extra avocado filling, place it in an airtight container with some fresh lemon juice and store in the refrigerator. The lemon juice helps keep the avocado from browning. Be sure to use the extra avocado within the day as it will brown overnight.

I don’t recommend making this honey and avocado toast and storing it, as the bread will get soggy due to the toppings. Store all of the ingredients separately, and make it right before you intend to serve it!

💭 Expert Tips

  • Squeeze some fresh lemon juice in the avocado mash to help it keep from browning too quickly.
  • Don’t over toast your bread or it will become hard. Toast until just golden brown.
  • Keep your piece of toast from becoming soggy by using a butter knife to spread a thin layer of avocado mash.
  • Take your toast to the next level by adding some shaved cucumber and thin sliced tomato.
  • Use some Everything But the Bagel seasoning to amp up the flavor instead of just sea salt!
Honey avocado toast with chili flakes on a white plate.

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Avocado toast with honey and red chili flakes on a white plate.
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Avocado Toast With Honey And Chili Flakes

Avocado toast with honey is topped with red pepper flakes for a complimentary sweet and spicy flavor! It's a super simple way to whip together breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon snack. In under 10 minutes, you will have a restaurant-quality meal ready to enjoy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp honey
  • pinch salt
  • fresh herbs opitonal

Equipment

Instructions

  • Toast slices of bread in the toaster until golden.
  • Cut the avocado in half, and remove the pit. Run the knife through the avocado to form small squares, scoop out the flesh, and place it into a bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocado and season with salt.
  • Evenly divide the mashed avocado between the 2 slices of toast.
  • Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with chili flakes. Serve topped with optional fresh herbs.

Video

https://youtu.be/IYlf90p3A0E

Notes

  • Squeeze some fresh lemon juice in the avocado mash to help it keep from browning too quickly.
  • Don’t over toast your bread. Toast until golden brown.
  • Keep your bread from becoming soggy by using a butter knife to spread a thin layer of avocado mash.
  • Take your toast to the next level by adding some shaved cucumber and thinly sliced tomato.
  • Use some Everything But the Bagel seasoning to amp up the flavor.
  • Serve with a side of scrambled eggs for added protein.
  • If you have extra avocado mash, place in an airtight container and top with fresh lemon juice. Store in the refrigerator, but enjoy within the day before it browns.
  • Make it vegan by using maple syrup instead of honey, make it gluten free by using gluten free bread. Increase the fiber by using whole wheat or sprouted wheat bread. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice of toast | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g

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8 responses to “Avocado Toast With Honey”

  1. I love trying unexpected combinations of flavour, and having seated avocado toast for breakfast at least once a week for the last 5 years, I was super excited about adding some honey to it. You’re right! It works. With some salt and chilli, it’s just an amazing combination!5 stars

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