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20 Breakfast Toast Ideas (Easy + Healthy!)

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Don’t underestimate the humble slice of toast! Its golden brown and crispy top is the perfect slate for sweet and savory toppings. These 20 delicious and easy breakfast toast ideas are sure to make your morning brighter!

healthy easy breakfast toast ideas - different toasts prepared - top view

There’s nothing I love more than enjoying my morning coffee with a dressed-up slice of toast. I have yet to find a spread, fruit, cheese, or veg that doesn’t taste great on crispy bread. Although my heart sings for sweet breakfast toast, I’ve got plenty of savory options too!

Breakfast toast recipes couldn’t be easier! The busiest mornings call for a slice of toast. Simply throw a slice of bread into the toaster then top with your favorite spread. But don’t stop there, the crunch, sweetness, spice, and flavor are in the toppings!

Here are 20 simple toast recipes that are sure to brighten up your morning.

🍞 Healthy Breakfast Toast Ideas

Here’s why you’ll love these healthy toast ideas!

  • An easy way to eat whole grains and healthy fats
  • Feel free to use your favorite toppings
  • A perfect breakfast for busy mornings
  • The whole family loves breakfast toast
  • Sweet and savory options
  • Easy to customize, make vegan or gluten free
  • An easy addition to meal plans
  • A great start to your day
  • Pack your morning toast with protein

🥘 Ingredients

I love toast, but even more so with these healthy toast toppings! For the main ingredient, choose any variety of bread you like. Whole wheat sandwich bread is a great jumping-off point, but white bread, Texas toast, english muffins, or oatmeal bread are great too. You can elevate any slice of bread right combo of creative toppings!

Breakfast Toast Spreads

  • Hummus
  • Mashed ripe avocado
  • Jam or jelly
  • Creamy peanut butter or nut butter
  • Nutella
  • Cream cheese
  • Ricotta
  • Pesto
  • Chutneys or tapenades (a little goes a long way!)
  • Greek yogurt
  • Sunflower seed butter

Healthy Toast Toppings

  • Fried eggs
  • Banana slices
  • Berries or fresh fruit
  • Chia seeds
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced onion
  • Chopped nuts
  • Sliced cheese
  • Shredded coconut
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Granola
  • Honey
  • Feta cheese
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Fresh figs
  • Sesame seeds
labeled diagram of healthy easy vegetarian and vegan breakfast toast ideas

📖 Variations

My favorite way to make toast is to experiment with what I have on hand.

  • Bread: To keep things interesting, change the type of bread you use! Bagels, brioche, whole grain bread, sliced baguettes, gluten free bread, rye bread or even buckwheat bread are great ideas!
  • Cheese: There’s no need to only stick with cheddar. Swiss, havarti, gouda, and gruyere taste delicious with eggs!
  • Make It Vegan: Choose vegan friendly toppings like avocado, vegan cheese, fresh produce, or make substitutions (e.g. use a tofu scramble instead of eggs on toast) and you’ll have plenty of vegan breakfast toast ideas to choose from!
  • Make It Gluten Free: Just use your favorite gluten free bread and you’re good to go!
  • Nut Butter: The varieties of nut butter are endless! Use them anytime you would add peanut butter.
  • Toppings: Refer to the list above for what to add to the top of your toast, or take a look in your pantry and see what you have on hand!

🔪 Instructions

You can’t go wrong with any of these healthy toast ideas.

1. Toast With Goat Cheese And Berries

Spread fresh goat cheese onto a slice of toast then top with fresh blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries. Add a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of pistachios for sweetness and texture.

goat cheese and berries on toast

2. Mashed Avocado And Poached Egg Toast

This savory breakfast toast is packed with protein and healthy fats! In a small bowl, mash half of a ripe avocado, a teaspoon of lime juice, and a large pinch of salt. Top the smashed avocado toast with a poached egg and enjoy! Bagel seasoning, red pepper flakes, or black pepper are great additions. This is the best avocado toast (my personal favorite avo toast combination!)

avocado egg toast

3. Buttered Toast With Jam/Jelly

Buttered toast with jam is a classic, and for good reason! Be sure your butter is soft and spreadable. Spread toast with butter and then spread strawberry jam on top. This sweet and rich combo will take your toast to the next level!

4. Avocado And Feta Cheese

For this toast, you can either thinly slice the avocado or mash it with lemon juice and salt. Layer or smear the avocado on top of the toast then top with feta cheese crumbles. A fried egg couldn’t hurt either! You can also create a sweet variation of this recipe by making avocado toast with honey and adding the feta crumbles on top!

avocado and feta on an english muffin

5. Cheesy Toast

Place a slice of toast onto a sheet pan and top with a slice of cheddar cheese. Broil for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melty. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and top the toast with sliced apples. Add a drizzle of honey for even more sweetness.

6. Avocado And Alfalfa Sprouts

Top the toast with thinly sliced avocado and alfalfa sprouts. Sprinkle sunflower seeds, kosher salt, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice on the top.

avocado and alfalfa sprouts on toast

7. Cinnamon Sugar Toast

One of my personal favorites, cinnamon sugar toast is a childhood classic! In a small bowl, mix a tablespoon of both butter and sugar with a hefty pinch of cinnamon. Spread on a slice of toast and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, then broil until deep golden brown. Be sure to watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.

8. Eggs On Toast

Any form of cooked eggs taste delightful on toast! Try sunny side up for a delicious runny yolk, or scrambled for a creamy texture!

sunny side up egg on toast

9. Bruschetta Toast With Fresh Mozzarella

Toss diced cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Scoop the mixture onto your toast then drizzle with balsamic vinegar or glaze. You can even dress it up by making bruschetta burrata!

10. Peanut Butter, Banana, And Honey

This classic peanut butter toast is a little piece of heaven. Slather a hefty portion of peanut butter onto your slice of toast, then top with sliced bananas and a large drizzle of honey! If you don’t want the peanut butter to drip all over you, let your toast cool to room temperature first. If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, use nutella or almond butter instead.

peanut butter banana toast - breakfast toast ideas

11. Cream Cheese, Sliced Peaches, Ground Flaxseed, & Cinnamon

Rich and tangy cream cheese pairs well with sweet peaches and cinnamon! You can also use cottage cheese if you don’t have cream cheese. Use any sweet flavor of cream cheese you like, then top with sliced peaches, a little bit of flaxseed, and cinnamon.

12. Nutella And Crushed Nuts

This creamy topping was made for toast! Its sweet and chocolatey flavor is the perfect complement to crushed nuts. Strawberries are another worthy addition!

nutella and crushed hazelnuts on bread

13. Nut Butter And Chocolate Chips Toast

Any nut butter works great! Peanut, cashew, and almond butter are three of my favorites. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top for a protein-rich but indulgent snack!

14. Nutella And Berries/Fruit

Spread a generous portion of Nutella onto a slice of toast and top with fresh blueberries, banana slices, strawberries, or raspberries. Add some crushed nuts for more texture if you like!

nutella banana toast - breakfast toast ideas

15. Hummus, Tomato, And Onion

Hummus is high in fiber and healthy fats. Add it to your toast with sliced tomato and red onion for a flavor-packed savory option!

hummus tomato onion toast

16. Hummus, Tomato, And Olives Toast

Spread your favorite kind of hummus onto a slice of toast and top with sliced tomato and chopped Kalamata olives. Diced cucumber is a great option too!

17. Cream Cheese & Spring Veggies

Slather cream cheese onto your toast and then add shredded carrots, thinly sliced radishes, arugula, garden peas, or spring onions.

mixed veggie salad on bread

18. Cucumber And Hummus Toast

A simple and refreshing combo, cucumber and hummus belong together!

19. Ricotta, Granola, And Berries Breakfast Toast

Ricotta makes a mild yet creamy base for sweet or savory toppings! Granola adds crunch, and berries add natural sweetness! Drizzle honey on top for more of a treat.

ricotta granola and berries on an english muffin

20. French Toast

Whisk together one egg, 1/4 cup of whole milk, and a pinch of cinnamon in a shallow dish. Dip bread into the mixture on both sides then cook in a greased skillet on medium heat until golden brown. Serve with a hefty drizzle of maple syrup!

healthy easy dairy free vegan french toast recipe on a white plate with berries and powdered sugar

❓ Recipe FAQs

What is the best bread to use for toast?

Any type of bread can be used for toast! It just needs to be sliced before toasting, and shouldn’t be too thin so it can hold all of the toppings.

Whole wheat bread, white bread, texas toast, sourdough bread, and english muffins are all great options! If it’s too thick to be toasted in your toaster, you can toast bread in the oven on a baking sheet.

Is toast a good breakfast option?

Yes! Choose a healthier whole grain toast and add fruit, protein and/or veggies for toppings, and you’ve got a healthy breakfast ready to go.

If you go with white bread and sugary toppings, then toast is not a good breakfast option. But all of our breakfast toast ideas are super healthy, since they incorporate protein, whole grains, healthy fats, and fresh produce for a delicious, nutritious and satisfying meal!

Is toasted bread healthy?

It depends on the type of bread you use. Whole-grain bread offers more health benefits than white or processed bread. For a healthy bread loaf, look for bread with only whole grains, a good amount of fiber, and no added sweeteners.

What can I eat instead of toast?

If toast isn’t your thing, vegan protein pancakes, frittatas, fruit smoothies like this mixed berry smoothie, healthy omelette, and oatmeal are delicious and easy breakfast ideas.

💭 Expert Tips

  • Be sure to use a well-toasted slice of bread so the toppings don’t make the bread soggy.
  • Make any of these toasts gluten-free by swapping out the bread with gluten-free bread. If you’re on a strict gluten-free diet, always check ingredients for your topping choices too!
  • Toast is best enjoyed immediately and it’s quick to make. For best results, toast your bread right before you plan to eat it.
  • For toast with a high amount of protein, opt for egg toast, or a vegan tofu scramble on toast.
  • Feel free to get creative with these healthy breakfast toast ideas. If your favorite things aren’t on this list, use them anyway!
healthy easy vegetarian and vegan breakfast toast ideas

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8 responses to “20 Breakfast Toast Ideas (Easy + Healthy!)”

  1. I love a good poached egg on toast but this has reminded me about all the other toppings I love and some I’ve never seen before. Great ideas!5 stars

  2. There are some truly great toast ideas in this post. I am definitely going to level up my breakfast toast game with this.5 stars

  3. so many delicious ideas!!! not sure which one to try first – i think the poached egg but that goat cheese & berries is calling my name! it’s so pretty!!!5 stars

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