Whether you’re a jam-and-butter kind of person or an avocado toast apologist, it’s easy to take this simple snack from boring breakfast to full-on entree. Here, we rounded up the toast creations that are perfect for a weekend brunch, an indulgent breakfast, or even a take-to-work lunch.
Honey-Lemon Ricotta Toast
Topped with ripe figs and crunchy pistachios, this honey-drizzled toast from Ambitious Kitchen is smooth, creamy, and entirely delectable.
Radish and Goat Cheese Toast
Sweet Paul‘s take on a classic goat cheese spread entails only a small handful of ingredients yet manages to pack in a major punch of flavor.
Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Toast
For a morning meal that pleases adults and kiddos alike, here’s an apple-topped delight from Jar of Lemons that is full of complementary flavors. Tie it all together with a sprinkle of pecans, walnuts, or pistachios.
Fig and Blackberry Toast
Creating a tasty (and pretty!) toast doesn’t require much. Use the cheese spread of your choice and fresh figs for a picture-perfect brunch entrée. Check out Sonja Dahlgren’s Instagram for even more inspiration.
Spicy Hummus Avocado and Feta Toast
Avocado toast is always a winner, but if you want to add more variety to your favorite meal, A Beautiful Plate suggests using microgreens. These baby sprouts offer plenty of nutrients to get you going in the a.m.
Lemon Ricotta Toast
Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Toast
You could buy store-bought jam, or you can make your own berry concoction with a little elbow grease. All you need to do, according to Wry Toast, is simmer the fruit with sugar and water until the berries burst, then mash slightly with a fork. Combine a little cornstarch for thickness and voila—the perfect topping for a sweet toast recipe.
Cucumber Lox Toast
Perfect for morning tea with girlfriends, this toast creation from Cooking Light incorporates Greek yogurt and chives as a base, layered with thinly sliced cucumbers and cold-smoked salmon. Keep this recipe in your arsenal for an easy and refreshing appetizer.
Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Toast
Do as the French do: layer your toast with hazelnut chocolate spread. Jar your delectable homemade Nutella with this recipe from Pastry Affair and use it for future mornings—or indulge in it any time of the day.
Apple Avocado Toast
Here’s an excuse to combine avocado and apples for a one-of-a-kind toast recipe from How Sweet It Is that is bursting with a variety of flavors and textures.
Fruit Loops French Toast
Who says you have to choose between cereal or toast? This brilliant idea from Love and Olive Oil combines both, using thick brioche bread to make French toast, which is then topped with cereal. To make it even more indulgent, pour maple syrup on top and channel Buddy the Elf.
There’s nothing better than a sophisticated meal you can create yourself. The saltiness of the prosciutto and the sweetness of the cantaloupe come together for a tasty recipe from Cooking Light that covers every food group.
Bacon Bruschetta Avocado Toast
Bring all the flavors of breakfast together in one meal with this overflowing toast from the Homebody. Ingredients include diced tomatoes, fresh basil, balsamic vinaigrette, bacon, and avocado.
Originally published April 2017. Updated August 2017.