Making Sweet Or Savory Toast

I love bread. So it’s no surprise that I have two toast recipes: sweet and savory, to satisfy any craving that the tastebuds may have. Personally, I crave a sweet toast in the morning and a savory toast for lunch or dinner. The sweetened toast, piled high with fruits and nut butter, gives me that energy boost I need to tackle my day from the natural sugar in the fruit and satiety in the bread and butter. 

Call me basic, but an avocado toast is so easy and truly hits the spot when I’m craving something savory. When I don’t have avocado in the fridge, I may have hummus and use that instead. You can also just do regular old butter or olive oil if neither of those options is available to you at the moment. Then let it pile high with any of the veggies that you have in your pantry or fridge. I can’t resist a good avocado, tomato, and seared scallion. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. 

The combinations are endless, whatever way your palette’s leaning. It all comes down to what you have in your pantry and fridge and what’s accessible to you at your local grocery store. I have my go-to savory and sweet recipes below, but they merely serve as a canvas. It’s not technically a recipe with a list of ingredients. It lists out the elements of a good toast and gives examples for the savory and sweet versions, respectively.

I encourage you to make substitutions wherever you see fit. Maybe you’re feeling adventurous and want to try a new combination you haven’t had before (dessert hummus, anyone?). Do what feels right. Listen to your body. If, in the end, the flavor profiles you put together don’t turn out as you thought, you’ll know for next time and change it up. Or maybe you just created the first flavor combination that no one has tried yet!

If you try a new combination on toast, I would love to hear about it. Comment below or tag me on Instagram or Twitter!

Classic, avocado, tomato, and feta
Almond butter, papaya, pomegranate, and hemp seeds
Elements of a Toast, Sweet or Savory:
  • The schmear element – avocado, hummus, butter (savory); almond butter, peanut butter (sweet)
  • The main thing on top of the schmear – tomato, egg (savory); papaya, any fruit (sweet)
  • Other accouterments that pair well with the main thing – cheese, herbs (savory); smaller fruits if there’s space (sweet)
  • Seasonings – S+P and hot pepper flakes (for savory), cinnamon (for sweet)

2 responses to “Making Sweet Or Savory Toast”

  1. […] Avocado Toast– Who can say cereal and milk is better than avocado toast? No one because it’s not. This is a versatile food; it can be eaten with eggs, pomegranate, feta cheese, or alone (you can even have pomegranate AND feta on avocado toast). Though if you eat it by itself, you may get hungry after, so I recommend putting something on top of it, or having two slices of avocado toast…whatever you’re feeling.  […]

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