An Ode To Toast: 4 Easy (But Drool-Worthy) Vegan Combos



Just like smoothies, I make toast just about every day of the week in some form or other. It’s one of my favourite quick and easy lunches or snacks. It’s hard to beat the comforting, warm, and crunchy experience that toast provides in just a few minutes. Plus, the flavour possibilities are endless! I’ve always preferred an open-faced sandwich to the traditional kind because I can load on the toppings as much as I please and if it ever gets out of control I just eat it with a knife and fork. Fancy, right? Since we’ll soon be relying on our toaster quite a bit during our kitchen reno in August, I thought it would be nice to round up some of my favourite toast combos of late – two savoury and two sweet. Be sure to share your favourite toast combos (or dream combos) below!


For my chia seed jam recipe, see this post. Note: You can use any kind of fruit you prefer. Some large fruit pieces (like frozen mango or strawberries) will benefit from a gentle mashing near the middle of cooking.


Cheater’s Maple Baked Beans on Toast

This is a quick, high-protein meal that doesn’t require slow baking the beans for hours. Just 10 minutes on the stove top is all you need!

Serves 2

  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1 (15-ounce) can navy beans, drained and rinsed (or 1.5 cups cooked navy beans)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce (this is the kind I use)
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt (I use 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. In a medium pot or skillet, sauté the onion in the oil for 6-7 minutes over medium heat until soft and translucent.

2. Add the rest of ingredients, stir well to combine, and cook over low-medium heat for another 5 minutes or so. Adjust ingredients to taste if desired.

3. Serve over toast.

Note: The beauty of this recipe is that you can play around with the condiments and adjust them to taste. You might like yours on the sweeter side, tangier, etc. so feel free to use my recipe as a starting point.


I shared this beauty on Instagram the other day and it had a great response which is why I thought a toast round-up might be a nice change of pace! This combo is probably my most made toast ever…I just can’t get enough of it. Tip: I love the Kirkland brand of organic slow-roasted tomatoes found at Costco! They are totally dreamy on toast and in homemade pesto.


You need this one in your life. ‘Nough said.



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Meghan July 10, 2014

These all look amazing!! Especially the elvis! i will definitely have to try one of these soon :)


Erica { } July 10, 2014

I LOVE this!I’ve been killing some GF toast lately. I like mine simple – coconut oil or lavender jelly :)


Nicole Marie Story July 10, 2014

I love the title! And the recipes!


Michelle July 10, 2014

Ohhh I just bought some GF toast last week too, im so excited to try these recipes!!


Jessica Rose July 10, 2014

The Elvis for me without a doubt!!


Millie l Add A Little July 10, 2014

All of these look so amazing! But I am seriously drooling over the vegan delight!! Basically all my favourite things on one piece of toast!!


Eliza July 10, 2014

Toast is definitely a comfort food for me too!

One of my favourite toast toppings has to be leftover roasted vegetables, especially roasted butternut pumpkin or sweet potato.


Elyse July 10, 2014

The banana one looks amazing! I love banana on toast already but with those extras, even more yummy.


Medha July 10, 2014

Yummmm! I’m just about to make breakfast, so this was perfect :)


Brooke July 10, 2014

This is the best! Thanks for sharing :-)


Jill July 10, 2014

I’m a fan of toast too, and will always choose sweet over savory. Almond butter with chocolate chips melted on top is one of my fav treats.
Your ‘Vegan Delight’ looks delicious though!


Laura @ Raise Your Garden July 10, 2014

Ok, so I’ve never thought about toast in the way (in fact, this post deserves a toast or at least a standing ovation.)

I love the Elvis! How cute is that? I mean, can toast be cute and fun, well yours is!

Thanks for making me feel like a kid again =)


Anele @ Success Along the Weigh July 10, 2014

Oh. My. Yum! I did the Elvis with French toast last weekend. Soooo good!


Mallory July 10, 2014

I had toast for the first time in a while this week! With Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut butter and banana – yum!

I looked for the slow roasted tomatoes at Costco after you mentioned your obsession with them, but I couldn’t find ’em! Are they canned? Jarred like sun-dried tomatoes?


Anngelica July 27, 2014

Tried looking for the slow roasted tomatoes at costco but couldn’t find them ToT So i ended up going with the organic oven roasted tomatoes. Hope it turns out well


Maureen August 1, 2014

Just discovered the slow roasted tomatoes at Costco last weekend but they were in the US. Haven’t seen them at our local Costco in Canada. They are in a jar. Have added them to meals almost everyday since we purchased them. Sooo good!


Janel July 10, 2014

I’m a big fan of avocado on toast. Now I have to try it with hummus too!


Jenna July 10, 2014

They all look great! What kind/brand of bread do you use?


Lauren July 10, 2014

Wow these look fantastic. Amazing ways to spruce up toast! The Vegan delight followed by the Elvis please ;)


Markeeta July 10, 2014

You are a brilliant child. You inspire me.

On the hummus and avocado I finished off with a little coconut bacon. Yummy


Christina July 10, 2014

Fry slices of banana in coconut oil and sprinkle orange rind and a pinch of cinnamon. That’s my favorite sweet toast combo. By the way, where did you get that bread? It looks delicious!


Brittany July 10, 2014

Wow, those ALL look amazing! I’ve never realized that you can do much with toast!


Lauren July 10, 2014

What gorgeous photos!!!


Audrey July 10, 2014

Yummy! All of these look delicious! One of my fav. combos is almond butter w/ cherry chia seed jam. (If you’re making homemade, try adding almond extract to you’re jam; it’s amazing)
Almond butter also pairs well with apricot jam. ;)
And cherry jam is awesome with pistachio butter, but obviously that’s harder to find. (I make my own, but I’ve seen it at Whole Foods too)


Ellie @ Homemade Hearts July 10, 2014

Yummy!!! Lots of delicious flavours combinations! Love this post!!! They all look amazing and I can’t wait to try them… especially the Vegan Delight :)


Stephanie July 10, 2014

Waaa amazing! I made my own elvis sarnie for breakfast yesterday in fact, with a combo I like to call the Schmelvis! Banana, Mixed seed butter on one slice of bread and homemade nutella on the other mmmmmmmmmmmm.
I love your pimping up of the traditional avo on toast (today’s lunch choice) I’ll have to steal these ideas for my next lunch!


jenna @ just j.faye July 10, 2014

Yum! All of these look delicious. Sometimes toast is extremely underrated. Also, this might seem silly, but I love how you cut the banana in long strips rather than little rounds!


Catherine @ Chocolate & Vegetables July 10, 2014

Avocado toast is a favorite of mine! If I have it around, I like to smear a little pesto on the bread before piling on the avocado, yum!


Vanessa July 10, 2014

I’m with you! I think my love for toast came about when I started eating Ezekiel. It stays good a lot longer when you freeze it, so I was always popping slices int the toaster! My favorites are obviously banana and nut butter and avocado but I also really like a spread of hummus with some grilled veggies. So good!


neha July 10, 2014

My recent favorites:
toast+almond butter+chopped dark choco(melted)+fresh raspberries! (I dont like bananas, so raspberry works wonders!
toast+your chickpea salad from the cookbook
toast+avocado+evoo+sea salt (my favorite!)


Ruth July 10, 2014

So fun! Toast is not something I think of much (mainly because I never have bread around…), but these are very inspiring. Definitely a good alternative when my oatmeal-every-day gets old!


Lisa July 10, 2014

Yummy – Could the vegan delight be lunch and the Elvis dessert? Beautiful pics:)


Martin July 10, 2014

Yummy the The banana one looks amazing for me. Defenatly a good alternative to my oatmeal that I eat every day.


DessertForTwo July 10, 2014

I love a good toast lunch! Thanks for the inspiration!


Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run July 10, 2014

wow, yum. the almond butter combo sounds fantastic!


Cara July 10, 2014

Yes!! I love toast!! My favorite is white sourdough with Earth Balance and fresh sliced strawberries. I also like tahini, with or without strawberry jam. When I’m being really bad, white pita toasted with Earth Balance and cinnamon sugar (hi, no food value :-) ). I recently had wheat pita toasted with leftover OSG chana masala and mango chutney! But all four of these are definitely being tried … can’t wait!


Kristen @ Vitamin K Girl July 10, 2014

Never before has toast seemed so exciting:-) Yum!!


Grace July 10, 2014

Holy, these looks delicious! I never eat toast, but I think you’ve just inspired me to start.


Carmi July 10, 2014

I’ve had a recent craving for ‘toasty’ crunch in food, so these are great ideas. Working my way through your amazing cookbook, and happy that all of the recipes I have made are a hit with the non vegans in my life too! Thank you.


Lori July 10, 2014

Hahaha, the beans on toast reminded me of my great uncle, he’s from the south and says he doesn’t go a day without eating beans on brown bread – “poor man’s food”. His is probably way less tasty than yours. mmmm, I love me some toast. It’s one of my all time favorite smells. I wish someone made toast scented room spray. seriously


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 10, 2014

These are all beautiful Ange! I was at Costco yesterday but totally forgot to look for those tomatoes. They’ll be on my list for next week! I love smashed avocado on toast, and I’m thinking that with some marinated sliced tempeh bacon and roasted red pepper slices would be amazing!


Michelle July 10, 2014

“The Elvis” looks like my dream! I love the combo of sunflower butter, banana, and chocolate. I usually just eat the 3 together — but if I put them on toast, it’s breakfast, right? :) You sure know how to make toast look fancy.


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