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 (Click for recipe)
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.
Hi there — Can anyone answer this: I have bags of almond meal, and I don’t have a good blender or FP. When a recipe, such as the nutty herb croutons, calls for 1 cup of almonds ground up, can someone tell me what the equivalent is for almond meal? In other words, does 1 cup almonds ground up = less than 1 cup almond meal or = more than 1 cup almond meal? I’ve been googling and found inconsistent answers! Thanks very much.
I love the toast posts. lunchboxbunch.com had a great post post yesterday too!!
Aaaaaaaaaaand now I am hungry! Toast is so good! I love sunflower seed butter and apple!
They all look so good! I’m interested in trying that maple bean one! Never done that before, and it sounds like a tasty breakfast that’s new but filling. Thanks for this!
It sounds gross but baked beans and peanut butter on toast is to die for!
This is insane!! I never imagined that toast could look so good. Mmm :)
What kind of bread is this/ do you use?
Hi Sarah, It’s from a bakery called Organic Works (GF + Vegan oat, buckwheat, and flax bread) HOpe this helps!
Many thanks! I’m new to being vegan and really trying to change my eating habits. I will check this bakery out! :)
The Grown-Up PB&J and The Elvis just made my morning breakfast list! I always wake up with a sweet tooth so I try to find sweeter things to eat in the morning that aren’t cinnamon buns and syrupy pancakes. Thank you so much for these suggestions! I just found your blog today and so far I’m loving it.
Just tried the elvis…It was amazing!
This is toast heaven! They all look delicious.
I am on such a hugh toast kick these days myself. I definitely am more of the sweet toast than a savoury toast type. Will definitely be trying out the elvis, it looks sooooo good!!
Ohhh I say YES to all of these!!!! Toast is pretty much the best–so versatile, crunchy, and yummy. :D I usually have it with nut butter, banana, chia seeds, and yogurt on top with cinnamon. Or the savory kind–melted cheese, hummus (sometimes deli meat, hehe), avocado, spinach, and SRIRAACHAAAAA
love this! toast is EVERYTHING to me.
These look amazingly delicious! I make my own Ezekiel Bread (vegan recipe) every week and I’m always looking for new toppings. I can’t wait to try, so thank you for sharing. My recipe is on the blog if you’re interested.
So difficult to find in my neck of the woods in France…would you be willing to share your Ezekiel Bread recipe?! I tried it once and found it delicious! Love all four of these toast ideas to accompany the bread! Bonafide raspberry chia jam freak…and the maple bean version with its protein jolt needs to be made!
My favourite sandwich is avocado + tomato sauce, and I LOVE hemp seeds, so I’m sure you made The Vegan Delight just for me ;)
And I think I’m going to try The Elvis with my recently-discovered pumpkin seed spread (yummo) and some of the best raw vegan chocolate in the world (Pana Chocolate).
So much good food to enjoy, thank you. I’m drooling already :D
I LOVE toast! I am so glad to see a blogger who has no fear of bread! In Spain (where I come from) bread is a basic ingredient in most of our meals. I usually like to keep it simple and eat toast with olive oil and salt. I also love to add some natural juicy tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper. Another combination that I love is butter and sugar or white wine and sugar (yes! wine, it is an old tradition and totally reminds me of my grandfather).
Absolutely love this post and the photos are beautiful!!
I’m really sorry if someone already asked this but I can’t bear to read through 121 comments ! In what section of Costco did you find the slow-roasted tomatoes? Refrigerated? Thank you! :)
Love this for a quick, easy lunch. The third time I made it I had no tomatoes so I spread the toast with some tomato paste and it was still great.
Love your ideas and photos! I have a similar idea to your “Grown Up PB and J”…I call it “Sophisticated PB and J”… Just smoosh ripe berries with a fork to act as the jelly. Looks gorg and totally delish! I’m gonna make the “Elvis” ASAP!
I cannot believe you managed to put everything I love into one post: bread/toast, almond butter, avocado, hummus, beans, banana, and chocolate! Even though I had a satisfying meal just a few minutes ago, these pictures make my mouth water.
Especially that Vegan Delight…I might just go to the kitchen and make myself a follow-up meal.
Yummy! making my version of the elvis now by spreading pb, topping with banana, and drizzling with coconut oil + cocoa + maple syrup chocolate because I don’t have sun butter or chocolate (sad day, I know.)
OMG. i will be making these in the very near future. All the combinations looks amazing. I also live in Canada (yahooo for oh canada toast) i live in Barrie, its North of you. I have been reading your blog for about 5 years it was one of the first blogs i came across. I dont post often but i support you and appreciate everything you put into your blog.
absolutely love your blog! Fell in love with it right after reading the about me section. Ive been trying to make the switch and become a vegan for a while now and your blog might just have been the piece of the puzzle i was missing! Completely love the toast ideas as an avid lover of all things carby and delicious! I think the PB & J one is my favorite, cant beat a classic.
Wow i love it, Recipes for toast, a British girls dream, thanks Angela
Hi Angela, I love your blog! What’s your favorite type of bread to use? I usually just buy the healthiest looking whole wheat bread in the grocery store when I’m there.
People think I’m crazy when I tell them that plain toast and margarine is my all-time favourite meal. So adding anything to toast is a bonus. I used to try and balance Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Avocado etc. on the bread while trying to get a bite without it all falling off onto the plate. I decided to chop everything up in a bowl instead and voila, it’s much easier to eat.
1/2 Avocado, Tomato, Red Onion, Cucumber, Banana Pepper Rings, Salt & Pepper
Mash the Avocado and spread onto hot toast. (no marg. needed)
Chop remaining ingredients in a bowl and pile on top. Sprinkle with S & P and enjoy. Yummy……
I’m going to try you Elvis Toast tomorrow morning. :)
What kind of bread do you use that is dairy free?
I just found this website by accident. What great posts, wonderful pictures. You do a fantastic job! Thank you, Amybeth Hurst, Portland, ME
Is that bread vegan? Cause I’m looking for a vegan bread recipe that’ll deliver light and fluffy bread.
Thanks very much for the quick beans recipe! Don’t make them as often as I’d like, can’t wait to try fast yet flavourful ones. Mmmm
I just made the “Baked Beans” and they’re so yummy! Can’t wait to try them on toast.
Thanks so much!
I love the Elvis toast, been eating it for breakfast this week, so good!
What kind of bread are you using that is vegan?
Hi Kim, My current fave bread is GF/vegan bread by Thornbury Bakery in Ontario. It’s available at Organic Garage grocery store locally.
Made the hummus, avocado and tomato toast for the husband today, he loved it! Looking forward to trying it myself soon.
Glad it was a hit! :)