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.
These all look amazing!! Especially the elvis! i will definitely have to try one of these soon :)
I LOVE this!I’ve been killing some GF toast lately. I like mine simple – coconut oil or lavender jelly :)
I love the title! And the recipes!
Ohhh I just bought some GF toast last week too, im so excited to try these recipes!!
The Elvis for me without a doubt!!
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!!
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.
The banana one looks amazing! I love banana on toast already but with those extras, even more yummy.
Yummmm! I’m just about to make breakfast, so this was perfect :)
This is the best! Thanks for sharing :-)
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!
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 =)
Oh. My. Yum! I did the Elvis with French toast last weekend. Soooo good!
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?
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
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!
I’m a big fan of avocado on toast. Now I have to try it with hummus too!
They all look great! What kind/brand of bread do you use?
Wow these look fantastic. Amazing ways to spruce up toast! The Vegan delight followed by the Elvis please ;)
You are a brilliant child. You inspire me.
On the hummus and avocado I finished off with a little coconut bacon. Yummy
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!
Wow, those ALL look amazing! I’ve never realized that you can do much with toast!
What gorgeous photos!!!
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)
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 :)
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!)
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!
Yummy – Could the vegan delight be lunch and the Elvis dessert? Beautiful pics:)
Yummy the The banana one looks amazing for me. Defenatly a good alternative to my oatmeal that I eat every day.
I love a good toast lunch! Thanks for the inspiration!
wow, yum. the almond butter combo sounds fantastic!
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!
Never before has toast seemed so exciting:-) Yum!!
Holy, these looks delicious! I never eat toast, but I think you’ve just inspired me to start.
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.
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
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!
“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.
Toast has been one of my favorite things to make for years! I am constantly trying new additions and these look awesome! Congratulations on your pregnancy too! You are absolutely glowing and look wonderful. I have been reading your blog for years and find you to be such an inspiration. I had my first baby, a little girl on Christmas Day 2013. Baby girls are such a blessing!
Thank you Samantha! Congrats on your baby girl…what a Christmas that must have been! :)
I’ll take the hummus avocado followed by the Elvis please.
Pure perfection! LOVE all 4 ideas, especially The Elvis. I have been meaning to try sunflower seed butter, this is just a sign that I need to pick some up asap!
I’ve been obsessed with toast too lately! What kind of bread do you use?
I think my favorite will always be toast+all natural peanut butter+sliced banana+agave+cinnamon. But I cannot WAIT to try these!!
oh my! Can’t wait to try them!!!!!!!!
not a good post to read before eating breakfast. I’m drooling now.
I am about as pregnant as you right now and Loving toast! My favourite bread is Silver Hills Bakery sprouted grain bread. It has an awesome chewy and crisp texture that goes perfectly with creamy melty natural peanut butter. I’ve been doing tons of pb and strawberry jam but baked beans on toast is a favourite that takes me back to my childhood! My grandma made baked beans every saturday and leftovers on toast is so yummy! Great post :)
You nailed this one!! I am camping this week and now have some awesome new ideas to try and can make these in the woods!! It doesn’t get much better…except for having one in front of me right now ;) thank you!
Ang this post is super awesome! I’ve been GF for 10 years now (I blinked now I’m here..lol..I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that) and I have finally started to appreciate toast again after so many bogus products and recipes. I’m going to tap the Grown Up PB and J immediately!!