You can’t live with it, you can’t live without it. It goes with literally everything. And is perfection on a plate.
And toasted? We could live on that stuff. What was once a bland snack or side has become its own trendy meal, appearing on restaurant menus across the country, national talk radio, and online media outlets (ahem). At first thought, you might think toasted bread is just a plain old snack, but that plain old snack has become a full on foodie trend. You could say, it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
The fact that you can do just about anything with it is why we love it so much. So we’ve scouted out our top 29 toast recipes to get you started:
1. Fairy Toast: We’ve never seen such pretty toast before. This is not your typical kids fairy bread — white bread with butter and sprinkles. This one features sourdough toast, butter, sweetened condensed milk, bits of marzipan, and a touch of class, perfect for parties or enjoying all to yourself.
2. Cucumber Hummus Toast: Swap those pita chips for toast, cucumber, basil, and dill. Light, refreshing, and flavorful!
3. Strawberry and Ricotta Toast with Basil and Honey: The fresh fruit and herbs screams summer. And the sweet and savory combo is sure to delight your palate.
4. Egg in Toast: There are a plethora of terms for this dish: egg in a hole, egg in a basket, toad in a hole. And some rather strange names like spit in the ocean and gashouse eggs. No matter your preference, one thing is for sure — you will be happy you made this choice.
5. Hagelslag Toast: In the Netherlands and Belgium, hagelslag (aka chocolate sprinkles) are used on bread and butter (similar to fairy bread, above). This is a food tradition we can get behind!
6. Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Toast: Move over bagel! Toast and Lox is the new dish in town.
7. Melon Prosciutto Toast: We don’t know why, but there is something about honeydew melon and prosciutto, that when combined, creates a beautiful explosion of flavors.
8. Cinnamon Toast: We have fond childhood memories of creating these deliciously sweet treats. We say, toss the box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and introduce your kids to the inspiration, the legend, the one and only … Cinnamon Toast.
9. Egg Salad Toast: We love us some old-school egg salad, with a few added herbs and spices. Yes, it’s basically like an open-faced sandwich. And yes, it’s delicious.
10. Grown Up PB&J: Since much of a mom’s diet consists of PB&Js, why not modify — or rather momify — the dish?! This baby has crunchy almond butter, raspberry chia seed jam, and coconut flakes.
11. Butternut Squash and Ricotta Toast: We can picture eating this on a crisp fall day while watching the leaves change colors.
12. Avocado Toast: There will always be a special place in our heart for Avocado Toast. It’s the perfect snack, with some zesty lemon, oil, salt, and pepper. Simple and oh so satisfying.
13: The Elvis: We can get behind any food Elvis himself would approve. His favorite chocolate, banana, and peanut butter trio is always a win.
14. Whipped Feta and Tomato Toast: This whipped feta looks like a dream! And with the tomato and basil, this toast is like a healthy margherita pizza, right?
15. Almond-ella on Toast with Strawberries and Coconut Flakes: Almond butter + chocolate = almond-ella. When spread on toast and topped with strawberries and coconut flakes, well it’s out-of-this-world good!
16. Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Toast with Balsamic Drizzle: To dress up your avocado toast, add some fresh ingredients. This balsamic drizzle brings it all together.
17. Apple Honey Walnut Toast: Get your classic apple and peanut butter flavor but in fancy toast form. Spread your favorite nut butter on toast, add sliced apples and walnuts, and drizzle with honey. Mmm, mmm good!
18. Pop Rocks Toast: Pop Rocks on toast? Who would have thunk?! It’s an unexpected (and pretty to look at) idea for kids parties.
19. Tahini Toast: Tahini = sesame paste. It’s the consistency of peanut butter with a roasted sesame flavor that isn’t so sweet like most nut butters. Add some butter, cinnamon, honey, and salt and you’ve got a delicious new toast creation.
20. Toast and Jam: Though toast and jam is pretty much as basic as you can get (well, other than butter), a nice jam can make all the difference. This homemade Blueberry Lavender Rhubarb is no exception.
21. Tofu Ricotta with Crushed Pistachios: For the dairy-free or vegan toast-lovers, tofu ricotta is calling your name — blend cashews, nutritional yeast, olive oil, and salt in a food processor, and you’re done! Spread on toast and add toppings of your choice.
22. Bear Toast: Your kids can get really creative with food art toast. This bear is just as adorable as it is easy!
23. Fig and Chevre Toast: This is the perfect dinner party appetizer that looks fancy but is actually quite easy. All you need to do is add sliced figs, goat cheese, and a simple balsamic reduction to your toast, and voila!
24. Peanut Butter and Banana Toast with Granola and Honey: Give your go-to peanut butter and banana toast the upgrade it deserves. You will thank us!
25. Toast with Cream Cheese and Jam: Adding a little cream cheese to that toast and jam will make all the difference for your breakfast or midday snack.
26. Rainbow Toast: The kids prepare their food while exercising their creative muscles, yes please!
27. Cookie Toast: Yes, you read that right — cookies on toast. Cookie spread makes this carb-loaded deliciousness possible!
28. Ricotta Toast with Blueberries and Pumpkin Seeds: Bet you’ve never thought about putting blueberries on toast, especially not with pumpkin seeds. Though unique, it’s also a scrumptious flavor combination.
29. Brick Toast: We’ll admit that this giant brick of toast is a little — OK very — over the top. But, sometimes you just need to be glutenous, like after a crazy week. Plus, your kids will LOVE making it, especially this one slathered in condensed milk, filled with ice cream, macaroons, and pirouette cookies, and topped with chocolate syrup. Just know that we’re not responsible for the sugar high following.