Toast is an absolute classic that is a staple in any breakfast for any age. Its versatility means that your options are endless from sweet to savoury and healthy to indulgent, toast can handle it all. This seemingly simple vessel is satisfying with a mere spread of butter melting unctuously across its surface but if you want to get a little more creative, we have 11 very tasty on toast recipes to lift your toast game.
Whether you prefer a basic white bread, a healthier seed or rye toast or maybe even a gluten free option all of these delicious toppings will work just fine. We have provided you with some good options for any diet and toppings that can be easily adapted for vegans if that tickles your fancy. So dust off your toaster and get stuck into some of these …
- On Toast Recipes: 11 Of The Best
- Tasty On Toast Recipes: Summing Up
On Toast Recipes: 11 Of The Best
1. Classic Cheese
Of course we had to start with cheese! Cheese on toast is a family favourite and no list about toast would be complete without it. This can be any cheese (even vegan cheese) that melts well that you can grate liberally over the toast and melt under the grill to crispy perfection. Once the cheese is crispy try sprinkling it with a little smoked paprika and salt to give it a little kick. A sneaky mom trick to make this a little more special is to hide something underneath the cheese like fish paste, ham or Marmite before grilling so you get a little surprise when you bite in.
By far the trendiest toast topping, the purist version of avocado toast consists of just salt, pepper and a healthy squeeze of lemon juice. This is vegan, healthy and since avocado has such a neutral flavour it’s easy to jazz up with some sriracha or even a fried egg to make it more substantial.
Another breakfast staple, eggs can be used on toast in a myriad of ways! A simple fried egg and some ketchup, scrambled with some chopped spring onions and even poached and enrobed in Hollandaise sauce; however, you prefer your eggs they can be eaten on toast! Although not strictly ‘on toast’ your toast can be served alongside a soft-boiled egg and dipped in for a childhood style egg and soldiers for a side helping of nostalgia.
4. Fried Tomatoes, Basil And Feta
This is a nice veggie option that packs a lot of flavour onto one small crispy square. Simply fry your thickly sliced tomatoes in a pan or even grill them in the oven with some balsamic vinegar and dried oregano to add some extra flavour. You can pair the tomatoes with a generous crumbling of feta or goats’ cheese and topped with some fresh basil leaves for some extra herbaceous flavour.
5. Sauteed Mushrooms
Mushrooms and toast are a match made in heaven that is also a relatively healthy veggie option. Slowly sauté your sliced mushrooms in butter with a generous helping of garlic and dried thyme. Once they are nice and soft and browned pile onto the toast finish it off with a squeeze of lemon juice for a little kick.
6. Nut Butter, Banana And Honey
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth this option is for you and its healthy into the bargain! This combo works well with simple peanut butter or any other nut butter like almond, macadamia or brazil nut if you want to mix it up. Cover your toast in a helping of your nut butter, layout slices of banana in neat rows and drizzle with honey. If you want to make this dish vegan, you can substitute the honey with maple syrup.
7. Cream Cheese And Ham
This easy two ingredient topping may seem basic but there is something immensely satisfying about it. You can slather your toast in smooth or chunky cream cheese, season with salt and pepper and cover it in any of your favourite ham options to finish off this tasty combo.
8. Chickpea Mayo
This option is a sneaky vegetarian choice that almost tastes like a tuna mayo somehow! To create the mixture, combine your drained chickpeas with some finely sliced celery, salt and pepper and your favorite mayo. Mash slightly to break up the chickpeas without creating a paste and maintaining that rich texture. To make this vegan all you need to do is substitute the mayo for vegan mayo.
9. Tuna And Cheese Melt
Tuna and cheese are a match made in heaven and this match is perfectly served on some crunchy toast! Mix your drained tuna with some mayo, spread onto your toast and top with an ample grating of cheddar. Leave to crisp under the grill and season with salt and some smoked paprika. If you are using a grill, make sure to not add too much mayo or it may run off your toast!
10. Hummus And Toasted Sunflower Seeds
Hummus is a super delicious dip that you can buy from a shop, but it is also really easy to make at home for a preservative free version. It is tasty on its own but if you want a little extra you can lightly toast some sunflower seeds in a pan with some cayenne pepper and salt and sprinkle it over the top.
11. Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese And Dill
This is definitely a fancy option, but man is it delicious! Yet again we start with a thick slather of cream cheese with some salt and pepper then all you need is a few sprigs of fresh dill and some indulgent slices of smoked salmon. Finish this off with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Tasty On Toast Recipes: Summing Up
And there you have it, 11 great ideas for jazzing up your toast and making your breakfast (lunch, dinner, snacks…) more fun and scrumptious. If this doesn’t show you how versatile the humble toast is I don’t know what will! So why not test your boundaries and try some new toast varieties for your next breakfast?