Simple Healthy Vegan Breakfast Toast that isn’t Boring
When I’m in a big hurry, but I’m hangry—hungry and angry from being hungry— I make toast. Boring! A piece of dry crunchy bread with a smear of nut butter or jam just isn’t the most exciting or satisfying way to begin the day. So what’s a girl/guy to do? Dress up your toast to make it a meal. Yes, make it healthier, tastier, and more filling so it lasts you until your mid-morning snack.
So what are you into? Are you a sweet breakfast lover or a savory kind of person? When it comes to toast it doesn’t matter because you can satisfy either craving. Are you interested?
How to Make a Healthy Breakfast with Toast
First things first, you have to toast your bread. If you want to make sure that your breakfast is as healthy as it can be, then opt for a whole GRAIN bread, not a whole WHEAT bread. Why, you ask? Whole grain bread should be exactly that, full of whole grains and minimally processed. Most whole wheat breads process all of the goodness out of it. So look for those nuts and seeds, read the labels, and choose the most nutritious bread on the shelf. If you only eat gluten-free bread the same goes for you. Don’t choose white bread, go for the texture.
Once your bread is toasted all golden brown and crunchy, it’s time to start layering. Layering is the key to creating a satisfying breakfast/lunch/snack/dinner toast. The first layer should be your protein. If you’re going for savory, I suggest a schmear of black beans, pesto, or hummus. If you have a sweet tooth, go with a nut butter.
Your next layer should be the star of the show. In the case of the three breakfast toasts that I’m sharing with you today, the avocado, apple, and banana get to take a bow.
Finally, add some garnish. The garnish adds the exclamation point to your toast. It should make it pretty, add more nutrients, and finish the symphony of flavors.
Take a look at the following types of healthy vegan breakfast toast recipes that I love to make. They follow the simple rules of starting with whole grain bread, a protein, and layers of nutritious and delicious goodness.
How to Make Peanut Butter and Apple Toast
Honestly, this shouldn’t be called a recipe because it’s so ridiculously easy. Yet, it goes beyond the typical pb&j, so for the sake of semantics, let’s call all of these simple breakfast toast ideas, recipes.
Whole grain toast with peanut butter (you can use any kind of nut butter), fresh sliced apples, and savory cinnamon is so cozy and comforting. I use a chunky natural peanut butter for added texture, then I slice half of an apple and fan it out on top of the peanut butter, and then liberally sprinkle ground cinnamon on top. The crunch of the whole grain toast, the creaminess of the butter, the fresh crisp apples, and the warm and spicy cinnamon make for the most delicious breakfast. One piece of breakfast toast with peanut butter and apple is so satisfying, but if you’re really hungry you can make two pieces of toast and use the entire apple.
How to Make Mexican Avocado Toast
This is my favorite! I love spicy and savory, and this avocado toast revs up my engine and gets me going full speed in the morning. I also love it for lunch or a mid-day snack. To make this spicy avocado toast you’ll want to start with a layer of vegan refried beans. (You can make my recipe and have a batch for the entire week, or if you’re in a big hurry you can use Amy’s, Vegetarian Organic Refried Beans) Put a layer of sliced tomatoes, chopped spinach, avocado, sriracha, and another sprinkle of chopped spinach on top of the beans. This is a high protein, healthy fat, antioxidant, yum filled piece of toast. If you want to take it to go, just put a second piece of toast on top, wrap it, and make it a full sandwich. The same can be done for the other two recipes.
How to Make Banana Chia Chocolate Chip Toast
This recipe is for the kid in you. Who doesn’t like bananas and chocolate? It’s the best. And you’re going to love this healthy breakfast combo. Slice a banana, sprinkle on some chia seeds (they add the protein) and mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Semi Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips brand), and sink your teeth into a sweet treat. It tastes so naughty, but it’s very, very nice.
Note: Feel free to add some nut butter to this recipe for added protein.
So there you have it. Toast doesn’t have to be boring. You can make a healthy and scrumptious breakfast in less than five minutes that will fuel you for the entire morning. Try one of these, or all three of these healthy and simple breakfast toast recipes and seize the day!
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