I love a bit of toast in the morning.
My favourite toast condiment is definitely smooth peanut butter, spread over piping hot buttered toast and served with a steaming cup of coffee.
But there are so many other delicious toast toppings and they make excellent breakfasts, light meals and snacks.
In this post I’m sharing some of my favourite toast and topping combos which are quick, delicious and sure to satisfy.
Smashed Avocado and Brie on Toasted Grain Bread
When I was a very young adult I used to stay over at my aunt and uncle’s house from time to time.
Before my aunt would head to work her husband would make a tiny plate of breakfast-to-go for her every morning.
It was always a toasted slice of dense grain bread topped with slices of fresh avocado and brie.
I thought it was a very sweet gesture and my aunt was always grateful for it.
In keeping with the tradition I’ve included this combination in my list of favourite toast toppings only in this case I mash the avocado with a little lemon juice, dried onion flakes, salt and pepper.
I spread the avocado mixture on toasted grain bread (I like Burgen Wholegrain and Oats) and lay slices of brie on top.
I then place it under the grill for 1 – 2 minutes until the brie has melted and season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Yum!
Banana, Peanut Butter and Honey on White Toast
This is an odd combination that I actually discovered in a “recipes for kids” pamphlet.
It seemed odd to be combining bananas and peanut butter but after trying it on toast and adding a drizzle of honey, I quickly fell in love with it.
It’s great if you’re looking for something sweet to kick start your morning without having to reach for sugar-heavy jams or chocolate spreads.
Egg Salad and Dill
Egg salad is something I associate with picnics and sandwich fillings but it is equally delicious on toast.
For one serving I hard boil 1 egg and mash it with a teaspoon of mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard and season with salt and pepper.
I lightly spread some butter on some toasted bread or a brioche bun, pile the egg mixture on top and sprinkle it with some dried dill.
Spaghetti or Baked Beans and Cheese
Who could forget this classic combo?
If you’re a Kiwi or Aussie kid you’ve probably had canned spaghetti or baked beans and cheese either in an enclosed toasted sandwich, known as a “toastie” or on a long roll heated under the grill known as a “mousetrap”.
Assembling this dish is as easy as opening a can of spaghetti or baked beans, spooning some onto a long roll split lengthways, topping it with cheese and placing it under the grill until the cheese is melted.
E voila! A quick and delicious way to satisfy the hunger pangs. It’s not fancy but it is easy, quick and comes with all those childhood nostalgic feelings.
Curried Cottage Cheese
This toast topping is something I picked up from my late mother-in-law. I don’t know how or where she came up with it but it’s been a favourite of my husband’s since childhood.
For one serving I combine 1/3 cup cottage cheese with 1/2 tsp curry powder and 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce. I add more or less curry powder depending on how spicy you like it.
My husband enjoys the kick of extra spice so sometimes I add a sprinkling of hot cayenne pepper to the mixture.
I spread the cottage cheese mixture on a slice of sourdough, ciabatta or a Turkish roll split lengthways and toast it under the grill until the cheese is completely heated through and the bread is toasted and crisp.
The uses for toast are so varied and satisfying. These require very little effort for the amount of satisfaction.
There are countless variations to try and too many of them to name here.
It’s my go to snack and light meal for one.