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6 Yummy Toast Ideas To Try

Yummy Toast Flavors to Try – These savory and sweet toast ideas are the perfect way to get creative at breakfast, lunch, or snack. Choose from our lists of toast topping ideas or try one of our 6 favorite combinations. (Gluten-Free + Vegan Options)

Six Slices of Gluten-Free toast with different toppings on a white background.

We’re all craving variety at my house lately. I’m sure some of it is that we’ve been home for 130+ days, but we’re craving things that feel fresh, new, and different, whether that’s rearranging furniture, trying a new movie or show, or switching up our meals.

One easy way we’ve added some novelty to our days is with fresh twists on old favorites. Today, I thought I’d walk you through something SUPER basic, but easy: toast. (Yes, I’m seriously posting about toast.)

Mostly, I wanted to walk you through toast flavors beyond the typical butter or jam that will level up your toast game and turn this simple staple into a satisfying meal.

Let’s get started with some of our favorite sweet and savory toast topping ideas, then I’ll show you six of our favorite toast combinations that’ll totally make your morning…

Six Slices of Gluten-Free toast with different toppings on a white background.

SAVORY TOAST IDEAS + TOPPINGS TO TRY

If you’re a savory person or eating these for lunch or snack, you can mix and match from these savory toast ideas…

  • Hummus (Experiment with different flavors to change things up!)
  • Avocado
  • Cream Cheese or Veggie/Chive Cream Cheese (Vegan is fine! We like Kite Hill or VioLife)
  • Pesto (this one’s dairy-free)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Ricotta Cheese (Kite Hill makes a good vegan one!)
  • Fried, Poached, or Soft-Boiled Eggs
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Fresh Herbs, like cilantro, basil, chives
  • Tomato Slices (or slow-roasted tomatoes)
  • Thinly-sliced cucumber or radishes
  • Sliced Turkey or Ham
  • Salami or Prosciutto
  • Smoked Salmon
Close up view of six Slices of Gluten-Free toast with different toppings on a wire cooling rack

SWEET TOAST IDEAS + TOPPINGS TO TRY 

Or, if you’re craving something sweet, mix and match from some of our favorite sweet toast ideas, like…

Now, in case you need more inspiration, here are six of our favorite toast combinations…

Gluten-Free Toast with Almond Butter, Blueberries, and Honey

1. ALMOND BUTTER + BLUEBERRY

  • Toast (ours is gluten-free)
  • Almond butter
  • Fresh blueberries or raspberries
  • A drizzle of honey, agave, or pure maple syrup

MORE ALMOND BUTTER TOAST IDEAS:

  • Cinnamon-raisin bread (so good with almond butter!)
  • Raspberries
  • Toasted almonds
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar
Gluten-Free Toast with Hummus, Turkey, and Everything Bagel Seasoning

2. HUMMUS + TURKEY

MORE HUMMUS TOAST IDEAS TO TRY:

  • Sliced Avocado
  • Boiled, poached or fried eggs
  • Kalamata olives
  • Thinly sliced cucumbers or radishes
  • Feta cheese (or vegan feta, like Violife)
  • Smoked salmon
  • Sweet hummus (it’s a thing!), such as brownie or snickerdoodle hummus + berries
Gluten-Free Toast with Peanut Butter, Bananas, and Cacao Nibs

3. PEANUT BUTTER + BANANA

  • Toast
  • Peanut Butter (I like natural peanut butter)
  • Sliced bananas
  • Cacao nibs
  • A little drizzle of honey or agave (optional)

MORE PEANUT BUTTER TOAST IDEAS TO TRY:

  • Fresh berries
  • Thinly sliced apples or pears
  • Raisins
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar
Gluten Free Toast with Vegan Nutella and Strawberries

4. CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BUTTER + STRAWBERRIES

MORE CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BUTTER (NUTELLA) TOAST IDEAS:

  • Bananas
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Toasted almonds or nuts
  • Raspberry or strawberry jam
Gluten Free Avocado Toast with Tomatoes, and salt and pepper.

5. AVOCADO TOAST + TOMATO

MORE AVOCADO TOAST IDEAS TO TRY:

  • Fried or Poached Egg
  • Roasted Tomatoes
  • Bacon
  • Hot sauce – like Tabasco, Frank’s Red Hot or Sriracha
  • Flavored Mayo
  • Pesto
  • Smoked salmon
Gluten Free Toast with Dairy-Free Cream Cheese, Peaches, and Honey

6. CREAM CHEESE + PEACHES

  • Toast
  • Cream Cheese (We like Kite Hill or VioLife for vegan/dairy-free options)
  • Sliced peaches or nectarines
  • A drizzle of honey, agave, or maple syrup (or a pinch of cinnamon-sugar)

MORE CREAM CHEESE TOAST IDEAS:

  • Mango, strawberries, or raspberries instead of peaches.
  • Chive or veggie cream cheese + tomatoes
  • Thinly Sliced Cucumbers or radishes + cream cheese
  • Cream cheese + jam
  • Cream cheese + avocado + everything bagel seasoning
Six Slices of Gluten-Free toast with different toppings on a white background.

TIPS + TRICKS FOR THE BEST TOAST

WHAT’S THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE BREAD FOR TOAST? We have lots of favorites, but some gluten-free bread brands we like are Canyon Bakehouse, Trader Joe’s, Three Bakers, and Schar. You could also try making your own, like this Whole Grain Gluten-Free Bread!

MAKING TOAST FOR A CROWD? You can keep the toast warm and keep it from getting soggy by placing it on a wire cooling rack on a baking sheet and putting it in a warm oven on low heat. Then, you can pull all the warm, crispy toast out at once to let everyone top it the way they like.

TURN IT INTO A TOAST BAR! You can turn all these toast ideas into a toast bar by putting out different toast toppings and letting everyone build them the way they like.

SWAP OUT BREAD FOR ONE OF THESE! If you’re avoiding bread or just looking for a change of pace, try swapping out bread for rice cakes or sweet potato “toast” slices.

Close up view of gluten-free toast with almond butter, blueberries, and honey on a cooling rack

DID I MISS ANY OF YOUR FAVORITE TOAST TOPPINGS? SHOUT THEM OUT BELOW!

2 Comments

  1. These could be ideas for any meal or snack of the day. LOVE it. And perfect no-heat options for summer and food in a snap.

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