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How to Make Your Toast More Exciting

How to Make Your Toast More Exciting

Words Erin Zimmer

I’m a big fan of toast—quick, easy, and so many conceivable toppings. Lately I’ve been especially obsessed with this new motorized toaster (he countdown feature tells you exactly how much time is left, which an impatient toaster like myself can really appreciate!) While avocado toast has been king of the toast world these days, we chatted up our friend/toast-master Josey Baker of the The Mill bakery in San Francisco for some other inspired combos to turn your toast into a satisfying (sweet or savory) meal.


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Almond Butter, Banana, Honey & Sea Salt

A base of butter, no matter what kind of butter, makes everything better. In this case, almond butter is a nutty, protein-packed first layer that naturally jives well with sliced banana on top. Add a sprinkle of sea salt and drizzle of honey for a nice balance of salty and sweet.

Avocado, Kimchi, A Squirt of Sriracha

Kick up your next Avo Toast with a scoop of kimchi for added tang (and yay probiotics!) and a squirt of your favorite hot sauce if your kimchi isn’t already spicy (we chose Sriracha for this one). Oh, and a fried or poached egg on top really wouldn’t hurt.
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Ricotta, Figs, Honey, Pistachios

Ricotta spreads so easily on toast—it’s just asking to be part of the toast party. Slice up some fresh, plump figs and give it all a little swirl of honey on top with chopped ‘stachios for an extra crunch. Talk about a beautiful (and delicious) toast.

Fried Egg, Coconut Oil, Shaved Parmesan, Salt & Pepper

Instead of butter, try spreading some coconut oil atop your toast. Coconut oil is making cameos in all kinds of recipes these days, but it goes really well with the rich yolkiness of a slightly-runny egg. Peel some thin shavings of parmesan along with freshly ground salt and pepper, and you’ll be wondering why it took you this long to put coconut oil on your toast.

Greek Yogurt, Olive Oil, Za’atar

Greek yogurt might already be part of your breakfast routine. But have you ever scooped it on toast? Spread the creaminess around, give it a quick pour of olive oil and a few pinches of the Middle Eastern spice blend za’atar. This spiced toast is perfect for anyone who walks on the savory side of breakfast (and/or for anyone who can’t decide between yogurt or toast).

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Chevre, Peaches, Basil, Black Pepper

This one tastes like a bright peach salad right on your toast. It’s creamy, bright, sweet, tangy, and herby all at the same time, and the cracked black pepper gives it a little extra oomph.

Photos by Mia Reade Baylor

By Erin Zimmer

Erin Zimmer is a freelance writer and photo stylist for OXO. The former managing editor of James Beard award-winning food website Serious Eats, Erin is based in New Orleans, where she loves adventures in her canoe, evenings on the porch, and long bayou walks with her dog Lillie.

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