Let’s all make a toast for avocado toast! While you can get totally wild and funky with your toast creations, we thought we’d stick to the basics with this Classic Avocado Toast recipe. It’s our fav for rushed mornings, and makes for a healthy and balanced breakfast.
Hands up if you’re obsessed with avocados like we are?! They’re extremely flexible in the kitchen, and come packed with nutrition. Avocados bring so much flavor and creaminess to whatever you add them to. The high fat content helps to keep you full for hours, making avocado toast an excellent, satisfying snack or meal. When choosing your bread, aim for minimally processed whole grain bread. Going for whole grain gives you more fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and copper than the refined white bread counterpart. It can be tricky choosing a quality whole grain bread, because even those advertised as “whole grain” may come loaded with sugar, corn syrup, icky additives, and other mysterious ingredients. Aim for a short and clear ingredient list when possible!
Choosing avocados can also be a tricky venture, but for different reasons. We all know how heartbreaking it is to have a perfectly perfect avocado go to waste because it over ripened. How do you pick them? Start by giving that baby a little squeeze. If it’s totally mushy or has dents in it, it is probably a bit too ripe. You’ll want the avocado to give slightly when squeezed but also have some firmness. Another tip is to pop off the top stem of the avocado and check out the color underneath. If it is bright green, then you’re good to go. But if it is browning, keep searching.
Let’s get this one going. Toast your bread as desired. Slice the avocado flesh within the skin, and then remove the slices and add onto your toast. Top with red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and salt to taste, and using a fork, mash the avocado onto the toast until all of the bread is covered.
It’s as easy as that. Pop in the toaster and spread that avocado. How do you like to spice up your Classic Avocado Toast? Let us know in the comments below!
PRO TIP: Wanna top with a fried egg? Heat a small skillet with oil, and once the oil is hot, crack your egg in. Cook over high heat, until egg is cooked as desired. Enjoy with your toast!
- 2 slices toast
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Garlic powder, to taste
- Salt, to taste
Toast your bread as desired. Slice the avocado flesh within the skin, and then remove the slices and add onto your toast
Top with red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and salt to taste. Using a fork, mash the avocado onto the toast until all of the bread is covered. Enjoy!