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Classic Avocado Toast

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. Using a spoon, scoop out the avocado flesh from its skin, and add it onto the toast. Using a fork, spread it onto the toast until all of the bread is covered. Top with red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and salt to taste. Enjoy!

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? Get creative and let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

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  1. Amy @ Salt and Skillet
    January 2, 2018 at 8:24 pm (7 months ago)

    I absolutely love avocado toast! Such a simple breakfast, lunch, or snack. Plus, I love simple “starter” recipes like this because it provides a clean slate to expand upon! Some of my favorite ways to add protein to avocado toast are by adding an egg (medium to hard boiled, poached, fried, scrambled, you name it!) or tuna! OMG talk about yummmyyyy. I stay full off of those bad boys for hours and don’t even need to think about food until dinner!!

    -Amy @ saltandskillet.com

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      January 2, 2018 at 10:22 pm (7 months ago)

      Yesss love it with a fried egg or with pureed beans too! xoxo

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  2. Kayla Anderson
    January 5, 2018 at 4:24 pm (7 months ago)

    Love this! I add a fresh squeeze of lemon juice as well. So good

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      January 5, 2018 at 7:36 pm (7 months ago)

      Yes, I do that too when not in a crunch for time!

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  3. Michelle
    February 22, 2018 at 1:29 pm (5 months ago)

    I love having this. I end up mixing my cados first with all my seasonings and I like it cold. I put a little bit of crumbled Chorizo or Soyrizo with a little dusting of red pepper flakes and maybe some grated Parm. That’s if I’m feeling good and have some time.

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      February 24, 2018 at 11:26 am (5 months ago)

      that sounds SO SO good!

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