Almond Butter Toast with Honey & Strawberries

Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries & Honey | A Couple Cooks

Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries & Honey | A Couple Cooks

Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries & Honey | A Couple Cooks

Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries & Honey | A Couple Cooks

Here’s another in the “not really a recipe, more of an idea” category, but honestly, those are my favorite. When I’m stuck in a rut with meals, it’s nice to have a little inspiration even if it’s just to put almond butter on toast. Or tomatoes with spaghetti and fresh basil. Or yogurt with cherries and honey — those easy combinations that are somehow easily forgotten.

This meal is an easy breakfast / snack idea using all local goodies from our local farmer’s market: bread from Amelia’s, almond butter from Pure Good Foods (hi, new friend Rachel!), strawberries from Annabelle’s Garden, and honey from Wildflower Ridge. It’s fun to stretch your imagination to combine local goods together, which is actually how we got into cooking in the first place. When we first began learning about food, we found it was easier to be creative within parameters, the sort of Iron Chef approach of making something with what’s on hand (basil, tomato, zucchini – go!). We hope this simple idea sparks some inspiration for you; we’ve included our friend Ashley’s almond butter recipe below if you’re ready to give it a go yourself.

On a more personal note, it’s almost the middle of summer in the blink of an eye! Next week, we’re headed off to Alaska for a summer vacation with my family. I’m especially excited to see my sister, who lives in Burma, since visits are few and far between when you’re halfway across the world. We’ll be spending most of our time in Juneau and the surrounding area. Let us know if you have any travel tips, and we’d love to know if we have any readers in that part of the country?

Hope you are all well and enjoying your summer–let us know what you’re up to in the comments below. (Seriously, we’d really love to hear from you.) And if you’d like, follow along on our travels / kitchen on Instagram – we love to share life and hear from you over there too!

This recipe is…

This almond butter toast recipe is vegetarian and dairy free. For vegan and plant-based, use maple syrup instead of honey.

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Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries


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Ingredients

  • 1 slice whole grain artisan bread
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (homemadeor purchased)
  • 6 local strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon local honey or maple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. If desired, make the almond butter (use pumpkin spice almond butter and omit the pumpkin spices).
  2. Toast a thick slice of artisan bread.
  3. Hull and thinly slice the strawberries.
  4. When the toast is done, spread liberally with almond butter, drizzle with honey or maple syrup, and top with strawberry slices.

 

 

About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is an acclaimed vegetarian cookbook author and cook based in Indianapolis. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious.

7 Comments

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    Tori@Gringalicious.com
    June 22, 2015 at 6:50 am

    So sweet and yummy! I love snack ideas like this that are perfect for curbing a sweets craving but still super healthy!

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    Erin@WellPlated
    June 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

    This is simple and perfect in every way. Can’t wait to make it for breakfast (or lunch!) this week. Have a great time on vacation too!

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    June 22, 2015 at 10:46 am

    “Be creative within parameters”. I love the way you explain this. I’m doing a cooking workshop series this summer centered around this idea of using formulas to guide our weeknight cooking rather than recipes, and it gets at this same concept of inspiring flexibility, resourcefulness, and creativity in the kitchen. ;-) And by the way, can’t get much better than almond butter toast. Must put strawberries on mine next time! Enjoy your time in Alaska with family!

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    Aysegul
    June 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    What a great breakfast idea. Super simple and doable. And your photography… takes my breath away.
    Have a nice trip to Alaska and have fun!

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    lynsey | lynseylovesfood.com
    June 23, 2015 at 7:30 am

    oh this is beautiful. i love strawberry toast with a touch of thyme and honey. love these “idea” recipes. spark so much creativity. xo

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    REK981
    June 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    As a fellow local I can attest to all the things used. So good!!

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    Pamela
    July 13, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I could eat this every single day. Simple meals are the best! Urgh craving this now, must buy strawberries asap! Also not sure how you guys feel about agave syrup but that works nicely with almond butter. Rice cakes, almond butter and a tiny bit of agave is my go to 3pm snack…try it!

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