Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries

Stuck in a snack or breakfast rut? Try almond butter toast, topped with berries and a drizzle of maple syrup — even homemade almond butter if there’s time!

Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries

When I’m stuck in a rut with meals, it’s nice to have a little inspiration even if it’s just to make almond butter toast and top it with berries and a drizzle of honey. Or to mix ripe chopped tomatoes into spaghetti with fresh chopped basil. Or to make sandwiches with cucumber and dill. They’re those easy flavor combinations that are somehow easily forgotten. Keep reading for our recipe for almond butter toast: which includes our recipe for homemade almond butter!

Related: Easy Breakfast Ideas | Vegan Breakfast Ideas

Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries

How to make almond butter toast

Obviously, how to make almond butter toast is beyond elementary: slather almond butter on toast, right? Voila: almond butter toast! However, we’ve included this as a recipe on our website because sometimes it’s easy to forget the simplest of breakfast and snack ideas! This is a vegan breakfast idea that’s packed with protein. Paired with whole brain bread, it’s everything I crave in the morning: lots of plant based protein, and not too sweet. Basically, it’s my perfect snack!

Now, you can step up your almond butter toast in a few ways. First, make your own almond butter! It’s so, so delicious made at home. Here’s our master recipe for How to Make Almond Butter.

Second, you can make next-level almond butter toast by adding all sorts of fun ingredients for toppings! Here’s a list to get you started: but of course, anything goes!

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Sliced bananas
  • Green apple slices
  • A drizzle of honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup
  • Cacao nibs or chocolate chips
  • Chia seeds
  • Shredded coconut (consider toasting on low heat it in a dry skillet)
  • Bee pollen (we love the confetti look)
  • Chia jams: cherry chai, rhubarb or cranberry
Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries

How to make homemade almond butter

How to make almond butter? It’s actually quite simple, once you get the hang of it. In this recipe, we decided to toast our almonds in the oven to bring out the flavor. We tried it both ways, but found that it was tastier with the almonds toasted. Also, they blend better when they’re warmed up! After you toast the almonds, you throw them into a food processor and blend them for what seems like forever. You’ll see that they go through stages: they’ll be really crumbly at first, and then turn to gooey. Finally, they’ll turn to creamy: the perfect almond butter texture! If you have a food processor, we recommend you give this recipe a try: it’s incredibly delicious and fun to make at home.

Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries

And that’s it!

Though it’s perfectly elementary, it’s still fun to remember the simplicity of a good almond butter toast! While it’s perfect for easy breakfasts and snacks at home, it would be a fun baby shower or brunch idea to have a fancy almond butter toast bar! Provide toppings for your guests and let them get creative.

On a more personal note, we’re headed off to Alaska for a summer vacation with my family. I’m especially excited to see my sister, who lives in Southeast Asia, 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?

UPDATE: We loved Juneau Alaska! Read all about it here.

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Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

Stuck in a snack or breakfast rut? Try almond butter toast, topped with berries and a drizzle of maple syrup — even homemade almond butter if there’s time!


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Ingredients

  • 1 slice whole grain artisan bread
  • 2 tablespoons Homemade Almond Butter or purchased almond butter (we like our friend Rachel’s Revival Almond Butter)
  • 6 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon local honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Other optional toppings: 
    • Blueberries, blackberries
    • Sliced bananas or green apples
    • Cacao nibs or chocolate chips
    • Chia seeds
    • Shredded coconut (consider toasting on low heat it in a dry skillet)
    • Bee pollen (we love the confetti look)
    • Chia jams: cherry chai, rhubarb or cranberry

Instructions

  1. If desired, make the almond butter using our Homemade Almond Butter recipe.
  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. Add additional toppings as necessary.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Toasted
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Almond butter toast, How to make almond butter, Fancy toast, Breakfast Ideas, Vegan Breakfast Ideas

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog 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 recipe 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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    [email protected]
    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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    [email protected]
    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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