This is one of the base recipes as seen in our Whole Life Meal Plan. You don’t really need a recipe per se for nut butter toast, so think of this as inspiration for what you can do. By following our nut butter toast base recipe, you can take your morning breakfast to the next level!
Must-Know Cooking Skills
None! It’s that easy. 🙂
Culinary Tips for the Best Nut Butter Toast
If you live near a bakery or your local grocery store bakes bread, look for whole grain varieties. Fresh baked bread tastes better and tends not to have added preservatives or other undesirable ingredients.
We suggest natural nut butters for best nutrition. After purchasing natural nut butter and before opening, store it upside down in your pantry, as this will help the separated oil mix back into the nut butter. If still not completely mixed in, give it a stir! Store in the refrigerator once opening to preserve quality and keep the oils mixed together.
If you have raspberries that are starting to get on the mushy side, mash them onto the toast with a fork to create a jam-like consistency.
- Whole Grain Bread: choose from any variety of whole wheat, multi-grain, sprouted, or more. Make sure the first grain ingredient says the word “whole.” It should be the first or second ingredient after water is listed. Sourdough is the next best option.
- Natural Nut Butter: choose your favorite flavor, but stay away from options loaded with sugar. Look for minimal ingredients: nuts and salt. That’s all you need!
- Fresh Fruit: select fruits that pair well with nut butter. For best flavor and nutrition, use in-season fruit. Apples, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, figs, pears, raspberries, and strawberries are all good options. Slice, dice, or mash them depending on the choice. A little dried fruit can also be sprinkled on for more texture variety.
- Liquid Sweetener: use any variety – agave, honey, or maple syrup.
- Spices: use any variety of sweet spices – allspice, apple pie spice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice.
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Remember that this is a base recipe, so the goal is to customize it to your taste!
Add more than one fruit, several spices, or go crazy and add multiple nut butters! The options are endless.
Is Nut Butter Toast Healthy?
Featuring whole grains, plant based nut butter, and fresh fruit, nut butter toast makes for a nutritious and delicious breakfast or snack.
Whole Grain Bread
Whole grains are a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. Fiber is important for digestion, satiety, stable blood sugar, good cholesterol, and healthy gut bacteria. Complex carbohydrates are important for steady energy and focus. (1, 2)
Nuts contain plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy fats. These nutrients help you feel satisfied until your next meal. Choose varieties that don’t contain added sugars or oils.
Refer to our ingredient guide for helpful tips when shopping for nut butter.
Fruit contains fiber, water, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. All of these nutrients help your body fight, prevent, and manage diseases. Aim to include a variety of colors throughout the week.
Nut butter toast can be a meal on its own depending on how much you add to the top, but it is also a great accompaniment to a smoothie. It also makes for a quick and nutritious snack.
Can I store nut butter toast?
Leftovers aren’t the best, as the bread will lose its warmth and crunchy texture. We recommend only making the amount you plan to eat.
Looking for a smoothie recipe to pair with nut butter toast?
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Nut Butter Toast Base Recipe
- 1 slice whole grain bread
- 1-2 Tablespoons nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
- ¼-½ cup diced, sliced, or smashed fruit
- Drizzle liquid sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup)
- Dash spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg)
- Toast whole grain bread in the toaster or use the broil setting on an oven until golden and cooked to YOUR taste.
- Spread nut butter on warm toast.
- Top with diced, sliced, or mashed fruit.
- Optionally, drizzle on some liquid sweetener and/or add a dash of spice. Enjoy!