Breakfast Toast with almond butter, banana slices, and hemp seeds. Bringing protein, fiber, and healthy fats for an easy, healthy, and delicious way to start your day. A quick 5 minute breakfast that everyone has time for!
This is my kids’ go-to breakfast! They love the yummy combination of flavors and that they can make it all by themselves.
If your kids are young, you may need to supervise them using the toaster and slicing the banana. A plastic kid knife can slice through a banana, so start with that if necessary.
Ingredients you need
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Bread ~ Choose a minimally processed whole grain bread with plenty of fiber. Sprouted whole grain or 100% whole wheat are my go-to grocery store options. Or try my easy homemade molasses oatmeal bread, which would be absolutely delicious with these toppings!
I like Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain bread. They also have gluten free and low sodium options.
Pro tip: if you can’t find it the bread aisle, check the freezer section! Your local bakery likely has some healthy whole grain options, as well.
Nut Butter ~ I love almond butter. My kids love peanut butter. Look for a nut butter that is just ground nuts and maybe a bit of salt. There is no need for oils, sugar, or any kind of chemicals in nut butter. I always choose organic for nut butters, especially peanut butter, because they area very heavily sprayed crop.
When you buy natural nut butter, the natural oils will rise to the top and separate. This is normal. Simply stir it all back together and then store in the fridge to keep it from separating again.
Need a nut-free option? Sunflower seed butter is a great choice!
If you’re feeling indulgent, try my healthy cookie butter made from cashews and gingerbread spices!
Bananas ~ Bananas are low in calories and fat. They contain good amounts of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, including potassium and magnesium which are essential for heart health.
The greener the banana, the more resistant starch it contains which will help keep you feeling full longer. It will also have a lower sugar content. Personally, I like a just ripe banana (mostly yellow, maybe a tiny bit of green left, and not many brown spots) for snacking or slicing for toast.
Don’t love bananas? Apples, pears, or fresh berries are all delicious on this nut butter toast, too!
Hemp Seeds ~ I love the crunch they provide. They’re also super nutritious! Hemp seeds are a great source of protein, fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc, vitamin E, B vitamins, and healthy fats. [source]
If you don’t have hemp seeds, you could use raw pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
Extras ~ I often sprinkle some cinnamon on top. If I’m feeling generous, I’ll drizzle a bit of pure maple syrup on it for my kids. Or better yet, some chocolate chips!
How to make the recipe
- Toast the bread to your liking.
2) Spread the nut butter on a slice of toast.
3) Top with sliced bananas.
4) Sprinkle with hemp seeds.
5) Cut in half if you like.
Pro tips and tricks
~ Toast the bread to your liking.
~Need a nut-free option? Sunflower seed butter is a great choice!
~ Don’t like bananas? Try sliced apples, pears, peaches or strawberries.
~ No hemp seeds? Use raw pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
~ Extras: I often sprinkle some cinnamon on top. If I’m feeling generous, I’ll drizzle a bit of pure maple syrup on it for my kids. Or better yet, some chocolate chips!
Toast can definitely be a healthy breakfast option. It all depends on the kind of bread used and what you put on it.
Toast on it’s own, even an incredibly healthy slice, isn’t a complete breakfast. Top it off with your favorite spreads, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds to round out the meal.
In this version, we’ve got almond butter, sliced banana, and hemp seeds. You could also give it a drizzle of pure maple syrup if you want to sweeten it up a bit. Or a few dairy free dark chocolate chips…mmm.
Other combinations to try:
*Avocado Toast with radishes
*Classic peanut butter and jelly
*Hummus and sliced cucumber
*Smashed avocado, sliced tomato, and drizzle of balsamic vinegar
*Refried beans, diced bell peppers, and a spoonful of salsa
*Dairy free cream cheese with shredded carrots and sliced green onions
*Vegan egg salad
*Fresh berries with sweet dairy-free cream cheese
More easy vegan breakfast recipes
- Oat Flour Pancakes
- Almond Butter Smoothie
- Breakfast Cookies
- Baked Oatmeal Muffins
- Creamy No Sugar Added Oatmeal
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Healthy Vegan Breakfast Toast
- 2 slices whole grain or gluten free bread
- 2-3 tablespoons raw creamy almond butter or nut butter of choice
- 1 banana sliced
- 1-2 tablespoons hemp hearts hulled hemp seeds
- Drizzle of pure maple syrup optional
- Toast both slices of bread
- Spread 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of almond butter on each slice of toast.
- Place ½ of the banana slices over the almond butter on each slice of toast.
- Sprinkle ½ to 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts over the banana on each slice.
- Drizzle with a touch of pure maple syrup, if desired.
- Cut each slice of toast in half, if desired.
Nutrition values are calculated using online calculators and are estimates only. Please verify using your own data.
I can’t wait to make this recipe for Breakfast! Simple, easy and healthy. My kind of meal for sure. Thanks!!
Jenn Sebestyen says
If it’s not quick and easy, it won’t happen in this house! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do, Karrie!