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.
Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast! Protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and healthy fats are all part of a balanced breakfast. You’ll get them all in this quick and easy breakfast toast recipe that can be made in about 5 minutes!
Is Toast Healthy for Breakfast?
Toast can definitely be a healthy breakfast option. It all depends on the kind of bread used and what you put on it.
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. 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.
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.
What Can You Put on Toast for Breakfast?
You can make breakfast toast out of just about any of your favorite ingredients.
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
The possibilities are endless. What combinations would you make?
Are Bananas Healthy?
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.
If you find yourself with over-ripe spotty brown bananas, do not throw them away! Peel, slice, and freeze them and use them to make this creamy dairy free no-churn ice cream that’s secretly healthy!
This yellow fruit is filling and a great grab-n-go snack you can take anywhere.
Kid-Friendly Breakfast They Can Make Themselves
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.
I often send a version of this breakfast toast in their lunchboxes. I use un-toasted bread and serve it sandwich style instead of open face. If your child’s school doesn’t allow tree nut products, you can sub the almond butter for Sunbutter.
Want more? Check out my roundup of Easy Vegan Breakfast Recipes.
Healthy Vegan Breakfast Toast
This is one of our go-to breakfasts and I hope you love this easy vegan Breakfast Toast as much as we do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. And don’t forget to leave a star rating in the recipe card.
You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it!
- 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 1/2 tablespoons of almond butter on each slice of toast.
- Place 1/2 of the banana slices over the almond butter on each slice of toast.
- Sprinkle 1/2 - 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.
~See the above post for alternate healthy toast toppings.
-Nutrition facts will differ depending on the brand of bread, almond butter, etc. These nutrition facts were calculated using Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread, Trader Joe's Raw Almond Butter (1 tablespoon per slice), and Manitoba Harvest Raw Hemp Hearts (1 tablespoon per slice), and no pure maple syrup.
Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 11g