Avocado Toast

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The best Avocado Toast recipes ever — five different ways to make this nutritious, filling, and tasty breakfast, snack, or lunch! After 5+ years of regularly enjoying Avo Toast, I’ve narrowed down my family’s top favorites and am sharing them all here.

This post breaks down all five recipes with plenty of tips, tricks, and everything you need to know about this popular breakfast recipe. No need to ask Siri for “avocado toast near me” — you can make it exactly how you like it (for a lot cheaper) in the comfort of your own home!

Avocados not quite ripe yet? Try our sweet Breakfast Toast with blueberries, honey, and banana. (It’s a Jamba Juice copycat recipe we can not get enough of at my home!)

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Our Go-To Nutritious Breakfast, Snack, and Lunch

It’s very rare that my kitchen isn’t stocked up with at least one bag of avocados — we add them to practically everything. And if by some miracle they haven’t been used up by the end of the week, they’re sure to make it into a big batch of guacamole or a hearty bowl of avocado salsa!

They are most often mashed and added to the top of toasted bread — a go-to breakfast at my home. But they aren’t limited to just breakfast; we like ’em for lunches, snacks, and even the occasional dinner.

Not only is Avo Toast ridiculously quick and easy to make, but it’s also extremely satiating, very nutritious, and above all, absolutely delectable.

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Looking for more superfood breakfast ideas? Try these popular Overnight Oats, an Açaí Bowl, or a hearty bowl of warm Oatmeal!

Process shots--mash avocado with lemon and seasonings; toast the bread; top the toast with avocado mixture

How To Make Avocado Toast

I’m convinced this breakfast is one of the easiest to make (with the exception of perhaps throwing together this Green Smoothie Recipe or a four-ingredient Blueberry Smoothie!). 

  • In a small bowl, combine half of a ripe avocado with seasonings and lemon juice.
  • Gently mash with the back of a fork until nice and creamy.
  • Spread the mashed avocado on top of a slice of sturdy toasted bread and if desired, drizzle with olive oil.
  • Add any desired toppings and devour!

Overhead image of the breakfast version of Avocado Toast.

What To Put On Avocado Toast

The possibilities are nearly endless, but here are the toppings my family loves:

  • Avocado Toast with lemon: Less is more with this one — it’s a classic! Combine mashed avocado, seasonings, and a squeeze of lemon! I like finishing this option with a drizzle of olive oil and sometimes some red pepper flakes.
  • Topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning: If you’ve tried this seasoning blend, you can probably guess the magic it lends to mashed avocado. This version is just as easy as the original, but the seasoning takes everything up a notch.
  • Avocado Toast with cheese: My personal favorite toast is made by topping the avocado with goat cheese, charred corn, and fresh herbs (basil and chives).
  • Avocado Toast with egg: We like either a sunny-side-up egg or over-easy egg right on top of a slice (or two) of bacon (turkey bacon works too). A touch of fresh chives and this option hits a home run! We also love a good avocado toast with Poached Egg.
  • Caprese Toast: Inspired by our favorite Caprese Salad, we love topping the mashed avocado with ripe halved cherry tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, fresh basil, and a balsamic glaze. Wow, this one is good!

Overhead image of the Everything Bagel Avocado Toast

The Best Bread For Avocado Toast

Any crusty, sturdy, thick-sliced bread works — preferably whole grain for the flavor and health benefits. A well-toasted, hearty slice of bread ensures the base is sturdy and doesn’t get soggy too quickly with the avocado and toppings. But at the end of the day, whatever bread you like or have on hand will work great.

Our favorite bread ever comes from a local bakery. It’s called Hazelnut 12 Grain, made up of oats, wheat, seeds, barley, rye, and more. It’s sturdy, hearty, nutritious, and very tasty. If you have a bakery near you, they’ll likely sell a similar bread you could ask for. 

 You could also always make your own Honey Whole Wheat Bread or try out this White Bread recipe.

Other favorites: Artisan, rye, sourdough, or even English muffins! (We’ve also tried mashed avocado on this homemade Biscuit Recipe, adding bacon and eggs for a tasty breakfast sandwich.)

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Don’t forget to toast the bread or English muffins — this makes a huge difference!

Overhead image of the Caprese Salad version of Avocado Toast

Breakfast Avocado Toast Recipe Tips

  • The best breakfast Avocado Toast recipe starts with fully ripe avocados. A good avocado is a game changer for Avocado Toast. It adds an incredible creamy texture and a superior flavor. You can tell an avocado is ripe by gently pressing it near the stem. If the avocado yields to that gentle pressure, it’s ripe and ready to be mashed up for toast!
  • Enjoy the toast promptly after making it. Toast gets soggy quickly, so don’t spread on the mashed avocado until it’s time to eat. 
  • Don’t ever mash the avocado on the toast — even if you are planning to eat it right away. You’ll end up smashing the toast down, which breaks down the structure of the bread– making it go soggy much quicker. Additionally, you could poke holes or break the bread. 
  • To keep Avocado Toast healthy, use good nutritious bread as the base and use the less-nutritious toppings (like bacon) in moderation.

Overhead image of the Sweet Corn and Herb Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast FAQs

1Is Avocado Toast healthy?

Avocado toast is a great nutritious choice! Avocados contain heart-healthy fats and a good amount of fiber. Paired with whole grain bread and possibly other veggies, you’ve got a satiating and nutrient-packed breakfast/snack.

2Is Avocado Toast bad for weight loss?

Avocados are high in healthy fats as well as fiber. Because they do contain a lot of fat, and quite a few calories as well.

That said, our bodies need a certain amount of good fats in our diets and an average portion of Avocado Toast can help deliver the healthy calories and grams of fat to leave you feeling satiated without overeating. Paired with the fiber, which aids in digestion, appropriate portions of Avocado Toast could be a helpful weight loss aid.*

*While I have my background in Exercise and Wellness (B.S.), all the content in this post is for informational purposes only. Please consult a doctor or dietician for any specific dietary needs/questions.

3How many calories does 1/2 avocado have?

1 serving of avocado (1/5 of an avocado) has 50 calories with 4.5 grams of fat.

1/2 of a medium-sized avocado contains 130 calories and 12 grams of fat.

1 full medium-sized avocado has 250 calories and 23 grams of fat.

As mentioned earlier, avocados vary in size. A medium avocado is considered to weigh 180 grams. Your individual avocado could vary slightly.

4Can you gain weight from Avocado Toast?

Like just about anything you eat, if you go overboard with portions, it can lead to weight gain. Enjoying in moderation is likely the best bet!

5Is avocado a superfood?

An avocado is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available! Ounce for ounce, they are one of the richest sources of potassium, vitamin E, and fiber.

6Is it okay to eat avocados every day?

Since avocados are a significant source of healthy (monounsaturated) fats, they tend to fill you up more, helping you feel more satisfied.

This makes overeating avocados hard to do.

The amount of avocado you do eat will leave you better satiated throughout the day.

Studies have found an increase in protective cholesterol in people who consumed an average of 1 to 3.7 avocados daily.

7How many calories in Avocado Toast?

This will vary widely, depending on the actual size of the avocados being used, the bread being used, and whatever toppings you add. Figuring out the calories is best done by weighing individual ingredients and adding that all together with a nutrition calculator.

Image of the basic Avocado Toast recipe

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Want to ripen an avocado quicker? Add it to a brown paper bag with an apple or banana until ripened (1-3 days). Otherwise, set unripe avocados on the counter until they’ve ripened on their own (check daily). Once the avocados are ripe, place them in the fridge to halt the ripening and use them within the next few days.

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Avocado Toast (5 Ways!)

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The best Avocado Toast recipes ever -- Five different ways to make this nutritious, filling, and tasty breakfast, snack, or lunch. After 5+ years of regularly enjoying Avo Toast, I've narrowed down my family's top favorites and am sharing them all here.
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Avocado Toast (5 Ways!)

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The best Avocado Toast recipes ever -- Five different ways to make this nutritious, filling, and tasty breakfast, snack, or lunch. After 5+ years of regularly enjoying Avo Toast, I've narrowed down my family's top favorites and am sharing them all here.
Course Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, lunch, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword avocado toast, avocado toast recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Toast
Calories 250kcal
Cost $3.12

Ingredients

Base Avocado Toast

  • 1 slice sturdy whole-grain bread, toasted (Note 1)
  • 1/2 small-medium avocado (Note 2)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Fine sea salt and cracked pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • Optional toppings: 1/8 tsp. garlic powder, Maldon sea salt flakes, red pepper flakes

Everything Bagel Toast

Breakfast Avocado Toast

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 slices bacon
  • Optional: thinly sliced fresh chives

Sweet Corn & Herb

  • 1 small ear fresh sweet corn
  • Crumbled goat cheese (or feta)
  • Fresh chives & basil (or just basil)

Caprese

Instructions

  • PREPARE "BASE" AVOCADO TOAST: Toast bread to light golden and firm. Cut avocado in half. Use a spoon to scoop the flesh out of one side and into a small bowl. Add 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, and 1/8 tsp. garlic powder (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste (I add 1/8th up to 1/4th tsp. of each). Gently mash with the back of a fork to desired consistency. Top toasted bread with an even layer of mashed avocado mixture.
  • BASE AVOCADO TOAST FINISHING TOUCHES: Drizzle with 1/2 tsp. olive oil if desired. Sprinkle over any optional toppings if using (red pepper flakes or Maldon sea salt). Enjoy promptly!
  • EVERYTHING BAGEL TOAST: Follow the steps above for preparing the "base" avocado toast (Instruction #1). Drizzle with 1/2 tsp. olive oil if desired and sprinkle to taste with everything bagel seasoning. Enjoy promptly!
  • BREAKFAST AVOCADO TOAST: Start by cooking the bacon. Drain on a paper towel. Then prepare the egg. Cook to sunny-side up, over-easy, over-medium, scrambled, poached, etc. Season the egg lightly with salt/pepper. Follow the steps for preparing "base" avocado toast (Instruction #1). Top toast with bacon (you can crumble or just lay down strips), egg, and optional chives. Enjoy promptly!
  • SWEET CORN AND HERB: Start by preparing the corn. We like to char the corn on an electric stovetop or grill it (or don't cook it at all; raw corn kernels are also delicious!). Follow steps for preparing "base" avocado toast (Instruction #1). Add corn to taste (we add about 1/2 of a small ear per toast), goat cheese to taste, and top with lots of fresh herbs to taste. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, another small sprinkle of salt & pepper over everything, and enjoy promptly!
  • CAPRESE: Follow the steps for preparing "base" avocado toast (Instruction #1). Cut cherry tomatoes in half or quarters and, adding to preference, press in gently to the avocado layer. Add mozzarella peals to preference. Top with basil, to preference, if using. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, another small sprinkle of salt & pepper, and drizzle balsamic glaze over everything. Enjoy promptly!
  • STORAGE: Enjoy the toast promptly after making it -- Avocado Toast does not stand or store well. Toast gets soggy quickly, so don't spread on the mashed avocado until it's time to eat. Don't ever mash the avocado on the toast -- even if you are planning to eat it right away. You'll end up smashing the toast down which breaks down the structure of the bread-- making it get soggy much quicker. Additionally, you could poke holes or break the bread. 
  • LEFTOVER AVOCADO STORAGE: Drizzle some lemon juice or olive oil on the exposed side of the leftover avocado half. Put in a plastic bag, remove any air, and store in the fridge. The next day, use a sharp knife to very thinly slice off the very top of the halved avocado. Underneath should be gorgeously green and ready to enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Bread: Any crusty, sturdy, thick-sliced bread works -- preferably whole grain for the flavor and health benefits. A well-toasted, hearty slice of bread will keep the base sturdy and prevent sogginess with the avocado/toppings. But at the end of the day, whatever bread you like or have on hand will work great.
Note 2: Avocado: Preferably use a Hass avocado! A good, fully-ripe avocado is a game changer for avocado toast. It adds an incredible creamy texture and a superior flavor. You can tell an avocado is ripe by gently pressing it near the stem. If the avocado yields to that gentle pressure, it’s ripe and ready!
Avocado Toast calories will vary widely based on the actual size of the avocados being used, the bread being used, and whatever toppings you opt to add. Figuring out the calories is best done by weighing individual ingredients and adding that all together at the end. We've done our best to estimate general Avocado Toast calories, but please use it as a highly variable benchmark. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.5g | Protein: 5.2g | Fat: 14.3g | Sodium: 218.6mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 2.7g

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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