This crunchy and creamy peanut butter toast is one of my all-time favorite easy breakfasts. Customize it with everything from fresh fruit to crushed nuts and melted chocolate to make your morning shine!
Why You’ll Love It
If there’s one healthy breakfast recipe that never fails to light up my mornings, it’s a piece of warm, crispy toast generously spread with creamy peanut butter.
It’s a classic that never goes out of fashion and is ready in 5 minutes!
You might be thinking, “Sara, it’s just peanut butter on toast!.”
Yes, you are right. But I have a couple of secrets to share that will upgrade your toast experience and make it much healthier.
So, if you are a peanut butter lover, stick around.
Ingredients You’ll Need: The Base
The key to the ultimate peanut butter toast lies in the quality of ingredients and a few little secrets I’ve stumbled upon over the years.
Secret 1: Use sourdough.
I like using sourdough bread as it gives a much-needed fiber boost. Plus, its natural fermentation makes it friendly to your gut.
It crisps up beautifully, giving you that delightful crunch with each bite.
If you can’t get your hands on this, regular whole grain will work, but real sourdough will give your toast a powerful nutritional boost.
Peanut butter is a powerhouse of nutrition. It’s rich in protein and healthy fats and packed with essential vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
But not all peanut butter are created equal:
- Creamy Peanut Butter: Silky, smooth, and spreads like a dream.
- Crunchy Peanut Butter: Perfect if you love a little texture! Those little peanut bits add a little crunch and a burst of intensified peanut flavor.
- Unsalted Peanut Butter: My go-to. Perfect to watch your sodium intake or if, like me, you prefer a more authentic peanut experience.
Secret 2: Whatever type you choose, always make sure it’s made from 100% peanuts. Opting for cheaper versions with added flavors, sugars, or oils might be tempting, but pure peanut butter tastes superior and much healthier. Check the label, and keep it real and pure!
How to Make Peanut Butter Toast
Step-by-step overview. Full ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below.
Toast the bread: You can crisp up your bread in an oven, on a stovetop grill, or in a toaster until it’s crispy and golden(photo 1).
Slather on the peanut butter: Add a layer of peanut butter to your toast and make sure it’s evenly spread with no gaps (photo 2).
Add your toppings: Pick and choose your favorite toppings and layer or sprinkle them on top of your peanut butter toast! I love using berries, almonds, chia seeds, chocolate chips, and even a drizzle of honey. You can have a look below for my favorite toppings!
Peanut Butter Topping Ideas
Blueberries and Almonds
Throwing crisp blueberries and almonds together with the soft and crunchy sourdough creates a total texture sensation.
Plus, the bright and zingy fruit reminds me of summer!
You can even add some granola to the top if you’re craving even more crunch.
Banana, Hazelnuts and Chocolate Chips
Banana slices, hazelnuts, and chocolate chips lend plenty of texture and sweetness to this super-simple toast.
The squidgy banana works amazingly with the smooth PB and crunchy toast – trust me.
And who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate on everything?
Strawberries, Chia Seeds and Chocolate Chips
Fresh berries, protein-rich (and crunchy!) chia seeds, and chocolate chips?
Now that’s a peanut butter toast variation I can get behind!
The sweetness of the strawberries lifts the slightly bitter chocolate (I love using dark!) for a gorgeous combo of flavors.
Chocolate and Peanuts
If you have the energy to melt chocolate, create a dessert-like slice of peanut butter toast for the ultimate decadent brunch!
Combining peanuts and chocolate makes this taste just like a peanut butter cup.
And if you’re feeling fancy, a spoonful of homemade Nutella can easily replace the melted chocolate!
Other Topping Ideas
- Fruit Toppings: Fruit is central to most variations of peanut butter toast as it adds sweetness and fiber. I love using bananas, berries (think strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries!), or even sliced apples to spice things up.
- Nuts: Slivered almonds are always an excellent choice for crunch. But why not experiment with macadamia nuts, pistachios, or even extra peanuts for a change?
- Seeds: Seeds are usually packed with antioxidants, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. So, they’ll turn your peanut butter toast into a nutritious breakfast! Try flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds for a bit of wholesome crunch.
- Sweet Toppings: There’s no need to sweeten your toast with anything artificial. Aside from fruit, you can pick any variation of chocolate, honey, or maple syrup to add a touch of sweetness.
Other Breakfast Ideas
- Healthy Egg Muffins
- Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- Yogurt Parfaits
- Breakfast Frittata Sandwich
- Energizing Green Smoothie
- Avocado Toast
Other Peanut Butter Recipes
If you try this peanut butter toast recipe, please leave a comment and a rating and let me know how much you liked it!
Peanut Butter Toast
- 1 slice sourdough bread - see note 1
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Toast the sliced bread in a toaster, in an oven, or on a stovetop grill until each slice is crispy and golden.
- Pick your toppings and sprinkle them on top of the peanut butter.
Blueberries and Almonds
- Top the peanut butter toast with blueberries and toasted almond flakes or chopped almonds.
Banana, Hazelnuts and Chocolate Chips
- Top with banana slices, chopped hazelnuts, and chocolate chips.
Strawberries, Chia Seeds, And Chocolate Chips
- Slice the strawberries (or chop them into small cubes), and sprinkle with chia seeds and chocolate chips.
Chocolate And Peanuts
- Put the chocolate into a small, microwave-safe bowl. Heat them in the microwave for two 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval to ensure the chocolate melts smoothly. You can also melt the chocolate using the double boiler method on your stovetop (see note 2).
- Sprinkle with roasted peanuts and some cacao nibs (or chocolate chips).
- Serve Immediately!
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