Sunday, February 23, 2014

Avocado Breakfast Toasts

It seems silly calling this a recipe. Maybe I should call this "a glimpse into my weekend breakfast." No matter what we call it, just know that these cute little toasts are a perfectly simple and wonderfully tasty breakfast.

I totally love avocados--me and guacamole have a special love language. We get each other. Avocados are tasty whether you enjoy them with breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are smooth and creamy and, let's face it, soooo dreamy. Their soft texture make them the perfect replacement for butter, jelly, or whatever condiment you usually put on your morning toast.

This breakfast doesn't feel like "just toast" though. Oh no. We are upping the toast ante. It starts with a toasty piece of whole wheat or multi-grain bread. This is a no-fuss toasting process...I just popped the bread in my toaster. I happened to have a clove of garlic on hand, so I cut it in half and rubbed the warm toast with the garlic. This is something we should do always. Flavor Nation.

On to our garlicky toast goes a ripe and mashed avocado. Avocado begs for flavor, and we will answer these wishes with a bit of salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. A little spice in the morning will awaken our taste buds and get our day started on the right foot. I love tomatoes with avocado...must be a guacamole I place a few slices right on top of our 'cado mash. To finish off the breakfast thing, a sliced hard boiled egg seemed all too appropriate. For step by step instructions for perfect hard-boiled eggs, see this post.

I may be dwelling on this silly easy breakfast treat, but there are so many great things happening here. This breakfast is fulfilling and packed with flavor, and perhaps even better than that it is healthy for you! Forget the pancakes and the waffles and the cheesy omelettes. These Avocado Breakfast Toasts are your new "not-so-guilty" breakfast pleasure.

Here's what you need for Avocado Breakfast Toasts* (Print Recipe!)

2 slices whole wheat or multi-grain sandwich bread
1 clove garlic, cut in half
1 ripe avocado, mashed
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tomato, sliced
1 hard boiled egg, sliced or chopped

Here's what you do

Toast the bread in a toaster or toaster oven until golden brown. Gently rub the sliced garlic clove onto the two pieces of toast while they are still warm.

Spread the mashed avocado evenly on top of the bread, about half an avocado per slice. Sprinkle the avocado with the salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Place a few slices of tomato onto each piece of toast, followed by a few slices of the hard boiled egg. Enjoy immediately.

*Gas Stove Girl Original Recipe

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