12 Toast Toppers That Elevate Your Morning Toast

Many people enjoy toast in the morning, and for some folks, that’s all they eat for breakfast. But the same toast day after day can get a little boring, to say the least. So if you need to level up your morning toast, try any one of these fifteen delicious toast toppers for an epic start to your morning. Kids and adults alike will love these tasty options. Make your favorite, spread it on your toast, and enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee.

1. Whipped Maple Butter

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If you like the flavor of real maple, you’ll adore this whipped maple butter. It’s the perfect, sweet, and buttery spread for any type of bread you prefer to toast. It’s creamy, decadent, and sweet and will pair perfectly with your morning cup of coffee.

2. Slow Cooker Apple Butter (Overnight Recipe)

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Love foods that cook overnight? Then you should give this slow cooker overnight apple butter a try. It will ruin you for the store-bought stuff. It’s rich in spices without being overwhelming and gives your toast that delicious edge you’ve been looking for. This will pair well with either tea or coffee in the morning.

3. Pumpkin Cream Cheese

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Pumpkin cream cheese spread is an easy-to-make, delicious spread for your bagel or toast. It can be enjoyed year-round and goes wonderfully with coffee. The cream cheese gives it that lovely tang while still being sweet and delicious, much like cheesecake.

4. Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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If you love Nutella, you have to try making this homemade chocolate hazelnut spread. It’s much healthier, and you get a much larger yield from it than from the store-bought stuff. It’s surprisingly easy to make, too. Just roast the hazelnuts, cool them, and roll them to remove the skins. Then, toss them in a food processor with the remaining ingredients for a delicious start to your morning.

5. Raspberry Butter

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Raspberry butter is amazing stuff. If you love fresh raspberries, you’ll adore this all-natural raspberry butter. It’s a fantastic toast topper that you can also enjoy mixed into plain yogurt to flavor and sweeten it. This will pair well with either coffee or tea and is even delicious spooned over vanilla ice cream.

6. Amish Apple Butter

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If you love old-world flavors, try this Amish apple butter. It’s wonderfully comforting, with just the right balance of spices and sweetness. It has a true homey flavor that makes you feel like you are cozy in your jammies reading the paper on a Saturday morning, instead of trying to rush out the door for work.

7. Texas Roadhouse Butter

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Buckle up, cowboy. This Texas roadhouse butter is about to knock you off your saddle. It’s smooth, creamy, and out of this world with sweet, delicious flavor. It pairs best with a cup of coffee and can be enjoyed on toast or with crackers. You can even put this in a breakfast wrap with a banana and nut butter.

8. Date Butter

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Dates are amazing natural sweeteners, and this date butter has a wonderful date flavor that will spread easily across your morning toast. It’s highly spreadable and pairs well with tea or coffee. It works well on any type of toast or even a plain bagel.

9. Sweet Potato Butter

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Sweet potato lovers will go nuts for this sweet potato butter. It’s a smooth and even spread that seamlessly covers your toast with creamy goodness. It has a classic sweet potato flavor, much like sweet potato casserole without any nuts. You won’t find any marshmallows here either, although you could certainly use this with s’mores for a delicious twist.

10. Cinnamon Almond Butter

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This cinnamon almond butter recipe takes homemade almond butter to a whole new level. It’s great with fruit or crackers and on your morning toast or on a plane bagel. It’s a delicious upgrade from regular almond butter, and you can even enjoy a spoonful here and there for a quick snack.

11. Date Caramel

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Date caramel is amazing stuff. It has the flavor of dates and caramel. It’s a wonderful spread for your morning toast but also goes well with fruit or crackers. This will pair well with either tea or coffee and can even work well spooned over vanilla ice cream.

12. Persimmon Jam

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While persimmons are more of a seasonal fruit, that season is coming up faster than you realize. So when the time comes, grab a bunch and make yourself some persimmon jam. It pairs really well with either tea or coffee and is absolutely delicious spooned over vanilla ice cream.

13. Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

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Strawberry chia seed jam is an easy jam that doesn’t take long to make. You won’t need pectin or the pounds of sugar required for most jams. Here, the chia seeds thicken things up for you. It’s an incredibly healthy option for your morning spread, and it will pair well with either tea or coffee.

14. Instant Pot Blackberry Chia Jam

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If you prefer to let your Instant Pot do all the cooking, this blackberry chia jam is a fantastic option. It takes just minutes to make, and it’s incredibly versatile. It’s great as a spread on toast or a bagel, but you can also add it to smoothies, ice cream, or any other sweet treat you’d like to upgrade a bit.

15. Easy Strawberry Jalapeño Jam

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This easy strawberry jalapeño jam is made without pectin. The spice level is totally adjustable, and while it’s great on your morning toast or bagel, it’s also incredibly good for a charcuterie board. No matter how you serve it, it’s a delicious option that will pair well with the bold flavor of coffee.

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Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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