Avocado Toast Recipe

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The very best avocado toast is easy to make. It’s totally delicious and super healthy. Aside from cereal and milk, it’s probably one of the easiest and fastest breakfasts you can make too.

I’ve been an avocado toast fan for years now. There’s nothing quite like it. Today’s recipe is a very basic recipe, and I’ll be doing more in a series for different types of avocado toast. So stay tuned for more ideas to come.

A front view of two pieces of avocado toast on a dark wood cutting board.

What Is Avocado Toast?

Avocado toast is toasted bread with smashed avocado on it. And most folks will season the avocado in some way. It’s kind of like spreading jam on toast in the morning; only it’s savory instead of sweet.

Is Avocado Toast Healthy?

It can be, yes. To make it healthy, you must find healthy bread with no added sugars and all whole grains. The avocado itself is perfectly healthy and gives you a good dose of healthy fats, which we all need.

The salt and pepper or any other toppings you care to add are simply for flavor, though some toppings can add to the health benefits of avocado toast.

An up close view of a piece of avocado toast with ground black pepper sprinkled over it.

Is It Okay To Eat Avocado Toast Every Day?

It is, as long as you fit everything into your required daily macros. Meaning, don’t go overboard on calories or fats. Keep everything in healthy proportions, and it’ll be just fine.

What Kind Of Bread Is Best For Avocado Toast?

There are so many breads on the market that it’s hard to make a list. But really, the best bread you can use is the one you will eat. The extra tip I will add here is that you want to be careful with flavored bread. While some flavors will pair well with avocados, some won’t. Like the combination of cinnamon bread and avocado. Ick. Stick to flavor pairings that will suit the avocados.

An overhead view of two pieces of avocado toast laying on a wood cutting board.

How Do You Make Avocado Toast?

  1. First, make sure you choose avocados that are perfectly ripe. Harder avocados will be tough to spread on your toast, and they will be somewhat flavorless. Avocados that are too ripe are too strongly flavored for good avocado toast. You want an avocado that is just right.
  2. Make sure you toast your bread well. It’s not always easy to spread avocado on very soft bread. So toasting it makes this job a lot easier, and it tastes really good as well.
  3. Add salt and pepper. This may seem basic, but it makes all the difference in flavor.

Avocado Toast Seasoning

You can put just about anything you like on avocado toast. My favorite thing is to play around with the spices. Taco seasoning is delicious sprinkled lightly on top, as are fresh cilantro and sometimes fresh parsley.

Two slices of avocado toast on a dark wood surface with two white dishes behind them holding salt and pepper.

How Many Calories In Avocado Toast

The total calories will depend heavily on which bread you use. My nutrition calculator gives a generalized number, so I can tell you on average, and using whole grain bread, this will be around 300 calories for both pieces.

What To Put On Avocado Toast

If you really want to load up on flavor and nutrition, you can load up on veggies and other toppings all you like. Some suggestions are:

  • Add cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Chopped bell peppers
  • Chopped red onions
  • Radishes
  • Drizzle on a bit of extra virgin olive oil over the top.
  • Sprinkle on a pinch of dill
  • Add some bagel seasoning
  • Spread a few bits of chopped bacon over the top.
  • Add a fried egg.
  • Place some cooked salmon on top.
  • Add a little feta cheese
  • Sprinkle on red pepper flakes for some spice.
  • Use a small spoonful of salsa over each piece of toast.
  • Add some fresh basil leaves
  • Drizzle on some balsamic vinegar
  • Add some capers
  • Add some sliced cucumbers
  • Spritz on a bit of lemon juice
An overhead view of all the avocado toast recipe ingredients gathered on a dark wood surface.

About The Ingredients

Whole grain bread – Get the best quality bread you can get that you will actually eat. Try to avoid processed bread and bread that has added sugar.

Avocado – Choose one that is a little soft to the touch but not mushy. You want one that is perfectly ripe.

Salt – I used pink Himalayan salt. But use whatever salt you normally use on your food. Start lightly, and add more if needed to taste.

Ground black pepper – You don’t have to add much to get the flavor. But I have found that a heavier sprinkle tastes really delicious. It’s all about personal choice. Add as much or as little as you like.

How To Make Avocado Toast

Two slices of bread sitting in a white toaster.

Toast your bread well.

Recipe ingredients laying on a dark wood cutting board.

While the bread is toasting, slice your avocado and remove it from the shell.

A fork smashing avocado slices into a slice of toast.

Place your toasted bread on a cutting board or plate and mash ¼ of an avocado onto each slice of toast with a fork. Spread the mashed avocado as evenly across the piece of toast as you can.

Sprinkling salt over the bread.
Sprinkling ground pepper over avocado toast.

Sprinkle each piece of toast with salt and pepper, and enjoy.

Two slices of finished avocado toast laying on a dark wood cutting board.


There should be no need for storage, as this is something you want to eat right away. However, if you are packing it for later, you will want to store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to eat it. It should be eaten the same day it was made for the best flavor and texture.

Recipe Supplies

For this, you’ll need a toaster, a sharp knife, and a cutting board.

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A front view of two pieces of avocado toast on a dark wood cutting board.

Avocado Toast Recipe

A quick and simple breakfast that travels well and tastes great.
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • 1 toaster
  • 1 Sharp knife
  • 1 Cutting board


  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • ½ medium avocado
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  • Toast your bread well.
    Two slices of toast sitting in a white toaster.
  • While the bread is toasting, slice your avocado and remove it from the shell.
    Avocado Toast ingredients laying on a dark wood cutting board.
  • Place your toasted bread on a cutting board or plate and mash ¼ of an avocado onto each slice of toast with a fork. Spread the mashed avocado as evenly across the piece of toast as you can.
    A fork smashing avocado slices into a slice of toast.
  • Sprinkle each piece of toast with salt and pepper, and enjoy.
    Sprinkling ground pepper over avocado toast.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg

original 12/09/10

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I'm Tiffany, a writer for MSN and the AP Newswire, a cookbook author, digital publisher, food lover, and mom. I create healthy, clean eating recipes for everyday living.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Stacy – Welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

  2. Thea Kohlhepp says:

    I have been blog hopping so much today that I am not sure how I came to yours, but I am glad I did!! I have gathered so many wonderful recipes and ideas. I am a HUGE avocado fan, probably one of my most favorite foods. This is going to be my new breakfast addition. Thanks for sharing!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Thea – Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. graciouspantry says:

    Classicalgirl – It’s a great way to enjoy an avocado!

  4. graciouspantry says:

    Sheri – Awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Do you have a recommendation for a brand of good, clean bread?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Elizabeth – The only one I know if is Ezekiel bread by Food For Life. You usually find it in the freezer section at the health food store.

  6. graciouspantry says:

    It’s one of mine too. Good stuff!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Looks great! I’ve been doing something similar, but for lunch, when I can get my hands on a fresh heirloom beefsteak tomato. Toast, tomato, avocado…yum.

  8. I started eating this after reading this on this blog….. I did it with sea salt until I went to whole foods and got the Hawaiian (sp?) Black Sea salt…and I love it! I have it on Ezekiel Bread. That is really the only way I can eat that bread. But with the avocado it is heavenly. I love everything avocado! Thanks!

  9. Try this with tomatoes, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and a tad olive oil, its like having salad on a bread. Filling enough to be considered a meal.

  10. Hi, sounds delish, especially the BREAD part. Ive been eating Paleo for over a year now & bread isn’t part of the plan except for a splurge. Can you tell me what “clean eating bread” is? & where do I get it?

    My avocado breakfast-on-the-go is half an avocado, a hard boiled egg & salsa. Fast,easy& my fav breakfast.

    1. Reg – As with any store bought item, it’s all about the ingredient list. Clean bread would be 100% whole grain with no refined sugars, additives or preservatives. It’s not easy to find. The two brands I know of are Ezekiel breads and the Alvarado Street Bakery brand.

  11. This sounds so delicious! However it is extremely hard to find any kind of ‘clean eating’ bread here in England – Ezekiel bread is can’t be bought anywhere and it’s super expensive online 🙁

    1. Rosie – Have you tried making your own? It’s really not as hard as many people believe and it’s quite delicious as well.

  12. My favourite snack, I usually add some chilli flakes to this as well!

  13. I’m new to eating clean. 🙂 What is CLEAN bread? Thanks in advance.

    1. Donna – No worries! Clean bread would be 100% whole grain bread with all recognizable ingredients. So basically, whole grain flour, yeast, salt, etc. Trader Joe’s has a good sprouted grain bread (“California Protein”). Ezekiel breads (some of them) and the Alvarado Street Bakery brand of breads are also clean.

  14. Stephanie Katz says:

    I LOVE avocado on a toasted piece of Ezekial flax bread with an ounce of raw mild sharp cheddar cheese. Sooo good. I eat if for lunch or dinner. Yum!!!!

  15. I was wondering if hawaiian salt has sulfur.??

    1. Oralia – I’m not sure. I think you would have to contact the manufacturer for that. Sorry, wish I could be more help.

  16. Is Silver Hills (sprouted grain) bread clean?

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