Avocado Breakfast Toast

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As the calendar’s pages turns to summer, our thoughts turn to avocado recipes. This creamy, green treat is a clean eating fruit that feels like an indulgence. But despite its use as a creamy topping or a crave-worthy addition to salads and sandwiches, did you know that avocados contain twice as much potassium as bananas? They’re also rich in fiber and in oleic acid, a fat that helps our digestive tract absorb nutrients and contributes to heart health.

A perfect way of adding avocado to your diet is to enjoy it for breakfast! Instead of slathering boring butter on your toast, give your morning toast a hearty spread of avocado, with a splash of balsamic vinegar, a dash of extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, and a bit of salt and pepper. Don’t have the extra ingredients on hand? All it takes to make avocado sing is a touch of lemon juice and salt. You’ll be adding a nutritional boost to your morning toast, and the healthy fats and fiber in the avocado will make this toast recipe one that keeps you satisfied throughout the morning.

This avocado toast recipe is a fantastic way to start the day! Have any special toppings you’ll add to your avocado toast? Tell us your ideas in the comments!

If you like this recipe, you’ll love our Avocado Breakfast Pizzas! Learn more about this funky fruit in our post, Health Benefits of Avocados.

Avocado Breakfast Toast

Avocado Breakfast Toast

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 tablespoon avocado spread and 1 slice of toast | Calories: 140 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 65 mg | Carbohydrates: 17 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 5 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4 |


  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 slices whole wheat or artisan bread


  1. Combine all ingredients, except toast, in a food processor, and pulse until smooth. Or, use a fork and mash avocado, along with the other ingredients, until smooth.
  2. Toast bread and spread each with approximately one tablespoon avocado spread. Sprinkle with additional red pepper flakes, if desired.
  3. TIP: Serve on burgers, sandwiches, or wraps.

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12 Comments on "Avocado Breakfast Toast"

  1. Bridgette  March 12, 2017

    I love to chunky smash my avocado and then mix it with a tsp fresh lemon juice, sprinkle of salt & hand full of sunflower seeds. Most amazing morning toast spread!

    • Gale Compton  March 12, 2017

      ridgette, YUM! Will definitely give it ry. Thanks for the tip. 🙂

  2. debra  June 24, 2017

    I added red onion crushed garlic clove on the bottom then mashed avacado on the toast put heirloom tomatos on top with salt and pepper oh my gosh heaven.

    • Nichole Furlong  June 24, 2017

      Great tips, Debra! I love adding crushed garlic clove to everything! I bet it would be extra yummy on this toast. I’ll have to give it a try!

  3. Samantha  August 3, 2017

    Really good! I put it on my whole wheat toast and top it with an egg! It’s a perfect combination!

    • Nichole Furlong  August 3, 2017

      Great idea adding an egg, Samantha! I agree, it’s a great combination.

  4. Megan Herald  January 13, 2018

    Drop a pinch of flax seeds in! Delish!

    • Jennifer Hanford  January 14, 2018

      Great tip, Megan – thank you!

  5. lynn  March 12, 2018

    Whole grain toast
    Layer of mashed avocado
    Layer of Hemp hearts
    Layer of sliced hard-boiled egg
    Layer (generous) of Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagle seasoning

    • Nichole Furlong  March 13, 2018

      Sounds yummy, Lynn! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Mary  March 14, 2020

    I’m single, can you keep it in the fridge for 6 days

    • Gale Compton  March 14, 2020

      6 days is too long.I would recommend eating as soon as possible as avocado turns brown quickly.


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