This avocado toast recipe is my go-to breakfast! It’s so delicious, easy to make on even the busiest mornings, and it takes only 10 minutes!

Two slices of avocado toast with everything bagel seasoning and pickled red onions

I get asked so often “what do you eat everyday?” and I realise I don’t have a blog post featuring my ultimate go to breakfast: avocado toast. I’ve always thought about posting my favourite avocado toast recipe, but then there was the avo toast craze. It was everywhere and I figured everyone already had a version they liked.

But then I came to the conclusion that there can never be too much avocado toast and there can never be too many avocado recipes on this blog! (If you also love avocado, you’ll enjoy my creamy vegan avocado dressing and smashed chickpea avocado sandwich.)

So this, my friends, is what I usually eat every morning: a protein shake and this avocado toast, which is topped with pickled onions, red pepper flakes, and everything bagel seasoning. 

Two slices of avocado toast on marble board

Why You’ll Love This Avocado Toast Recipe

  • Satisfying. Avocado toast is full of healthy fats and whole grains, provided you use a good bread. (I always use my favourite, Dave’s Killer Bread.)
  • Quick and easy. Avocado toast takes just 10 minutes to whip up! Prep the pickled onions on the weekend and then on weekday mornings, all you’ll have to do is toast the bread and mash the avocado.
  • Savoury and delicious. While I do love fluffy vegan pancakes and , I also love a more savoury breakfast and this avocado toast recipe delivers. That everything bagel seasoning really brings it all together!
ingredients for an avocado toast: bread, pickled onions, avocado halves, everything bagel seasoning and sea salt

Notes on Ingredients

Scroll down to the recipe card to find the ingredient quantities and recipe instructions.

  • Bread – You’ll need 2 slices. A crusty bread like my no-knead bread will work, although I usually like an option with lots of seeds and grains. For a gluten-free option, try my gluten-free sandwich bread.
  • Avocado – Buy a ripe avocado if you plan on making your avocado toast right away, or a firmer avocado if you’re making it later in the week. 
  • Sea salt and black pepper – For seasoning the avocado.
  • Lime – Use fresh lime, which is much more vibrant than bottled lime juice.
  • Pickled onions – Use my pickled onion recipe.
  • Red pepper flakes – I love the kick these give to the avocado toast. Chili crisp is another option to try!
  • Everything bagel seasoning – It gives this avocado toast bagel shop vibes.
seasoned avocado spread on two slices of toast

How to Make Avocado Toast

  • Prepare the bread. Toast two slices of bread until they’re golden brown.
  • Mash the avocado. Pit the avocado and scoop the flesh into a bowl with the lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mash with a fork, as if you’re making guacamole.
  • Assemble. Divide the avocado mixture onto the two slices of toast, then top with the pickled onions, red pepper flakes, and seasoning.

Tips on Making the Best Avocado Toast 

  • Use the right avocado. You want to choose an avocado that is firm with a slight give when you press into it, but not too mushy. 
  • Season your avocado separately. It really does make a difference in the flavour to mix the salt and pepper with the mashed avocado rather than mashing the avocado, spreading it onto the toast, and then seasoning it. 
  • Make it fresh. Don’t try to meal prep this one ahead of time. Avocado toast is best freshly made. Trust me, I literally tested it for you!
  • Don’t skip the toppings. Sure, avocado, sea salt, pepper, and lime are great. But this is your time to shine! The toppings are what really make this breakfast fun, so don’t forget the pickled onions and seasonings, or come up with your own ideas.
Top down shot of avocado toast on a white marble board.

More Topping Ideas

Can I Store Leftovers?

This is not a recipe that stores well. The avocado will start to brown and the bread will get mushy when stored. There’s also not a great way to reheat it.

If for some reason you can’t eat all your avocado toast in one go (doubtful!), my suggestion is to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and pop it in the refrigerator. Eat it cold when you’re ready to finish it.

side angle of avocado toast

More Vegan Breakfast Recipes

Top down shot of avocado toast on a white marble board.

Avocado Toast

This avocado toast recipe is my go-to breakfast! It’s so delicious, easy to make on even the busiest mornings, and it takes only 10 minutes!
4.75 (from 4 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread, I love Dave’s Killer Bread
  • ½ medium avocado (mine weighed 9.7oz with the large pit still inside, 6.1oz with the pit removed and avocado still in skins
  • teaspoon Sea salt
  • teaspoon Black pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • A few slices of pickled onions , recipe here
  • sprinkle of Red pepper flakes
  • optional: a shake of everything bagel seasoning

Instructions 

  • Toast your bread until golden brown.
  • While your bread is toasting, scoop out your avocado from the skin and place it in a bowl. Squeeze in the lime, and sprinkle in the sea salt and black pepper. Using a fork, mash it until it’s to the texture you prefer.
  • Spread the avocado on the toasts evenly.
  • Sprinkle/put on the rest of the topics and enjoy!

Notes

A note about leftovers: Avocado toast does not store well! If you do have leftovers, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Eat it cold when you’re ready to finish it.
Calories: 185kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 305mg, Potassium: 375mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 222IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 1mg

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