The toast stakes are high these days.
When I’m craving a quick, healthful breakfast, or just need an afternoon snack, this is a go-to. Chocolate Frosted Almond Butter Toast, topped with thin banana coins.
Sometimes I make it on thin, toasted slices of my favorite whole grain bread. And sometimes, I make it on rice cakes, which I also tend to keep on hand. The rice cake version is what you see pictured here.
The best part? It’s the frosting. Which isn’t really frosting. It’s almond butter, yogurt, and cacao powder whipped together into a billowy spread. You can add a bit of sweetener if you like. Or enjoy it unsweetened.
The sky is the limit when it comes to toppings. I like banana, banana chips, a dusting of cacao, hemp seeds, and something feisty. The kick of a pinch of cayenne is nice along with the chocolate and bananas.
You can use your favorite yogurt here. But have a look at the headnotes in the recipe below. The consistency of your chosen yogurt impacts the texture of your "frosting."
Chocolate Frosted Almond Butter Toast with Banana
If you're using a yogurt with regular consistency, you'll use about 1/3 cup. For example, any plain yogurt, or the cashew milk yogurt I've been using. Greek yogurt is much thicker with more structure and body, you can use up to 1 cup of that type of yogurt. You just want your "frosting" to be light, billowy, and spreadable.*
2 tablespoons almond butter or spicy nut butter
2 teaspoons cacao powder, plus more for topping
bit of favorite sweetener (optional)
1/3 cup yogurt, or more*
4 slices whole grain toast, or 4 rice crackers
1 banana, thinly sliced
pinch of salt
additional toppings: hemp seeds, crushed banana chips, cayenne or other feisty spice
In a small bowl combine the almond butter with cacao, sweetener (if using). Add the yogurt, and whisk until uniform in appearance, and frosting-like. Taste and adjust with more sweetener or cacao if needed. Frost each toast with a generous dollop, and top with a few banana slices, bit of salt, and any additional toppings.
Prep time: 5 minutes