How to Make a Toast Bar for the Perfect Brunch

This Toast Bar is a great option to serve at your next brunch to give your guests the gift of option. Using the technique of a taco bar, this toast bar makes for a yummy brunch with various flavor combinations. 

Toast Bar

One of the biggest food crazes in the last couple years has, undoubtedly, been combining different ingredients and consuming them atop a big, crunchy, soft piece of toast.

The “avo toast” trend isn’t going away any time soon, so why not take advantage of it? I recently had an epic avocado toast experience at Chalait in NYC… exhibit A:

I had an avo lot of avocado this weekend and I ain’t mad about it. #bgbcommunity #BGBdoesNYC #BGBtravel

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So, when my girls and I decided to collaborate on a brunch menu, of course I went straight for the toast! The combinations are seriously endless. I narrowed it down to six, and even that was hard.

I’m more of a “breakfasty” brunch person. That means that I always go for breakfast foods when I eat brunch. So basically breakfast. Is anyone else with me on this? No? K.

Well, I tried real hard here to make sure this brunch was brunchy. And I think I did a good job, what with the tomatoes, the goat cheese, the avocado. Go me, right?

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For the bread I used a combination of multi-grain and Italian artisan breads. I find that these are much better than pre-sliced, processed breads you find in the bread aisle. Do me a favor, go straight to your grocery store bakery and purchase some of their house-made artisan bread. The difference is insane. SO MUCH BETTER.

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The crust is so much crunchier, the bread is so much softer. All around a big W.

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So let’s dive into each combination I chose:

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Mascarpone + berries + fresh mint

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Almond butter + banana

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avocado + salt + pepper + lime juice

Toast Bar for the Perfect Brunch

peanut butter + strawberry

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goat cheese + avocado + salt + pepper

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cottage cheese + grape tomato + salt + pepper 

The gang’s all here!

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To set up the ‘toast bar’, simply lay out all of the ingredients on a table like a buffet. Be sure to cut the bread for your guests. You can either toast the bread prior to serving, or offer more of a made-to-order option and toast it as your guests leisure. This type of bread is more likely to stay crunchy after being toasted, however, so no worries if you toast it and leave it there!

A few other topping options:

  • chopped dates
  • hemp seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • chopped nuts
  • granola
  • honey
  • Greek yogurt
  • chia seeds
  • poached or hard-boiled eggs

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Toast Bar

Remember when me and my five foodie friends got together and gave you 6 holiday cookie recipes? And then we brought it back and gave you 6 Valentine’s Day desserts? Well, we’re back. And like the title says, I’ve got five more mouthwatering brunch menu items for ya. You’re about to have an epic buffet, friends.

Strawberry Poppyseed Muffins

Strawberry Poppyseed Muffins by The Almond Eater

Strawberry Poppyseed Muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast! Made with fresh strawberries and drizzled with honey, they’re sure to be a hit at any brunch.

Stovetop Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Pepper Cashew Dressing

Stovetop Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Pepper Cashew Dressing by Fit Mitten Kitchen

These Stovetop Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Pepper Cashew Dressing are an easy, flavorful side dish to add to your brunch menu. The homemade, vegan-friendly dressing takes these brussels sprouts to a whole new level!

Cherry Ginger Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

Cherry Ginger Vanilla Smoothie Bowl by In It for the Long Run

This cherry ginger vanilla smoothie bowl is beautifully balanced with sweet juicy cherries and spicy ginger. But we all know the best part of a smoothie bowl are the toppings.

PB&J Stuffed French Toast Skewers

PB&J-Stuffed French Toast Skewers by rachLmansfield

The best of both worlds with peanut butter and french toast combined into one delicious dairy-free dish.

Mini Fruit Tarts

No-Bake Mini Fruit Tarts by The Balanced Berry

These mini fruit tarts are the perfect brunch treat. They’re incredibly easy to make, lightly sweet and are vegan-friendly!

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  1. says

    Goat cheese+avocado needs to happen in my life ASAP. Obviously obsessed with the concept of a toast bar and my friend was actually telling me there’s a restaurant in columbus that’s basically a toast bar and now I feel like I need to go.

  2. says

    Ugh, I just love toast so much and all of these versions look so good. I’m thinking the mascarpone and berries version is especially speaking to my soul. I definitely need to get my hands on some artisan bread!


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