Banana Is the Solution to Your Avocado Toast Rut

Use sweet — and affordable — banana instead of your typical toppers for a brand-new take on toast.

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Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

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Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

Photo By: Heather Ramsdell

A New Toast in Town

Butter and avocado have some competition in the kitchen. Meet the exuberant banana. Able to play nicely with both savory and sweet, it's the next great toast topper. Read on for a dozen quick and easy ideas for breakfast, snacks and dessert.

 

The Triple B

Spread cream cheese over a slice of toasted banana bread. Add sliced banana, toasted shredded coconut, and top with banana chips.

Banana Breakfast Parfait

Spread your favorite fruit-flavored yogurt over a piece of toasted whole wheat bread and add sliced banana, granola, dried cherries and flaxseed.

Memphis Toast

Spread peanut butter over toasted brioche triangles and top with bacon slices and sliced bananas.

Banana Pomegranate Crostini

Layer sliced banana over Melba toast with a dollop of ricotta. Add pomegranate seeds and a few small mint leaves.

Banana Sushi Toast

Combine 1/2 teaspoon white miso with 1 teaspoon mayo and spread on toasted baguette. Top with sliced bananas, black sesame seeds and pickled ginger.

Sunrise Banana Toast

Spread mascarpone on a piece of toasted challah. Top with sliced banana. Add diced mango, raspberries and toasted sliced almonds. 

Cuban-Style Banana Toast

Spoon some mashed banana on a toasted baguette. Squeeze lime juice over the banana and add drained black beans, chopped jalapeno and chopped cilantro. Top with crushed plantain chips.

Curry Banana Toast

Spread mashed banana on toasted white bread. Toss roasted or sauteed diced sweet potatoes with olive oil and curry powder and spoon over the banana. Top with raisins and chopped salted cashews.

Banana Birthday Toast

Scoop vanilla or your favorite softened ice cream over toasted pound cake and top with sliced bananas and fruit-flavored Os cereal.

Chocolate Banana Toast Supreme

Layer sliced banana on a slice of chocolate babka. Add a large dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle chocolate rice cereal over the top.

Hazelnut Banana S'more

Spread some chocolate-hazelnut spread over a graham cracker half. Top with sliced bananas and large, halved marshmallows. Broil until just toasted.

Banana Split Toast

Top toasted challah bread with sliced banana. Spoon a healthy dollop of marshmallow creme over the top. Stud with pieces of a chopped chocolate-caramel-nut candy bar and chopped peanuts and then drizzle with chocolate syrup. Top with a maraschino cherry.

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