How to Make Yogurt Toast, The Dessert-Like Breakfast Taking Over TikTok
TikTokers had us at “cheesecake,” so we gave it a try!
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TikTok food trends come and go. But any trending food that prompts a comparison to “cheesecake” and an exclamation that it is “like dessert for brekky but healthy” has our full attention.
Ladies, gentlemen, cheesecake-for-breakfast lovers of all sorts, meet … yogurt toast.
Yogurt toast has captured the imagination of culinary-minded TikTokers, racking up 15.9 million views on the social media site so far. Its doppelgänger, custard toast, has collected an additional 4.7 million views.
So what is it? Well, methods and embellishments differ slightly, depending on which viral TikTok video you consult, but three ingredients are constant: bread, yogurt and egg.
In this popular post, which has garnered 3.8 million views in just over a week, TikToker Mike Martin (@sweatspace) uses a spoon to press a down the soft midsection of a piece of sourdough bread, and then mixes up a fruit-flavored yogurt, an egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract until he achieves a “smooth consistency.” Then he smooths the mixture onto the bread, tops it with berries and bakes it in an air fryer. (Martin notes in an Instagram post that you can also bake it at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes in a conventional oven until it is set and the custard is a “golden color.”)
After removing the toast from the oven, Martin tops it with truffle honey.
“Wow, that’s good,” a voice declares.
In another take on the viral recipe, with 1.1 million views, @maucocinadetoto creates a toast-topping custard with unsweetened Greek yogurt, a pinch of salt and honey, along with the egg — and adds a dusting of powdered sugar after toasting.
Yet another TikToker, @cookingwithayeh, jumps on the trend with two versions — one topped with chocolate chips, another with raspberries. In a video that has been viewed 1.8 million times in only six days, she whisks together Greek yogurt, an egg and a “dash of maple syrup” to make her custard.
Since we had all the ingredients readily at hand, we tried the @cookingwithayeh version, though we admittedly used more than a dash of the maple syrup. Then, because everything’s better with powdered sugar, we added that element from @maucocinadetoto’s version, too, mixing and matching our TikTok-gleaned guidance.
And? Not bad, but not cheesecake.
So … we tried again, swapping in a slice of challah for the whole wheat bread we used the first time – and chocolate chips for blueberries.
This time … yeah, bring on the dessert for breakfast!