On Toast: White Bread



Thank you for humoring my love for toasted bread this week.  Thank you for understanding my love of melty, spicy bagels and smashed avocado on baguettes.

We can cream butter and sugar into cakes and cookies until the cows come home (not literally), but sometimes it’s just nice to celebrate something simple.  Sometimes we just need an excuse to buy a jar of chocolate hazelnut spread.  I hope that this week has inspired your toasted bread adventures, and I hope this weekend finds you with ample amounts of soft butter, cinnamon, and sugar.

I love you (and toast) most sincerely.



I was positively OBSESSED with white bread as a child.  All of my bread growing up was seeded and whole wheated and I marveled at the white bread sandwiches in my friends’ school lunches.  Oh man.

These days I enjoy white bread in the form of spelt bread.  I love LOVE Rudi’s Organic Spelt Bread (thanks from a tip from my friend, Andrea).  It toasts up so fluffy crisp.  Dreams come true!


Today’s bread toppings include peanut butter, honey and bananas in symphony.   There’s also chocolate hazelnut spread and rainbow jimmies in unison.  French Toast is totally just warm, soggy, soaked toast… and we love it all the same.  Granulated sugar is also 100% allowed on buttered bread, as long as its accompanied by ground cinnamon.

So much.  So good.  Let’s do this!

on toast: white bread

Your five-year-old-self is about the freak out.  Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and Rainbow Jimmie Sandwich.  It’s breakfast/snack time/I-can’t-even-deal-right-now toast.  It’s the party animal of the toast kingdom.

on toast: white bread

This classic Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey combination is child-like and sophisticated.

I imagine it’s the sort of toast that Kate Spade eats every morning before she goes into work to make really cute shoes.  (I know that’s totally not real).

on toast: white bread

Cinnamon Sugar Toast might be the king of all toasts.  It’s simplicity versus deliciousness is mind-boggling.

This might actually reign as the best thing I have ever eaten… ever.

on toast: white bread

Enjoying one slice of French Toast, properly soaked and properly grilled is best done standing in the kitchen, in four bites, while hot coffee brews.

On Toast:  White Bread


Chocolate Hazelnut Spread with Rainbow Jimmies

Toast a slice of bread.  Spread generously with chocolate hazelnut spread and sprinkle with rainbow jimmies.  High-five yourself, then ENJOY!

Peanut Butter, Sliced Banana, and Honey

Toast a slice of bread.  Spread with smooth, all-natural peanut butter.  Top with sliced bananas.  Drizzle with honey.  Sprinkle with raisins is you’re feeling extra sweet.

Cinnamon Sugar Toast

Toast a slice of bread.  Spread with room temperature salted butter.  Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar mixture.  Enjoy immediately.

French Toast

In a medium shallow bowl whisk together one large egg, three tablespoons of whole milk, a teaspoon of granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt.  Soak bread slice in wet ingredients, flipping to coat and soak.  Heat a griddle over medium heat.  Melt a bit of butter over the griddle.  Fry toast until golden on either side, flipping once.  Serve warm with maple syrup.

90 thoughts on “On Toast: White Bread

  1. Oh Joy, my 5 year old self is totally freaking out right now. I was all set to eat healthy today and then you had to tempt me with those pictures. Oh well, I think we all might be a little happier if we spent more time remembering our 5 year old selves :)

  2. Cinnamon toast & tea is the bomb!!! I am with you I could eat toasted stuff for all of my meals and love all sorts of breads toasted :)

    When you talk about wanting white bread when you were younger my favorite memory of white bread is – 2 slices fresh white bread with butter & mustard and a stack of ham for a sandwich, fresh hot Campbell’s tomato soup in a mug and dipping my sandwich into the soup…..food for the gods :)

    Have a great day!!

  3. Cinnamon sugar toast – yum!! The key is ample butter for the cinnamon sugar to melt into. Dang – now i want a md-morning snack – which i already had but now want another.

  4. mmm mmmm! I love me some toast!

    I was eating toast with ricotta (best if it’s warm and homemade but it wasn’t one of those mornings) then drizzled with honey while reading your toast post. I definitely got honey on the keyboard.

  5. I really loved this series. So fun! I think a lot of times the internet is so competitive for “new” and “different” ideas that gems like white toast are forgotten. So much nostalgia cam to me reading your toast posts this week! Instead of drinking a grown up green smoothie before work I wanted to be at home sitting at the counter with a slice of peanut butter toast and some chocolate milk with my mom. :-)

  6. Oh, Joy! Didn’t Elvis love peanutbutter, banana and honey sandwiches? Oh, and while I’m on a roll, have you ever toasted ciabbata, spread it with lemon curd and topped it with vanilla ice cream? I’ve been looking through my cookbook collection for the little Italian one with this in it, and either I am too fog-brained to find it at 4:00a.m., or in some attempt to fit food into my cupboards I gave that cookbook to the library. I know, I know. The advent of Internet recipe searches has seduced me into reducing my cookbook collection–not reduced my purchasing of new cookbooks, but still. Your musings on the glories of toast prompted me to engage in a little musing of my own. Ahhhhhh. I was blown away by the Italian sandwich combination of rustic toast, lemon curd and vanilla ice cream!

  7. There are few pleasures in life as wonderful as a piece of toast. I’m at work right now and I made a loaf of bread last night so all I can think about doing is getting home, toasting slices and spreading almond butter and honey on top. Genius.

  8. Wow! lovely ideas to deck up the toasts. Visual treats and surely yummy too…. and greatly nutritious with the goodness of peanut butter, bananas, hazelnut spread, honey, cinnamon and eggs.

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