This is a “no recipe” recipe… but writing it down is a good way for me to remind myself about a great dish or send to a friend! Some time ago we were in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and found ourselves at this darling coffee shop called Vault Coffee. They had a great toast menu and flavorful coffee and we enjoyed our breakfast so much we returned twice on our short visit.
As always, I made a note of my delicious toast and upon returning home began making it regularly. I love the subtle flavor of coconut oil spread on the warm toast and the crunchy chia seeds sprinkled on top – a satisfying meal that will keep you fuller longer than plain ‘ole buttered toast (as good as that sometimes is!)
Almond Butter, Banana and Chia Seed Toast
Who doesn't love toast? This healthy version is a great way to start the day or enjoy as a mid-afternoon snack. Adaptable to all kinds of breads, my go to choices are Heavy Seeded Rye Bread from my favorite local bakery, Backhaus, or Food for Life's Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Sprouted Whole Grain Bread.
- 2 slices bread, toasted
- 1 tsp unrefined coconut oil
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- ½ banana, sliced
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- drizzle of honey optional
Since the coconut oil is solid, be sure to spread immediately on the warm toasted bread. Divide the almond butter, banana slices and chia seeds among the slices. If desired, drizzle with a bit of honey and enjoy!