This Gourmet Protein Toast is a perfect start to the day. Whole wheat bread toasted to perfection loaded up with creamy low fat cottage cheese, pumpkin seeds, fresh blueberries and a drizzle of honey.
Most mornings I want to eat something quick and easy, but also something that’s going to keep me going all morning long. I’m trying to eat more fiber and protein in the morning and this Gourmet Protein Toast is my favorite new breakfast.
Did you know that gourmet toast was a fun new trend? I had gourmet toast for the first time at The Protein Foundry, which opened near me last summer.
There are so many great ways to top toast. The Protein Foundry has gourmet toast that’s topped with hummus and thinly sliced cucumber; cottage cheese and avocado; peanut butter and bananas; and honey infused cream cheese with strawberries and sliced roasted almonds.
We usually have cottage cheese and blueberries in the fridge, so they were the perfect choice for me to make my gourmet toast.
I needed to find a hearty bread for my toast and found Dave’s Killer Bread at my local grocery store. It has 5 grams of protein per slice, is made with 21 whole grains and seeds, and best of all tastes great. It’s the perfect base for my protein toast.
I use my Breville Toaster Oven instead of a toaster. It gives me perfect toast every time and is a great second oven as well as a toaster. You can even cook a whole frozen pizza in it. My husband loves using the bagel setting for perfectly toasted bagels.
Once you’ve got your toast ready, spread ¼ cup of cottage cheese on top. Sprinkle on some lightly salted pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds), and then finish with blueberries and a drizzle of honey.
Sometimes I’ll omit the honey, but it’s just a tiny bit and makes the toast seem more luxurious.
It’s a great mix of crunchy and creamy, salty and sweet. Sometimes I’ll switch it up and use raspberries or a combination of berries. Whatever’s in the fridge. Toast is really a blank slate. You can change it up any way you like.
If you’re trying to get more fiber and protein in your morning routine too, definitely give Gourmet Protein Toast a try.
What’s your favorite high-protein breakfast food? Let me know in the comments!
Gourmet Protein Toast
- 1 slice whole wheat bread
- ¼ cup cottage cheese
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon lightly salted pepitas
- drizzle of honey
- Top toasted bread with cottage cheese, blueberries, and pepitas. Drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Gourmet toast is a big thing here. There used to be a place that only did fancy toast although they did go out of business so I don’t know if it was that popular!
Ezekiel bread with nut butter, ground flax, and banana is my breakast everyday.
I’ll have to try the Ezekiel bread. Thanks for sharing Carla!
And once again you introduce me to something I knew nothing about….protein toast. I’ve heard of avocado toast but not this. I would love to start my day with a slice of that! I usually have oatmeal every morning but it would be nice to change it up every so often….especially when the good produce will be appearing in the markets. This would be a nice summer breakfast to enjoy on the back porch. Can’t wait!!
Thanks Carol! I’ll look forward to hearing how you like it.