DCL Recipes: Fancy Toast (Yes, it's a thing!) Featured

11 May 2017

Happy May, everyone. This month, I’m hopping on a current foodie trend: “fancy toast.” These days, fancy toast seems to be all the rage in coffee shops and eateries, and although it is nice to go and splurge on these treats occasionally, it’s also nice to be able to make them in the comfort of your own home – at a fraction of the cost.

I’ve got two suggestions here. Dream Toast is a great option for anyone in the house with a sweet tooth. And Sunday Toast is a great, healthy option for weekends, or any day of the week, really. The key with fancy toast is not just the way the toast is dressed up – it’s the toast itself. Be sure to choose a thick, hearty bread to turn regular toast into a full-on delicious meal. 

Here’s to another great month of gathering around the dinner table. Bon appétit!

Dream Toast

1 medium banana 

6-7 strawberries 

2-4 tablespoons Nutella 

2 tablespoons peanut butter 

Poppy seeds 

2 slices of a hearty bread (example - Arnold's) 


Thinly slice bananas and coarsely chop strawberries. 

In a small bowl, mix together Nutella and peanut butter. 

Toast bread in toaster, and spread half of peanut butter mixture on each slice. 

Evenly divide bananas and strawberries and place on top of spread. 

Sprinkle each slice with poppy seeds. 

Serve immediately. 


Sunday Toast

2 Haas avocados, cubed 

Juice of 1/2 lemon 

4 tablespoons plain cream cheese spread 

18-20 pistachios, coarsely chopped 

A pinch of red pepper flakes, to taste 

2-4 teaspoons honey 

2 slices of hearty bread (like Arnold’s) 


Toast bread in toaster. 

In a small bowl, smash avocado and lemon juice with a fork, then mix well. 

Spread half of cream cheese on each piece of toast, followed by half of avocado mixture. 

Sprinkle with pepper flakes, then drizzle with honey and top with pistachios. 

Serve immediately. 


Amy Poore is a Tuscaloosa mom, a wife, and a foodie. To see more of Amy's delicious recipes, visit her blog, Poore Amy, at pooreamy.com.   

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Amy Poore

I am a newly married 34 year old southern girl. Pooreamy is a play on my name and really an oxymoron because my life is full, rich and happy. I’m an open book who loves to talk, share and hopefully help others with some of the things (actual items and wisdom) I have discovered and continue to discover over the years. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which is the home of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and my Alma Mater.

I grew up on a farm in Cullman eating the best fresh country food you have ever tasted! I was an only child and because my mother and grandmother were both excellent cooks I never once worried about why it tasted so good or how to recreate it (I was kind of spoiled like that – never had to help in the kitchen). Now with my love of cooking, looking back I really regret not getting in there and learning a few tricks from my Mammaw. Luckily, I have my mom to pass on recipes and helpful tips but there are several things she never felt the need to learn either. I also believe that my raising had to do with the reason I love food – all kinds of food – as a child I had to have 3 bites of everything on my plate (Brussels sprouts, liver etc.) and I had to adamantly say I didn’t like it on three occasions to not have to ever eat it again. Needless to say, in the end, there were very few things that I didn’t like. Liver was one of them – I still don’t like it.

So……now I LOVE to cook and eat and I also like to share things. Blogging seemed to be a great way to do both. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy doing it. Please feel free to make comments, suggestions and ask questions. I’ll do my best to answer them all. Y’all come back, ya hear!

Website: www.pooreamy.com/

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