Move over PB & jelly; there's a new sweet-and-savoury toast topping in town. This nut-free breakfast toast features the rich creaminess of tahini paired with sweet, smooth runny honey. With just 5 minutes needed to prep, it's a quick and delicious way to start your day.
Just as jam found its perfect toast partner in peanut butter, it turns out honey has an ideal match too—tahini. This rich and creamy Middle Eastern and Mediterranean condiment, made from ground sesame seeds, pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of honey, creating a gloriously golden toast topping.
This nut-free breakfast toast comes together in 5-minutes and looks really lovely (the honey pools in little rivers overtop the tahini *swoon*). It’s a neat way to use up your jar, beyond staples like hummus or salad dressings.
As a Registered Nutritionist, I’m all about boosting the nutrient diversity of our diet. Adding tahini to classic honey on toast brings a good source of heart-healthy fats in the mix; as well as minerals, like calcium, and even a little plant protein.
Bread. Opt for quality wholegrain slices. It’ll boost your breakfast with more dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Tahini. Go for hulled tahini, it’s smoother and milder in taste than unhulled. The type will be clearly indicated on its food label.
Runny honey. Easy peasy to thinly drizzle overtop. Otherwise, if your honey’s thicker, you may need to warm it up pre-drizzle.
Sea salt. To enhance all the flavours. I love sea salt flakes here.
Sesame seeds. A pretty garnish that adds a little texture.
Step-by-Step: Honey Tahini Toast
Stir before spreading. Tahini is naturally drippy, which tends to separate over time, with oil floating to the top. For a more spreadable texture, give it a good stir before use. If it’s too thick, add a splash of warm water and mix.
Drizzle honey evenly. To spread the sweetness, create a zig-zag pattern back and fourth overtop the tahini. I like to use a teaspoon.
Lightly sprinkle salt. This will bring out tahini’s richness, while knocking back its bitterness. It’ll also balance the sweetness of honey. Do this sparingly (we’re not wanting to make your toast salty!).
Serving & Storage
This healthy breakfast toast is best enjoyed immediately. If you’re wanting to prep it ahead, skip the crispy toast and use soft sandwich bread instead – it’ll last longer. Sogginess crisis averted👌.
What is the nutritional benefits of tahini? Tahini, made of ground sesame seeds, is naturally nutrient-rich. It offers:
Heart healthy fats. It’s a rich source of heart-healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These are types of fats improve ‘good’ and decrease ‘bad’ cholesterol in our body.
A rich source of essential minerals. Tahini contains essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. These minerals play crucial roles in bone health, energy metabolism, and oxygen transport.
Protein and fibre. Though in smaller amounts, tahini also provides some plant protein and dietary fibre, helping contribute to our intake of these important nutrients – it all adds up my friends🙏.