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The massively popular avocado toast captured our hearts and stomachs sometime in the last decade. This version, based on the now classic Dunkin Donuts avocado toast, pairs perfectly with your favorite cup of coffee. It's the perfect way to start your day.
What's so great about avocado toast
This Dunkin Donuts avocado toast copycat recipe takes you out of the drive thru line and puts you back into the kitchen making the easiest 5-minute healthy breakfast ever!
When Dunkin' Donuts debuted their new menu item in early 2021, the Sunday brunch favorite became even more accessible. With it's simple ingredients and easy preparation, this avocado toast recipe is one that even the most beginner cooks can tackle.
You'll need just one bowl, one fork, a ripe avocado and good bread to make a good meal to start your day. This recipe is sure to creep into your family's regular breakfast menu rotation in no time. And the best part is that it's a quick and healthy meal you'll feel good about serving them whenever they ask!
- Avocados: You'll want to start with ripe, fresh avocados that give just a bit when you squeeze them, but aren't over ripe.
- Sourdough Bread: I like to use homemade sourdough bread from a true sourdough starter, but any crusty bread will work. You could easily make a no-knead loaf (ala Jim Lahey) or buy a crusty loaf at the grocery or local bakery. I suggest slicing your bread like I do for my sourdough french toast and then storing it in the freezer, so you can pull out the slices to toast as you need them.
Step by Step Instructions
Start by putting your sourdough bread into the toaster and toasting to a golden brown.
Then slice carefully open your avocado, pop out the pit and put the ripe avocado into a small bowl. (For tips on how to safely cut open and take out the pit check out this avocado puree recipe).
With a fork start mashing the avocado. Once you have gotten most of the chunks mashed out, add in the lemon juice, flaky sea salt and pepper.
Then switch to a spoon and mash and stir until you have a super creamy avocado spread. You want it to be almost the texture of buttercream frosting.
Next, take your toast out of the oven and place it on your plate. Spread a thick layer of the avocado spread on top, sprinkle with another few flakes of salt and enjoy!
How to pick a ripe avocado
There are a few tricks that will help you pick the best avocado for toast every time. Since you won't know until you cut into it, it takes a little trial and error to ensure you have a ripe avocado that will give you a creamy spread for your sourdough toast each and every time. Try doing these few things:
- Look for an avocado that is dark green in color.
- Press on the sides to see if it gives just a bit.
- Once home, if your avocado isn't ripe, store it next to your bananas to help ripen it faster.
Since Dunkin's avocado toast has a creamy avocado spread as the star, achieving that same texture is the goal here. I find that two things help me achieve that without turning on my blender (or having to clean it when I'm done).
First, start with a perfectly ripe avocado. It will mash up easier than one that's not quite ready.
Second, keep mashing with your fork until all the avocado chunks are broken up, then switch to stirring with your fork. You'll get a smooth avocado puree every time.
Yes, absolutely. Just grab your favorite gluten free bread in place of the sourdough loaf. Try to find one that you can cut into thick slices and be sure to toast it before slathering on the avocado mixture.
If you can't find a good sourdough bread you can easily substitute a variety of other breads in its place. Try using any crusty bread cut into thick pieces.
Breads like ciabatta breads, French breads or country loaves will work well. I also like using toasted rye bread or pumpernickel for a twist on the classic. In a pinch, you could even grab a bagel and make an open face sandwich out of it.
A great vegan breakfast option
Since so many breakfast options include eggs or cheese (like my egg and cheese breakfast burrito or egg in a hole bagel), finding vegan options to sprinkle into your week is a real win. This recipe fits the bill perfectly. Not only is it dairy free and egg free, it's still delicious.
And as someone who keeps kosher, I really appreciate breakfast and snack options that are inherently parve. Serve with your favorite oat milk latte and you've got the perfect dairy free start to the day.
Avocado toast isn't just for breakfast anymore
Sometimes you just need a quick dinner or a light lunch and this copycat Dunkin Donuts avocado toast recipe is a great option. It's the kind of recipe you can throw together in just a few minutes and works perfectly whether it's just you or you are serving a crowd.
You can also easily turn the "toast" into a sandwich. It turns a nutritious way to start the day into a great brunch option or even for a light dinner with just a few extra minutes of cooking.
Much like you would make a grilled cheese sandwich, start by spreading the avocado spread on one piece of bread. Then add some white cheddar or American cheese on top of the avocado spread before adding the second piece of bread on top.
Butter the outside of the sandwich and then place in a small frying pan over medium heat until the cheese is melty and the bread is golden brown on both sides.
If you want to put your own spin on the Dunkin Donuts avocado toast recipe, I suggest adding any of these to the top to really jazz it up this popular breakfast choice:
- Eggs: Add a poached, scramble or fried egg right on top of the avocado
- Everything bagel seasoning: sprinkle liberally over the top or use in lieu of salt and pepper
- Hot Sauce: pick the one you like best and pour a few drops of hot sauce on top of the avocado mash
- Tomato: Sliced a fresh tomato fan out of the top for a pop of color and flavor and suddenly you have avocado tomato toast
- Guacamole: In a pinch, you can use leftover guacamole or avocado puree for babies instead of fresh avocado spread.
- On matzo: If you need an easy Passover breakfast idea, substitute the sourdough bread for a piece of matzo or a farfel muffin.
If you want to make mornings even simpler, make the avocado spread part of the toast ahead of time. You can mash the avocado, squeeze in the lemon, add the salt and black pepper and make one big batch. Once you have it made, place it into an airtight storage container.
Before sealing the top, place a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the avocado puree. Press down to make sure you have gotten all of the air out. This will keep the avocado mixture from turning brown. Store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
When you are ready to make your avocado toast, simply pop your bread into the toaster and scoop out the amount of avocado spread you need. Breakfast ready in the time in takes to make your toast. That's a real win in my book!
Here are some other recipes that also make for a quick breakfast for your busy family:
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Dunkin Donuts Avocado Toast (Copycat Recipe)
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 piece sourdough bread
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- flaky sea salt and pepper (to taste)
- Place a slice of sourdough bread into the toaster and toast until just golden brown.
- Carefully slice open your avocado, pop out the pit and put the flesh of the avocado into a small bowl. Use a fork to mash the avocado. Once you have gotten most of the chunks mashed out, add in the lemon juice, flaky sea salt and pepper.
- Switch to a spoon and mash and stir until you have a super creamy avocado spread.
- Spread a thick layer of the avocado spread on top of your toast, sprinkle with another pinch of flaky sea salt and enjoy!
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