Blueberry Toast

// This easy Blueberry Toast is a crusty toast topped with cream cheese, quick blueberry compote, lemon zest, and chia seeds.



This easy Blueberry Toast is a crusty toast topped with cream cheese, quick blueberry compote, lemon zest, and chia seeds. It makes a perfect, healthy, and elegant brunch or breakfast treat! 

It gets done in just 10 minutes from start to finish! 

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This easy Blueberry toast makes a sweet, fruity, crunchy, healthy, and delicious breakfast or snack which is super easy to whip. Plus, you can make this blueberry toast with both fresh and frozen berries! 

Blueberry Toasts are succulent and astonishingly simple to make. Here, crisp toast is slathered with cream cheese spread before being topped with a homemade blueberry compote that is infused with lemon zest.

If you are a blueberry lover then you are certainly going to treasure this. So why not add this fancy blueberry toast recipe to your breakfast menu? Make this for your family, and they would just adore this!

On this page, you would get tips, tricks, variations & substitutions to make the best blueberry toast.

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About Blueberry Toast

Blueberry toast is a simple yet graceful breakfast or brunch treat where delectable blueberry compote is spooned generously over a cream cheese spread served onto perfectly toasted bread!

To make this fruity toast, toast the bread until crisp, then top it with blueberry compote, sprinkle lemon zest for zesty flavors, and add chia seeds for added antioxidants and fiber boost.

It is a vegetarian dish that can also be made gluten-free and vegan with slight changes. This toast can be served as a satisfying sweet-savory breakfast, graceful snack or a tasteful appetizer.

It is one of those breakfast/brunch dishes that are easy, and straightforward. This toast makes a nourishing, balanced, wholesome, and go-to filling snack. 

Love toasts for breakfast? I do too. Toast is my breakfast at least twice a week. I make them both in sweet and savory variations. Be it avocado toast, chili cheese toast, Pomegranate Toast, banana nutella stuffed toast, besan toast, masala french toast, cheese corn toast, moong dal toast, sooji toast, bombay masala toast, or any other seasonal toast.

This Blueberry Toast

✔ is so good & simple to make

✔ is prepared with easy toppings

✔ is so satisfying and delectable

✔ can easily be customized

✔ is packed with different textures and flavors

✔ is a healthy breakfast, brunch, or snack

✔ is suitable for brunch parties

✔ is kids-friendly

✔ is highly nutritious & balanced

✔ can also be served as a dessert

Looking for more blueberry recipes? Try a few of my favorites: blueberry chia seed pudding, blueberry muffins, caramelized peach pesto tart with blueberries, blueberry pie recipe, etc.

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Blueberry Toast Ingredients

Like most toast recipes, this blueberry toast is prepared with luscious blueberries compote, cream cheese/greek yogurt, and some other ingredients to pep up the overall taste, nutrition, and flavor.

  • Bread - I have used whole grain and seeds bread slices for making blueberry toasts. They are fiber-rich and nourishing. You can also use crusty or rustic loaf, artisan bread or any other bread you have handy.

  • Blueberries - I have used fresh blueberries for making compote. You can also use frozen blueberries here. A combination of frozen blueberries would also work here. The textures would be slightly different with both types of berries, but the taste would be the same.

  • Creamy spread - I slathered toasted bread slices with cream cheese spread. You can also use mascarpone cheese, full cream/nonfat Greek yogurt, crème fraîche, and whipped ricotta cheese as a spread. You can also use any of your favorite spreadable cheese.

  • Lemon Juice - It is added to strawberries to make the compote. I have used fresh lemon juice, but you can also use bottled lemon juice.

  • Lemon Zest - It not only pairs elegantly well with blueberries but also adds a nice zesty punch to the blueberry toast. Adding lemon zest is entirely optional though. So if you don’t like zest flavors, you can absolutely skip it.

  • Olive oil - It is used in compote and also used for toasting bread slices. Adding olive oil or butter makes compote shiny and enhances the flavor of compote. You can also replace olive oil with butter. 

  • Honey - Honey is used as a sweetener for homemade blueberry compote. You can also use sweeteners such as maple syrup. Granulated or raw sugar can also be used here.

  • Chia seeds – I sprinkled some chia seeds over toast for a nice crunchy touch and added antioxidants and goodness.

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How to Make Blueberry Toast

Making blueberry toast takes only 10 minutes from start to finish. This is how it is made in just 4 steps:

Step 1 – Add blueberry, honey, and lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil to a saucepan. Let it come to a boil over medium heat. Turn the heat to low, and simmer until berries are softened. Lightly keep mashing the berries to release their juice while stirring often.

Once done, remove it from the heat and set the mixture aside.

Step 2 – Toast your bread slices using a toaster. Alternatively, toast the bread in a pan with olive oil or butter. Just make sure that toast is crunchy and strong enough to hold the juicy toppings. 

Step 3 – Let the toasted bread cool completely on a wire rack. Spread the toast with cream cheese or Greek yogurt.

Step 4 – Top with blueberry compote, sprinkle with lemon zest and chia seeds. Drizzle with honey & enjoy!

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Serving suggestion

Are you wondering what to serve with blueberry toast? I’ve got you covered. You can serve blueberry toast as breakfast, brunch, or even as a snack.

You can serve it with a cup of coffee, a smoothie, or a fresh juice.

Smoothies that go well with this toast are: blueberry pie smoothie, banana date smoothie, Chocolate Covered Blueberries, strawberry banana oat smoothie, papaya smoothie, chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie, etc.

Tips, Tricks, Variations & Substitutes

  1. Honey - If you prefer sweeter toast, you can also drizzle each toast with honey for added sweetness right before serving.

  2. Herbs - You can also sprinkle toast with fresh herbs like mint, basil, rosemary, or thyme.

  3. Spices - You can dust toast with powdered cinnamon.

  4. Lemon zest - Adding lemon zest adds such a nice flavor to the blueberry toast recipe. However, adding lemon zest is entirely optional here.

  5. Jam - If you don’t have time to make the compote, then you can also make the same toast using blueberry jam or fresh blueberries. This would make a delicious blueberry jam toast. 

  6. Blueberries - You can make the same toast by using other berries such as blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries.

Variations & Substitutes

Want a variety of blueberry toast? Then you can surely try these variations:

  • Fruit - You can add other berries to the compote to make a mixed berry compote.

  • Gluten-Free Toast - To make this toast gluten-free, swap whole grain bread with the gluten-free bread of your choice.

  • Seeds & nuts - I topped the toasts with chia seeds. For extra crunch, you can also use other toppings such as slices of almonds, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin, or flax seeds.

  • Vegan/Dairy-Free Toasts - For a vegan version, swap cream cheese with a vegan spread. And also, swap honey with vegan sweetener alternatives such as maple syrup or agave nectar. Sugar can also be used here.

  • I am using low-fat cream cheese here, but you can also use full fat cream cheese.

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FAQ

Can Blueberry Toast be made ahead of time?

You can make blueberry compote ahead of time. It stays fresh for up to 3 days when stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Toasting bread takes only 2 minutes, so you can just toast the bread right before assembling it.

What is a good substitute for cream cheese?

You can swap cream cheese with mascarpone, Greek yogurt, or crème fraîche.

What can be substituted with blueberry compote?

Blueberry compote can be replaced with fresh honey-coated blueberries or blueberry jam.

Can I toast bread in an air-fryer or oven?

Yes, you can surely toast the bread in an air-fryer or an oven.

Where else can I use blueberry compote?

If you have leftover blueberry compote, then you can add it to plain yogurt to make flavored yogurt. You can also add it as a dessert topping on your pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or cheesecake!


Blueberry Toast (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Make Blueberry Compote

  1. Heat 1 cup of blueberries, honey/sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil or water in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir well to combine.
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  3. Bring to a boil, and then turn the heat to medium-low. Simmer it until blueberries start to burst. Keep stirring and slightly mashing the blueberries to release their juices. Once they are bubbly, syrupy, and slightly thickened, remove the compote from the heat and transfer it a bowl. Set it aside to cool.
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Toast bread

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, spray/drizzle olive oil, or spread butter on a skillet. Place bread slices on it, and drizzle the top with more olive oil. Toast the bread slices from both sides until they are crunchy, crisp, and golden brown. The toast should be sturdy enough to hold the toppings. Transfer the toasted bread slices to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before adding toppings. This step would prevent toasted bread slices from turning soggy. Alternatively, you can also toast the bread slices in the toaster to your preferred level.
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Assemble Toast

  1. To assemble toasts, spread about 2 tablespoons of softened cream cheese on each slice of bread. Top each piece with 1-2 tablespoons blueberry compote. Sprinkle with lemon zest, and chia seeds and serve immediately.
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Recipe Card


Blueberry Toast [Recipe]

Recipe Image
This easy Blueberry Toast is a crusty toast topped with cream cheese, quick blueberry compote, lemon zest, and chia seeds.
★★★★★
(Rating: 5 from 4 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Breakfast American 4 toasts
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
185 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Blueberry Toast
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese, softened
  • 4 slices wholegrain or sourdough bread slices
For serving
  • 1-2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey for drizzle

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make Blueberry Compote
  1. Heat 1 cup of blueberries, honey/sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil or water in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir well to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil, and then turn the heat to medium-low. Simmer it until blueberries start to burst. Keep stirring and slightly mashing the blueberries to release their juices. Once they are bubbly, syrupy, and slightly thickened, remove the compote from the heat and transfer it a bowl. Set it aside to cool.
Toast bread
  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, spray/drizzle olive oil, or spread butter on a skillet. Place bread slices on it, and drizzle the top with more olive oil. Toast the bread slices from both sides until they are crunchy, crisp, and golden brown. The toast should be sturdy enough to hold the toppings. Transfer the toasted bread slices to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before adding toppings. This step would prevent toasted bread slices from turning soggy. Alternatively, you can also toast the bread slices in the toaster to your preferred level.
Assemble Toast
  1. To assemble toasts, spread about 2 tablespoons of softened cream cheese on each slice of bread. Top each piece with 1-2 tablespoons blueberry compote. Sprinkle with lemon zest, and chia seeds and serve immediately.

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NOTES:

  1. Honey - If you prefer sweeter toast, you can also drizzle each toast with honey for added sweetness right before serving.
  2. Herbs - You can also sprinkle toast with fresh herbs like mint, basil, rosemary, or thyme.
  3. Spices - You can dust toast with powdered cinnamon.


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