The Best Type Of Bread For Avocado Toast

It's absolutely possible for anyone to make perfect avocado toast at long as you know what you're doing. With just a few key components, t's important each one is just right. Why do we crave avocado toast? It's the combination of perfectly toasted bread, rich, satisfying avocado, and nicely balanced flavoring or seasoning. Assuming you have a lovely, ripe avocado, the easiest way to mess up avocado toast is by choosing the wrong bread. And yes, when it comes to avocado toast, some breads are clearly better than others.

You might think such a simple dish would be foolproof, but it's not. Even with the firm but pliant perfect avocado, you can still end up with a disappointing breakfast. The culprit is often sub-par toast. What can possibly go wrong with toast? Slice of bread, add heat, and you're all set, right? 

Wrong! In fact there are a number of things that can and do go wrong in the toast-making process that can end up yielding unsatisfying avocado toast. It can be tempting to select a decadent and trendy bread like brioche, but you're unlikely to end up thrilled with the results. Some types of bread just aren't suitable for avocado toast, and you're more likely to end up with a soggy, unsatisfying mess than an Insta-worthy, healthy, delicious breakfast.

Picking the perfect bread

Avocado Toast Recipes warns readers to avoid bread like brioche as a base for avocado toast. Why? They're paradoxically too rich and also too delicate. St. Pierre Bakery explains that brioche can burn at a lower temperature than other bread, and burned toast certainly won't enhance your breakfast. Also, brioche — along with other enriched bread — won't be as sturdy, tending to get disappointingly soggy when topped with your avocado.

The best bread options, according to Avocado Toast Recipes, are sturdier, denser bread like whole grain, multigrain, and sourdough. Not only will you have a proper foundation for your yummy avocado, but you'll also have a healthier breakfast, according to Healthline, which lists sprouted whole grain bread, sourdough, and whole wheat among their choices for the healthiest bread types.

Whole grain and sourdough bread, while providing the proper sturdy base for avocado toast, also give your meal a more satisfying complexity of flavor, particularly when you blend in the right flavors and textures in your toppings. Try your toast perfection with this recipe that calls for a delightful secret ingredient.