Fig and Almond Butter Toast will take your toast game to a whole new level! Whole grain bread topped with creamy almond butter, cinnamon, fresh figs, a drizzle of maple syrup and chopped almond for crunch. It’s a game changing breakfast or snack!
Fig season is just getting started and if you’ve never tried a fresh fig before, make this the year you do! Figs have two seasons. One in early June, although I rarely see figs at the stores here during that season. The second season is August through October.
I’m sure I embarrassed my husband as I practically ran to the small display of them at the store. Then proceeded to spend no less than 10 minutes picking out the best ones to use for this Fig and Almond Butter Toast and the Grilled Fig, Goat Cheese and Pistachio Salad I’ll be sharing on Wednesday.
I can’t help myself, they’re so sweet, juicy and almost candy like. If your only experience with figs is in a Fig Newton then you’ll be shocked at how different (and how much better) a fresh fig tastes.
To be honest, dried figs aren’t my favorite. I don’t hate them, but I’d pick a date over a fig any day. When it comes to the fresh ones though, I can eat almost an entire box, but I wouldn’t recommend it, that’s a lot of fiber.
Besides just eating them on their own, they’re also delicious added to oatmeal, added to plain yogurt with a drizzle of honey or try grilling them and wrapping them with prosciutto or bacon for a sweet and savory combination. Scroll down to find more recipe inspiration for fresh figs.
It wasn’t until making this recipe did I discovered how amazing figs and almond butter are together. Sweet, nutty and on top of a piece of whole grain toast, absolutely delicious! I also added a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of maple syrup and chopped almonds which took this toast from awesome to epic!
I’m not even a toast person, but this I could eat daily. It’s a filling breakfast or snack that will power you through until your next meal. Enjoy!
More Ways to Use Fresh Figs
- 6 slices whole grain bread, I used a crusty artisan style bread
- 6 tablespoons creamy almond butter
- 3 fresh figs, sliced
- 1/4 cup unsalted almonds, chopped
- Ground cinnamon
- Maple syrup for drizzling on top of the toast
- Toast the bread to desired doneness. Spread 1 tablespoon of almond butter onto each slice of bread. Top with the sliced figs, a sprinkle of cinnamon, chopped almonds and a drizzle of maple syrup.