I’m a fan of simple breakfasts that look pretty. It also helps when they taste good.
Cue: This tahini toast with banana, cinnamon, and orange blossom honey. I’ve been thinking about making this toast all week but I kept getting distracted by other baking projects. This morning, I finally took the plunge.
Toast is a relatively simple thing but it delivers so much happiness. I mean, yeah, some people just eat it with butter and jam, which is delicious on its own. But a few extra minutes and ingredients yield a breakfast or lunch that’s above and beyond.
A word to the wise: Bread makes a big difference. You can use slices of grocery store brand bread but it won’t have the same effect as local, handmade bread. I like to use multigrain bread from Companion for my toast. I buy a big bag the day it’s baked and then I store it in the freezer. It lasts for a month or so, tightly sealed. I pop a slice in the toaster oven whenever I want one.
I topped this toast with a generous spoonful of tahini, bananas, ground cinnamon, and a drizzle of orange blossom honey. Orange blossom honey is another one of those things that might make you say, “Do I really need that?” Yes, you do.
I’m an advocate of spending a little more money on superior ingredients, and this orange blossom honey justifies my case. Unlike most regular honey, it has a bright, complex flavor and floral and citrus notes. Orange blossom water is used in a lot of Middle Eastern sweets and the flavor and scent comes through in the honey. It complements the tahini.
I think this is going to become one of my new go-to recipes in the morning. It involves relatively few ingredients but the payoff is HUGE. It also comes together quickly, which is good for me because I usually press snooze three times on my alarm and wait until the last possible minute to get out of bed.
Enjoy your weekend! Here’s a song to get you started.