Seasoned smashed chickpeas make this vegan avocado toast high in protein and extra filling. The perfect quick savoury breakfast!
I was late to the party with avocado toast. For the longest time I didn't get what all the fuss was about, then one day - BAM! - it hit me.
Being a big fan of savoury breakfasts, the combination of crunchy sourdough and creamy avocado is indeed a match made in heaven and I've never looked back.
My only complaint was that it wasn't high in protein and didn't fill me up.
As someone who notices it when she doesn't have a high protein breakfast (I get hungry much quicker than I otherwise would), I needed to solve that ASAP!
And solve it I have. Chickpeas add protein to this already delicious meal, and I promise their taste doesn't overpower the avocado.
This high protein vegan avocado toast is quick, easy and delicious and I hope it helps you power up your breakfast game.
Why you'll love this recipe
- High protein. Avocado and smashed chickpeas add a protein punch to this toast.
- Quick and easy. Takes just 10 minutes to make on a busy morning. Great if you're new to a vegan diet and looking for easy meals!
- Filling & satisfying. Will keep you fuller for longer because of the protein, and it tastes great.
- Can be gluten free. Instead of using regular bread, switch to a gluten free variety.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Avocado - Provides the creamy base for this toast. Make sure you have a perfectly ripe avocado (this is really important) that's slightly soft to the touch.
Apple cider vinegar - This gets mixed with the avocado to perfectly compliment its tanginess (trust me, it's great). If you don't have apple cider vinegar, I would use lemon juice.
Chickpeas - You can use canned chickpeas or those you've cooked yourself.
You can also sub in another kind of bean - I like using navy or cannellini beans. In a pinch, you could also sub in hummus if you want to save a few minutes!
Bread - Any bread works for this recipe. Personally I think sourdough has the best taste and texture as it gets nicely crispy when toasted. Feel free to use gluten-free bread if needed.
Microgreens, radishes or herbs - Totally optional, but these give a burst of extra nutrition and colour if you want your fancy looking avocado toast!
Best bread for avocado toast
While you can use any type of bread, I strongly recommend using a good quality sourdough as it has a yeasty taste and crispy texture that perfectly compliment the savoury avocado topping.
Gluten free option - Any bread works well here, but personally I love using good quality sourdough as I find it has a great taste that really compliments the avocado.
If you're looking for gluten free bread and you're based in Canada, I personally like Alkeme Sourdough Breads (not sponsored).
Best avocado toast toppings
If you want to mix it up and try out some alternative toppings with your avocado toast, why not try any of the following:
- Sautéed garlic mushrooms
- Cherry tomatoes
- Homemade red cabbage sauerkraut
- Strawberries and balsamic vinegar
- Cucumber & dill
- Vegan cheese & tomatoes
- Vegan smoked salmon
How to make high protein vegan avocado toast
1) Toast slices of bread.
2) While bread is toasting, combine avocado flesh and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Mash until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
3) In another bowl, mash chickpeas (this is definitely easiest using hands, though you can use a fork) until flaky. Season with salt and pepper.
4) Spread avocado mixture over toast slices
5) Top with smashed chickpeas.
6) Decorate with herbs, microgreens or radish slices and serve!
Check out my web story showing you how to make this avocado toast.
How to store
Avocado toast is best eaten fresh, and I don't recommend storing leftovers once made. Luckily, it's such a quick recipe to make, you don't really need to!
The smashed chickpeas can be prepared ahead however and stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
More vegan high protein breakfast recipes
Avocado contains some protein itself, but it's the chickpeas in this particular recipe that provide protein, making the meal extra filling.
Of course! Personally I really like chickpeas because I find they go 'flaky' when mashed unlike other beans, but feel free to use whatever you have.
I love that they add a burst of nutrients to any meal, and they really lend a pop of colour to the toast. It makes it look extra appetizing! You can also try adding red cabbage sauerkraut or radishes for a pop of colour and flavour.
High Protein Vegan Avocado Toast
- 2 slices bread (gluten free if needed)
- ½ large avocado (use a whole avocado if yours isn't large)
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ⅓ cup chickpeas (rinsed & drained)
- Sea salt & black pepper
- Microgreens, herbs, homemade sauerkraut or radish slices to garnish
- Toast slices of bread.
- While bread is toasting, combine avocado flesh and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Mash with a fork or hands until almost smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- In another bowl, mash chickpeas (this is definitely easiest using hands, though you can use a fork) until flaky. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spread avocado mixture over toast slices, and top with smashed chickpeas.
Nutrition per serving
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