This recipe for cream cheese toast is so easy for a quick breakfast. Topped with fresh herbs like basil and chives, you can mix and match your favorites. It's a great substitute for avocado toast!
A "French" Toast
I thought I’d start this week with a beautiful tour of the French countryside. I talked about my favorite summer salad in the Beaune post, which was one of the first stops on our trip around Burgundy. Here are a few snaps from our trip if you'd like to see...
Inspired by the rolling green hills and laid back atmosphere, I thought I’d bring you my version of “French toast” which is essentially fancy cream cheese toast that's made so delicious with fresh herbs.
Organic fresh herbs are key here, as they bring the fresh pop of flavor to this snack, breakfast, or appetizer. I’ve been buying a seedsation bread from a local, gluten free bakery lately, but this will work well with any bread. I think breads are always best if bought from a local bakery and wait a day to consume (if yeast is an issue on your migraine diet).
You’ll typically find the fewest ingredients in them and you can trust where they come from. Many also have luck with Pepperidge Farm 100% Wheat, Dave’s Killer Bread, and Rudi’s despite some smaller, potential triggers at the end of their lists.
Cream Cheese Toast Appetizers
You can easily make this recipe into little appetizers as well that are quite beautiful. To do this, just use your favorite crackers with the cream cheese and herb mix.
This post was originally written in 2018 and has been updated on March 7, 2020 with new images, title, and information on the recipe.
Cream Cheese Toast with Fresh Herbs
- 1 bunch fresh dill
- 1 bunch fresh flat leaf parsley
- 1 bunch fresh chives
- 1 bunch fresh basil
- favorite sandwich bread or crackers
- cream cheese *I used plain Philadelphia
- fresh cracked pepper and fleur de sel or kosher salt
- Wash and dry herbs and toast bread (if using). Apply cream cheese to crackers or bread, and top each slice with fresh herbs. Seriously too easy - bon appetit!
- For migraine friendly brand suggestions for bread and crackers, see the post. My favorites are Triscuits or Back to Nature crackers. Crunchmasters Sea Salt for gluten free. Philadelphia Cream Cheese (the block style) does not have carrageenan.