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July 2, 2011

4th of July Toast, a Healthy Holiday Breakfast or Snack

There's still time! Make this super simple breakfast or snack for your loved one this weekend for the holiday. You've got a few days left, or there's always next year, of course.

I love the blend of cream cheese and jam on this toast. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the cream cheese, but it really does add a nice element. I also enjoy the additions of fruit, which again I never really would think about doing. And of course it is a pretty snack. Love the red, "white", blue, and yellow. And it can be a filling breakfast or snack, since bread is usually filling anyway and the addition of two different kinds of fruit completes it.

Did I mention it's super easy? Just cut strips with the banana to represent the stripes, use 6 blueberries to make the top left corner to represent the stars. And then just slice your bananas, lengthwise, into long strips and make to fit the length of the toast. I probably could have added another banana "stripe" to the bottom of the slice of toast.

I cut my banana differently than Deborah, more like long strips than half moons. Leave enough white cream cheese showing underneath the red strawberry jam. Next time though, I will get seeded jam. I used Smuckers seedless strawberry jam and I wasn't amazed by it. 

No measurements here, people. I personally like a good amount of jam and cream cheese. You will use about 6 blueberries though, that is about the perfect amount for the corner star.

4th of July Toast
  • Bread
  • Cream cheese
  • Strawberry or raspberry jam
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
Rinse blueberries and allow to dry completely. Toast bread. Spread with cream cheese to the edges. Then spread with jam, allowing cream cheese to still show underneath. Slice bananas lengthwise into long strips, fitting the length of the toast, making the stripes. Place 6 blueberries in the top left corner, making the stars. 

Printable Recipe

I am linking up to Itsy Bitsy Paper's Red, White, and Blue Linky Party

There you have it... red, white, and blue toast. Such an inventive way to be patriotic. And it's tasty, adorable, kid-friendly, and super easy. Everyone will be impressed, and it will only take you minutes.

How about everyone have a safe and fun-filled holiday full of family, friends, good food, grillin, and fireworks  :)

Peace, and bacon grease!


Taste and Tell said...

Yay! I'm so glad you made this and liked it!!

Courtney J said...

Hey! Thanks for the nice note on my blog at I am your newest follower now :) Hope you have a lovely day!

My Oatmeal Kisses said...

This is such a yummy idea, and a great blog! I just featured your idea on my blog, so grab a button if you so desire!

Happy cooking!

Jihane @ Sinful Sundays said...

That looks really yummy and fun. I love cream cheese on toast!

Desi said...

@ My Oatmeal Kisses - Aww thanks for the feature! I am off to check out your post now :)

@ Sinful Sundays - I love it now too! I didn't get the 'cream cheese on toast' memo, but now I'm glad I got it! It's delish!

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