Serial brunchers beware: avocado mania is a thing, and it is costing you money.

A new study by Square demonstrates that Americans are spending nearly $900,000 per month on the much-beloved brunch staples, avocado toast. We understand why people are obsessed with the creamy, green fruit: not only do avocados possess key nutrients such as vitamin K, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and potassium, but they can be used to replace dairy in your favorite recipes, and also look great on your Instagram feed.


While avocado toast has reigned supreme in the brunch realm for a while now, we’re here to remind you that there are plenty of other gorgeous, swoony-worthy toast variations you could be making at home that will help you stay satisfied at brunch while also saving you money. There’s a whole wide world of toast out there to try!


Can we talk about this gluten-free Caramelized Squash Toast, for example? This creamy, savory, and tangy toast pairs well with crunchy sourdough and is the perfect, comforting beginning to your day.

Sweet potato toast has also been gaining traction in the brunch-toast sphere. Sweet potatoes are high in the antioxidant beta carotene and are widely available no matter what the season. They pair well with a variety of different flavors; you could make savory sweet potato toast, or a sweet variation. The best part is that they are budget-friendly!

The key is to perfect your Sweet Potato Toast-base before getting creative with your toppings. Here’s a handy guide on How To Make Sweet Potato Toast.

If you’re having a tough time bidding adieu to the viral food trends, don’t worry: you can swap out avocados for Rainbow Toast, which is still enjoying its 15 minutes in the limelight all over foodie Instagram feeds. Think of your preferred bread as a canvas for your plant-based, Lisa Frank-inspired toppings. All you really need is some plant-based cream cheese and your imagination.


This guide will get you started with everything you need to know about making the perfectly photographable Rainbow Toast like Adeline Waugh over at @vibrantandpure is known for. Once you master the basics, feel free to go wild!

Many people could care less about the viral aspects of avocado toast, and are really just fans of the smashed avocado texture. There are countless ways to mimic that velvety, thick mouthfeel. If you’re willing to get adventurous, you might even find a new favorite ingredient that you’ll be coveting for brunches to come!

Check out this Spring Pea Toast With Radish and Lavender, for example. It’s one of One Green Planet co-founder, Preeta Sinha’s, personal favorites!

And how luscious does this Pistachio Bostock: Toast With Pistachio Cream and Streusel look? It’s crunchy on the outside, but soft and fluffy on the inside, and sure to delight any fan of French cuisine.

Are you ready to try one of these avocado toast variations, or are you too in love with your tried-and-true green breakfast staple to stray? The good news is, our Food Monster App which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook, is bursting with great avocado toast recipes, like this Naan Avocado Toast With Dukkah and Pan-Fried Chickpeas.

However, we highly recommend you download the app, which has over 8,000 plant-based and allergy-friendly recipes, and begin exploring different plant-based toasts on your own! Why limit yourself to avocado toast when there are endless possibilities out there? Plus, subscribers get access to ten brand new plant-based recipes per day with the app. Check it out!

Lead image source: How To Make Sweet Potato Toast