On those mornings when you don’t feel like cooking a full-on meal, peanut butter on toast is your best bet—simple yet delicious. Peanut butter is amazing; but there is an entire market of spreads that can elevate any slice of bread. Although the adage goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, there’s nothing wrong with putting a spin on the tried and true classic. From dessert-inspired to international favorites, here are five spreads to jazz up your toast:
In this jar is the solution to all your sweet tooth needs. You can get the best of both worlds with a flavor duo of what tastes like the Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme bar and Nutella. You can choose between the two or give the spread a swirl to achieve a flavor that’s almost like a chocolate-covered Oreo.
2. Trader Joe’s Speculoos Crunchy Cookie Butter
Tons of people rave about Trader Joe’s original cookie butter. If you have yet to try it, imagine a gingerbread cookie as a spread. If you'd like a slightly under-the-radar variation, the crunchy version gets bonus points for its texture texture. Cookie crumbs on toast? Count me in!
Thanks to Date Lady, it’s possible to enjoy caramel without overwhelming guilt. The perfect blend of coconut cream and date syrup, the caramel sauce is organic, non-GMO, kosher, and gluten-free. It’s great on toast, but also pretty bomb drizzled over vanilla ice cream, if I do say so myself.
4. Nuts 'N More Banana Nut Peanut Butter Spread
If you absolutely need to satisfy your peanut butter fix, the Nuts 'N More Banana Nut is a must try. I love putting banana slices in my peanut butter sandwiches, so this spread comes in handy when I don’t have bananas at home. The peanut butter and banana flavor balance is on point!
5. Hey Boo Coconut Jam
Kaya is a classic Southeast Asian spread that has yet to make a wave in the Americas. Also known as srikaya, it’s a coconut jam made from coconut cream, sugar, and eggs. It’s pretty hard to describe the flavor, so you really have to try this one out yourself. I usually get my kaya from an Asian supermarket that makes and packages its own kaya, but here’s a highly-rated jar of kaya you can get from Amazon.
What are some of your fave spreads? Let us know in the comments!