Student Hacks: 10 Best Toast Toppings You Need In Your Life!

Don’t know you fancy to eat? Have something on toast.

Is money tight? Have something on toast.

A little bit hungover? Have something on toast.

The moral of the story is…having something on toast is an absolute lifesaver, and there are plenty of toast toppings to choose from!

Here at Homes for Students, we want you to have the best toast topping experience in your cosy student accommodation.

This is why we’ve done some very extensive (and fun) research on some yummy toast topping ideas.

Whether you’ve tried these before, or you’re looking for some inspo, let’s take a look at our 10 test toast toppings!

Simple Toast Toppings

You can’t beat a nice and simple toast topping, especially when you’ve had a busy day at uni and you can’t be bothered to cook.

There’s some toast toppings out there that you either love or hate, and we’re here to rank and review!

1. Baked Beans

Yummy Rating: 10/10

baked beans

Baked beans on toast are the top tier of toast toppings, and we’re not letting anybody tell us any different!

Seen as a slightly odd meal choice by Americans, we Brits love the combo of baked beans and some buttery toast.

The best part? It’s so easy to make, you can cook your baked beans in a pan on the hob, or in the microwave in a microwavable jug.

If you time it right and toast your bread whilst cooking the beans, you can have your meal within minutes!

It’s filling, tasty, and you can add a bit of pizzazz to it with some cheese (lots of cheese, obv.)

Fun fact: 91% of all baked beans sold are consumed on toast apparently – now that’s mind-blowing!

2. Jam

Yummy Rating: 9/10

jam toast toppings

Jam on toast is a solid sweet treat, it’s one of our quick and easy toast toppings with a variety of different flavours to choose from.

You can really tailor your choice of jam to what you like, and go for a classic strawberry jam, or something a little funkier like gooseberry & elderflower!

Why not push the boat out and try making your own jam?

3. Marmite

Yummy Rating: 8/10

marmite toast toppings

You either love it or hate it – right?

We’ve gotta say, marmite is the one! It adds a bit of a kick to your sometimes boring toast, and a very unique flavour.

Marmite is actually made from yeast extract, along with a combination of vegetable and other spice extracts.

There’s no real proper way we can describe marmite that gives it enough credit, you’re just going to have to try it yourself!

When it’s a grim rainy day, grab yourself some hot buttery toast with marmite and feel instantly snug.

4. Smashed Avo

Yummy Rating: 7/10

smashed avo

Is there anything more delicious than a bit of smashed avocado on toast with a squeeze of lemon juice?

Maybe add some chilli flakes and be a little #extra, or just enjoy it in its natural yumminess!

Smashed avo has taken the world by storm these past few years, it’s healthy, yet ever so slightly indulgent.

It’s safe to say the internet has become obsessed with avocado on toast, and we’re joining in with the trend!

5. Cheese

Yummy Rating: 7/10

cheese toast toppings

Cheese as a toast topping is absolutely legendary, and don’t let anybody tell you differently folks!

All you have to do is grate some cheese and pop it under the grill, you can use any cheese you want.

There really is nothing quite like that first bite into your cheese on toast, it’s warm, gooey, and absolutely delish.

If you’ve been on a night out and fancy a quick bite (other than a greasy kebab) a cheeky bit of cheese on toast is the way forward.

Posh Toast Toppings

Okay, so now we’ve spoken about the basic toast toppings, which are still of course, ridiculously yummy…how about the posh ones?

We all need a bit of self-love here and then, and what better way to indulge than with a posh toast topping!

Whether you opt for your treat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or supper, these posh toast toppings are bound to make you drool.

1. Brie And Bacon

Yummy Rating: 10/10

brie and bacon toast toppings

Hear us out here. Brie and bacon are two ingredients that HAVE to go together – just trust us on this!

Crispy bacon and brie is a dreamy combo, we’d recommend using extra-thick white bread for the ultimate indulgence.

If you want to top it with a bit of pizzazz, grab a handful of rocket or watercress for extra flavour.

You could even add some caramelised onion on top if you’re feeling fancy!

2. Poached Egg & Hollandaise Sauce

Yummy Rating: 9/10

poached egg & hollandaise sauce toast toppings

Mmm, we are drooling as we type this! Poached egg and hollandaise sauce is a super luxurious breakfast.

Perhaps you’ve got a really busy day at uni and you want to treat yourself because breakfast is the most important meal of the day – right?

You can make your hollandaise sauce from scratch, or buy some from your local supermarket if you can’t be bothered.

Why not add some crispy parma ham to the mix for a bit of crunch?

3. Goat’s Cheese, Strawberry & Basil

Yummy Rating: 8/10

goats cheese, strawberry and basil toast toppings

This particular toast topping sounds a bit weird, but the flavours actually work so well together – there’s a method to our madness!

Ideally, you’re supposed to have this recipe on bruschetta, but we’re not judging, because toast is deffo the way forward.

Just grill your goats’ cheese on your piece of toast, top with strawberries and fresh basil and you’re good to go.

Who knew toast toppings could be so boujee?

4. Mushroom & Pancetta

Yummy Rating: 8/10

mushroom & pancetta

Another absolute classic toast topping is mushroom and pancetta! It can be ready in minutes and is bursting with flavour.

The salty pancetta really compliments the mushroom, making this breakfast/lunch or dinner a satisfying one.

It won’t break the bank either! You can grab these ingredients from your local supermarket and indulge instantly.

5. Pesto & Tomato

Yummy Rating: 8/10

pesto & tomato toast toppings
Pesto is basically the bee’s knees and is an absolute dream in pasta if you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a student staple!

But have you ever tried pesto and tomato on toast? Because if you haven’t, you’re missing out!

Just halve your tomatoes and brush some pesto on top (as much as you like) and cook under a hot grill for a few minutes until softened.

Are you feeling hungry yet? Because we most certainly are! We hope you enjoyed our toast topping inspo, whether you opt for something basic or a little extra, you’re bound to enjoy it. If you’re after some viral Tik Tok recipes, check out our latest blog here.

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