Oreo pancakes. Pumpkin cheesecake french toast. Sometimes you wake up and just feel like #treatingyoself to a fancy breakfast. I'm usually too lazy in the mornings to make anything except my usual smoothie bowl, but when I want to get fancy, then this tahini maple toast is my go-to. It's vegan, ready in less than 15 minutes, and tastes like the cinnamon toast crunch cereal of your childhood. Set down the avocado roses and pick up the tahini; there's a new toast in town.

Tahini Maple Toast with Pan-Fried Banana

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Medium


  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot water to thin
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
  • 4 slices toast
  • Toppings
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  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, mix tahini, syrup, and cinnamon. Slowly add hot water until a spreadable sauce forms. Set aside.

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  • Step 2

    Using a sharp knife, roughly chop the macadamia nuts into slivers. Set aside.

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  • Step 3

    Using the same knife, cut the banana in half crosswise.

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  • Step 4

    Cut the banana in half lengthwise, forming four segments.

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  • Step 5

    In a medium-sized pan, melt the margarine over medium-high heat. Add the banana segments and fry until both sides of the banana have browned.

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  • Step 6

    Toast slices of bread.

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  • Step 7

    Spread a thin layer of tahini-maple sauce over each slice of toast.

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  • Step 8

    Add the fried banana and macadamia nuts.

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  • Step 9

    Sprinkle with desired toppings (e.g. ginger, chocolate chips, shaved coconut, more cinnamon), then serve immediately.

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You'll have some leftover spread, which is good because you'll want to make this tahini-maple toast again. And again. And again. Addiction doesn't begin to cover how I feel about this toast. Enjoy it for breakfast, as a snack, or as a healthy dessert after dinner.