Ricotta, strawberry and cinnamon toast9

Posted on February 8, 2011 by ChristieBreakfast, Vegetarian

Update 9/2/11: The lovely Leigh made this for lunch yesterday and posted a pic on flickr. Her version looks great, don’t you think?

I’m continuing my healthy breakfast theme with this little beauty. I’m a big fan of soft cheese and fruit as a breakfast combo.

The great thing about this simple recipe is that it is adaptable to whatever seasonal fruit you have on hand. It’s really good with ripe banana, crisp pear or white peach, to name a few.

You can even transform it into a quick dessert by ditching the toast and adding a handful of nuts. Enjoy with a teaspoon to make it last longer. You might remember a few years ago I did it with juicy blood oranges.

One last note – make sure you use really fresh ricotta from the deli. Not that nasty gritty, too-smooth stuff in a tub at the supermarket. And find a nice strong tasting honey, perhaps with floral undertones. I’m currently enjoying one aptly called ‘Heavenly Honey’ from Grafton, NSW.

Happy cooking, Christie x

Ricotta, strawberry and cinnamon toast recipe

serves 2

2-4 slices of bread (Depends how hungry you are. I used Abbott’s Village Harvest Seeds and Grains.)
4-8 tablespoons fresh ricotta
pinch of cinnamon
2-4 large strawberries, sliced (or other fruit of your choice, banana and pear are good)
2-4 teaspoons honey

1. Toast all the slices of bread and let them cool slightly on serving plates. Spread each piece with two tablespoons of ricotta.

2. Sprinkle cinnamon over each piece and top with one sliced strawberry. Drizzle each with a teaspoon of honey and serve.

  • So simply, yet I have never thought of that before. It looks SO yummy! Am off to get some ricotta to have some for lunch!

  • Yumm, a nice way to start the day.

  • Mmm yes good ricotta like the Paesanella one would be gorgeous on toast!

  • What a wonderful and simple idea. I’m definitely trying this.

  • I’ve always had this combo for breakfast at work, so quick to whip up! It’s an alternate between strawberries or bananas for me, never thought to add cinnamon to it though, might have to buy some cinnamon to add to my food drawer here in the office =D

  • Looks absolutely delicious. I love strawberry and also ricotta so I am sure I would love this!

  • i tried this recipe and added some mangoes.. its more delicious that i ever thought. thanks for this post.

  • This brings back childhood memories. The ricotta and strawberries are a nice spin.

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