Sometimes called custard toast, yogurt toast is made by mixing Greek yogurt with a binding agent — typically an egg — then baking on a piece of bread until the center is set to a custardy texture. While there are many variations (including a vegan version) the main components — and that all-important TikTok-approved aesthetic — remain the same.
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The trend took off on TikTok in mid-December 2021 and has been going strong since, with the hashtag #yogurttoast receiving 50.5 million views. While this current craze for baked, custardy yogurt toast is new, the concept of yogurt on toast has been around for years — but we love the fun spin of baking it so that it sets into a custard.
Is yogurt toast healthy?
As with so many things in life, this depends entirely on the specific ingredients you use, but there are many ways you can make yogurt toast into a nutritious meal full of fiber and healthy fats. We’ve put together a few suggestions for making your yogurt toast as healthful (and delicious) as possible.
First off, make sure to use a bread that is made with whole grains. Although it’s easy to see “whole wheat bread” on the label and think it’s one of the healthiest bread options, you actually want to choose a bread labeled “whole grain,” which means the grain is still intact and hasn’t been processed or mixed with white flour. As always, it’s good to read the label: choose a bread that doesn’t have a high sugar content or partially hydrogenated oils.
Another way to make sure you are keeping this snack healthy is by being intentional about your choice of yogurt. While plain yogurts are nutrient-dense and can help you maintain healthy amounts of B2, B12, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, flavored yogurts can pack a whole lot of processed sugar. We’re a fan of plain yogurts with a super-simple ingredient list: milk and live active yogurt cultures. If you want to, you can always add a little honey or a 100% fruit spread to your yogurt for a flavor boost. This way, you can choose how much sweetness goes in, and it’ll almost certainly be way less than in a commercially sweetened version — and made from higher-quality, natural sugars, too.
And the final step for a perfect yogurt toast: don’t forget to add berries on top. While yogurt and fruit are healthy on their own, researchers have found that combining the two can provide even more health benefits than eating them separately. As it turns out, the prebiotic fibers of fruit mix with the probiotic bacterial cultures of yogurt and work synergistically with one another to promote overall digestive health. In the case of eating fruit and yogurt together, the whole really is more than the sum of its parts.
Healthy Yogurt Toast Recipe
PREP TIME05 min
COOK TIME10 min
4 slices whole grain bread
5 oz Greek yogurt
1½ teaspoons raw honey (optional)
1 large egg
½ cup blueberries
½ cup raspberries
Preheat your oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, beat egg until well combined, then add yogurt and honey (if using), and beat to incorporate.
Using the back of a spoon, gently press indentations into the middle of each slice of bread. Place the bread onto a baking sheet, and fill the indentations with the custard mixture. Add berries on top.
Bake for roughly 10 mins, or until the custard is firm but jiggles when you shake the pan.
Note: To make this recipe vegan, simply substitute a plant-based yogurt for Greek yogurt and applesauce for the egg. The consistency will be a bit less firm, but it will still taste great.