Caramel macchiato ricotta toast topped with hazelnuts, banana slices, and chocolate-covered espresso beans – if this doesn’t get you out of bed in the morning, then nothing will!
As classic as bread and butter. Literally.
For the record, I do feel a little bit silly providing you with a recipe for something you’ve probably been making sans adult supervision since you were three.
But humor me.
This is not the same-old schmear on bread from days of yore.
No, this is toast all dressed up and ready to parrrttaaayyy.
Such a wild child, that one.
The truth is that I (try to) get up almost at the crack of dawn every morning, and if there isn’t a hot cuppa something awesome paired with something MAJOR to nosh on waiting for me, I am probably hitting the snooze button.
Twelve point five times.
In an ideal world, my secret army of breakfast elves would be chugging away in the kitchen making this all happen on a regular basis, but barring some kind of alternate universe shift where this is reality, I just have to do it myself.
Thankfully this toast comes together in just under eight minutes and while it feels like you’re eating something seriously indulgent, it’s actually a totally better for you option.
Here’s the deal: part-skim ricotta is whipped up in a food processor until it’s light and creamy, and is then infused with totally luscious International Delight Fat Free & Sugar Free Caramel Crème Coffee Creamer. This lets you get all that rich indulgent caramel flavor, but in a better for you format than actual caramel. Plus protein and calcium from the ricotta = WIN/WIN.
This is then smeared over a slice or two of toasted multi-grain bread and then topped with bananas (potassium!), hazelnuts (manganese! copper! folate!), and dark-chocolate covered espresso beans (endorphins!).
Totally delicious enough to drag yourself out of bed for and full of ingredients you want to be filling your body with first thing in the morning.
If you’re not super into caramel (do these people exist?!?), International Delight has about a gazillion coffee creamer flavors for you to choose from, many of which come in Fat Free & Sugar Free flavors, so you can choose whichever one is right for you and your lifestyle.
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- 8 slices multi-grain bread, toasted
- 1 lb part-skim ricotta
- 4 tbsp International Delight Fat Free & Sugar Free Caramel Crème creamer
- 1 cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped and toasted
- 4 bananas, peeled and sliced
- 4 oz chocolate-covered espresso beans
- Toast the bread in a toaster, toaster oven, or regular oven to desired shade of brown.
- Meanwhile, in the bowl of a food processor, combine the ricotta and creamer. Process until smooth and a bit lighter in texture.
- Spread the ricotta over the bread slices. Top with the hazelnuts, banana slices, and espresso beans. Serve while toast is still warm.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.
Clever idea, Joanne! That’s a breakfast everyone would love.
This is the fanciest toast I’ve ever seen! I’d like to reach through and grab a slice to go with the morning coffee I’m drinking right now.
There is nothing about the title of this that doesn’t sound amazing! So creative! It would definitely get me out of bed in the morning!
What a way to start the day! Looks amazing!
Okay, this toast is making my plain ol’ peanut butter toast look like the boring-est thing on the planet right now…this is seriously amazing! WANT.
Why am I not eating this right now??? Also, where can we get a secret army of breakfast elves?? If you find them, please send them my way!
I want this toast for breakfast!! Yes please.
You are so creative! I love this!
You put chocolate-covered espresso beans on this toast?!!! love it!!! my friend sent me some recently from Dean & DeLuca and I am hooked. . I mean, I’ve had chocolate-covered espresso beans before but these were fabulous. . love this toast, Joanne!!
Your breakfast could totally beat up my breakfast.
I love how creative this is! The name totally reminds me of the ‘Starbucks’ scene in ‘You’ve Got Mail’…have you seen that? Pinned!
Now this is what I’d call a power breakfast! 🙂 Spencer is obsessed with chocolate-covered espresso beans . . . have definitely never thought to garnish toast with them. But I’m liking it.
Who needs coffee when you can have chocolate covered espresso beans on your toast?! I’m so in love with this pump me up breakfast. Pinning!
Shut the front door – how come I haven’t been eating toast like this my entire life?? I must make up for lost time starting right now!
I need some of this toast to go with my coffee right now!
What a creative and beautiful way to enjoy toast! I am adding International Delights to my grocery list ASAP!
Truth: I’m usually leery of posts with a dozen words in the title (yes, I counted… though you could argue it’s eleven because of the hyphen?), especially when one of them is “toast,” but this one has made me a believer. Which basically means, if someone brought this to me for breakfast, I’d be elated. Anyone? No? Bummer.
This is by far the fanciest toast ever. Considering I just made a fresh loaf of bread, though, it might call for something more than just butter. 😉
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe you put chocolate covered espresso beans on this toast, because….AWESOME! Digging the espresso-flavored cream and bananas on this too. Gah, so many things to love!
How creative are you!?! This looks like a piece of heaven… so many good things on that toast. YUM.
Ha – small army of breakfast elves! Don’t we all wish we had that? This looks ridiculously good. I might have gone “shut the front door!” when I saw the post title. And by might, I mean I 100% did. This is pure genius!
Sounds so good! Toast for breakfast with a twist ? Love this idea !! Brilliant !
What a fun and pretty flavor combo!
Oh man, I feel ya!! You should see my sorry ass when we’re on V-K. My husband knows I won’t roll out of bead without at least a hot cup of coffee. If I had this toast waiting for me I’d be up and at em’!
Holy amazing! I will never look at my PB banana toast the same way!
I want a bite, Joanne! Looks like a great way to get me out of the breakfast rut I’m in.
Never thought to use creamer that way…great idea.
this covers all sorts of bases for me! what a tasty and satisfying treat. chocolate-covered espresso beans are the bomb-diggity.
This looks so darn tasty. I love breakfast food options – for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pinned!
I bet the ricotta keeps for a day or so too, so you don’t have to whip it up in the morning – even faster day 2!
This sounds crazy and delicious, so like crazy delicious?!
Well, I would certainly wake up to that (if only someone makes it for me) :p
Suuuuper fancy toast! Love, love, love!
Oh my god! you’re so right, this is the breakfast to get me moving and RUNNING to the kitchen to gobble it up… delicious! 🙂
This does look super delish – Joanne – well worth getting out of bed for, me thinks!
Oooookay, you can count me in–I’d get up for this fancy shtuff! I actually spend evenings in bed thinking through all the wonderful things I’ll get to eat again in 8 hours’ time. Is that weird? Whatever, it’s DELICIOUS! ….that’s what it is.
Dang, girl, you do breakfast right!! Ok, we need to meet up and take turns making each other breakfast – for every meal of the day! 😉
I want what you’re having! Toast never looked so good! What a lovely thing to wake up to.
I think I need to start getting up earlier so I can enjoy awesome breakfasts like this! I love a good toast recipe and this one looks delicious! There are so many amazing things piled on this toast that I would be happy eating it for dessert too 🙂
Yay, ricotta on toast! This is totally something I do with random leftover spoonfuls of ricotta — although I usually go savory and top it with things like chopped parsley, shredded cucumber or red pepper bits, plus lots of black pepper. I love the idea of a sweet breakfast ricotta toast!
It’s great to know that they do sugar free products 🙂
Wow! This toast would get me out of bed a few hours earlier! 🙂
That dressed up toast is calling my name!!!!
I dont mind having it every single day 😀
What a beauty. Did you see everyone ranting about $4 toast lately on the foodternet? Well. I for one would pay that for something like this, and double for the breakfast elves to get me rolling out of bed.
My husband is a big fan pf caramel macchiato coffee! I am sure he would devour this toast!
Ok, this is totally worth getting up for. Even getting up early for!
What an amazing toast to kick start the day!
This is the best toast ever! Totally worth getting out of bed for! I love that you added chocolate-covered espresso beans with ricotta! So creative and delicious!
Did you just put chocolate covered espresso beans on toast with ricotta? I think I love you!
I have just had dinner… then I come here to your delicious looking mac and cheese (which made me hungry again) and this little breakfast sin – that’s somehow already making its way to my weekend plans! Delicious picture 🙂
This toast! I’m freaking out. Your flavor combinations (with everything, yes) just blow my miiiind. #TRUTH
OK you just put my toast and almond butter to shame. THIS is how toast was meant to be enjoyed 🙂
Saw the pic on IG and thought maybe they were blueberries at first ! But espresso beans – never would’ve thought! Don’t think I ever had them. Big fan of toast in su casa! I pretty much grew up on bread and butter.
so, i happen to have all of these ingredients at my house right now (minus the chocolate covered espresso beans, which i may be grabbing on my way home). it looks like this is going to be breakfast tomorrow. thanks for the fab idea!
This flavour combination is blowing my mind, I need to try this 😀
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This looks like the fanciest & yummiest toast I have ever seen! 🙂