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TahiniĀ Toast

March 21, 2014
9 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

It's like peanut butter toast...but tahini-er! This is one of my favorite super speedy breakfasts or snacks. I got the idea from Jess, of Sweet Amandine. This isn't so much a recipe as an assembly process, using amounts of everything to suit your taste. The one thing to know is don't omit the salt or the tahini will taste bitter and not nearly as scrumptious as it could be. —fiveandspice

What You'll Need
  • 1 thick slice of your favorite toasting bread
  • Butter
  • Tahini (sesame paste)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Flaky sea salt
  1. Toast your bread on a high heat setting just until the outside is browned and crisped but the inside is still soft. Spread the warm bread with a layer of butter.
  2. Spread a good layer of tahini over the bread, sprinkle generously with ground cinnamon and pinches of sea salt and drizzle with plenty of honey. Eat!

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16 Reviews

erin May 24, 2018
I'm commenting again because I've once again rediscovered this combination, standing holding a stale bagel in the kitchen this morning and nothing to put on it, five minutes later having my best breakfast in weeks. I'll be having it for lunch, too. If you're like me and always have a jar of worryingly old tahini lurking in the back of the fridge, this recipe is such a winner.
Miriam I. January 15, 2018
I actually mix equal parts tahini & almond butter. Then I add honey, cinnamon & ground ginger & put this on toast. No need for butter. It is addictive.
Prerna A. January 18, 2017
This continues to be one of my favorites! Breakfast, snack, dinner when I'm home alone... I sometimes sub out the cinnamon for Reims N.39 (spice blend of cinnamon, anise, ginger, honey, and cardamom) or I'll add some crushed red pepper. I've also topped this with smashed banana. You basically can't go wrong.
robin L. October 2, 2016
I lI've how Food52 has this set up so that you can receive emails to read new,comments. This last one reminded me of this one. It's a Genius recipe, for sure.
Bernadette S. September 28, 2016
Splurged and bought Soom tahini, but wanted to use it in something other than hummus. Made this for breakfast and I was instantly propelled to my childhood, eating whipped honey spread on toast! Absolutely wonderful! Thank you!
erin August 11, 2016
I just noticed this recipe again having failed to save it first time around, and must add a hearty endorsement. It's especially nice to find a two-minute recipe that does something so unexpected and lovely.
Nina V. November 3, 2015
what a delightful combination! the cinnamon and tahini is oddly fabulous.
Wollie July 28, 2015
This was really good. Paired it with hot peppermint tea. Delicious.
mela July 22, 2015
Thanks so much for explaining the effect of salt on tahini. I've been wondering forever why my organic tahini is always bitter.
robin L. April 12, 2015
Catherine September 2, 2014
I think I found my new favourite snack. It's like liquidy halvah on toast. So delicious!
byb July 25, 2014
Oh my goodness this sounds absolutely wonderful!
sheepfeathers April 2, 2014
The salt definitely makes this. This is my new favorite snack to snap me out of the 2 o'clock doldrums at work.
fiveandspice April 6, 2014
Yay! Glad you like it. It does make a perfect snack. It was one of my major pregnancy cravings too, haha.
Honeylishuss March 31, 2014
Try tahini and Tamari or tahini and a little miso on toast as a savoury option. It's fantastic! Top it with sprouts or fresh cucumber- anything really!
fiveandspice April 6, 2014
Ooh, that does sound good.