Who doesn’t love toast?! It’s a signature breakfast food, snack or late night craving we all enjoy. However, being on a gluten-free diet can really limit your bread options and, honestly, there are not a lot of great gluten-free breads out there. It takes a lot of searching and having your heart broken before you find the one that your taste buds really enjoy. I have tried A LOT of gluten-free breads over the years, but nothing will ever truly compare to the bread I found at New Cascadia right here in Portland, Oregon. I chose the farm house sandwich bread for this recipe because it’s open, tender crumbs and airy texture make for the best gluten-free toast.
When I decided to share my vegan, gluten-free loaded toast recipe, I wanted to make sure I was using as many local brands as I could without sacrificing quality and I always encourage others to do the same whenever possible. The next local favorite ingredient I added to this recipe was the chunky almond, cashew coconut nut butter from Ground Up PDX. This nut butter is simple, yet perfectly salty and naturally sweet. It’s made with a blend of almonds, cashews and coconut, which is infused with vanilla and sea salt, and then finally finished off with chunks of all three nuts for a deliciously crunchy texture. This mix of simple ingredients results in a perfect combination of flavors that are sure to satisfy even the the choosiest of taste buds, making this nut butter the ideal topping to spread on any kind of toast but even more so when working with vegan or gluten-free requirements. This nut butter just knocks it out of the park in every way and has consistently remained one of my go-to ingredients for all sorts of dishes and snacks that need to meet a variety of strict dietary restrictions.
I finished my ingredient list by picking up some fresh organic bananas, dates and agave from the New Seasons Market on my way home. As well as adding some Nora’s Kitchen Granola to top it all off. I hope you enjoy this vegan gluten-free loaded toast recipe as much as I do. Cheers!