Recipe: Peanut Butter and Fig Toast

If I had to pick a favorite all time food, I think it would have to be toast. I love ice cream, love pizza, love breakfast sandwiches, most Mexican food, and cheese. But I don't think I could live without toast. I eat it standing in my kitchen when I don't have enough time for real breakfast, I eat it for lunch topped with a smashed avocado and a lot of salt and pepper. And sometimes, when it's 100 degrees outside or I'm having a particularly tired night and I can't be bothered making real food, I eat it for dinner.

The trick, I've decided, is finding different toppings that match whatever you're crazing. Want something salty? Avocado S&P Toast. Something sweet? Cinnamon Sugar Toast. Something like dinner but a lot less effort? Mozzarella and Sliced Tomatoes. It's 3AM and you need food now? Basically Salted Buttered Toast. And when you need something that's like dessert AND breakfast? Make Peanut Butter and Fig Toast topped with Maple Syrup.

Peanut Butter and Fig Toast

1 serving

2 pieces of hearty bread
2-3 figs
peanut butter
maple syrup

I probably don't need to tell you how to make toast, but I'll attempt to. Toast bread until lightly browned, outside toasted but the inside is still soft. While still hot, spread generous amounts of (preferably homemade or freshly ground) peanut butter onto the toast. We don't skimp on the peanut butter! We aren't animals. Cut figs in half and place on top of peanut butter. Drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy with iced coffee.