Vanilla Almond Pear Toast

This fall marks our family’s first “back to school” season ever, with our oldest daughter continuing her learning adventure in Pre-K! *Insert equal parts sobbing and being super proud here.*

What does that mean? Our weekday mornings are a little bit crazy most days with all of us trying to adapt to a new normal.

One thing that is a non-negotiable is making sure that our days get off to a strong start with a hearty, balanced breakfast each morning—and nothing says “hearty” quite like a really great bread.

My absolute favorite breakfast bread right now is Pepperidge Farm Swirl Oatmeal Bread. It’s baked with whole grains, contains no high fructose corn syrup, is a good source of fiber, and has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.

The thick, hearty slices make it perfect for piling on lots of yummy toppings, which is exactly what I’ve done with my Vanilla Almond Pear Toast. With whole grains from the bread and tons of protein from almond butter, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and flax seed, combined with the crisp freshness of pear and sweetness of honey, this toast is the perfect quick and easy breakfast for busy mornings when you just need something a little special.



Vanilla Almond Pear Toast



  • 4 Slices Pepperidge Farm Swirl Oatmeal Bread — Apple & Cinnamon

  • 1 Fresh Bartlet Pear, sliced

  • 4 Tbsp. Vanilla Almond Butter

  • 4 Tbsp. Slivered or Chopped Raw Unsalted Almonds

  • 2 Tbsp. Ground Flax Seed

  • 2 Tbsp. Raw Unsalted Pumpkin Seeds

  • Honey or Agave, for drizzling



  1. Toast slices of Pepperidge Farm Swirl Oatmeal Bread.

  2. While bread is toasting, thinly slice the pear into about 16 slices (4 for each piece of toast).

  3. Remove bread from toaster and set on plate.

  4. Once bread has cooled enough to handle, spread 1 Tbsp. of Vanilla Almond Butter onto each slice.

  5. Top each piece of toast with 4 splices of pear, 1 Tbsp. almonds, 1/2 Tbsp. ground flax seed, and 1/2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds.

  6. Drizzle each slice with honey or agave, to taste. Enjoy immediately.


You can pick up Pepperidge Farm Swirl Oatmeal Bread (in Apple & Cinnamon or Maple & Brown Sugar—both absolutely delicious!) from your local grocery store in the bread section, along with the traditional line up of yummy Pepperidge Farm Swirl breads that you probably already know and love (Pumpkin Spice, anyone?!). Make sure to save your receipt and get $1 off  your purchase with this Ibotta deal!


What is your favorite go-to breakfast on busy weekday mornings? 



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  • Reply robin rue

    That sounds like a really tasty combo. I think this sounds like an awesome way to start the day!

    September 12, 2017 at 9:11 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Thanks, Robin! It was really tasty. 🙂

      September 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    On busy weekday mornings I mostly have oatmeal or an egg scramble. Eggs cook very quickly and the oatmeal I can cook in about 5-8 minutes and throw some butter and brown sugar on it.

    September 12, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Both delicious! I’m just never motivated enough to clean egg off of the pan on the weekdays. 😉

      September 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Jeanine

    Premade breakfast sandwiches are great to make ahead and pop into the microwave for a quick bite to eat prior to heading out!

    September 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      So true—we do premade sandwiches all the time and they are GREAT for busy mornings.

      September 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Kimberly

    This looks and sounds amazing! I have two little ones so things that are quick but still healthy are essential. I’m going to try this! Thanks for sharing!!

    September 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      It’s really good! Both of my girls are OBSESSED with the bread and actually ate the toppings, too. 🙂

      September 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Rhonda Albom

    Normally each morning I’ll have porridge with blueberries, but it’s quite time-consuming. I’d love something that’s faster like an open sandwich.

    September 13, 2017 at 12:45 am
    • Reply Kaity

      That sounds delicious! I love enjoying a bowl of warm porridge or oatmeal when I have time. This toast is a great option when you need something a little quicker. 😉

      September 13, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply AnnMarie John

    It’s filling and it’s good. Plus the kids love apples and pears so this is perfect. It can be for breakfast, for their lunch or as an after school snack. I am totally going to make this one.

    September 13, 2017 at 5:13 am
    • Reply Kaity

      So true! It makes the perfect after school snack. Just enough “treat” feel with the honey and the flavors of the bread with some healthy goodness, too. 🙂

      September 13, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Julia

    Pepperidge Farm bread is one of our favorite breakfast items. I never thought to put pears on it, what a great way to change it up.

    September 13, 2017 at 11:01 am
    • Reply Kaity

      It was such a nice switch. We usually do slices of apple, but the pear was delicious, especially with the vanilla almond butter!

      September 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply reesa

    This sounds so delicious! The Pepperidge Farm Swirl breads are my favorite! They’re always so soft and fresh tasting!

    September 13, 2017 at 2:16 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Aren’t they delicious?? I’m so excited about Pumpkin Spice being out again! 😉

      September 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Cori @ Sweet Coralice

    Yummo! That looks delicious and super easy when in a morning rush. I love Pepperidge Farm breakfast breads but I’m keeping a lookout for these Oatmeal ones because my grocery store isn’t carrying them yet.

    September 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Definitely keep an eye out! They are brand new but they should be available in your local grocery stores in the near future. I was able to find mine at Kroger.

      September 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Oooo, that bread sounds tasty! I gotta switch up my regular cinnamon raisin toast.

    September 13, 2017 at 4:02 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      It’s SO good. Definitely good to switch it up once in a while. 🙂

      September 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Cindy Ingalls

    Yum this sounds so good. I am definitely going to look for this bread on my next trip to the grocery store.

    September 14, 2017 at 12:21 am
    • Reply Kaity

      Definitely recommend! So hearty and yummy. 🙂

      September 18, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Angela Tolsma

    I am totally adding this to my grocery list! Apple Cinnamon bread is delicious and a hearty breakfast is so important to me and I’ve been needing something new!

    September 14, 2017 at 12:29 am
    • Reply Kaity

      Do it! It’s the perfect flavor for the fall season.;)

      September 18, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Amber Nelson

    Now this sounds very interesting! Pear and almond??? What a great combo!

    September 14, 2017 at 2:23 am
    • Reply Kaity

      Suuuper good!

      September 18, 2017 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply Luci

    This looks totally delicious. I’ll have to check out the bread soon. Something quick and easy for breakfast or a snack.

    September 14, 2017 at 6:35 am
  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson

    I have never paired this combination on toast. My kids would love this for breakfast.

    September 15, 2017 at 11:31 am
    • Reply Kaity

      Definitely worth a shot! My one year old gobbled it down without the honey. 🙂

      September 15, 2017 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Shannon Gurnee

    I’ve never had anything like this before. It looks and sounds like a yummy recipe though!

    September 15, 2017 at 6:18 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Super good, especially if you’re a pear lover. 🙂

      September 19, 2017 at 2:38 am
  • Reply Andrea

    I really love this combo here. I am such a HUGEEE fan of pears. Love the cinnamon in there. Such a fall dish.

    September 19, 2017 at 11:42 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      Thanks, Andrea! I love pears, too. I usually make this with apples, but switched it up a bit and LOVED it.

      September 20, 2017 at 3:05 pm

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