Yogurt Toast Is TikTok's New Breakfast Obsession

If you have yet to try the sweet, melty delight that is yogurt custard toast, you've been missing out.

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TikTok enabled the rise of baked oatmeal, "nature's cereal," and — my personal favorite — strategically folded breakfast wraps, and another clever breakfast idea has found its way onto the app. Yogurt toast, aka yogurt custard toast or custard toast, is the latest breakfast trend to make the rounds.

Don't let the name dissuade you; this isn't a matter of spreading yogurt alone like cream cheese, but rather incorporating the yogurt into a custard-like topping, spooning the mixture onto a slice of bread, and then baking the concoction.

Generally, TikTok users have been whisking together Greek yogurt with an egg, a liquid sweetener, and cinnamon and/or vanilla extract. They press a well into the bread and pour in the mixture, along with any desired toppings (often berries), then bake or air-fry until the bread is toasted and the topping turns golden brown (generally 10-12 minutes).

The result looks unreal on TikTok, and I decided to investigate whether yogurt toast tastes as good as it looks on the app. I tried out a yogurt toast recipe from user @saltynsweeteats which incorporates blueberries and lemon zest and juice. (

I can now confirm that yogurt toast is worth trying. It's very similar to baked french toast but doesn't get as soggy and feels more substantial thanks to the thick topping.

I used plain Greek yogurt and honey, which fit with my preference of semi-sweet breakfasts, but you could easily dial the sweetness up or down by using a flavored Greek yogurt (@saltynsweeteats used lemon) or omitting the honey. The blueberries became gooey and the center of each piece of bread softened up while the edges became crispy. I opted to make the recipe using the "airfry" setting of my toaster oven, which made the end result deliciously crispy and definitely made the process easy. (

While I'm a convert based on the taste alone, I also appreciate yogurt toast from a nutritional perspective. The combination of bread and yogurt provide a satisfying mix of carbs and protein, especially since Greek yogurt (which most people use for this recipe) offers more protein than regular yogurt. Eggs contribute even more protein, plus iron, zinc, calcium, and the antioxidant lutein. Bread adds fiber (which is great for digestion and heart health) to the mix, particularly when you go with a whole grain option.

Also, the sky's the limit with yogurt custard toast, as evidenced by the many creative variations that have made their way onto TikTok. User @viviannecafe added protein powder, @winnyhayes created a s'mores-inspired yogurt toast, and @everything_delish incorporated hummus and green onion for a savory take. (

The verdict: Whoever came up with the idea for yogurt toast knew what they were doing. If I've convinced you, here's how to try it.

How to Make Yogurt Toast


  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, honey, or other liquid sweetener (optional)
  • Dash vanilla extract (optional)
  • Pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • Handful berries, chocolate chips, or other desired toppings (optional)


  1. Preheat oven or air fryer to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Using hands or the back of a spoon, press a well into the center of each slice of bread.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, egg, sweetener, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth.
  4. Pour 1/2 of the mixture into the well of each slice of bread. Top bread with additional toppings as desired.
  5. Bake or air-fry for 10-12 minutes, or until the top of each piece of toast is golden-brown.
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