Banana-Ricotta Toasts with Pecans, Dates, and Honey

Toast need not be boring: Adding part-skim ricotta cheese and a few tasty toppings transforms it into a simple, satisfying breakfast. Part-skim ricotta has significantly less sodium than cottage cheese, a common breakfast bite. Pecans are loaded with antioxidants.
Martha Stewart Living, January 2012
  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Total Time 15 minutes
  • Yield Serves 1
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  • 2 tablespoons part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 slice (1/2 inch thick) whole-wheat rustic bread, toasted
  • 1/2 small ripe banana, sliced on the bias
  • 1 medium pitted date, preferably Medjool, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped toasted pecans
  • 1 teaspoon honey, such as acacia
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Spread ricotta on toast. Top with banana, date, and pecans. Drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and some pepper.

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