Breakfast Toast with Ricotta, Berries, Lemon and Honey

by Dorothy Reinhold on January 24, 2017

Print This Post Print This Post Crunchy, creamy, fruity, tart and sweet, this Breakfast Toast with Ricotta, Berries, Lemon and Honey is just what you need to make it worthwhile to wake up. Plus, it's pretty!

This is my new favorite breakfast. I’ve eaten it four days in a row, because once you open a container of ricotta, it’s hard to just leave it there unloved.

Plus, it has all the flavors and textures I need to wake me up — crunchy, creamy, fruity, tart, sweet…and it’s pretty.

Sourdough Ricotta Berry Lemon Honey breakfast toastThe title here really says it all, and once you read it, you won’t need a recipe.

Sourdough toast with Ricotta Berries Lemon and Honey on ShockinglyDelicious.comBut of COURSE I’ll give you a recipe in case you need some guidance. When you make it again tomorrow, you can solo.

Breakfast Toast with Ricotta, Berries, Lemon and Honey

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Crunchy, creamy, fruity, tart and sweet, this Ricotta Berry Lemon Honey toast is just what you need to make it worth waking up.


  • 1 large slice sourdough bread
  • 2-4 tablespoons ricotta cheese (I like whole-milk ricotta, but suit yourself).
  • Blueberries and blackberries (or any berries you like)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Honey (or agave or maple syrup or liquid sweetener of your choice)


  1. Toast the sourdough. Get it nice and brown and crispy.
  2. Spread toast with ricotta. Stick berries onto the toast; the ricotta is the "glue." Sprinkle with lemon zest (depending on size of lemon and size of toast, you might not use it all). Drizzle with honey.
  3. Eat! Smile.
  4. Serves 1.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

The Food Hunter February 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

I love the sound of this


Debra C. January 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Simple, perfect and amazing – love the beautiful flavors, so pretty too!


Annie @ Annie's Noms January 30, 2017 at 1:45 am

Oh wow, what a perfect way to start the day!! This would be perfect to brighten up this dreary Monday morning today!


Natalie January 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm

This sounds amazing! What a delicious way to jazz up toast!

Reply January 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Honestly, I could eat this all the time. my kind of food.


Megan @ MegUnprocessed January 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm

I love berries and lemon.


Samantha January 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm

looks delicious!


Michelle | A Latte Food January 25, 2017 at 7:32 pm

This is a gorgeous breakfast toast! I love ricotta and honey together!


Dorothy Reinhold January 25, 2017 at 8:49 pm

Thank you! It has become one of my faves.


Emma January 25, 2017 at 12:55 pm

This looks delicious, a real treat for breakfast. I’ve not thought of using ricotta in this way. I know what I’m having for brunch this weekend now!


Dorothy Reinhold January 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm

Ricotta is so versatile. You can also make Ricotta pancakes, which are divine!


Cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling January 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

I can see myself falling in love with this breakfast, too!


Kelly January 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Ricotta cheese is delicious. I think I’d like to try this with raspberries and ricotta only. I wonder how much the taste changes if you use different types of bread. Maybe a multi-grain bread?


Dorothy Reinhold January 25, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Go for it on the multi-grain and raspberries. I love lemon zest, so I would be lemon zest on there, but you could easily omit.


Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet January 24, 2017 at 7:48 pm

I love this flavor combo and the freshness of it all with the ricotta!


Erin @ The Speckled Palate January 24, 2017 at 6:11 pm

How did I not realize this kind of toast was a thing?!? Brilliant! I’m totally making this goodness for myself tomorrow – it sounds perfect!


Joely Smith January 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm

I shared this to my Facebook so I can reference it and MAKE it! I try to eat berries with every breakfast and was looking for new ways to use them. LOVE this!! YUM!


Dorothy Reinhold January 24, 2017 at 5:19 pm

Thank you for sharing! I hope you love it when you try it!


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