Fruit Bruschetta

So often when I take the time to actually make a breakfast at home, it’s something on the heavy side (waffles, pancakes, etc.)  This fruit bruschetta is like a breath of fresh air into breakfast time.  Not only does it taste amazing, it is light, colorful and healthy, and a pleasant change from the usual breakfast fare.   What a wonderful way to start the day!

I started with thin slices of challah toast spread with a little bit of butter and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar.  Then I combined finely chopped kiwi, strawberries, banana, and pineapple and spooned the mixture onto the toast rounds.  Finally I drizzled a bit of vanilla yogurt over the top of each piece.  We all loved it and there was not a bite left over.  Ben and I both agreed that this would be a perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch, and I will definitely be making this again to bring to our next brunch with his parents.  Of course one of the best things about this recipe is that it is so easily adapted to whatever fruits are in season.  I can’t wait to try it in the summer with some fresh peaches and blueberries from the farmers’ market.  Yum!

Fruit Bruschetta
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Ingredients:
¼ pineapple, diced
6 oz. strawberries, hulled and diced
2 kiwis, peeled and diced
1 banana, diced
Sliced bread rounds (challah, baguette, etc. will do)
Butter
Cinnamon sugar
Vanilla yogurt

Directions:
Combine diced pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, and banana in a small mixing bowl.  Mix well and set aside.  Toast thinly sliced bread rounds until crisp and spread lightly with butter.  Sprinkle each toast round with cinnamon-sugar.  Spoon the fruit mixture on top of each round.  Drizzle lightly with vanilla yogurt.  Serve immediately.

Source: inspired by The Way the Cookie Crumbles

21 Responses

  1. What an imaginative twist on a familiar Italian classic! Not only eye-catching gorgeous and delicious, but adaptable to all kinds of fruit and HEALTHY as well!
    (Since I’m currently residing in Seoul, it seems like nowadays I can read the new post almost as soon as it appears…I’m truly honored! Keep up the fabulous work and thanks for being so generous with all the mouth-watering recipes!)

  2. I LOVE this idea! The fruit bruschetta is not only gorgeous, it must taste spectacular as well. Bookmarked!

  3. This looks SO good! We typically make fruit pizza (with sugar cookie dough rolled out), but I love this twist on the idea! I’m definitely bookmarking this one

  4. Now THIS is a terrific idea!

  5. Yum! Yum! Yum! Looks beautiful!

  6. Oh, I bet challah was a lot better for this than the rustic French bread I used. I’ll have to keep that in mind!

  7. I love challah and since I don’t (sad) have the space to bake anything that must be rolled or braided, I do the next best thing… I head to Klein Brot Haus Bakery in Brookston, Indiana. The challah there is awesome. I love this idea, I use my challah for bread and butter pudding and french toast. I think this recipe might be perfectly timed for a trip to Brookston.

  8. Good idea! I need more fruit in my life! Hmmm… perhaps my New Years Resolution (a few weeks late).

  9. What a wonderful idea. I can’t wait to try this as we get closer to warm weather and there’s more fruit in season!

  10. That would make a great appetizer or a dessert! I love fresh fruit on cake or bread. Sounds delicious.

  11. looks fabulous and perfect for IL visit coming up…thanks for sharing!

  12. What a cute idea! Instead of yogurt, a thin slice of cheese might even be amazing.

  13. What a cute idea, I love it! So tasty and healthy too 🙂

  14. Looks delish, my kiddos would love this one too!

  15. This looks so fresh and pretty! What a great idea!

  16. These look sooo good. Cant wait to make them.

  17. […] Posted on January 20, 2010 by lovestoeat As soon as I saw this recipe on Annie’s Eats from The Way the Cookie Crumbles I knew I had to make them as berries are just coming into season […]

  18. O…M….G!!! This looks amazing! Yummmm!!

  19. Made this last weekend for brunch, with a thin drizzle of cream cheese icing instead of yogurt, it was fantastic! Even my husband, who is not a fruit person, loved it!

  20. I made this last weekend and they were such a hit! I cheated though and bought some store bought challah bread. Keep the recipes coming!

  21. Wow, I can’t wait to try this. My in-laws are coming to stay next month, and I think this would be the perfect thing to lay out for breakfast. Great one, Annie!

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