Tips & Tricks : The Truth About Unicorn Toast!

  • Unicorn Toast Review

Vegan  –  Dairy Free  –  Gluten Free Option  –  Refined Sugar Free  –  Nut Free

In case you don’t know, simply put, Unicorn Toast is bread covered in colourful spread and decorated in a thousand toppings. It’s been gracing our Instagram feeds no end this year and whilst there’s no doubt it looks super pretty, it got us thinking a few things…

  1. How easy is it to make….really?
  2. Does it even taste good?
  3. Do real people actually eat it for breakfast? And if so HOW do you eat it?!

So we decided to put an end to our worries, answer these questions and give the infamous Unicorn toast a run for it’s money… Here is our honest Unicorn Toast review!


There are many weird and wonderful ways to make Unicorn Toast; some super simple, others unnecessarily complex.

We sieved through the the millions of suggestions and settled on the following options for our natural food dyes.

  • Turmeric Powder – (yellow)
  • Matcha Powder – (green)
  • Pomegranate juice – (pink/purple)

in addition to your food dyes you will also need…

  • Sourdough (or your choice of bread)
  • Coconut Yoghurt (Vegan) OR Cream Cheese (Not Vegan…)
  • Toppings of your choice

Tip: If choosing Coconut yoghurt, have some protein powder on hand incase your mixture gets a little runny (ours did!)

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The toppings we used:

  • Blueberries
  • Banana
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Chia Seeds
  • Figs
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You will need…

  • Small bowls – (one for each colour)
  • Spoons – (one for each colour)
  • Chopping board
  • Bread knife
  • Knife
  • Spatula

1. Is it easy to make….really?

It was easy to make, but absolutely NOT easy to make look half decent.

Although mixing the colours was simple enough, we quickly ditched our preconceived idea of a beautiful ombre effect and settled for block colours and stripy patterns – not quite as pretty, but better than the horrendous beige smear on our first attempt…

The good news is it wasn’t particularly messy, and took us around 15 minutes to make.

Our colours were also nowhere near as vibrant as some we see on Instagram!

So, in answer to our question – unless your artistically talented, no, it’s not easy to make (if you want it to look presentable…)

2. Does it even taste good?

Basically, no.

It didn’t taste good and unless you love soggy sourdough, we’re guessing you won’t enjoy it either…

The flavourings were terrible on different levels…

Yellow: Our online unicorn toast gurus told us that we wouldn’t taste the turmeric – but we did, and it wasn’t great!

Green: We didn’t need to use very much matcha to get a pastel green – so we couldn’t really taste much at all.

Pinky/ Purple: The pomegranate juice made it really sweet and it was actually quite tasty, but using a juice meant it was the most soggy of all.

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3. Do real people actually make this for breakfast? and if so HOW do you eat it?!

No – they absolutely can’t possibly!

We can’t imagine anyone would go through all the effort of making Unicorn Toast in the morning  –  It is just crazy. People must do this for the pretty picture, not for the enjoyable breakfast.

We tried to eat it like a normal piece of toast, but to be honest it was a nightmare! So we took the pieces of fruit off, ate them and had a little nibble at the soggy-sourdough – but we couldn’t eat it!

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After getting over our initial ombre-making difficulties and taking the simple stripy approach – we actually had way more fun decorating our Unicorn Toast rather than actually eating it…

It’s all about the prettiness and not about the taste.

So sadly, we will not be making unicorn Toast again!

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Have you tried making Unicorn Toast? What ingredients did you use? Did Unicorn toast nail it or fail it for you?! Let us know in the comments!

We would love to see your creations so tag us in your instagram photos @the_health_mix and remember… #nailedit or #failedit?

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