Healthy Halloween Toast (No Waste + Vegan)

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Eat, shriek, and be scary with these Healthy Halloween Toast recipes! Each fun toast variety is totally vegan, gluten-free, and sure to bring smiles and Halloween fun into your kitchen.

Halloween Toast Recipes

I was working in my lab late one night…when I dreamed up these Healthy Halloween Toast recipes! Two of my favorite things in the whole world are holidays and food, so when I get a chance to combine the two, I go all out. These spooky toast varieties absolutely delight my kids (and me too, of course!), and they’re all filling and nutritious. I’ve got ghosts, mummies, pumpkins, spider webs…a whole host of haunted friends to enjoy! For recipes like this one I love visiting Sprouts. They have all of my favorite pantry staples and fun seasonal products and flavors! Their bulk department is basically my happy place…I love that I can stock up on essentials or scoop just what I need for a recipe!

Also be sure to check out my Fun with Halloween Food and Ultimate Halloween Recipe Round-Up for more fun ideas to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Vegan Grilled Cheese Ghosts

The only thing better than toast is toast with CHEESE! Grilled cheese is a go-to for savory comfort food, and these little ghosts are the cutest haunted snack. Use my Homemade Vegan Mozzarella recipe for melty, delicious cheese that’s SO easy to make! You can also go store-bought and grab your favorite vegan cheese; I’m a big fan of VioLife. I used olives for the eyes and mouth, but you can get creative here. Try sliced cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, or even dollops of hummus or guacamole!

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Grilled Cheese Ghosts – no waste!


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread (gluten-free if desired*)
  • vegan butter for grilling (I love Miyoko’s vegan butter with a hint of salt best)
  • homemade vegan mozzarella cheese (or shredded vegan mozzarella cheese)
  • black olives for ghost eyes and mouth

Instructions

  1. Cut a ghost shape out of one slice of bread.  Cut one side of the full slide and just one side of the slice with the cutout ghost in the center (the edges around the ghost).  Save the cut out ghost for the below recipe for ghost toast!
  2. For the full slice of bread with no cutout, place butter side down on skillet over medium heat.  Do the same with the slice of bread with the ghost cutout in the middle.  You will end up putting these two slices together in a moment.
  3. Spread mozzarella cheese overtop only the full slice of bread in one even layer as the other side of the slice sears.  
  4. Place the leftover bread (with the ghost cutout in the middle) overtop the full slice of bread with no cutout.  Make sure the butter side/seared side is facing up.  Allow the grilled cheese ghost sandwich to continue to cook another minute or two to allow the cheese to melt into the top slice and help hold the sandwich together.  Take the grilled cheese off the burner and decorate with black olive slices to make a ghost face if desired.   
  5. For the actual ghost cutout you can save this for the recipe below.  Or, you can spread the mozzarella cheese overtop the ghost cut out too.  You can place this piece in a toaster oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit  to cook it and melt the cheese until golden brown.  Then decorate it with the black olives for the ghost face too.

Keywords: ghost grilled cheese

Vegan Ghost Halloween Toast

Ghost Toast: Vegan Halloween Toast with Cream Cheese

I said these recipes are “no waste,” and I meant it! I’ve included the ways I use each part of the cut out bread so nothing gets thrown away. This Ghost Toast is not only fun to say, it’s absolutely delicious to eat. I toast the cut out ghost from the grilled cheeses, then spread it with Kite Hill cream cheese (my favorite!). Raisins and vegan chocolate chips make for the perfect howling mouth and spooky eyes, but you could also use little slices of berries, chopped dates, or dollops of Homemade Vegan Nutella! I grab raisins from the bulk bins at Sprouts and keep them stored in a jar at home…easy as can be!

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Ghost Toast


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, lightly toasted if desired (gluten-free if desired – see notes)
  • plain, vegan cream cheese (I love Kite Hill brand)
  • raisins for the ghost mouth
  • vegan chocolate chips for the ghost eyes

Instructions

  1. If toasting the bread, toast first.
  2. Cut a ghost shape out of one slice of bread only.
  3. Spread cream cheese overtop the ghost and the other slice of bread. 
  4. Place the slice of bread with the ghost cutout hole overtop the slice of bread with no cut out (to make a sandwich that is a “negative” of the ghost cut out so to speak).  
  5. Decorate both ghosts with raisins for the ghost mouth and chocolate chips for the ghost eyes.

Notes

  • Category: Snack or Breakfast
  • Method: Toaster Oven

Keywords: ghost toast

Edible Date Spiders

Spider Web Toast with Vegan Nutella

This is the only time I’ll allow spider webs in my kitchen! This Sweet Spider Web Toast is as much fun to make as it is to eat, which is really saying something…because it’s absolutely delicious! I made it with my Healthy Homemade Vegan Nutella, which is totally free of refined sugar, and the web is made with Cashew Vanilla Icing. I also have a Vegan Vanilla Cinnamon Fruit Dip that would work really well as spider webs drizzled onto toast! Our sweet little spider friends are made with dates cut in half. I used broken-up pretzel pieces for the legs! Aren’t they delightfully spooky?! It’s one of the best spider recipes on the web! 😉

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Sweet Spider Web Toast (with nutella!)


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Lightly toast one piece of bread.
  2. Spread nutella overtop to cover the toast entirely.
  3. Use a fork or squeeze bottle with fine tip to make the spider web design out of the cashew icing.
  4. Halve the date lengthwise for the spider’s body and place on the web.
  5. Break the pretzel twists to create tiny spider legs and add 6 pieces (3 on each side of the date). Enjoy!

Notes

  • Category: Snack or Breakfast
  • Method: Toaster
Gluten-Free Halloween Pumpkin Toast

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Hummus Toast

It’s pumpkin season, after all! I couldn’t do a Halloween-themed post without some pumpkin in it. This one is really simple to make: just use a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out a pumpkin, spread a full slice of bread with Garlic Pumpkin Hummus, and place the pumpkin-hole slice overtop! Of course, we aren’t wasting any bread here, so I like to keep the pumpkin-shaped cutout and spread that with hummus, too. A little piece of crust makes the perfect stem! You could also make this recipe with my Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus or Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus.

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Pumpkin Hummus Toast


  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Use a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter to cut a pumpkin image out of one slice of bread.
  2. Spread hummus overtop the other slice and place the bread with the pumpkin cutout hole overtop.  This way you don’t waste any bread.
  3. For the pumpkin that was cut out, spread pumpkin hummus overtop.  For the stem use a tiny piece of the bread’s crust.

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Fall Leaf Hummus Toast

Fall Leaf Hummus Toast

This one is going to have you in disbeLEAF, it’s so good! I used slices of red, orange, and yellow bell peppers to create autumnal leaves on oval-shaped slices of toast. It’s a little sweet, super crunchy, and such a satisfying snack! The orange of my Pumpkin Garlic Hummus is the perfect background for these sweet leafy details and I love how it all tastes together. So satisfying!

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Fall Leaf Hummus Toast


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 2 slices whole wheat bread (gluten-free if desired*)
  • pumpkin hummus
  • red, yellow and orange bell peppers, stem and seeds removed, thinly sliced into short segments (to fit the leaf)

Instructions

  1. Lightly toast two slices of bread.
  2. Use a knife to cut leaves out of one slice of bread.
  3. Spread hummus overtop the other slice and place the bread with the leaf cutout holes overtop.  This way you don’t waste any bread.  Decorate with sliced bell pepper.
  4. For the leaves that were cut out, spread pumpkin hummus overtop and decorate those as well.

Notes

For this recipe you can toast the bread in advance if desired.

  • Category: Lunch or Snack
Spider Web Pizza Toast

Spooky Spider Web Pizza Toast

When I say the magic words “pizza toast,” my kids come sprinting to the kitchen. I’m convinced they could eat this toast all day long…and all year round, too! I created these creepy-crawly spiders out of olives. The body is made from halved olives, then I did thinner slices for the legs. Easy as can be! You could use green olives for the body to make it even creepier.

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Spooky Spider Web Pizza Toast


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 2 slices whole wheat bread (gluten-free if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce or marinara sauce (I love Rao’s brand)
  • 23 tablespoons homemade vegan mozzarella cheese (or any vegan shredded mozzarella cheese)
  • black olives, sliced and halved into half moons for spider legs and halved lengthwise for spider body

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place bread on parchment lined baking sheet.  Spread marinara sauce overtop each slice of bread then decorate it with the vegan cheese to create a spider web design.  Drizzle olive oil overtop the cheese if desired.  This helps the cheese get nice and golden brown in the oven.
  2. Bake on the middle oven rack for 5-10 minutes until toast is golden brown on the edges and cheese is nice and bubbly.  You can broil the toast at the very end to help the cheese get golden brown.  Watch carefully to avoid burning (usually I just broil for 2-4 minutes).
  3. Decorate with olives for the spider.  Enjoy!

Notes

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Oven
Vegan Halloween Pizza Toast

Vegan Mummy Pizza Toast

This recipe was too good to keep under wraps! (Okay, that was the last one…I PROMISE I’m done with the Halloween puns now!) It’s the same idea as my Spooky Spider Web Pizza Toast, but this one is a mummy with little olive eyes peeking out of Vegan Mozzarella Cheese wraps.

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Mummy Pizza Toast (vegan + gluten-free)


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread (gluten-free if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce or marinara sauce (I love Rao’s brand)
  • 23 tablespoons homemade vegan mozzarella cheese (or any vegan shredded mozzarella cheese)
  • optional: drizzle of olive oil (to help the cheese brown)
  • black olives, sliced (for eyes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place bread on parchment lined baking sheet.  Spread marinara sauce overtop each slice of bread then decorate it with the vegan cheese to create mummy wraps.  Drizzle olive oil overtop the cheese if desired.  This helps the cheese get nice and golden brown in the oven.
  2. Bake on the middle oven rack for 5-10 minutes until toast is golden brown on the edges and cheese is nice and bubbly.  You can broil the toast at the very end to help the cheese get golden brown.  Watch carefully to avoid burning (usually I just broil for 2-4 minutes).
  3. Decorate with olives for the mummy eyes.  Enjoy!

Notes

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Oven

Keywords: mummy pizza toast

All of these fun Halloween Toast recipes are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and made without refined sugar. I believe everyone should get to have fun, delicious food no matter their diet or allergies! If you make these spooky themed toasts, please tag me on Instagram so I can see your creations, and leave a review below letting me know which one you make! Finally, a big, big thank you to Sprouts for sponsoring this post. I’m a regular at Sprouts and am so thrilled to work with them!

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