Breakfast Bruschetta with Strawberries and Tangy Cream

If you love someone…don’t set them free…make these.

If the worshiping of ”you” is what you crave…make these.

If you are able to endure endless hours of merciless praise and wonderment from the love of your life…make these.

Does your lover need a little nudge remembering you belong on a pedestal high up in the sky….make these…they will never forget about you and your special perch again.

These Breakfast Bruschetta with Strawberries and Tangy Cream are the answer to all things bliss. 

Mornings are not always the easiest part of the day but these lovely twists on an Italian classic will help start your day off sweet.

Now go place your crown on top of your head and get ready to take your rightful place as King or Queen of the kitchen and don’t forget your scepter too!

Here’s all you need to make these happen:  Granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ciabatta bread, fresh strawberries, fresh basil, fresh lemon juice, butter, sour cream, plain yogurt, honey and vanilla extract.

Preheat broiler to HIGH with rack 6″ from the heating element.

Combine 2 Tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a dish.  Cut ciabatta roll or loaf in half and cut into triangles.  Generously butter each slice of bread.  Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on the buttered sides of the bread and broil on a baking sheet until toasted, about 2-3 minutes.

Stir 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 Tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 teaspoons honey and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl.

Toss 1 cup of fresh, diced strawberries, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped basil and juice of 1/2 a lemon in a bowl.

To assemble the bruschetta place 2 Tablespoons berries with juice on each piece of toast.  Dollop with 1 teaspoon sour cream mixture.  Add more basil for garnish.

Can you really think of a better way to start your day?  I didn’t think so.

Breakfast Bruschetta with Strawberries and Tangy Cream
adapted from Cuisine at Home

Combine, Sprinkle With, And Broil:
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 small ciabatta rolls or one small loaf, split, buttered on cut sides, and halved diagonally

Toss Together; Stir Together:
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and diced
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons plain yogurt
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish Bruschetta With:
Sprigs of fresh basil

Preheat broiler to High with rack 6″ from the heating element.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a dish.  Sprinkle mixture on buttered sides of bread, then broil on a baking sheet until toasted, 2-3 minutes.

Toss strawberries with sugar, basil and lemon juice.  Stir sour cream, yogurt, honey and vanilla together in a separate bowl.  To assemble bruschetta, spoon 2 Tablespoons berries with juice on each piece of toast; dollop with 1 teaspoon sour cream mixture.

Garnish with basil before serving.


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  1. Rosa 1

    Wow, those Bruschette are original! I bet they are addictive! Delicious..



  2. HoneyB 2

    All I can say is YUMMM! This looks great – crunchy, sweet, and delicious!

  3. Philly 3

    Looks really good!! Any thing on ciabatta bread in ok in my book


  4. Lori 4

    Those look SO good! I could probably down five or six in one sitting…dangerous. :)

  5. This recipe is really making me wish I had the ingredients to make this right now. :)

  6. Passing the crown to you, as the ultimate Queen of the kitchen. I have no idea how you come up with these, but I’m so glad you do! Strawberries and basil-salivating my way away from the computer….

  7. YUM! I bet fresh mint in place of the basil would be great as well!

    I love to make Blackberry Almond Bruschetta from the Pilsburry website. So good!

  8. Cass 8

    These look Fantastic! I’m going to add them to the list of the brunch items for when we have Lexi’s first breakfast brunch. Yumm

  9. I thought they were tomatoes at first and was feeling queasy… Thank goodness they are strawberries!
    This looks awesome, Cathy. Now I’ll have to make it!

  10. Tipper 10

    Wish I had some right now!! They look delectable!

  11. Those look so perfect for a summer breakfast! The combo of strawberry and basil sounds incredible!

  12. This does look like a great way to start your day! What a clever idea! They look delicious!

  13. Lori 13

    OH MY! Those look wonderful, and what a great idea! I wouldn’t have thought of taking bruschetta in this direction, but now the mind reels. Yum…..

  14. Yum! You’ve done it again!

  15. Oh my lord! Those look so good. If I could only swallow, I’d be making them in a minute!

  16. These look wonderful!!!

    Did you see that you made the Cupcakes Take The Cake blog for your Poprocks Cupcakes???


  17. Marcy 17

    Oh Yummy! Looking at the recipe I think I can even adapt those to the healthy way I have to cook for my diabetic husband! I’m also following the diabetic type diet even though I’m not, just because I’m a carb junky and am losing weight:))
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. YUM, and I like strawberries, too! Well done, Cathy~

  19. Teri 19

    This makes me want to cry! I’m in the middle of moving now… still not done! Not till the end of next week! So I can’t wait till my kitchen is unpacked because I want to make these right away!!! YUMMMO! I miss yummy homecooked food…. your pictures make me sad (in a good way).

  20. Mmmm, I’ll have to try that! Anything with strawberries, that’s my motto!

  21. These little bruschetta look heavenly. I love the whole combination of ingredients. I need to try these today.

  22. ALF 22

    What kind of camera do you have? Your pictures are always so clear and the food looks so good I want to eat my computer screen.

  23. Erinn 23

    I love your twist on the Italian classic. My daughter would love these! Delish and too pretty!!

  24. Claudia 24

    Goddess. That is all I have to say to you today. YOU. ARE. A. Goddess.

  25. Damn! Those look like they have no calories at all!

    Your photos are astoundingly delicious looking, Cathy.

  26. Daisy 26

    I just bought strawberries this morning at the farmer’s market… something in the universe was calling to me when I eyed the largest of the strawberry packages. I think it was this recipe!!!

  27. You have added to my ever growing group of receipes we have to try.

  28. omg.. my hubs is going to love these !!!!

  29. Cathy C 29

    The hubby will love this and what a great breakfast in bed treat…


  30. Wow! I would never have thought to couple strawberries and basil together… but I love both. Hmmmmmm… I might give this a whirl!

  31. Rayrena 31

    Oh yum, there isn’t anything about those that doesn’t sound yummy!

  32. Flea 32

    Oh stop! I’ve only gained about a gazillion pounds in the last month. This looks so good!

  33. grace 33

    mmm…cinnamon sugar. what’s this? you didn’t buy the pre-mixed cinnamon sugar from your grocer’s shelf? gasp! isn’t that the silliest thing you’ve ever seen? i pity anyone who can’t combine cinnamon and sugar themselves.
    meanwhile, awesome breakfast (or frankly, anytime) suggestion. :)

  34. I’ve had this very recipe in my to-try pile for ages! Glad to see it’s so good (and easy!) It seems like a great choice for a summery sort of breakfast treat.

  35. Dragon 35

    These are lovely. Is it too early for me to say I love you? :)

  36. Stacy 36

    Awesome! I’m always looking for a good weekend breakfast that doesn’t take too much time to prepare. Will definitely try this.

  37. Pass the champagne. These go on my next brunch menu.

  38. leslie 38

    ok..that looks awesome!! so fresh

  39. Liz C. 39

    I see you’re up to your usual tricks and it looks as scrumptious as ever.

    You have an award waiting for you over @ my place so drop by & pick it up sometime soon.

  40. rachel 40

    I have done this on Sourdough with cream cheese and strawberries, but this looks yummy.
    You are so evil :-)
    I am addicted and you love it. Damn you.

  41. No way! Yu-hum!!! Cathy, these look incredible! Yum!

  42. nina 42

    This is so delicious-looking and a healthy way to start the day!!!!

  43. pam 43

    A sweet, breakfast bruschetta! Taking my favorite part of any meal and adding it to breakfast, perfect!

  44. paresh 44

    nice healthy blog.

  45. Meg 45

    I am officially going to go buy all the ingredients I don’t already have at home so I can make this for my family this weekend. I am so glad you post all the great recipes you do, you make me happy just coming here and drooling, which leads to …making me fat, lol!

  46. Jeff 46

    This is such an awesome idea! My mind is getting blown today by yummy breakfast dishes.

  47. Mike 47

    Another awesome breakfast. I need to pay more attention to this meal–this is really creative and really tempting!

  48. Kevin 48

    Those breaksfast bruschetta look great!!

  49. Lore 49

    A new way to love…and to be loved I might add :D. The idea of a sweet bruschetta is simply brilliant. I love the basil touch, makes it all sound even more interesting.

  50. Deborah 50

    These would be perfect for a brunch. So pretty!

  51. Egghead 51

    This looks like something my husband should make me just because. I think I will shove this under his nose.

  52. Olga 52

    what a great idea! I bet it’d be great with other berries too: and it looks very festive!

  53. asithi 53

    Gosh, I just love drooling over virtual goodies that I cannot eat.

  54. Geraint 54

    I made these as breakfast in bed for my fiancee on holiday. They work! Thanks for such a delicious recipe

  55. I love the way you love. :)

  56. Nick 56

    Hey Cathy! This looks so tasty that I just had to try it myself. I made a few small changes like using greek yogurt and some assorted berries. You can check out my take on it here:

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    Thanks for the inspiration!

  57. I’m so gonna make this for breakfast for my man. :D

  58. Wow thanks for the recipes again! They look really delicious :)

  59. Now, this is what they call love. =)

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