I recently came across this adorable teddy bear toast via minieco.co.uk and loved the idea of making meal time a little bit more fun by turning food into cute characters!  It’s a fun surprise for kids as an afternoon snack when they return from school and I think it’s just as fun for adults too! :)

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and in my opinion it’s never too early to start thinking of costumes or festivities!  So I started thinking about Halloween food ideas and decided to turn the ever-so- popular avocado toast into…

Halloween Food Ideas: Vegan Frankenstein Toast by Vegan Chow Down


Even though avocado can sometimes be a little hard to work with since it will start turning brown if left out too long, this doesn’t take too long to make and even if it does start browning, it actually kind of works for Frankie here!

A few notes on the ingredients/components in this recipe:

You can find dry toasted seaweed which I used for the hair at any Chinese, Japanese, or Korean grocery store such as 99 Ranch, Marukai, Nijiya, Mitsuwa, etc.  My favorite seaweed is Korean seaweed- it has a great taste, I could eat piece after piece by itself or with plain rice!

For the olive eyes, I picked out the ones that were solid in the middle (the end pieces) which gives the Frankensteins more of a cute cartoon-y look.  You can try using the ones that look like “O”s and also fill the centers with vegan cheese or nuts to give your Frankenstein a different look.

Halloween Food Ideas: Vegan Frankenstein Toast by Vegan Chow Down Halloween Food Ideas: Vegan Frankenstein Avocado Toast by Vegan Chow Down

I don’t mind that my Frankenstein toast doesn’t have perfectly smooth green skin– it has some little lumps and bumps because I just smushed my avocado with the back of a spoon quickly and spread it on…I think that’s the beauty of Frankenstein, he doesn’t have to be perfect!  (Keep smushing and smashing if you want a smoother consistency.)

Who knew toast was such a perfect blank canvas?  There are so many fun possibilities and endless spread and topping combinations just waiting to be turned into some delicious and cute food.  I hope you like this snack and I will be thinking of more Halloween food ideas to share with you the rest of this month!

This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, fun, dairy-free, and egg-free (depending on what type of bread you use).


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece



  • 2 pieces of bread, of your choice
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 large sheet of toasted dried seaweed or 2 -4 small sheets
  • 1 small vine ripened tomato
  • 4 black olive slices
  • 5-6 pretzel sticks for bolts at neck and nose
  • 4 small cubes of vegan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To keep the toasts nice and green, we are going to prep everything first and work with the avocado last. Get started by toasting your bread. While the bread is toasting...
  2. Cut the seaweed to look like Frankenstein's hair- zig zag on one side and straight on the other. You can also add eyebrows if you'd like!  If so, cut a few short strips of seaweed for that.
  3. Slice the tomato then cut 1 round slice in half.
  4. Cut or break the pretzel sticks as needed so they are the correct lengths.
  5. Have all your components close by and ready for you to use then begin on the avocado. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado and put it in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and smash it with a fork or back of a spoon. Smash it until you reach the desired consistency / smoothness.
  6. It's time to assemble Frankenstein! Take your toast and trim edges if needed to make a rough rectangle.  I try not to cut away too much and also make sure to eat that so it doesn't go to waste!
  7. Cut two shallow and small slits on both sides of the bottom edge, this is where the bolts aka pretzel sticks will go.
  8. Spread your avocado mixture onto your toast. Add the seaweed hair, seaweed eyebrows (if using), olive eyes, pretzel nose, and tomato mouth.
  9. Stick a pretzel into a cheese cube to create a bolt. Then insert it into the pre-cut slit.
  10. That's how you make Frankenstein avocado toast!  Serve immediately so the seaweed doesn't wilt and stays crunchy.

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