Play With Your Food: Easy Owl Toast

Fun food art that anyone can pull off

owl toastThis owl toast is made with homemade vegan ricotta

You don’t need to be an artist—or even a chef—to make fun food art that is sure to put a smile on your kid’s face. In fact, nowadays there are entire books filled with easy to reproduce designs (check out Eat your Art Out: Playful Breakfasts by IdaFrosk. Instagram is also teaming with inspo (favorites include @samanthalee @mammamakespancakes and of course @idafroske). To make the owl toast here, I started with began-friendly cashew “ricotta” but cream cheese would work just as well. For a fun finishing touch, use a honey bottle to write your child’s name in cursive over your design.

Easy Owl Toast Step by Step

Step 1: To make the ricotta, simply soak 1 cup raw cashews in water for two hours, then drop into a Vitamix or Cuisinart with 1/23 cup water and blend until smooth.

Step 2: Spread cream cheese or cashew ricotta on toast.

Step 3: Cut a slice of kiwi in half for wings, then place two slices on eyes, top with banana slices for the whites of the eye and add raisins for pupils.

Step 4: Using a small sharp knife, carve a small beak and place it on the nose.

Step 5: Place slices almonds down for feathers.

Step 6: Cut up a red apple to make the bird claws.

Step 7: Connect slices of kiwi to make a branch, then add dried cranberries or pomegranate seeds for the berries

Amy Synnott

Amy Synnott

Founding Editor
Amy Synnott is the founder of The Beautiful Edit. A graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Amy spent most of her career at InStyle magazine, where she worked as a the Beauty Director from 2000-2013 and the Executive Editor from 2013-2016. Originally from Boston, Amy currently lives in NYC with her husband, two children, and Labrador, Lucy.