Soy Glazed Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg


Happy Monday and Happy {belated} Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! I hope you had the most wonderful, relaxing day, showered in love and delicious food!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to celebrate this special day with my mom this year, but we’ve already got a mother-daughter weekend planned in a few weeks, so the celebrating will just take a short rain check.

As I’ve told you guys before, my mom is a HUGE inspiration for my love of cooking and healthy eating. She’s always up on the latest nutrition research, is constantly sharing new recipes and ingredients she’s tried, and is a total rockstar in the kitchen. So many of my recipes on this blog are adapted from her kitchen, like my favorite oatmeal scotchies, this ratatouille white bean casserole, and this pomegranate quinoa kale salad.

Besides her culinary expertise, my mom is an incredible role model in so many other aspects of her life. First of all, she raised us four children— that’s impressive just in itself! She also started and ran her own (extremely successful) business for over 7 years, teaching us kids how to manage money, follow your passion, and work our first jobs (while we were all still in elementary and middle school). Honestly, she was, and still is, super mom. And I can only hope to be half as good as her one day to my own kids!


Soy Glazed Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg //


Now, one big love that my mom passed down to me is my love of BREAD! Especially homemade bread. Whenever I’m visiting her in Georgia, I can always count on walking into the house to the smell of fresh rosemary olive oil or cinnamon pecan bread just out of the bread maker. So today, we’re going to embrace that love of all things bread with some epic mushroom toast!

Now, back when I spent the weekend in Philadelphia with my sister last month, I went to this delicious restaurant called Bluestone Lane and ordered their Portobello Mushroom Toast for breakfast. I seriously fell in LOVE with this toast and knew I had to recreate it once I got home.

And so I did!


Soy Glazed Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg //


Even better, this toast is super simple to make and can very easily be made vegan just by omitting the egg or substituting some scrambled tofu or smashed avocado (ALWAYS a good idea).

The most important part is using GOOD bread. Homemade is always best, but if that’s not your thing, totally go for some tangy sourdough or herby rosemary olive oil bread. Slice it up thick, pile it up high with some soy glazed button mushrooms, top it with a poached egg, and you’ve got restaurant-quality breakfast in your very own kitchen!

So that’s all for today— a delicious, indulgent breakfast perfect for my mama! Happy Mother’s Day, mom. You are truly the best mother a girl could ask for.


Soy Glazed Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg //

Soy Glazed Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg

Serves 2
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 18 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Snack


  • 1 1/2 cups button mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • sprinkle of pepper
  • 2 pieces of thickly sliced bread of choice (I used sourdough)
  • extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • 2 eggs
  • fresh herbs for garnish


*I love Alton Brown's tutorial on how to make a Perfect Poached Egg


Step 1
Chop mushrooms into 1/2 inch pieces. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add in the chopped mushrooms. Cook on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes, or until mushrooms turn golden brown. Add in the minced garlic and saute for an additional minute. Last, pour in 1 tbsp of soy sauce and a sprinkle of black pepper, and stir to coat all the mushrooms and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes in soy sauce, then remove from heat.
Step 2
In the meantime, poach your eggs* and prepare your toast. I brushed one side of my bread with olive oil and stuck it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes to crisp up.
Step 3
One the egg and toast are done, it's time to layer! Start with a slice of toast, the add on a large scoop of soy glazed mushrooms. Top them with a poached egg, salt and pepper, and some fresh herbs (if desired). I used chopped cilantro because I love it SO much!

Soy Glazed Mushroom Toast with Poached Egg //


Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!


  1. Liz this sounds PERFECT! My mom loves bread too, so I’ll definitely be passing this recipe along to her! And the pictures – absolutely STUNNING! 🙂

    • Thanks Alexa!! I never knew mushrooms on toast would be so fabulous!! Hope she likes it 😉

  2. Omg this looks amaaaaazing. I’m always on the lookout for unique breakfast ideas, and of course I love anything that’s topped with an egg! I think my husband would love this too, he adores mushrooms.

    • I’m SO with you— eggs make everything better, especially poached eggs!

  3. Walking into the house and being greeted by the smell of fresh bread pretty much sounds like heaven to me. And so does the combination of rosemary olive oil bread + mushrooms + poached eggs! YES please!

    • Rosemary olive oil bread is my JAM! I would put just about anything on it 😉 Definitely give it a try!

  4. Thiis looks so good! I have had mushroom toast before and it is absolutely to die for. Love that you used a soy glaze too! <3 <3

  5. I love that it’s classified as savory breakfast! I used to be all team sweet but nowadays I lean towards savory breakfast goodies. I’m so into this too because there’s always a bunch of soy sauce at my place!! Sounds incredible Liz 🙂

    • I’ve been really into savory breakfasts lately too! There’s just something so satisfying about them. Definitely give it a try— it’s SO easy and delish!

  6. you have no idea how jealous i am that your mother makes homemade bread!! my mom used to when i was growing up and the smell of it made my knees weak haha. so delicious! i love this idea of glazed mushroom toast

    • It literally is the BEST thing ever!! So glad you like it 😉

  7. Liz! These are such gorgeous and SUPER tasty looking photos! 🙂 I am a total bread lover too, and homemade bread is completely unbeatable. Actually, just before I read this I picked up a loaf of mixed grain bread at the farmers market and it is as close to homemade as you can get in a pinch! xo

    • Ohhh that mixed grain sounds fabulous! I love hearty whole grain bread— I’m sure it’ll be just as good (maybe better!) 🙂

    • Thanks so much Kristy! Yeah she’s one fantastic lady 🙂

  8. Your mom sounds like one awesome lady!! And homemade bread really is the absolute best!

    Loving this toast! I am alll about mushrooms and with an egg on top!? Yes yes!!

    • Aww thanks Ashley! She’s pretty fantastic! Definitely try this toast— it’s almost TOO easy to taste this good!

  9. I’ve never thought of putting mushrooms on toast before but man it sounds so good! Especially with a poached egg – I seriously love them!! I’m going to make this for breakfast or a snack this weekend for sure!

    • It was a totally new concept for me too, but I’m never turned back! Great alternative for when you’re out of avocados 😉

  10. Mushrooms on toast are the best! I’ve stuck to garlic & thyme in the past, but will definitely give soy sauce a go next time for a real salty unami kick. Your Mum sounds amazing (I can so relate to the love of fresh, quality bread haha). Even from here in Australia I have heard of Bluestone Lane – apparently it is the best place to get good coffee in New York, and a Melbourne style avo-toast – what did you think of it?

    • Oh wow, I didn’t realize it was so well known! My sister ordered their Avo Toast and it was incredible! I don’t know how they fit so much avocado on there 🙂 My mushroom toast was pretty fantastic too!

  11. Oh, I love this, I make it in a very similar way and it is a taste explosion every time. One of my favorite lunches when I’m alone and don’t want to spend too much time with cooking. I always take balsamic instead of soy sauce, but I will swap that next time to try a different version.

    • Ohh balsamic would be great with this too– I’ll have to try that next time!

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