15+ Vegemite Alternatives: Australia Spread on Toast

Do you consider yourself an Aussie foodie? If so, it’s time to take your toast game to a whole new level with sixteen Vegemite alternatives.

From tangy bean paste to bacon jam, there’s something for everyone who loves smearing spread on toast!

Forget about drinking Fosters, ’cause here comes the real taste of Australia: gourmet spreads that will tantalize your taste buds and bring a smile to your face. So grab a knifeful and get ready to enjoy the vegan-friendly flavors of down under!

Several Vegemite alternatives are:

  • Peanut butter
  • Jam
  • Nutella
  • And many more.

This article will look at other options to use.

Vegemite toast. Credit: canva

Vegemite Alternatives for Australian Bread Spread

Several alternatives are:

  • Peanut butter. It is high in protein and has a similar consistency.
  • Jam. Sweet alternative that can be used as a condiment or sandwich spread.
  • Honey. Natural sweetener that is a healthy alternative to sugar and can be used in baking or condiment.
  • Nutella. Hazelnut and chocolate spread. It is high in sugar and calories but is a delicious treat.
  • Marmite. British yeast extract spread that has a similar taste and texture.
  • Cheese. A versatile spread that can be used on toast, crackers, or sandwiches.
  • Butter is a dairy product that is high in fat but is a delicious spread for toast or crackers.
  • Avocado is a fruit that has high in fiber and vitamins.

Liverpool F.C. Spread

Liverpool F.C. is a famous English football team. Their spread is a combination of cheese, onion, and tomato. It can be used as an alternative and is perfect for football fans.

Avocado toast. Credit: canva

Australian Spread on Toast: Vegemite

Vegemite is a popular Australian spread made from yeast extract and salt. It is often used as a condiment or sandwich spread.

If you are unfamiliar, it is a dark brown, salty spread that tastes like yeast extract. The texture is similar to thick peanut butter.

The staple in most Australian households is an acquired taste.

What are the Alternatives to Toast?

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1. Avocado & Tomato Sandwich Spread.

This recipe calls for avocado, tomato, basil leaves, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin, chili flakes, sea salt, and pepper. Mix all ingredients until smooth. It sounds like a strange combination, but trust me, it works.

Add more spices according to taste. Use with wholemeal bread slices or use as a dip for veggies.

2. Egg Salad Sandwich.

Egg salad sandwich. Credit: canva

If you want to go traditional, try making egg salad. Mix eggs, bacon, onions, celery, mustard, dill pickle juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Serve between two pieces of white bread.

3. Cheese & Onion Sandwiches.

These cheese and onion sandwiches are perfect for lunchtime picnics.

They’re easy to prepare and delicious too. Add sliced cheese, chopped red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, dried parsley, black pepper, and salt. Place mixture onto 2 slices of crusty bread. Top each piece with another slice of bread. Cut off excess bread before serving.

4. Veggie Burgers.

For vegetarians who prefer meat-free meals, burgers are a tasty option.

Add mushrooms, spinach, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, olives, etc., to create different flavors. Make sure to add plenty of seasoning, though.

Veggie burger with red onion and spinach toppings. Credit: canva

5. Baked Beans.

Baked beans are usually served over rice or pasta in a classic American dish. Here’s a simple way to enjoy them – mash up canned kidney beans with ketchup, molasses, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and chili powder—Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

6. Tuna Pasta Casserole.

Another classic comfort food, tuna pasta casseroles, is quick and easy to cook. Combine cooked noodles, tinned tuna fish, peas, corn kernels, green bell pepper, diced ham, milk, cream, Parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, salt, and pepper. Heat through in microwave or stovetop. Garnish with fresh chives.

7. Vegetable Soup.

One of my favorite ways to start the week is having vegetable soup. You need carrots, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, spring onions, celery, bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, peppercorns, stock cubes, water, and seasonings. Bring everything to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Enjoy this healthy vegetarian soup, warm or cold.

Bread with Nutella. Credit: canva

8. Spaghetti Sauce.

I know what you’re thinking: “Why spaghetti when other types of pasta are out there?!” That’s because most store-bought sauces contain high amounts of fat and calories.

Instead, whip up your healthier version using crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, oregano, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

Cook pasta according to instructions. Once done, drain and toss with sauce. You can also top it with mozzarella cheese if desired.

9. Chicken Noodle Soup.

Nothing warms us better than chicken noodle soup when the weather gets colder.

10. Cottage Pie.

What’s not to love about cottage pie? The filling consists of ground beef, vegetables, mashed potato, and gravy and is topped with crumbled, crispy, fried pastry.

11. Peanut Butter Cookies.

Everyone loves peanut butter cookies, right? Well, here they are again, only healthier. Replace flour with oats, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir well, then bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 10 – 12 minutes

12. Mango Lassi Ice Cream.

This mango lassi ice cream tastes like dessert, but it’s good for you. It contains protein, calcium, vitamin D, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, fiber, folate, copper, manganese, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamins K and E, as well as omega 3 fatty acids.

13. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars.

These oatmeal raisin cookie bars taste just like their name suggests — delicious! They have all the goodness of traditional cookies without any added sugars. Combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients and mix until combined. Spread into greased pan and press down firmly. Cut into squares once cool. Top each bar with chocolate chips before serving.

14. Chocolate Chip Cookies.

If you want a treat that won’t make you gain weight, try making some chocolate chip cookies.

Mix eggs, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add in chocolate chips and stir thoroughly. Drop spoonfuls onto a parchment paper-lined tray and flatten slightly. Let them sit for 5 minutes before removing them from the oven. Bake at 180C for 15 – 20 minutes. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

15. Banana Bread.

Who doesn’t enjoy eating banana bread? Bananas become very starchy when overripe. Make sure to use ripe bananas, though. Also, don’t forget to add walnuts too. Walnuts help lower cholesterol levels.

16. Coconut Rice Pudding.

It is perfect comfort food that will fill you up while still being low-calorie.



In 1939, the British Medical Association officially endorsed Vegemite as a rich source of B vitamins. The product has been around since 1908 but did not become famous until after World War II.

After the war, soldiers were given rations that included Vegemite, which helped them recover their health after years of malnutrition. This led to more people eating it and thus creating a vast demand problem.

Today there are hundreds of variations of products, including jams, biscuits, ice cream, and cheese spreads.

It is served on toast with butter, peanut butter, marmalade, or honey. You can use it as a dip for fruit such as apples, pears, bananas, and melon balls.

You’ll find a jar in the kitchen in Australia because they have been one of the best-selling food items in the country ever since its invention.

The first recipe book published in Australia, called ‘Australian Cookery,’ contained over 100 recipes containing Vegemite. Many Australians still prefer Vegemite to Marmite because it tastes better than Marmite.

It also contains vitamin B2, essential for healthy skin and hair growth.

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How Does Vegemite Taste Like?

It tastes salty and savory, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Some people compare the taste to that of soy sauce or beef broth. Others say it tastes like a cross between Worcestershire sauce and anchovies. It is also very strong in flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Is Bovril Like Marmite?

There are several differences between Bovril and Marmite.

The ingredients:

  • Bovril is a beef-based drink. It is made from beef, yeast, caramel, sugar, onion, thickener, spices, and flavorings.
  • Marmite is a yeast paste made from brewer’s yeast, a by-product of beer brewing. It contains added salt, sugar (taste enhancer), vegetable gum, Vitamin B, and flavorings.

The taste:

Bovril is salty and a little sweet. It is also very strong, with a meaty beefiness.

Compared to Marmite, Bovril is considered to have a pleasant taste.

What Is Vegemite Made of Ingredients?

It is made from brewer’s yeast extractive, vegetable extract, malt extract, extract from barley, and spice additives.

What’s the Secret Ingredient in Marmite?

The secret ingredient in Marmite is yeast extract. This is what gives the product its distinctive taste.

Why Is Marmite not Vegetarian?

Did you know that Marmite is vegan? This wonderful umami breakfast spread is also rich in Vitamin B12, making it an excellent choice for Vegans and vegetarians.

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