Avocado toast has long been a millennial favourite, with it popping up on brunch menus and Instagram feeds for years.

But the latest culinary creation to take over as a popular autumnal toast topping is figs, with foodies around the world pairing it with both sweet and savoury ingredients.

And if social media is anything to judge by, fig toast is set to be a new seasonal staple for food-obsessed Instagrammers, alongside the likes of pumpkin spice lattes.

Just like avocado toast, the fig dish is very simple to make, with most users topping their bread with ricotta or cream cheese before adding the photogenic fruit.

Others have used peanut butter as their base, while some chocolate fiends have used figs and Nutella for their Instagram-worthy creations.

The dish can also be made savoury, with dozens posting their creation with burrata and olive oil too.

While many top the toast with nuts and honey for the perfect autumnal breakfast.

Top London bakery Flor, which counts Nigella Lawson and many Michelin starred chefs among its fans offers sourdough waffle with black figs, Mozzarella in carrozza with fried egg and bottarga, while trends website HypeBae called it the ‘ultimate fall breakfast’.

Sales of fresh figs have risen by 52 per cent year on year, according to a recent report by Waitrose.

Waitrose fig buyer, Jake Tilling, said last month: ‘Customer demand for in-season figs has been growing and so we’ve been on the lookout for the most delicious figs we could find.

‘The Cuello de Dama variety is the best I’ve tasted; the texture is exceptional and incredibly jammy. Figs are brilliantly versatile – delicious as a snack on their own, or used in a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes.’

It comes after social media went wild for a new dish which saw cauliflower cheese-laden onto thick bread and toasted.

Fancy toast toppings, in particular avocado, have been a huge food trend in recent years, with smashed peas on toast recently becoming an Instagram favourite among millennial foodies.

Last month, figs on toast seemed to be pick up traction among food lovers, with food guru Nigella Lawson backing the trend.