Toast seems to be undergoing a makeover recently. Everyone is going crazy about avocado toast, unicorn toast, Ezekial bread toast… but one toast trend caught my eye. Instead of using bread, you can make toast with sweet potatoes! These can be made in the oven, a toaster-oven, or in a toaster. If you’re looking for oven instructions, take a look at this website. I’ll be using a toaster.
- 2 slices sweet potato, cut lengthwise (For one person, you should really only need one sweet potato)
- Toppings: nut butters, whipped butter, fruit jam, bananas, berries
The toppings are where it gets interesting! Here are some of the combos I’ve seen:
- Peanut Butter + Banana Slices + Bacon
- Nut Butter + Cinnamon + Blueberries
- Fried Egg + Salt + Pepper
- Apple Butter
- Cream Cheese + Jam
- Cinnamon + Syrup or Honey
- Sliced or Mashed Avocado + Lox + Capers
Try any combination you want or make up your own! Feel free to share your combos in the comments!
1. Slice the sweet potato. Stand it on a cutting board so you can cut slices about 1/4 in. thick.
Please be careful! It was particularly difficult for me to cut through the thickest parts.
2. Toast slices for 10-15 min. on high. Flip every 4-5 minutes until browned and fork-tender in the center.
I don’t actually own a toaster oven, so I used a regular toast instead. Turn the heat to a high setting. You might need to toast them a few times. (If the slice falls through, retrieve with tongs when the toaster is OFF.)
3. Put on the toppings!
One I covered with plain butter and some brown sugar. Another I spread with peanut butter. Add fruit or anything you’d like for breakfast.
Final Thoughts: I didn’t particularly care for sweet potatoes eaten this plain, but maybe it’s an issue of toppings. I really enjoy the idea of a healthy breakfast that is easy to make and easy to play around with. I might also try peeling them. Do you guys have a favorite topping for your sweet potato toast?