Sweet potato toast is a gluten-free, nutrient-dense and delicious bread replacement and an amazing way to start the day. It couldn’t be easier to make! Just toast sweet potato slices in your toaster and top them with one of these delicious sweet or savory toppings.
Have you ever heard of sweet potato toast? It’s exactly what it sounds like: a slice of sweet potato, popped in the toaster and topped with your favorite toppings, like peanut butter or avocado. This technique spread widely across social media a couple years ago, offering something new to clean-eating trends such as cauliflower “rice” (see how to make our Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice here) and smoothie bowls.
With more people following gluten-free and paleo diet, sweet potato slices are a good substitute to gluten-packed toasted bread. It also offers a flavorful alternative if you’ve given up your favorite Avocado Toast.
Why Eat Sweet Potatoes
Besides the fact sweet potatoes are delicious, they are also loaded with nutrients — from vitamins A, B6, and C to minerals like manganese, copper, potassium, and fiber. It is believed these vitamins and minerals help regulate your blood sugar levels, protect against the effects of aging, help you cope with stress, as well as have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
Being one of the most nutritious vegetables around, sweet potatoes are also delicious in both sweet and savory dishes. Make sure to include them in your diet throughout the year and not just for your Thanksgiving dinner. Making a sweet potato toast for breakfast is surely a great way to enjoy them and to take advantage of their unique health benefits.
How to Make Sweet Potato Toast in a Toaster
To make sweet potato toast, take a large sweet potato and cut it into 1/4 inch thick slices. Toast them in the toaster two or three times on high, to get it toasted and cooked through. As every toaster is different, you’ll need to play around with yours to get it just right. It should be crisp and slightly browned on the outside and soft and cooked through on the inside.
Toppings For Sweet Potato Toast
The next step is to choose a topping. As with normal toasted bread, sweet potato toasts are really versatile. You can choose between sweet and savory toppings, whatever it is that you are craving. Here are some ideas to fuel your culinary creativity:
Sliced Avocado + Poached Egg + Sriracha
Cut the avocado in half, pit, and remove the skin. Slice and top your toast with it. Not sure about the poaching thing? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Head over here to learn how to poach a perfect runny-yolked egg every time. Place your poached egg on top of the avocado and drizzle it with Sriracha. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Soft Goat Cheese + Figs + Fresh Sage
Spread some soft goat cheese on your sweet potato toast and top it with sliced dried or fresh fig and a couple of fresh sage leaves. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Sliced Avocado + Lemon Juice + Salt + Black Pepper
Cut the avocado in half, pit, and remove the skin. Slice and top your toast with it. Drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Cream Cheese + Grapes + Walnuts
Spread some cream cheese on your sweet potato toast. Top it with halved grapes and roughly chopped walnuts. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Other savory topping ideas for sweet potato toast:
- Chicken salad
- Pesto and Gouda cheese
- Hummus and tomatoes or cucumbers
- Smoked salmon or tuna with onions and dill
Other sweet topping ideas for sweet potato toast:
- Coconut cream and sliced fruits
- Peanut butter, banana and cinnamon
- Nutella and berries or banana
- Cream cheese and jam
We’re really having so much fun with this idea and we hope that you are too. So go ahead and give us some of your topping ideas in the comments below. Can’t wait to see what y’all are up to!
- 1 large sweet potato
- Slice the sweet potato into 1/4 inch slices.
- Put a slice into your toaster and toast it 2-3 times until browned on the outside and soft and cooked through in the middle.
- Top with your favorite toppings (see topping ideas above).
- Repeat with remaining slices.