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Kickstart Your Day with Sweet Potato Toast

Updated: Jun 28

Move over avocado toast- there is a new toast in town! Sweet potato toast!

Sweet potato toast has become the internet’s new favorite breakfast, and for good reason. This alternative bread breakfast recipe is simple, yet delicious. Sweet potato toast makes a great healthy breakfast that is not only grain-free, but gluten-free and packed with nutritional punch.



This amazing breakfast idea is oven-friendly and takes less than 20 minutes to create. For many, sweet potatoes are a household staple, so there is a good chance you may already have some in your fridge. Like most breakfast toasts, you’ve got your choice of toppings. However, with sweet potato toast, the toppings can be endless! Are you more a sweets person? Top your toast with fruit. Feeling savory? Go ahead and add some of your favorite proteins. Get as creative as you want with this breakfast idea, because they make the perfect vehicle for some of your favorite foods, and you’ll definitely want to make more the next day.





Sweet Benefits


Sweet potato toast is gluten-free, grain-free, and highly nutritious.

1 medium sweet potato is 142 calories, provides 3.16 g of protein, and 6.6 g of fiber.


Gut Healthy- sweet potatoes help to promote a healthy gut because they contain fiber and antioxidants. Both soluble and insoluble fibers are found in sweet potatoes, which can help keep your digestive tract humming along.


Vitamins + Minerals- sweet potatoes are incredibly rich in beta-carotene- a precursor to vitamin A. Beta-carotene provides sweet potatoes their antioxidant power, help reduce inflammation, reduce cell damage, and support healthy vision. They also are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and potassium.


Rich in Anthocyanins- Anthocyanins are a group of antioxidants found in sweet potatoes that have been shown to fight cancer, reduce inflammation, and improved cognitive function.


How to Make Sweet Potato Toast

Now for the recipe!

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2. Place a wire rack on a large, rimmed baking sheet

3. Trim both ends from the sweet potato using a knife

4. Slice sweet potatoes lengthwise into ¼ inch slices, using knife or mandolin

5. Arrange sliced in a single layer on wire rack

6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender but not fully cooked (watch to be sure they don’t burn!)

7. Remove from oven and allow potatoes to cool on wire rack completely before transferring to a lidded container for storage. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

To make toast:

Place slice sweet potato in toaster or toaster oven. Toast until edges are crispy. Top with your favorite toppings.



Make Them Savory, Make Them Sweet


Sweet Topping Ideas:

Sliced banana + nut butter

Blueberry + nut butter

Strawberry + light cream cheese or plant-based cream cheese


Savory Topping Ideas:

Tuna + chopped veggies

Avocado + everything bagel seasoning

Smoked salmon + light cream cheese

Chopped tomatoes + pesto sauce


Tips

Sweet potato toast are an excellent recipe to make ahead or time and have ready for breakfast during the week.


Purchasing. Buy sweet potatoes that are large in size, so they are easy to slice. Look for sweet potatoes not yams.


Slicing. Cut sweet potatoes not too thick, but not too thin, so they can fit in your toaster, and take a short amount of time as possible to get crispy on edges.


Leftovers. After toasting sweet potatoes, store toasted toasts (without toppings) in the fridge up until 5 days. Do not freeze if already toasted.


If you were looking for a way to fit sweet potatoes into your diet, try sweet potato toast! This is the open-face sandwich you never knew you were missing!


Sources:

https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/1103235/nutrients


Sun H, Zhang P, Zhu Y, Lou Q, He S. Antioxidant and prebiotic activity of five peonidin-based anthocyanins extracted from purple sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.). Sci Rep. 2018 Mar 22;8(1):5018. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23397-0. PMID: 29568082; PMCID: PMC5864876.

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