Sweet potato toast is an easy, healthy make ahead breakfast recipe. With four different sweet potato toast toppings, there’s something for everyone.
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With 4 variations of sweet potato toast toppings, meet your new easy, healthy breakfast idea!
Have you ever tried sweet potato toast?
Don’t get me wrong, I love me some homemade sourdough. But sweet potato toast opens up a whole new world of flavor combinations and textures.
As someone who way overthinks recipes when cooking for guests, I love any idea where you can have people build their own meal to fit their preferences.
I like to think of these sweet potato toasts as a “choose your own adventure” breakfast option.
This sweet potato toast is a healthy, customizable breakfast option that the whole family will love, With four topping options, there’s sure to be something to fit any taste bud!
Why you’ll love this recipe
Creativity with different toppings.
Can be savory or sweet.
Nutritious way to start your morning.
Great for having guests mix and match their own toppings.
What are the benefits of eating sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are a nutrient-power house.
They’re rich in :
Vitamin A: Vitamin A has antioxidant properties and is important for supporting your immune system and eye health.
Potassium: An essential mineral many of us are deficient in, potassium is necessary for bone and heart health.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is more than just helping with your immune system. It also helps with absorbing iron and keeps your heart healthy.
Magnesium: Magnesium is involved in over 600 reactions in your body. These include metabolism of nutrients, formation of amino acids, DNA and RNA health, contraction of muscles, and regulation of neurotransmitters.
Manganese: Helps reduce inflammation and is important for brain health.
Vitamin B6: Important for brain health and mood.
Fiber: A high fiber diet has been associated with a bunch of benefits for your health, including gut health, heart health, and reduced risk of chronic disease.
Ingredients Used to Make Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet potatoes: Jewel sweet potatoes are my favorite as they have a sweet and buttery taste. Garnet yams are also a good choice. I haven’t tried these with purple or Japanese yams, but those should work as well.
Avocado oil or cooking spray: As we’re cooking at high heat, opt for an oil that has a high smoke point like avocado or coconut oil.
Toppings: Now we get to the fun part! You can choose one of the variations below, or mix and match.
What toppings do you put on sweet potato toast?
If you can put it on bread, chances are you can put it on sweet potato toast.
Below I’ve listed my top 4, but other ideas include:
Cream cheese and chia seed jam
Smoked salmon and cream cheese or avocado
Air-fryer chicken and a drizzle of maple syrup
Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with a Fried Egg
A fun twist on traditional avocado toast, sweet potato avocado toast simply involves adding mashed avocado on the sweet potato slices, topping with an egg, and adding a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
I opted for a fried egg, but you could do a poached, soft-boiled, or hard-boiled egg.
Hummus and avocado sweet potato toast
This was actually my favorite of all the variations.
I used a lemon hummus, which was really nice against the sweetness of the sweet potato. If you have regular hummus, I’d strongly recommend adding a squeeze of lemon on top.
I’d also love to try this option with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning!
Peanut butter and banana toast
Seeing as peanut butter is my favorite food, it was no surprise that this was my second favorite.
If you’re looking for a boost of potassium, look no further than this banana combo! Of course, if you don’t have bananas or don’t like them, you can sub in another fruit. Strawberries or blueberries would work really well.
Almond butter would also be tasty in place of the peanut butter.
Cottage cheese and blueberries
For a decent boost of protein, opt for this cottage cheese option.
It’s salty, sweet, and tart all at the same time. However, if you like a little more sweetness, you could also add a drizzle of local honey.
How to Make Sweet Potato Toast in the Oven
Let me start by saying, if you thought sweet potato toast was just raw sweet potato slices cooked in the toaster, you aren’t alone. But at least in my experience, that method didn’t work very well.
In fact, even after toasting it several times, the sweet potato slice was still way too hard.
So instead, I decided to bake them in the oven, and after just 15 minutes I had sweet potato slices that were tender, but not falling apart. That’s what you want!
So, here’s what you do:
Preheat your oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice your sweet potato lengthwise into 1/2-inch to 1-inch thick slices (it’s okay if they aren’t perfect).
Place slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush avocado oil over each slice then cook for 15 minutes, or until a fork can easily piece through the middle.
From here you can either top and eat them, or you can store them in the fridge for meal prep throughout the week.
How to reheat sweet potato toast:
Take out the number of slices that you want.
Place in a toaster and toast away until warmed up again.
Top and enjoy!
Tips for making this recipe
Try to slice your sweet potato as uniformly as possible.
Larger sweet potatoes = more filling slices of toast.
Use a pastry brush for brushing the oil over the sweet potato slices prior to baking.
Make several sweet potato toasts on one day and reheat throughout the week for an easy, nutritious breakfast.
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I’m Kelli MS, RD, and my mission is to prove that eating healthier doesn’t have to be complicated or restrictive. Follow along to learn more about food and cooking, with an emphasis on breakfast and sweet treats!
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