How to Make Sweet Potato Toast

We’re diving in to How to Make Sweet Potato Toast today because they are our new favorite breakfast, snack, or lunch and can guess they’ll be yours too! Sweet potato toasts are easy to make, nutrient-dense, and there are so many options to shake up your toast topping game. Sweet potato toast is a great fiber-rich, gluten-free, Whole30 approved, and vegan healthy toast replacement! PLUS, they are super easy to make!

Sweet potato toast toppingsHow to Make Sweet Potato Toast

Making sweet potato toast is about to become your new favorite breakfast, snack, lunch, or hey, even dinner! These Pinterest-worthy lower carb “toasts” have been making the rounds lately. What is sweet potato toast? Well basically they are cooked slices of sweet potato that are a great nutrient-dense alternative to regular toasted bread that can hold a hefty portion of toppings. Did we mention they are also delicious? Today we’re diving into all the details on How to Make Sweet Potato Toasts for our ongoing How to Wednesday series and sharing our favorite topping choices as well!

What kind of sweet potatoes are best?

Look for large round sweet potatoes! These work best because you can get good slices out of them. Curved ones, or oddly shaped ones, aren’t great for toast because you’ll waste more of the sweet potato when you’re slicing them up!

Sweet potato toaster oven

What are the different kinds of sweet potatoes?

Well this isn’t the most straightforward question! These day the grocery stores can sell a few different types of sweet potatoes and sometimes they are labeled yams (but apparently they’re not actually yams?). For this purpose the best type of sweet potato is usually labeled as a Garnet Yam, but a Beauregard or a Jewell Sweet Potato will work best too.

  • Garnet Yams are actually sweet potatoes and they are the best choice for sweet potato toast.
  • Japanese Sweet Potatoes and Hannah Sweet Potatoes: These two look different on the outside, with the Japanese  having a purple skin and the Hannah having a tan skin but they are both similar on the inside with starchier yellow flesh. We don’t recommend these for sweet potato toast.
  • Purple Sweet Potato: This has a very starchy firm purple potato. While delicious, we also don’t recommend this type for sweet potato toast.

How do you easily cut up sweet potatoes

There are two options for slicing up the sweet potatoes. You can either use a mandolin, though it will need to be a good quality one with a sharp blade. Or use a sharp knife! If you are a little unsteady with your knife skills, slice of a piece of the sweet potato so you can rest it on that fast surface for safer cutting.

Do you peel sweet potatoes?

Peel the sweet potato if desired! The skin is edible, but can be rough and fibrous, so if you are concerned with texture you can peel the skin off. The most important thing is to aim to make them all the same size. For sweet potato toast, we find it’s easier to leave the skin on because it helps the sweet potato keep it’s shape.

Why we aren’t making sweet potato toast in the toaster

We know this method is out there–but we don’t recommend it. It takes too long to cook the sweet potato in the toaster (unless you are using a powerful toaster oven) so we recommend using the oven bake method first, and then to reheat you can use a toaster to warm it up and get it slightly crispy.

Is sweet potato toast better than bread?

There really are endless options for topping the sweet potato toast. You can go with savory or sweet, or even make a DIY sweet potato bar and let your loved ones make their own!

Weight watchers sweet potato toast

Savory Ideas:

  • Cream Cheese, Lox, Red Onion, Tomato slices, and Capers: Kite Hill is a great dairy-free alternative for cream cheese.
  • Tuna Melt or Chicken Salad Melt: Place your favorite tuna salad or chicken salad on your sweet potato toast, top with slices of tomato and cheese, then place under the broiler, for about 1 minute, until cheese is melted!
  • Loaded Avocado Toast: In the LCK cookbook, there is a killer avocado toast that recipe that can be used here! You can use that topping, or make a quick smashed avocado topping: Smash your avocado, sprinkle some salt, red pepper flakes, garlic granules and squeeze of lime juice! Then top with crispy chickpeas, everything bagel seasoning, and some sriracha!

Sweet Ideas:

  • Nut Butter, Banana, and Cacao Nibs: You can use any type of nut butter or sunflower seed butter here and add in fresh banana and cacao nibs for crunch or regular chocolate chips. Sprinkle with some chia seed or flax seed for some extra fiber.
  • Nutella with Berries and Shredded Coconut: We have a homemade Nutella recipe, but go ahead and buy store bought chocolate hazelnut spread if you need–there are a couple of different options out there. Top with berries of choices and shredded (or toasted) coconut for some crunch.

How to Reheat:

This recipe makes a large make ahead batch for the week. To reheat as needed either stick it in a toaster, a toaster oven until hot and edges are crispy. It’s best to top as needed (like regular toast) but you can prep one for lunch to reheat at work later and reheat like any other food, though the sweet potato won’t be crispy.


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Sweet Potato Toasts

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 00:15 Yields 8-10 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 large, uniform sweet potato or yam
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or spray
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 425ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Scrub and wash and dry the sweet potato clean.
  3. Cut off the tips of the sweet potato.
  4. Using a knife (or alternatively a mandolin) slice the sweet potato into 1/4" thick pieces. Discard the end pieces that have the most bit of skin.
  5. Lay on parchment paper with room in between and either spray or brush avocado oil on both sides. Sprinkle with salt.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes, then flip and back for an additional 5 minutes. The sweet potato should be fully cooked through, meaning you can easily stick a fork through it, but not overcooked that it would fall apart when you picked it up.
  7. Either use immediately with toppings of choice, or cool completely before moving to an air tight container and storing in the fridge. Use within 3-5 days.
  8. To re-heat as needed for topping either stick it in a toaster, a toaster oven until hot and edges are crispy.

Recipe Notes

  1. See post for inspiration on how to top your sweet potato toasts.
  2. If topping and reheating outside of the home a toaster oven or microwave will work.
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Everything Bagel Hummus Breakfast Toast

Everything Bagel Hummus Breakfast Toast is the best non-recipe recipe you’ve never heard of! It’s an easy way to to get a quick breakfast on the table that is full of protein and fiber and tastes SO GOOD. This post is made in partnership with our friends at Sabra!

Can you eat hummus for breakfast?Everything Bagel Hummus Breakfast Toast

Whenever we ask readers what is it that they are looking for it’s always easy and quick meals! Well this Everything Bagel Hummus Breakfast Toast checks all the boxes: it’s quick, it’s likely stuff you already have on hand and it’s so delicious! If you’ve never heard of hummus at breakfast time, let us introduce you to it because it’s the new thing!

We love our hummus breakfast toast topped with a soft boiled egg and a sprinkle of ‘Everything Bagel’ spice blend, along with a healthy drizzle of olive oil to add some heathy fats along with the protein filled hummus to fuel you for the morning. You also can top this any other type of egg you’d like, like hard boiled or fried, or simply leave the egg off! The hummus alone is already filling enough, but we are fans of eggs in the morning so we added one to ours!

What bread is good with hummus?

Can you eat hummus for breakfast?

Absolutely! We love savory items for breakfast and hummus is no exception! It’s so easy to pick up a prepared hummus at the store that has real food ingredients that you can always have on hand and use with a variety of toppings. And this is totally customizable to top with whatever you have on hand or feel like eating, not just with what we are suggesting here.

Everything Bagel Hummus Breakfast Toast

What bread is good with Hummus?

For our breakfast toast we choose to go with a gluten-free hearty loaf (we love Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Bread and Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Bread) that compliments the strong flavors of the ‘Everything Bagel’ spice and the hummus, but you can really use any toast (even sweet potato toast!) for this recipe.

Hummus Toast Egg

While you can now grab Everything Bagel spices in a store, we’ve been all about this long before that was a thing. So, here is how to make an ‘Everything Spice’ blend at home!

In a small bowl mix together:

Store in the pantry for 6-12 months, depending on how fresh your spices were to begin with.

Hummus on bread

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P.S. pro tip: warm hummus is the best! Spread your hummus on your toast right when your bread is warm!

 

Everything Bagel Hummus Breakfast Toast

Prep Time 05:00 Total Time 05:00 Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 soft boiled egg, halved
  • 2 pieces gluten-free bread, toasted
  • 6 tablespoons plain hummus
  • 2 teaspoon Everything (but the) Bagel Spice
  • Pinch paprika
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Directions

  1. Spread 3 tablespoons hummus on each piece of bread.
  2. Add halved egg to each piece and top with 1 teaspoon 'Everything Bagel' spice each.
  3. Sprinkle a touch of paprika and drizzle with olive oil and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. For the best soft boiled eggs in the instant pot, check out this post but instead do manual pressure for 2 minutes, instead of 5.
  2. If you can't find 'Everything Bagel' spice blend in your store, make your own. Store the remaining in a clean spice jar for 6-12 months.
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