Sweet potato toast is unquestionably worthwhile to try if you're seeking for a filling and nutritious breakfast choice.
It's a quick and inventive way to enjoy sweet potatoes for breakfast, and it's ideal for people who are gluten-free or just want to mix up their usual breakfast routine. Slice the sweet potato, roast it in the oven, then garnish with your preferred toppings. You can make sweet potato toast in a variety of ways, whether you want it salty or sweet. Additionally, because sweet potatoes are nutrient-rich, they make a delicious and healthy breakfast option.
What Type Of Sweet Potato To Use
When it comes to making sweet potato toast, choosing the right type of sweet potato is crucial for optimal taste and texture. Opt for orange and red skinned sweet potatoes. These types tend to be sweeter, creamier, and less starchy than other types. However, it’s important not to mistake them for yams, which can also be labeled with red and orange skin. While yams can be used, they tend to be more starchy and dry.
Additionally, make sure to choose sweet potatoes with smooth skin, no soft spots, and no discolorations. By selecting the right sweet potatoes, you can ensure the best results for your sweet potato toast.
Which Way To Cut Sweet Potato Toast
There are two different ways: lengthwise and into smaller rounds. Although it can be more challenging to cut, cutting lengthwise results in longer, more toast-like pieces. Using a mandoline or knife to cut the sweet potato into rounds is simpler. You have a lot of amazing alternatives, so choose wisely!
How To Make Sweet Potato Toast
- To make sweet potato toast, first preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Then, slice the sweet potato lengthwise into even slices that are approximately ¼ to ½-inch thick using a knife or mandoline.
- Next, place the slices onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the sweet potato slices for around 30 minutes or until they are slightly toasted.
- If you have thicker slices, they may require a bit more time in the oven. After the slices are toasted, you can add your desired toppings and your sweet potato toast is ready to eat.
- I recommend baking the sweet potato slices in the oven instead of using a toaster to cook them.
- If you try to cook the raw sweet potato slices in your toaster, it may take 5-8 times of pushing the lever to get them cooked through, which can take longer than cooking them in the oven. Using the oven is more efficient and easier.
If you prefer, you can lightly oil the sweet potato slices before baking them. However, I have found that the sweet potato toast is just as delicious without oiling them, so it's up to you to decide. Once you have made your sweet potato toast, you can use it immediately or store it for your meal prep.
How to Store Sweet Potato Toast
You may keep the sweet potato toast in your refrigerator for up to 5 days if you're preparing this dish ahead of time. Simply allow the pieces to cool completely before stacking them with parchment paper between them in a container for storage. You may reheat these slices in your toaster or toaster oven when you're ready to eat. They may also be warmed in the microwave for 20 to 45 seconds.
What to Make With It
When it comes to topping your sweet potato toast, the possibilities are endless, and it's an opportunity to get creative with your favorite flavors. Here are some sweet and savory topping ideas that I love to use for my sweet potato toast:
- For a breakfast classic, try a healthy version of Eggs Benedict by topping your sweet potato toast with a poached egg, turkey bacon, and hollandaise sauce.
- Make a satisfying and nutrient-dense Sweet Potato Toast with Avocado, Spinach, Prosciutto, and Poached Egg.
- For a protein-packed option, try my Sweet Potato Toast with Avocado, Cucumber, Salmon, and Poached Egg.
- For a fresh and crunchy flavor, spread some smashed avocado on your sweet potato toast and top it off with thin radish slices.
- For a sweet breakfast treat, spread almond butter on your toast and top it off with banana slices. The sweetness of the bananas pairs perfectly with the nutty almond butter.
- Experiment with your favorite toppings and see what delicious combinations you can create. Don't be afraid to get creative and try new flavors!
HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATO TOAST
- 1 sweet potato, cut into slices
- olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice the sweet potato into even slices, approximately ¼ to ½-inch thick, using a sharp knife or mandoline.
- (Optional) Lightly oil both sides of the sweet potato slices, then place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until cooked through and slightly toasted. Thicker slices may require more time to cook.
- To meal prep and save the cooked sweet potato, let it cool completely. Then, place it in a storage container.
- The nutrition information is based on the average size of a sweet potato, so this can vary between potato sizes. One serving is one slice cut lengthwise.
- My favorite baking sheets are these heavy duty baking sheets that don't warp or bend in the oven.