How to Make Sweet Potato Toast and What to Top It With

How to Make Sweet Potato Toast and What to Top It With

Whether you fancy sourdough, rye, ezekiel, or whole wheat, toast can really hit the spot. But with paleo and sugar-free diets becoming more popular in recent years, you may be interested in some toast alternatives that will still satisfy your cravings. Enter: sweet potato toast. A gluten-free alternative to the traditional toast you know and love.

A thick slice of sweet potato quickly transforms into a sturdy base for all of your favorite toast toppings. Whether you want something sweet (like our recipe here) or savory, the natural sweetness of the potato can compliment so many flavor combinations. (Just keep in mind that changing the ingredients will change the nutritional value.)

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Ready to give this new type of toast a try? Find our full recipe for our sweet potato toast below.

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Sweet Potato Toast with Almond Butter and Banana

Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 228 kcal

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼ large sweet potato
  • 1 Tbsp. all-natural almond butter
  • ½ large banana

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat lightly with spray; set aside.

  3. Slice whole sweet potato lengthwise to create two ¼-inch-thick slices; arrange slices
    on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, turning once, until
    lightly browned on both sides and soft in the center.

  4. Spread almond butter evenly on sweet potato slices.

  5. Peel and slice banana; top almond butter evenly with banana. Serve immediately.

  6. To prep sweet potato slices ahead, store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to four days. When ready to serve, place sweet potato slices in a toaster or toaster oven and toast until crisp and warmed through. 

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Toast with Almond Butter and Banana
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How To Make Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet potato toast is way easier to make than a fresh loaf of bread. All you need is a sweet potato and a knife. You can change the thickness of your toast if you prefer a thinner piece of toast (or thicker).

Just slice, bake, and top these toasts for a filling and delicious meal. You could even use these toasts as a bun alternative for your favorite burger or sandwich.

Trying your hand at meal prepping? Slice and bake up a few in advance, and freeze them until you’re ready to eat. All you have to do is take them out of the freezer and pop them into the toaster, cooking until warm and fully defrosted in the center.

How to cut sweet potatoes

Cutting circular foods can be a challenge when they’re rolling around all over your cutting board. A pro tip for cutting potatoes is to cut off both ends. This makes it easier to balance the potato. Now you can sit it upright on one end and make even slices with ease.

 

Sweet Potato Toast Ideas

There are so many ways you can top your sweet potato toast. Our recipe uses bananas, and almond butter, but you can swap in your favorite fresh fruit and spread.

You can also take a different route by adding savory toppings. Check out the video above on how we make a BLT on sweet potato toast. Extra points go to this recipe for being Sugar Free 3-friendly!

 

Magdalena O'Neal

About

Magdalena O'Neal is an Editorial Assistant at Openfit. Coming to Los Angeles from Oakland, California she has self published a book of poetry, written for Brit + Co., and has been studying creative writing and journalism for the last 7 years. She loves baking and coming up with new recipes to fuel her vegan and gluten free companions!

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