Recipes that barely qualify as recipes are my personal favorite. What exactly does that mean? Well, I don’t particularly have the time or want to put the effort into making complicated dishes with a long list of ingredients. (Unless it’s a special occasion.)
So, I prefer to try out new ideas on simple food combinations.
When I noticed sweet potato toast was trending, I knew I’d have to give it a try. With sweet potato already on my plate several times a week, it was a no-brainer to enjoy a new twist on one of my pantry staples.
How to make sweet potato toast:
Clean 1-2 large sweet potatoes.
Slice the sweet potato lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick slices.
“Toast” these slices in a regular oven, toaster oven, or even your toaster.
In a regular oven you can crank the heat up to 450 degrees and place the slices right on the grates. Flip them halfway through cooking for a total of about 15 – 20 minutes.
In the toaster oven, use the “toast” setting for about 15 – 20 minutes as well.
Using a regular toaster, you’ll need to set the toaster at it’s longest setting and run the slices through the toaster several times through. I was able to toast my slices in about 4 trips through the toaster.
My toaster got super hot when I ran it several times through, so I’ve been finding it easier (and safer) to make the recipe just using my oven. When I use my oven, I’ve also been lightly spraying the slices with a coconut oil spray. And preparing the toast in the oven allows you to toast many more slices at once.
However you toast the slices, you’ll want to toast until they are browned on the outside while tender on the inside.
Now’s the fun part. Top your toast with whatever your heart desires!
A few of my favorite sweet potato toast topping combos include:
Avocado slices and an over-easy egg
Cream cheese and fruit (I used Tofutti, a vegan cream cheese)
Almond butter and fresh fruit
Nut butter and chocolate chips
Jam (also great mixed with nut butter for a twist on PB&J)
Coconut butter and cinnamon
Using the slices as the bun for slider-sized sandwiches and burgers (seriously so good for burgers!)
Use smaller round slices for appetizer dishes (try topping off a slice with guac and fried shrimp)
Avocado slices and a drizzle of coconut macaroon nut butter (pictured above. I know that’s such a strange combo, but it was super yummy! Get creative with your flavor combinations!)
#SweetPotatoToast is all over Instagram right now and Little Bits of Real Food may have been the blogger to really kick off the trend or at least using a regular toaster to make the toast. I used her recipe as a starting point for my own ideas. Feel free to check out her version here – she even tops her toast slices with tuna salad. Yum!
Have you tried sweet potato toast before? How would you top your toast? Let me know in a comment below!
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