It’s the new thing. If you’re not hip to it, you better get hip real quick! Sweet potato toast is showing up at all the trendy brunch spots, and for a pretty penny too, so it’s economical to learn how to make it yourself.
Especially if you’re gluten-sensitive (like most of us, whether you know it or not), these are decadent alternatives to your morning toast, but this time the toast is the main attraction instead of one of your sides.
I like variety so I usually make one sweet and one savory option. This way I’m getting plenty of protein, healthy fats, and a natural sweet kick with some fresh fruit too.
There’s literally no limit or rules, so put whatever you like on your sweet potato toast! Also, you can use either yams or yellow sweet potatoes, both make delicious toast.
The first thing you’ll have to do is cut and bake the sweet potatoes: Preheat oven to 400 deg F. Wash the sweet potatoes, then cut them length-wise using a large kitchen knife to make 3/4 cm thick slices. No need to peel them first. Place the sweet potato slices on a baking sheet brushed with olive oil, and brush the tops of each slice with more olive oil. Depending on your oven, bake them for 18-22 minutes until they are fork tender, but not too soft, nor burnt. When you start to smell them, they are close to being done.
Next, assemble the sweet potato toast…
- Savory: Mashed avocado mixed with a SMALL splash of coconut milk, sprinkled with Everything but the Bagel seasoning (Trader Joes). Sweet: Cashew butter sprinkled with unsweetened shredded coconut and cinnamon, topped with blackberries and raspberries.
- Kite Hill chive cream cheese covered with fresh sprouts, smoked salmon (read the ingredients label and avoid added sugar!), sprinkled with fresh or dried dill.
- Savory: Fried egg over medium topped with mashed avocado and pesto sauce. Sweet: Almond butter topped with unsweetened shredded coconut and cinnamon, sprinkled with almond slices.
- Almond butter sprinkled with unsweetened shredded coconut, topped with banana slices and cinnamon.
I can’t wait to see your creations! Please tag me on Instagram @spread.the.health in your pics!