Try this breakfast trend: Sweet Potato Toast

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Brynna Gabrielson

Sweet Potato ToastIf you haven't been keeping track, there's a new breakfast trend - Sweet Potato Toast - and to be honest, we can't get enough of it! This delicious take on a traditional breakfast staple cuts out bread while filling your tummy with all the goodness that comes from sweet potatoes. Read on to find out more!

What is it?

The concept is simple - instead of spreading your favourite toppings over a piece of toasted bread, swap it out for a slice of toasted sweet potato. You can top it with a world of ingredients - sweet or savoury - and reap the everyday health benefits of sweet potato!

How do I make it?

Instead of reaching for a loaf of bread, grab a large sweet potato and slice it length wise into 1/4 inch slices. Try not to make them thicker as you'll find thick slices are tough to cook. You'll want to toss  or at least peal the edge pieces, but the rest can be used right away. Depending on the size of your potato you may have enough for a couple of servings.

Next, pop a slice in your toaster. It will take a while longer than bread to cook - you'll want to put it through at least two toasting cycles. It should hopefully cook through if you put your toaster on high for about 5-6 minutes. This of course will depend on your toaster settings. If you find your toaster isn't cutting it, you can also try popping it under the grill (just make sure to turn it half way though).  In the end it should be soft through and a little charred on the edges.

What do I put on top?

Now that you have your tasty cooked slices of Sweet Potato Toast you need some equally tasty toppings. The good news - the world is really your oyster when it comes to finding the right combination of toppings. Sweet or savoury? Both work!

Some of our favourite ideas include:

  • Peanut butter and banana with a dusting of cinnamon
  • Mashed avocado with a drizzle of olive oil and some chilli flakes and crumbled bacon
  • Soft goat's cheese with slices of grilled pear and a drizzle of honey
  • Nutella with blueberries
  • Cream cheese and smoked salmon
  • Ham and poached egg, with a dollop of hollandaise for 'Sweet Potato Eggs Benedict'
  • Beans and cheese (melted under the grill) for 'Sweet Potato Beans on Toast'

Helpful tips:

  • Aim for the fatter, rounder sweet potatoes as they'll be much easier slice and will have more room for toppings. You might struggle with the thinner, crooked potatoes
  • If your slice is too tall for your toaster, simply flip it over after each cycle of toasting
  • Keep any extra slices in the fridge in either a sealed plastic bag or air tight container to toast later
  • Find more great topping ideas by searching #SweetPotatoToast on Instagram