Sweet Potato Toast is a delicious, nutrition-packed way to start the day! So easy to make and how you can top is endless!
Breakfast seems to be the meal of the day that can quickly become repetitive and ho hum.
That’s all going to change with Sweet Potato Toast!
It has a wonderful flavor and consistency. Also is full of great nutrition and can be topped with anything you love (suggestions included below).
Kids love it too!
What is Sweet Potato Toast?
Instead of bread, slices of sweet potato are baked and used as toast.
The slices are thick enough to have a rigid consistency without being too thick.
Sweet potato toast has a pleasing ‘bite’ and the flavor goes with loads of topping ideas.
Sweet potatoes are naturally gluten-free.
They are also a fabulous source of vitamins, minerals and fiber making the toast a great nutritious breakfast choice!
Best Ways to Slice Sweet Potatoes
The thickness of the sweet potato slices makes the toast a winner.
Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise into ¼-inch thick slices.
My preferred way to slice the sweet potatoes is using a mandoline.
Using a Mandoline
If you have not used one, a mandoline is a slicer what allows setting the thickness of whatever you are slicing.
The ingredient is placed on the slicer and held firm with a guard (this protects hands too).
The guard easily pushes the ingredient against the slicing blade creating perfect slices in a seconds.
Here is an example photo from a delicious Quick Pickled Red Onion recipe…..
Where to Buy a Mandoline
They are available at grocery stores, Asian supermarkets, and online. Mandolines are affordable and a great kitchen tool for many uses.
Using a Knife
A large, heavy knife can also be used. Because sweet potatoes are dense, slice carefully; both to get uniform slices but to ensure not to cut yourself.
How to Make Sweet Potato Toast in the Oven – Step-by-Step
The key to success when toasting sweet potato slices is to bake them.
Once they have been baked, slices CAN be popped in the toaster for future servings.
In my experience this method produces the best results.
Toasting raw slices doesn’t reliably cook them all the way through.
STEP 1: Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise using one of the suggested methods above.
STEP 2: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
STEP 3: Place the sweet potato slices on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake for 25-35 minutes; until slices are cooked to be fork-tender when pierced but not mushy.
STEP 4: Remove from oven. Allow to cool slightly to handle, top as desired and enjoy! Remaining slices can be chilled or frozen as noted below.
How to Make Sweet Potato Toast in the Toaster
As mentioned before, in my experience, putting raw slices of sweet potato into the toaster does not create optimum results.
However, once the slices have been cooked initially in the oven, they can be rewarmed in the toaster!
Anything you love on traditional toast is great on Sweet Potato Toast.
Nut Butter or Sun Butter
Add peanut butter, almond butter or other nut butters. Or sun butter made with sunflower seeds. This is a delicious way to add protein to the sweet potato toast.
Fresh berries, sliced bananas, pears or apples. TIP: adding honey, maple syrup or nut butter first helps keep the fruit in place.
Avocado toast isn’t just for bread! Prepare your favorite recipe, sliced or mashed, to top sweet potato toast sliced.
Top with fried or scrambled eggs. Add some cooked bacon for a wonderful sweet and salty flavor.
Chia seeds are a favorite ingredient to add a big dose of protein without much flavor.
Sprinkle on top of other favorite ingredients as shown in the photos.
Also called hemp hearts or hemp seeds, are another great source of protein. They have the consistency similar to a shelled sunflower seed.
Hummus is great for a savory option.
Cream Cheese, Ricotta Cheese or Cottage Cheese
Layer fruit or seasonings on top like Everything Bagel seasoning!
How to Store Baked Sweet Potato Slices
In the Refrigerator
Store baked slices in a sealed container for up to 4 days. Rewarm slices in the toaster.
In the Freezer
Seal prepared slices in an airtight container. Place in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Rewarm by placing slices in a toaster (may take 1-2 cycles to warm through if toasting from frozen).
More Breakfast Recipes to Try!
- Easy Shakshuka Recipe – Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce
- Quiche Lorraine – A Classic Cheesy Bacon Quiche
- Apple Lime Leafy Green Smoothie
- Overnight Breakfast Casserole
- Coffee Cake Muffins with Fresh Orange Glaze
- Gingerbread Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats recipe
Sweet potato toast
Sweet Potato Toast is a fantastic way to start any morning! A little bit of planning ahead will help you be able to pop a pre-baked slice into the toaster and top with some of your favorite ingredients.
- 2-3 medium Sweet potatoes
- Quality sea salt
Optional Toppings ideas
- Fresh blueberries and raspberries
- Nut or sun butter
- Chia seeds
- Hemp hearts
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silpat.
Wash and dry potatoes. Leave the skin on, this is edible!
Evenly slice the potatoes into ¼ inch pieces.
Place on the parchment paper, lightly sprinkle with salt.
Bake for about 25 to 35 minutes, you will want them to dry on the surfaces a bit and be fork tender-but not mushy.
- Remove from the tray and enjoy a few pieces topped with some of your favorites on hand and let the rest of the slices cool completely before placing in the fridge to use within 4 days or the freezer to use within 1 month.
- When ready to enjoy the chilled or frozen pieces, simply pop one into each toaster spot and reheat or they can be warmed in a pan. Top and enjoy!
Cooking Note: there are many recipes out there claiming the sweet potato slices can be put right into the toaster while raw, but I found they will not actually be able to cook through that way. A toaster oven might be a better bet for trying that but would likely still take more time than using a conventional oven.
Slices per Sweet Potato: A medium sweet potato is about 5-inches long and 2-inches wide yielding 4 slices. If using sweet potatoes this size as recommended the recipe should yield 12 slices of 'toast'.
TIP: How to Slice: use a large sharp knife of a mandoline (preferred).
Cooking Time: the cooking time will vary based on thickness of the slice. 25-35 minutes is the expected range for cooking the sweet potato slices.
Sweet potato toast is a unexpected, nutrition-packed, delicious way to start the day!