Sweet Potato Recipes: Toast Five Ways
Eat Well Oct. 6. 2016
Breakfast

How to Make Sweet Potato Toast 5 Ways

Oct. 6. 2016
Breakfast
McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

Dietitian, Founder

Discover five ways to make simple sweet potato toast with your topping choice of tahini, fried egg, avocado, almond butter, or smoked salmon.

Enter in, food trend. So, have you heard about this weird yet amazing thing called sweet potato toast? Here’s an NS spin on this trendy recipe circulating the web – with a variety of ideas so you can try it at home. Read more for how to make these simple sweet potato recipes, featuring five ways to add your topping choice of tahini, fried egg, avocado, almond butter, smoked salmon… the possibilities are endless. This one will certainly be in my meal prep rotation in the coming weeks!

What Is Sweet Potato Toast?

Sweet potato toast is basically toast…without the toast. When I first saw these sweet potato recipes on Pinterest, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. How can you call it toast without the actual toast? Avocado toast is my go-to quick meal, but I usually throw a piece of my Grain-Free Walnut Bread in the toaster and will top it with avocado and one of the six ways I shared in this blog post.

After giving it a go, I kinda fell in love with this concept because I’m already sweet potato obsessed. (Check out these sweet potato recipes: Stuffed Dessert Sweet Potatoes, Cinnamon Truffle, Flourless Blackberry Cake.) The sweet potato slices cook really nicely in the toaster and hold up even with a ton of toppings (which is the way I like it). The sweet potato flavor adds a nice subtle sweetness without overpowering the toppings you choose. Plus the biggest advantage of using sweet potatoes as a bread substitute is the added nutrition you get, including vitamin A and fiber!

Sweet potato recipes are also a great option if you’re gluten-free, want a little more fiber in your diet, or are tired of bread for toast. Combine that with superfood toppings, protein, and a healthy fat and you have a seriously nutrient-packed and delicious meal or snack.

5 Ways to Top Sweet Potato Toast:

  1. Tahini + Sesame Seeds + Goji Berries
  2. Fried Egg + Sea Salt + Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  3. Mashed Avocado + Sea Salt + Red Pepper Flakes
  4. Crunchy Almond Butter + Cacao Nibs
  5. Dijon Mustard + Smoked Salmon + Black Pepper + Parsley

 

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Beta-Carotene

Sweet potatoes, like carrots and other orange-colored fruits and vegetables, contain beta-carotene that gets converted into vitamin A in our body. Vitamin A is important for hair, skin, nails, vision, and plays a key role in immune function.

Fiber

You want to eat plenty of fiber to fill you up and keep your digestive system healthy, and sweet potatoes will provide that for you. You’ll get about four grams of fiber in one medium baked sweet potato. This also helps keep your blood sugar levels from peaking, then crashing, which means you’ll maintain a better energy level throughout the day.

Carbohydrates

To give your muscles plenty of energy to keep working hard, you need carbohydrates (and the glucose in carbs that keeps your body running)—and sweet potatoes offer up a solid source. You get a starchy 24 grams in on medium potato. Because they’re high in fiber, the carbs won’t spike your blood sugar and will keep your energy levels stable.

The Recipe

Serves 5 slices

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Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato

Your choice of toppings:

Tahini with sesame seeds and goji berries

Fried egg with sea salt and black pepper

Avocado with sea salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper

Almond butter with cacao nibs

Dijon mustard with smoked salmon, black pepper, and parsley

 

Directions:

Slice the sweet potato lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick slices.

Place the sweet potato slices in a toaster on high for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. You may need to toast multiple times depending on the length of your toaster settings.

Top with desired toppings and enjoy! Sweet potato toast slices can be stored in an airtight glass container for up to 1 week.

Ingredients for this recipe:

almond butter, goji berries, cacao nibs, tahini, sesame seeds

Toast with the Most

What do you think about sweet potato toast? Have you tried it for yourself, and if you have what did you think? If you make this at home be sure to tell me what you think of the comments and rate the recipe! And don’t forget to share on Instagram with #nutritionstripped so I can see!

 

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