Let me preface this post by saying that I’m a big fan of toast.
Toast has become somewhat of a comfort food for me. It’s not limited to just breakfast anymore–I can enjoy a good slice of toast pretty much anytime of day. When it’s reached that crispy golden color and has just the right amount of butter spread on top, it’s basically sheer perfection.
I’ve recently discovered sweet potato toast, however, and I’m officially hooked.
Sweet potato toast is awesome because it’s versatile, delicious, and jam-packed with some nutrients you won’t find in regular toast.
Sure, a whole-grain slice of toast is also healthy (and delicious), but switching it up from time to time to get some sweet potatoes in the mix is a great way to add a totally different set of vitamins and minerals into your diet.
Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, which is packed with antioxidants that can help neutralize free radicals, highly reactive atoms that accumulate in the body and can contribute to chronic disease.
They’re also full of fiber to keep you full and promote regularity.
My absolute favorite part about sweet potato toast, though, is how many ways there are to make it! Whether you want something savory or sweet, there’s a topping for even the pickiest of palates.
A few of my favorites, as pictured here, include:
- Maple syrup with dates
- Mashed avocado with chia seeds and a drizzle of reduced balsamic
- Peanut butter and banana
- Spinach with mozzarella, tomatoes, a bit of olive oil, and pepper
However, you can get really creative with sweet potato toast!
It’s super easy to make–you just slice it into thin pieces, put it in the toaster, and let it get a little brown and crispy. You might have to toast it a few times to get it just right; for me, it took about 5 minutes to get the achieve the perfect crispness.
Besides cutting it into the right thickness (too thin and it burns, too thick and it won’t toast), it’s pretty much impossible to mess this up!
Have you ever made sweet potato toast? Comment and let me know your favorite toppings! Or give a few of mine a try and tell me how you like it 😉