If you are like me and want to eat healthy and diversified breakfast meals, then you will love this sweet potato toast recipe. You can literally top it with whatever you like; you can make it sweet or sour.
Bread toast is ok, but sweet potatoes are healthier.
Sometimes I do eat unhealthy or processed food, but breakfast is always the most important meal for me.
I don’t want to wake up my digestive system with processed sugar or gluten in the morning. It doesn’t feel right.
That is why bread is a no-way for me as a first meal.
But trust me, sweet potato toast is as good as bread.
The single difference is that your stomach will say “thank you“ after eating the sweet potato toast.
Toppings for sweet potato toast recipe
It all depends on what you have in your fridge.
But I like to top my sweet potato toast with (you may already guess) peanut butter and banana, or peanut butter and seasonal fruits (you can see in the pictures that I made a kaki/persimmon toast with PB).
Sweet toppings for sweet potato
- Peanut butter and banana
- Peanut butter and other seasonal fruits
- Homemade plant-based Nutella
- Jam with peanut butter
- Mashed banana
- Other nut butter
- Spread with fruits
- Plant-based cheese with fruits or jam.
Sour toppings for sweet potato
- Mashed beans with cooked spinach
- Cucumber slices with tahini and sunflower seeds
- Avocado and tomatoes
- Hummus + vegetables
- Spread with vegetables.
These are some examples that you could use, but of course, nothing is set in stone.
Be flexible and do your best to make yourself a nice, healthy breakfast.
Health benefits of sweet potato
The more intense the color of a fruit or vegetable is, the healthier it is.
Sweet potato has a bright yellow-orange color, which means that it has lots of nutrients.
This kind of potato has a lot of fiber and vitamins. It is especially packed with Vitamin A, which is essential for your eyes, skin, and bones health.
Also, as other unprocessed food, sweet potato will help fighting cancer, heart problems, and other health problems.
So, try to implement a more plant-based whole food diet.
How to meal prep the sweet potato for breakfast?
It is so easy actually.
All you need to do is to slice the potatoes (around 0.6 inches or 1.5 cm) and place them in the oven for 15-20 min at 200 C or 390 F.
They should be soft when inserting a fork in them but be careful not to over-bake them. Because it will be impossible for you to hold the slices in your hands (so practically you will have mashed potato, not a toast).
After you have baked them, store them in the fridge, in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
In the morning, just add your toppings.
Before adding toppings, you can also warm the slices by placing them on a non-stick pan, in the oven, or in the toaster!
Sweet potato toast recipe
Ingredients for sweet potato toast recipe
- Sweet potatoes (as many as you wish, I would say that 1 serving consists of 3 slices and 1 sweet potato has 5-6 slices).
- Wash your sweet potatoes very well
- Remove the skin (optional step)
- Cut them into 0.6 inches or 1.5 cm
- Place them in a preheated oven (390 F or 200 C) for 15-20 minutes (no longer!)
- Let them cool for 5 minutes and serve right away with your favorite toppings or store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- I advise you not to peel the potatoes. The skin has more fiber than the potato itself, so it is very healthy. Also, it helps to hold the potato better, so it is easier for you to keep it in your hands.
- Be careful not to over-bake the potatoes. Otherwise they will end up being too soft for using them as a toast. So, 20 minutes is more than enough for them to bake.
- Use the same toppings as you would use for a normal toast. My favorite one is peanut butter with banana, but I’ve also tried sour toppings such as tahini with cucumbers and more (watch the video for more information).
Calories per sweet potato: 135 cal
Fiber: 20% of your daily dose
Iron: 6% of your daily dose
Calcium: 6% of your daily dose
Vitamin A: 1230% of your daily dose
Vitamin C: 40% of your daily dose
Folate: 2% of your daily dose
Potassium: 30% of your daily dose
*please note that these numbers are estimated
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