Sweet Potato Toast - 3 Ways

Sweet Potato Toast - 3 Ways
At the start of the year, my inbox is flooded with, “2019 Food Trends” articles and 99% of them go unopened. I like to keep food fads at a far, far distance. I’ll pass on the celery juice and unicorn food, thanks. But, oh how things change when sweet potatoes are involved. One food trend I will jump at? Sweet potato toast (SPT). Although SPT has been around for a bit, it continues to gain traction with social media posts boasting beautifully topped tuber slices. I could not resist giving it a try and it has been an obsession ever since. From an athlete standpoint, sweet potatoes offer a great source of easily digestible carbohydrates combined with fiber and additional vitamins needed for optimal energy and muscle repair. Now, this is not bread by any means, so don’t let the word toast fool you. Though, it does still serve as a warm base for all the toppings, which is the most essential part of toast, anyway. I love this as a breakfast item or afternoon snack. It works well to cook the slices in the oven all at once and then pop them in the toaster as you are ready to eat it.

Sweet Potato Toast: 3 Ways

Yield: 3 servings Ingredients:
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • ¼ medium pear, sliced
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger, sprinkled over top
  • ¼ lime, squeezed over top
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • 1 egg, cooked
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
Almond Butter-Maple-Pecan
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp pecan halves
  • 1 tsp maple syrup, drizzled over top
  1. Preheat oven to 400℉.
  2. Trim the pointed ends of your sweet potatoes and then cut lengthwise into ¼ inch thick slices.
  3. Arrange slices on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cook for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender, but not fully cooked. They should be easily pierced with a fork. Watch carefully so they do not burn.
  4. Top with desired toppings (my suggestions are listed in the ingredient list).
*If prepared in advance store cooked sweet potato slices in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and reheat in the toaster before adding toppings. Nutrition Information (per 1 slice) Pear-Ginger-Lime
  • 67 calories
  • 10 g carbohydrate
  • 0 g protein
  • 1 g fat
  • 134 calories
  • 6 g carbohydrate
  • 6 g protein
  • 9 g fat
Almond Butter-Maple-Pecan
  • 185 calories
  • 9 g carbohydrates
  • 5 g protein
  • 11 g fat
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