sweet potato toasties
I've been seeing the Sweet Potato Toast craze blowing up the internet lately. And I must say, Ive been intrigued. Take a slice of sweet potato, toss it in the toaster a few times, and voila, straight-from-the-earth perfectly toasted toast. Or maybe not? Along with all the praise it's been getting, I've also read a number of horror stories about toasters damaged beyond recognition, fire alarms getting set off, and houses nearly burning down all in the name of the perfect piece of healthy sweet potato toast.
So I decided to stick to my gut and use a good old fashioned baking sheet and my trusty little oven to make some sweet potato toast of my own. With all of the glory and none of the disaster, these little sweet potato toasties are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside slices of heaven. They take all of about two minutes to prep and cook in less than 15 minutes and are so delicious with sweet or savory toppings. From avocado and pumpkin seeds to maple syrup and pecans, and so much in between, these toasties are a great way to switch up a dull breakfast routine and have some fun getting creative in the mornings!
|Servings||Prep Time||Cook Time||Total Time|
|2||2 mins.||13 mins.||15 mins.|
- 1 large sweet potato
- Approximately 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Assorted fresh or dried berries and nuts
- Chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Wash (and peel if desired--I left the skin on) a sweet potato.
- Cut the sweet potato into thin, uniform slices (about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick).
- Toss the sweet potatoes slices in olive oil and sea salt.
- Arrange the slices on a baking sheet and bake for about 13-15 minutes until they brown slightly.
- Remove potatoes from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Top with avocado, nut butter, maple syrup and whatever nuts, seeds or berries you choose.
- Serve and enjoy!