If you’re looking for a mega upgrade to your breakfast routine then you’re in luck! This sweet potato toast will have you eager to roll out of bed right on down to the kitchen.
Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They’re packed with Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, and they’re a wonderful food to incorporate into your diet whenever possible.
So…how about swapping out that boring white bread you toast up in the morning with some colorful sweet potato toast? It’s healthy, delicious, and it’s even photogenic (for all you Instagram lovers)!
Without further ado, I’m excited to share this easy vegan breakfast recipe from The Plant-Based on a Budget Meal Plan. This has become a staple in our homes, and I hope you love it as much as we do!
Sweet potatoes are a deliciously nutritious food that offer a variety of health benefits while never lacking in flavor. Here are a few awesome advantages of the almighty sweet potato:
Sweet potatoes come in several different varieties and depending on where you live, you may come across more than a few different kinds!
While jewel sweet potatoes are some of the most common for roasting and traditional baking, other types such as purple and creamsicle sweet potatoes offer a nice variance in color and flavor! If you do go with a purple sweet potato, be sure to check on the baking recommendations since they’re best baked at a low temperature due to their low moisture content.
Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt. Peeling is optional; leaving the skin on adds extra nutrients and a rustic touch. If peeling, use a vegetable peeler or a knife. Trim off both ends of the sweet potato for a clean start.
Slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise, then continue lengthwise cuts into planks that are about 1/4 inch thick. Consistent thickness ensures even cooking.
Alternatively, you can slice it into rounds, just keep in mind each piece will be smaller and hold less toppings.
When placing the sweet potato slices on a baking sheet make sure they’re in a single layer and aren’t overcrowded to allow proper cooking.
Once toasted, add your favorite toppings! Whether it’s avocado, nut butter, or savory spreads, sweet potato toast is a versatile canvas for a variety of flavors.
Nut Butter Goodness – Peanut butter is a classic choice for sweet potato toast but cashew and pistachio butter would also make fantastic options. If you’re sensitive to nuts, go for some warm tahini mixed with maple syrup instead!
Yay for Yogurt – If you want to get some probiotics into your morning routine, smother some delicious non-dairy yogurt onto your sweet potato toast! Also amazing with a little maple syrup and sliced fruit.
Avocados All the Time – If you’re feeling more savory than sweet, why not go for some sliced avocado and a little bit of pepper or nutritional yeast.
Butter and Salt – if you’re craving traditional buttered toast, grab your favorite dairy-free butter (or make your own vegan butter!) and spread it on the hot toasted sweet potato with a sprinkle of salt.
Mashed Banana – For a truly zero-waste breakfast option, mash a banana over the sweet potato and enjoy! Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra dimension and flavor
With this recipe, we’d recommend only making what you plan to eat but if you do find yourself with leftovers, we’d advise storing the cooked sweet potato in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days separate from any toppings you may plan to add.
Although we think sweet potato toast is perfectly acceptable to serve on its own, it’s also a great additional to a full blown brunch! Serve it with vegan French toast drizzled with maple syrup or a stack of blueberry vegan pancakes!