How to master sweet potato toast like a boss:1. The slice. Not too thick, not too thin. About 1/4 inch will do. If you have a food processor with an extra-wide chute (like my Breville you can get on Amazon here* that I heart up to the moon and all the way back), it’s super easy to do. But it also works well with a large and sharp knife. It still works with a small and dull knife, it’s just going to take longer. 2. The cooking device. This is important: Do not even attempt to make this in a regular toaster. Seriously, don’t. Because this will mess up everything and just ruin the entire day for you. (Not that I’d ever let my days get ruined by raw sweet potato toast, nope, not at all.) Bottom line: Use your oven for this one. 3. The spices. I know it seems like the topping would bring all the flavor and spice and all things nice – but sweet potato toast actually tastes even better (I know, how is that even possible) if you spice up the sliced potatoes before baking. I love a little Harissa, salt and olive oil for savory combos. For sweet, a sprinkling of cinnamon and a brushing of coconut oil are amazing. 4. The bake. Don’t cook the sweet potatoes until they fall apart. You still want them to hold up – they’re supposed to be toast, after all. 4-5 minutes really are all they need. And make sure to line your baking sheet, or they might stick and fall apart and become a scraggly mess when you try to take them off. 5. The topping. This is all-important. Like, nobody is going to just butter a slice of sweet potato toast (although I could imagine with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice… Excuse the foodie dreams). We love something a little more substantial that’s actually going to stay on the toast when you bite into it (so… not blueberries). Something like the avo-egg salad (obvs, sweet potato and avocado are meant to be: see here or here for proof) of your dreeeeeams ?? 6. The sparkle. What would life be without a little sparkle? OK I’m not generally of the sparkly kind, but “topping for the topping” just sounded too silly. What I mean is that the ultimate sweet potato toast also needs something a little extra. Some crunch, some sweetness, a pop of tartness – your call. Things like pomegranate, toasted nuts or even just a drizzle of honey work really well. With the avocado egg salad, I LOVE using Dukkah. If you don’t know what Dukkah is, take a look here* on Amazon, okay? Now what are you waiting for?
- make sweet potato toast
- eat it all by yourself
- make some more
- feel the bliss
- you’re welcome
The Ultimate Sweet Potato Toast
- 2 sweet potatoes washed and cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices
- oil coconut or olive work well
- spices for baking should be ground so it doesn't have large bits that burn during baking
- topping sweet or savory - your pick!
- sparkle magic a little something-something to top off your topping
Pick your spices and toppings
- This is where you need to get creative and experiment with flavors and textures (fun!). Some of my faves:Olive oil / Harissa / Avocado Egg Salad / DukkahOlive oil / cumin / white bean hummus / toasted sesameCoconut oil / cinnamon / goat cheese / honey
- Prep: Heat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet and brush the sweet potato slices with your chosen oil. Sprinkle with spices and a dash of salt.
- Bake: Bake the potatoes for 4-5 minutes or until firm-tenderly done. Cool on the sheet for a few minutes until they're cool enough to handle.
- Top: Add your topping and sparkle magic. Commence faceplant.