6 Sweet Potato Toasts That Prove Bread Isn’t Everything in Life

Turn good-for-you sweet potatoes into a hearty base for your favorite snack flavors and breakfast dishes.

Photo By: Armando Rafael

Photo By: Armando Rafael

Photo By: Armando Rafael

Photo By: Armando Rafael

Photo By: Armando Rafael

Photo By: Armando Rafael

Photo By: Armando Rafael

A Better Way to Eat Toast

When this paleo-friendly riff on toast first hit our newsfeeds, bloggers and health gurus alike praised the bread-swapping trend for its ability to be popped into a toaster and devoured. Well, we tried that approach — and then we never tried it again. In fact, we learned that sweet potato toast is at its best when it's toasted in the oven. Plus, it makes for a killer weekday breakfast when you bake a bunch of toast ahead in the oven, then simply pop in the toaster to reheat.

These healthier spins on your typical morning breakfast toast feature vitamin A-rich sweet potatoes in place of bread. Try our different topping ideas, like fresh ricotta and berries, sliced avocado and bean sprouts, and bacon-egg-cheddar.

Sweet Potato Toast with Steak, Roasted Peppers and Arugula

Got leftover steak? Use it to top sweet potato toast! This charred, juicy and satisfying take works just as well for a low-key snack as it does for an elegant party bite.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Steak, Roasted Peppers and Arugula

Sweet Potato Toast with Avocado and Sprouts

 

This healthy, crunchy take on the ever-popular avocado toast ups the game by swapping in sweet potato slices for bread.

 

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Avocado and Sprouts

Sweet Potato Toast with Apple, Fig and Maple Compote

 

This warming, homey toast — made with sweet potato instead of bread — tastes like a delicious apple crisp. Top it with your favorite granola for a dose of crunch.

 

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Apple, Fig and Maple Compote

Sweet Potato Toast with Almond Butter, Banana and Toasted Coconut Chips

 

This sweet treat, which swaps toasted bread for slices of roasted sweet potato, tastes like dessert but is surprisingly wholesome.

 

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Almond Butter, Banana and Toasted Coconut Chips

Sweet Potato Toast with Ricotta, Berries, Honey and Almonds

 

Trade bread for a toasty sweet potato alternative, topped with honey-drizzled ricotta, berries and sliced almonds.

 

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Ricotta, Berries, Honey and Almonds

Sweet Potato Toast with Bacon, Egg and Cheese

 

How do you take that bodega classic — the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich — and transform it into a virtuous meal? Nix the roll and top slices of roasted sweet potato with all that breakfast goodness instead.

 

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Bacon, Egg and Cheese

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