Whether you're gluten free or just a lover of sweet potatoes, this new trend that has been popping up all over social media may be for you! It's called "sweet potato toast" and it's exactly what it sounds like. Rather than toasting up a slice of bread, people have been slicing up sweet potatoes and throwing them in the toaster instead!
But how is it? It's actually pretty good! It takes a bit longer than normal toast, but worth it in my opinion. Plus, sweet potatoes inherently have much more nutrition than sliced bread. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, B5, B6, niacin, riboflavin, and carotenoids. They're also fat free, low in sodium, and full of slow digesting carbohydrates that keep you feeling fuller longer. Not to mention, sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, hence the name, so they can help kill sugar cravings as well!
Sweet Potato Toast
- Sweet potatoes (the wider, the better. More toppings!)
- Toppings of your choice
- Slice sweet potato lengthwise, about 1/4 of an inch thick
- Turn toaster up as high as it goes and toast. Once it pops, flip the sweet potato and toast once more. They should come out soft and slightly charred.
- Top with whatever your heart desires! Here we have avocado + tomatoes & sea salt, dark chocolate + sea salt, peanut butter + bananas & chocolate chips, and peanut butter + pumpkin seeds & pretzels.