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Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Toasts Recipe

Cutting carbs? Gluten-free? Using sweet taters instead of toast is a game-changer.
Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Toasts RecipeWaterbury Publications, Inc.

Sure, you’ve tried avocado toast, peanut butter toast, and maybe a warm slice of bread with fruit and hazelnut spread. But what if we told you there was a way to eliminate the bread entirely? These sweet potato toasts couldn’t be easier to make, and they’re delicious, too.

If you’re gluten-free, sweet potato toasts are a delicious alternative to the gluten-free bread options out there. Plus, you’ll get all the nutrients that a fresh sweet potato can provide.

Swapping in sliced sweet potato for bread adds a hefty dose of fiber to this breakfast option. Plus, if you choose to top the sweet potato slices with almond or peanut butter, as two of the below recipes suggest, you’ll get 10 grams of protein with each serving. That’ll keep you full and ready to tackle your day.

This recipe is super simple, too—the hardest part will be deciding whether you want to try the almond-cherry, Southwestern, or peanut butter and jelly topping recipe option first!

Makes 4 servings

Almond-Cherry Toppings

Nutrition: 409 calories, 18 g fat (1 g saturated), 66 mg sodium, 9 g fiber, 32 g sugar, 10 g protein

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes (16 oz)
1/2 cup unsalted almond butter
2 cups frozen sweet cherries, thawed
Dash cinnamon

Southwestern Toppings

Nutrition: 169 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated), 214 mg sodium, 6 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 4 g protein

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes (16 oz)
1/2 cup guacamole
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup frozen roasted corn, thawed
2 Tbsp snipped fresh cilantro

PB&J Toppings

Nutrition: 344 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated), 63 mg sodium, 7 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 10 g protein

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes (16 oz)
1/2 cup unsalted peanut butter
1 medium banana, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp strawberry fruit spread

How to Make It

  1. Trim ends of sweet potatoes, leaving the skin on. Cut sweet potatoes lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Discard the short outside slices.
  2. Place 4 slices at a time between paper towels. Microwave on high 1 minute. Cool.
  3. Place 2 slices, long sides down, in a toaster set for dark toasting. Toast 6 to 8 minutes or until tender, pressing slices back down in the toaster (if they pop up) during toasting.
  4. Top as desired.

Storage

After microwaving sweet potato slices, cool. Place in an airtight container. Chill up to 3 days.

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