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Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways


A simple, healthy breakfast — made easy in the oven! Sweet Potato Toast is a delicious base for both savory and sweet toppings depending on your personal preferences. Adding a quick pre-bake in the oven makes this recipe friendly for serving multiple people or meal prepping. AND it’s naturally gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo + Whole30 compatible!

This post was originally published on May 16, 2017, and updated on March 21st, 2021. 

Sweet Potato Toast — the internet’s favorite grain-free breakfast hack.

Sweet Potato Toast. Also known as my new breakfast obsession.

Our dear friend Kelsey from Little Bits Of deserves the credit for this amazing tuber meets toaster invention. It’s true, she’s the legit inventor of sweet potato toast (SPT) made in the toaster. We’ve even had the pleasure of feasting on slabs of gussied up sweet potato with her in her kitchen – the very same SPT she made on the Dr. Oz Show after all.

We also want to show a little love and R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Kendra over at Paleo Paparazzi who, as early as 2015, has been sharing her oven broiled SPT method over on Instagram and her blog. Another SPT goddess and role model, for sure. 

While Kelsey and Kendra run their sweet potato slices through a few cycles in the toaster to get that deliciously crisp texture, our recipe relies on a quick pre-bake in the oven to make this meal-prep-friendly.

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Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways sweet potato on a wooden cutting board with a knife

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Toast (and 4 Ways to Top It!)

The base of this “toast” couldn’t be more simple: it’s just one ingredient! 

  • Sweet Potatoes – choose a large sweet potato or yam (whichever’s on sale). Look for ones that are relatively tube-shaped so they’re easier to slice.

Then the fun part: TOPPINGS! Click to jump to each recipe within this post. 

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways sliced sweet potatoes in front of a mandolin on a counter top

How to Cut Potatoes for Sweet Potato Toast

  • Scrub the sweet potatoes under running water, pat them dry and trim the ends off with a sharp knife. A chef knife works best here.
    • A word about chef’s knives: A good one is an investment but worth every penny. We recommend this 8-inch chef knife from Zwilling for its excellent quality and the way it feels in hand.
  • Note: We don’t remove the skin because fiber is good and I find that it helps the slices hold up better during storage.
  • Slice the potatoes lengthwise to create toast slices that are about 1/4 inch thick. You can use a big knife or a mandolin slicer.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways slices of sweet potato on a cooling rack

How to Make Sweet Potato Toast:

  1. Arrange the slices on a wire rack set on a large baking sheet.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 15-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender but not cooked all the way through.
  3. Once they’re tender but not cooked all the way through, remove the pan from the oven.
  4. Allow the slices to cool completely before storing them in a lidded container in the fridge.

When you’re ready to eat, simply add the desired number of slices to the toaster or toaster oven and toast away. We set ours on the highest setting and it takes only one toasting cycle to get them how we like them (warm, bubbly, and crispy on the edges) – but yours may need more or less depending on your toaster.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways with slices of sweet potato popped up in a toaster

Now the fun starts. You get to add toppings! The possibilities are pretty much endless but these four are my absolute faves for breakfast.

Smoked Salmon ‘Everything Bagel’ Sweet Potato Toast Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Smoked salmon (Vital Choice is made without sugar)
  • Avocado (smashed)
  • Red Onion
  • Capers
  • ‘Everything But the Bagel’ Seasoning (optional but awesome!) 

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways with avocado, tomatoes, and onion

Admittedly, this is my numero uno fave when it comes to SPT. Everything bagels with lox, cream cheese, red onion, and capers (and tomatoes when they’re in season) are the things my dreams are made of – and they’re the inspiration for this Whole30-friendly version that finds itself on my plate at least twice a week.

In the photo we used cold-smoked nova lox with does have brown sugar in the brine – a Whole30 no-no. So if you want to keep this compliant you’ll need to use a no-sugar smoked salmon like this one from Vital Choice foods. Under the salmon there’s smashed avo then it’s topped with thinly sliced red onion a few capers and his life-changing ‘Everything But the Bagel’ seasoning from Trader Joe’s.

The ‘Elvis 2.0’ Sweet Potato Toast Recipe

Ingredients:

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways with peanut butter, banana, and bacon

Because peanut butter isn’t Whole30-compliant we’ve swapped cashew butter for peanut butter in this SPT that we’ve affectionately dubbed the ‘Elvis 2.0′ – an homage to the hip-shakin’ rock-n-roller’s purportedly favorite Peanut Butter, Banana, and Bacon sandwiches.

What makes it 2.0 is the cashew butter that stands in for the PB – which you then top with thinly sliced bananas and a liberal sprinkle of crisp-cooked bacon (I use uncured no-sugar bacon from Pederson’s Natural Farms).

‘South of the Border’ Sweet Potato Toast Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Avocado (Sliced)
  • Sliced Radishes
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Lime wedges

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways with avocado, radishes, and lime

If you love Mexican-inspired food as much as we do, then you’re going to love this veggie-packed number with creamy avocado slices, crisp radishes for a little bite, red chili flakes for heat, and fresh lime juice for a little zing.

‘Blueberry Pie’ Sweet Potato Toast Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Almond Butter (or Cashew Butter)
  • Blueberries
  • Ground cinnamon

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways with blueberries and cinnamon spread

 

In case you’re wondering how to choose when there are so. many. great. options for toppings, we’ve got a hot little tip for you:

  • Make yourself 2-3 slices of sweet potato toast with a mixture of savory and sweet. The order you choose to enjoy them is entirely up to you. Sometimes we like to start with the sweet one the finish it off with the savory option but the other way around is great, too. There’s no right or wrong here…only delicious!

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Let’s Get Cookin’

Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Toast 4 Ways

If you’ve been missing toast because you’ve given up grains – Sweet Potato Toast is the answer to your breakfast prayers! In this recipe you par-bake the slabs of sweet potato to so all they need is a quick trip through the toaster or toaster oven before they’re ready to top will all the toppings you please.

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 45 1x
  • Cuisine: Whole30, Paleo, Grain-free, Dairy-free

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato, washed and dried

Toppings:

  • Avocado
  • Smoked salmon (Vital Choice is made without sugar)
  • Red Onion
  • Capers
  • ‘Everything But the Bagel’ Seasoning (optional but awesome!)
  • Sliced Radishes
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Lime wedges
  • Cashew Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Banana Slices
  • Crumbled crisp-cooked Bacon
  • Blueberries
  • Ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Place a wire rack on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Trim both ends from the sweet potato using a knife.
  4. Slice sweet potato lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slabs using a knife or mandolin slicer.
  5. Arrange slabs in a single layer on the wire rack.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender but not fully cooked (watch to be sure they don’t burn!)
  7. Remove pan from oven and allow potatoes to cool on a wire rack completely before transferring to a lidded container storage container. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

To make Sweet Potato Toast

  1. Place the desired number of sweet potato slices into a toaster or toaster oven. Toast until hot and edges are crispy. The amount of time required will depend on your toaster.

It’s time to get creative – how will you be topping your next plate of sweet potato toast?

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About Jessica Beacom

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Boulder, CO with her hubby and two daughters. She’s been described as a ‘real food evangelist’ and loves sharing her knowledge with others to help them break free of the diet mentality and find their own food freedom. In her spare time she enjoys CrossFit, telemark skiing, mountain biking, teaching herself how to play the banjo and camping out under the stars.





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