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Simple Sweet Potato Toast Recipes

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Last updated on February 10th, 2020 at 05:45 am

As far as trends go, this is one I would be happy stuck around long enough to become a classic. These gorgeously simple sweet potato toast recipes are as easy as making a toasted sandwich but with the goodness of sweet potato and less dishes.

Gorgeously Simple Sweet Potato Toast Recipes

When I first heard of sweet potato toast I thought it was simply a toastable (not a word, I know) bread made from sweet potatokind of like my buttermilk sweet potato scones – like banana bread (Mmmm, banana bread). I wasn’t sure what the fuss was about. I am a little skeptical of food trends and this seemed like yet another but once I worked out the hows and whys I was on board. For those living in a bubble like me, sweet potato toast is slices of sweet potato toasted in the toaster and served with your favourite toppings. Yup, your toaster. That is just a little bit cool, right?Three serves of sweet potato toast on a rectangle white plate. The first and last toast are topped with cashew cream and roasted peppers with the middle serve has the avocado and chickpea mixture.

OK, so sweet potato as a base is not revolutionary but cooking it in the toaster is inspired. No muss, no fuss, no oven and no oils. Just sweet potato cut in to 6mm slices on an angle and popped in to the toaster. See? Inspired.

So, this is me jumping on a food trend bandwagon with some gorgeously simple sweet potato toast recipes. Before we dive in however, a word on toasting sweet potato.


Firstly, cut the sweet potato as evenly as you can to help with even toasting and secondly, prepare to toast several times before the potato is cooked properly. I pushed my toaster down three times at least. I also found pricking the potato flesh with a fork after the first toast helped cook it faster.

Process image of the sweet potato cut in to "toast" slices with a second image showing the slices after being in the toaster

Once you have the technique down it’s simply a case of creating your favourite toppings. I have seen banana and peanut butter, apple and maple…the options are only limited by your hungry imagination.

A close-up image of a small plate of cashew cream with a drizzle of olive oil and freshly cracked pepper scattered over

My simple sweet potato toast recipes today are savoury; smashed sumac avocado and chickpeas and smoky pepper with cashew cream and baby basil.

A bowl of the chickpea, sumac and avocado mixture in a white bowl sitting on a concrete bench with a blue napkin nearby

Both recipes are easy, delicious and quick to make; I had both sorted in the time it took to toast the potato. And they’re healthy. Not a bad use of fifteen minutes if I say so myself. I will confess to using jarred smoky peppers and while you could smoke your own by wrapping them in foil and cooking over a stove-top flame, jarred is quicker. Quicker is gooder. 😉

baby basil

While sweet potato toast is still in trend status, I think it will be in this house for the long haul. Clean, healthy, gluten-free and tasty to boot; what’s not to like?  And it gives my toaster something else to do besides toast bread. I always thought my toaster was a bit on the lazy side.


A close-up image of two cashew cream and roast pepper sweet potato toasts serves with baby basil scattered over n a white plate

More healthy brunch ideas:

Completely Seeded Pumpkin Toast Recipe

Coconut Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes with Banana

Olive and Rosemary Spelt Loaf

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Three serves of savoury sweet potato toast

Simple Sweet Potato Toast Recipes

These gorgeously simple sweet potato toast recipes are as easy as making a sandwich but with the goodness of sweet potato.
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Servings: 5 slices
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Amanda Logan


  • 1 medium sweet potato washed and sliced in to 6mm even slices

Chickpea Topping

  • 1 avocado
  • 400 ml can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon 2.5ml sumac
  • 1/4 teaspoon 1.25ml sea salt
  • juice of 1/2 small lemon
  • 1/2 cup small handful baby watercress or sprouts optional
  • additional sumac to garnish

Cashew Cream Pepper Topping

  • 1/3 cup cashew cream (recipe link in post above)
  • 1 medium piece of jarred smoked pepper thinly sliced small or fresh pepper
  • handful baby or micro basil leaves
  • cracked pepper to taste
  • olive oil to drizzle


  • Set the toaster to high and toast the sweet potato slices. After the first toast, pierce the potato flesh with a fork and toast again.
  • In a bowl combine the avocado, sumac, chickpeas, sea salt and lemon juice and smash with a fork or potato masher. Taste and season.
  • Once the potato is toasted through (this may take a few rounds in the toaster) place the slices up on a plate.
  • For the avocado chickpea recipe, simply spoon a good amount directly on to the potato and sprinkle with baby watercress or sprouts to serve.
  • To make the smoked pepper version, smear a good amount of cashew cream directly on to the potato.
  • Follow with the smoked pepper ribbons and a few basil leaves.
  • Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil and serve with cracked pepper.


If you are not following a plant-based diet, soft ricotta cheese is a good replacement for the cashew cream.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4504IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
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Three serves of savoury sweet potato toast with text



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About Author

Amanda Logan is a published cookbook author, recipe developer and food photographer based in Australia. She is a contributor to Nourish Australia magazine and has appeared in Thrive Magazine, Vegan Food and Living, The Zoe Report and The Australian Vegan Magazine.

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