Have you tried it yet? It’s my new obsession, so I wanted to share it with you! It is the ultimate “healthy comfort food”, well specifically the one with peanut butter and bananas. I was over at my mom’s house one day and she asked me if I wanted a piece of sweet potato toast. I didn’t know what that was, but it’s rare I turn down food, plus now I was intrigued.
She went into the fridge, pulled out a sliced piece of sweet potato and stuck it in the toaster. A few minutes later it popped out she spread some almond butter on it then topped it with bananas and said, “mangiare”. (That means “eat” in Italian.) It was so yummy and warm I was immediately planning my next trip to the food store so I could stock up on Sweet Potatoes. The possibilities are endless and delicious! I am sharing three of my favorite ways that are yummy and quick, but by all means, do not limit yourself here!
- Turn oven on to 300 degrees F
- Wash / Scrub your sweet potato in warm water, pat dry
- Cut off each end then slice into 1/4″ thick slices. I normally slither off the skin on the end pieces as well
- Place on a baking sheet, line with parchment paper if you’d like, then bake for 20 – 30 minutes on 300 F
- This step is optional. I then take the slices I’m going to immediately eat and place them in my toaster oven for 5 minutes. It just helps them get toasty.
- Now you can top them with pretty much anything you think will taste good. Here, I used:
- Honey roasted peanut butter and banana
- Arugula topped with strawberries
- Avocado drizzled with a balsamic glaze
- The best part is, you can take the slices your not immediately eating and store them in the fridge. When your ready to eat them, just toss them in the toaster oven until they are warm and toasty.
These are just 3 quick toppings you could use. Some other things I’ve tried are fried eggs and avocado, almond butter and granola and arugula and blueberries. The options are endless and sweet potatoes are a great alternative to actual toast if you’re trying to avoid artificial carbs. Let’s be honest, sweet potatoes are full of carbs but for some
Disclaimer: No food was wasted in the making of this blog post. 😉