How make sweet potato toast in the oven and four different topping ideas for breakfast sweet potato toast. 

Sweet potato toast is all the rage right now and given that I’m a sweet potato lover I had to jump aboard the sweet tater toast train and see what all the hype is about.

Four different sweet potato toasts on a white washed table.

Funny story… I tried sweet potato toast for the first time a couple months ago and I did the toaster oven method, which (spoiler alert) was an epic fail. I thinly sliced my sweet potato and toasted it two times, but the sweet potato still wasn’t cooked. It was hard and crunchy and on top of it, the toaster oven also set off the smoke detector. So yeah, maybe I didn’t do it right, but for now I’m with Tasting Table on the fact that sweet potato in the toaster oven doesn’t work.

That said, sweet potato toast is still possible and absolutely delicious. You just have to break out the big guns, AKA a real oven. It may take a bit longer, but the sweet potato actually gets cooked, plus you won’t have to worry about your smoke detector going off. So worth it!

The oven method is actually simple and isn’t very dissimilar from my recipe for coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes.

Sliced sweet potato on a baking sheet.

How to Make Sweet Potato Toast in the Oven

  1. Wash your sweet potato.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 400°.
  3. Cut sweet potato lengthwise into thin slices, about 1/4″ thick. <— This is important.
  4. Coat sweet potato slices with a small amount of oil. Season with salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet with a little room between each slice.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, flip slices over and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until a fork can easily pierce the sweet potato. Don’t overcook or the sweet potato toast will become mushy.
  6. Remove from oven and top with your toppings of choice and enjoy.

This is where your toaster oven comes in handy because you can store any extra slices you’ve baked in the fridge and reheat them in the toaster oven. It works great for this!

Okay so once your sweet potato toast is cooked to perfection, you’re ready for the fun part — the toppings!

Overhead shot of four Sweet Potato Toasts on a white washed wood table.
Maria and I had a blast coming up with the topping combos for this breakfast sweet potato toast and decorating each slice was like a fun little art project.

Breakfast Sweet Potato Toast Four Ways

I love them all, but if you made me choose a favorite I’d probably pick the Apple Harvest with peanut butter, apple slices, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon. Mainly just because I love peanut butter and I’m swooning over everything fall right now.

Close up of three sweet potato toasts.

Okay so let’s break down all four topping ideas!

Overhead shot of Lean and Green Sweet Potato Toast with egg whites, avocado, microgreens, salt + pepper.

Lean and Green Sweet Potato Toast

  • egg whites
  • avocado
  • microgreens
  • salt + pepper

Overhead shot of Almond Joy Sweet Potato Toast with coconut butter, almonds and cacao nibs

Almond Joy Sweet Potato Toast

Overhead shot of Apple Harvest Sweet Potato Toast with peanut butter, thin apple slices, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and cinnamon

Apple Harvest Sweet Potato Toast

  • peanut butter (I used Reginald’s Homemade Bourbon Pecan)
  • thin apple slices
  • pumpkin seeds
  • cranberries
  • cinnamon

Overhead shot of The Hippie Sweet Potato Toast with almond butter, granola and hemp seeds

The Hippie Sweet Potato Toast

When it comes to eating sweet potato toast there are a few methods. You can use a fork and knife as you would other breakfast treats like waffles and pancakes or you can pick up the sweet potato toast and eat it like regular toast. Both options work great, it just depends on your preference. One note, if you’re sweet potato slices are huge like mine, you might need to use both hands to hold it. With smaller pieces, you should be totally cool using one hand.

Have you tried sweet potato toast yet? If not, I highly recommend making some for breakfast tomorrow. You won’t regret it. 

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    1. Anissa M
      March 31, 2019 AT 10:23 am

      Can they be stored in the fridge for a few days of breakfasts?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 31, 2019 AT 1:43 pm

        Yes! I would store the sweet potato toast pieces in the fridge without the toppings. Then reheat them whenever you want to enjoy them for breakfast and top with toppings of choice. 🙂

    2. Natmari’s Corner
      February 6, 2019 AT 3:25 pm

      I can’t wait to try these. I don’t like nut butter so I will use sunflower seed butter, which I love. Looks so yummy. 🙂 Thank you for a recipe with sweet potato toast without a toaster.

    3. Rebecca
      March 6, 2017 AT 9:08 am

      This sounds like a great idea. I was just wondering, would it work to cook the sweet potato using a sandwich press? Just trying to think of an even quicker way, because I’m definitely not a morning person

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 20, 2017 AT 7:41 am

        Hi Rebecca. I haven’t tried using a sandwich press because I don’t have one, but I bet it would work. Let me know if you try it. 🙂

    4. Lillian Taylor
      December 23, 2016 AT 1:22 pm

      I love sweet potatoes I make toasts without the toppings s iwill try them your way they look yummy I microwave mine fir like 2minutes slice them apart put a little coconut oil and them bake them in the oven until crispy

    5. Ray
      December 22, 2016 AT 7:50 am

      We are having 12-15 people over on Christmas morning for breakast. They stop at diferent time between 8-10 am. Is there a way to keep them warm once the toppings are on? Or can they be eaten at room temp. Thanks.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 22, 2016 AT 10:09 pm

        I’d probably add the toppings right before serving, but they can definitely be eaten at room temp if you’re okay with that. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

    6. Hillary
      September 28, 2016 AT 1:44 pm

      Such gorgeous presentation! They all sound delicious!

    7. Lennae Stubbs
      September 28, 2016 AT 6:29 am

      OMG, thanks for sharing! I recently tried out sweet potato toast in my toaster, but my toaster did not like!!! Time to try it via the oven! Your combos look delicious!

      Lennae xxx

    8. Lisa
      September 27, 2016 AT 5:25 pm

      I’ve never heard of sweet potato toast, genius! Thank you for the recipe. Love your blog.

    9. athleticavocado
      September 27, 2016 AT 5:22 pm

      I love the sound of all of these versions! I make it in the oven too which does take kinda long but it totally is worth it. I usually top mine with some crunchy PB but that apple harvest version sounds perfect for the season, YUM! Thanks for sharing <3

    10. Ted
      September 27, 2016 AT 3:40 pm

      So making this! Yum.

    11. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
      September 27, 2016 AT 3:29 pm

      I’ve been wanting to try sweet potato toast! Love these different toppings!

    12. Danae @ Recipe Runner
      September 27, 2016 AT 11:21 am

      I love all of these ideas! Who needs toast when you can put it on a sweet potato!

    13. Kristen Chidsey
      September 27, 2016 AT 11:14 am

      I tried the toaster method too—So didn’t work–but this perfect. I am going to try them all. I can never have too many sweet potatoes.

    14. Heather Kinnaird
      September 27, 2016 AT 10:12 am

      I have been wanting to try this for so long, and I love your topping options.

    15. Jennae
      September 27, 2016 AT 10:07 am

      I’ve heard so much about this lately & would love to try them. Yours have been the best combination of toppings that I’ve seen yet! Do you have any tips on how to slice them so thin and perfectly??

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 27, 2016 AT 10:19 am

        Having a large, sharp knife is key. This allows you to press down with both hands. You can also cut a little chunk off one side so the sweet potato lays flat for slicing.

    16. Gem
      September 26, 2016 AT 9:09 pm

      I want to try this. Looks so good. Any tips for cutting the sweet potato so evenly?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 27, 2016 AT 10:18 am

        Having a large, sharp knife is key. This allows you to press down with both hands. You can also cut a little chunk off one side so the sweet potato lays flat for slicing. Maybe I should make a quick video.

        1. Liz
          November 10, 2016 AT 6:15 pm

          Since I sliced my finger trying to cut the potato.

        2. Gem
          September 28, 2016 AT 10:42 pm

          Please do! Thanks for the tips 🙂

    17. Molly
      September 26, 2016 AT 2:26 pm

      I love this idea! The names and pictures are so cute!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 26, 2016 AT 4:16 pm

        Thanks so much Molly. I had fun thinking of the different names and Maria made the photos. She’s a graphic design wiz!

    18. Beth
      September 26, 2016 AT 1:52 pm

      Wow, I do whole30 and this looks awesome! I love the idea of almond butter with granola on top. Thanks so much, Brittany!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 26, 2016 AT 4:16 pm

        These are perfect for whole30, Beth. Enjoy. 🙂

    19. Andrew
      September 26, 2016 AT 1:13 pm

      Wow, looks outstanding. Always looking for a new option for one of my favorites, sweet potatoes! Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 26, 2016 AT 4:17 pm

        Of course! You’ll have to let me know how they turn out. 🙂

    20. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      September 26, 2016 AT 1:11 pm

      GIRL this is AMAZING! Great job!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 26, 2016 AT 4:17 pm

        Thanks lady!!

    21. Dominika
      September 26, 2016 AT 12:54 pm

      These look so delicious! Especially the Apple Harvest one, definitely making them soon. I always get a bit stuck on the toppings and this will help to broaden my horizons!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 26, 2016 AT 4:18 pm

        Yay! You’ll have to let me know what you think, Dominika.

    22. Kori
      September 26, 2016 AT 10:43 am

      My mouth is watering! I already baked my sweet potatoes whole yesterday, so while it definitely won’t be toast, I may split one in half and fill each with different toppings. Last week I had baked sweet potato with yogurt, apple, spices, and almond butter. It was delicious and so filling! Your photography is gorgeous too!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 26, 2016 AT 4:18 pm

        Ohh!! Yes, I’ve been doing stuffed baked sweet potatoes too! There’s really no wrong way to eat a sweet potato. 🙂 Enjoy lady!

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