Sweet Potato Toast – Food Trend
I will admit that I was late to the Avocado Toast game and I regret that I didn’t get on that bandwagon sooner. I feel like Avocado Toast somewhat completes my life. Sounds a little drastic but I probably have avocado toast at for either breakfast, lunch or snack at least 3 times a week.
When I first saw Sweet Potato Toast becoming a thing on social media, I decided to give it a try right out of the gate. I like sweet potatoes, so I felt that Sweet Potato Toast would be a good food trend to review.
If you haven’t seen or heard of Sweet Potato Toast, it’s basically using thick slices of sweet potatoes in a “toast” like manner and adding toppings such as avocado, peanut butter & banana, tomato, etc. The interesting part is that you can cook the sweet potato in a toaster!
So I gave it a whirl. I cut the slices of sweet potato lengthwise in about 1/4 inch slices and popped them in the toaster. It took 3 cycles in the toaster before they were complete but I was very surprised that cooking them in the toaster actually worked.
I love that the topping choices are endless and there are so many options are available I topped one of mine with arugula, smoked salmon, tomatoes, salt, pepper and fresh dill. The other, I topped with creme fraiche, sliced avocado, red pepper flakes and olive oil.
My Review –
I liked the Sweet Potato Toast and I think it’s a great option for those that can’t or don’t want to eat toast. The sweet potato actually holds up quite nicely and doesn’t fall apart under the toppings like I thought it would. I will be completely honest though and say that it just doesn’t offer the same texture or “crunch” that toast does in my opinion. The sweet potato itself is also a little bit sweet, so it offsets the flavors of the toppings you add. I do think it would be fantastic with some almond butter and sliced banana on top.
In conclusion, I enjoyed the Sweet Potato Toast but find it in second place compared to avocado toast using actual bread.
Have you tried this food trend yet, what did you think?
Feel free to check out my previous food tend review of Banana Sushi here.
- 1 sweet potato
- Variety of toppings: avocado, sliced tomato, smoked salmon, creme fraiche, dill, arugula, etc.
- Slice the sweet potato lengthwise into ¼ inch thick pieces
- Place the slice sweet potatoes in your toaster
- Toast for about 2-3 cycles, until sweet potato is soft in the center
- Let cool slightly then top with your favorite toppings