Sweet Potato Toast With Ginger-Honey Almond Butter and Kiwi

Sweet Potato Toast
Stephanie Clarke, MS, RD & Willow Jarosh, MS, RD
Total Time 15 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 10 min
Yield 2

Don't think that toasters are only for bread. Get ready to make your new favorite breakfast. This "toast" recipe is a healthy way to serve sweet potatoes, and it's sweet and flavorful and boasts multiple anti-inflammatory ingredients, plus no refined flour. 

Sweet potatoes are a good source of nutrients like vitamin C and manganese, plus they provide filling fiber. They are also an excellent source of antioxidants—the phytonutrients in sweet potatoes have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. That's more benefits than a piece of bread would give you.

To top this toast off, we're also adding fiber-rich kiwifruit and flavorful heart-healthy almond butter. Added bonus: you can whip the entire recipe up in less than 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled or unpeeled
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 medium kiwi, peeled or unpeeled

Preparation

1. Slice sweet potato-lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices.

2. In a small bowl, stir almond butter, ginger, and honey together until combined.

3. Toast sweet potato slices on the toaster’s high setting until the sweet potato slices are soft and cooked through. Note, you may need to toast 2 or more times to get them to this state.

4. Spread one side of each slice of the toasted sweet potato slices with the almond-ginger-honey mixture and top with kiwi slices.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Any type of nut or seed butter can be substituted for the almond butter. Peanut or sunflower seed butters work great, too, and all have a similar calorie profile. Add a layer of plain Greek yogurt over the nut butter to provide a protein boost. For a potassium boost, swap banana slices in for kiwi.

If you have fresh or frozen berries handy, use them instead of kiwi for extra anti-inflammatory antioxidants. To further change up the flavor profile try pumpkin pie spice in place of ginger.

Cooking and Serving Tips

If you want to take this breakfast to-go, put the halves together like a sandwich, wrap in foil, and eat on-the-run. Pair with a creamy cocoa matcha latte or a third cup plain yogurt for a balanced breakfast.

You may need to run each slice of potato through a toasting cycle several times. Keep your toaster on low-medium, so you can run it through multiple cycles to soften without it burning.

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