Sweet Potato … Toast? Food Swap Adventures

Can you really make a sweet potato into toast? Is it a good breakfast substitute? I wanted to know, so I tried it for myself…

There are a lot of strange recipes out there for healthy eating, some of which you wonder “who came up with this?” or “how did someone think of that?”

I’ve been looking into food swaps lately, to try to see if any of them can be incorporated into my routine.

One of the food swaps that kept popping up in my Pinterest feed lately has been “Sweet Potato Toast”

Seems easy enough, wash it, slice it, toast it!

I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews, how easy it is, how versatile it is, how amazing it is…. and so I thought I’d give it a try.

Firstly as mentioned above, you need to wash it – find a sweet potato that is a bit flatter so it makes it easier to cut up.

Cut up flat Sweet Potato Toast for toast www.ajennysaved.com

After cutting it into 2 approx 1/4″ slices, spray each side with cooking oil (I used a spray coconut oil)

Fry Light Coconut Oil Spray for sweet potato toast www.ajennysaved.com

Pop them into your toaster on the highest setting, and wait ! I had to put them back into the toaster for about half the time again, but once you can stick a knife/ fork through it with no problem, they’re done!

Easy right?

Then there comes what to top them with. I’ve seen plenty of suggestions such as eggs, avocado, salmon… but I stuck to a teaspoon of peanut butter, as I decided if the toast didn’t taste good at least the peanut butter would!

whole earth smooth peanut butter for sweet potato toast www.ajennysaved.com

According to a food log app of mine, the total breakfast was 103 calories

Calories of Sweet Potato Toast and Peanut Butter www.ajennysaved.com


Ok, let’s get one thing straight… this ISN’T toast… Β it’s not even crispy.

This is what is seems like, a thin slice of warmed up / grilled soft sweet potato with peanut butter on it

Sweet Potato Toast Peanut Butter www.ajennysaved.com

Because I used coconut oil, the tiny bit of the potato that was still a bit tough tasted a bit like coconut Β due to the texture, which to me wasn’t a bad thing.

However! It is not that bad at all, I can see why people like it, there wasn’t a lot of “sweet potato” taste to it, mostly because the peanut butter masking it.

Did I do it wrong? Maybe.

Perhaps I needed thinner slices?

Maybe Β it needed longer in the toaster to crisp up?

Sweet Potato Toast with Peanut Butter www.ajennysaved.com

Either way, I found it to be quite tasty, a good substitute for a warm breakfast.

Overall it was quicker and nicer than I had anticipated, and as a food swap I saved calories.

However just because items go into a toaster come out “toasted”, doesn’t necessarily mean that everything should be classed as “toast”


  1. Sue

    July 3, 2017 at 15:46

    Sorry but I hate sweet potato, and saying it’s toast does not make it any better.

    1. Jenny

      July 4, 2017 at 19:44

      I won’t make it for you then mum πŸ˜„

  2. Rachel neal

    July 5, 2017 at 10:00

    I have tried sweet potato so many times and I just can’t seem to like it, I’ve tried it as chips, mash but I have no idea just can’t take to the taste! I do Slimming World and everyone on SW is crazy for it.

    1. Jenny

      July 5, 2017 at 10:01

      I love sweet potato chips but just can’t get them right! But I know what you mean it’s got such a unique taste it’s the marmite of potatoes !

  3. motherhoodtherealdeal

    July 5, 2017 at 11:48

    No way! I am a massive sweet potato fan but have never tried this but certainly will be…off to pin this now!

    1. Jenny

      July 5, 2017 at 14:44

      That’s great! Hope it goes well for you

  4. Samantha Mayers

    July 5, 2017 at 14:15

    What an interesting, but strange idea haha. I will give it a try though because I’m intriqued to see what its like. Minus the peanut butter. I hate that stuff. Haha. X

    1. Jenny

      July 5, 2017 at 14:44

      It certainly is interesting! I’d recommend putting something on it though or you’re basically just eating sweet potato 🍠

  5. Kara

    July 6, 2017 at 16:05

    I am not convinced but I do love sweet potato

    1. Jenny

      July 7, 2017 at 08:18

      It’s worth a try πŸ™‚

  6. Elinor Hill aka Beachhutcook

    July 6, 2017 at 16:12

    Worth a try. I love my sweet potatoes baked with black beans, feta and a rich fresh coriander scattering. Oh stop it, you’ve got me longing for that now! Elinor x

    1. Jenny

      July 6, 2017 at 17:19

      Sounds good! Great on “toast” 😝

  7. steph_baybee

    July 6, 2017 at 20:40

    I love sweet potato and I think I’ll give this a go

    1. Jenny

      July 6, 2017 at 21:04

      That’s great let me know how it turns out!

  8. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    July 7, 2017 at 20:19

    I’m not keen on sweet potato but I’m wondering if a strong flavour like nutella or marmite might be good…

    1. Jenny

      July 7, 2017 at 20:26

      You know, that probably would work, not marmite though (yuck!)

  9. Juli

    July 8, 2017 at 18:38

    You know what? Doesn’t sound too bad to me!! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

    1. Jenny

      July 8, 2017 at 22:33

      That’s ok! Let me know if you like it 😊

  10. London Mumma

    July 10, 2017 at 06:05

    I would never of thought the two we’ll be good paired together, but I the sweetness of the roasted potato and that crunch peanut spread, sounds like a match made in heaven.

    1. Jenny

      July 10, 2017 at 08:18

      It’s worth a try πŸ™‚

  11. Newcastle Family Life

    July 10, 2017 at 09:33

    I love sweet potato chips but I don’t think I like the sound of this (sorry) I just don’t think I could eat this for breakfast. x

    1. Jenny

      July 10, 2017 at 09:37

      That’s ok it’s not for everyone πŸ™‚

  12. Holly - Little Pickle's Mom

    July 10, 2017 at 11:07

    Ha ha, love your ‘it’s not toast’ comment – I’d still be tempted to try it out. Worth a try, eh? Love the idea of putting some poached eggs on top. Maybe a bit of ham too. Yummy!

    1. Jenny

      July 10, 2017 at 11:08

      Sounds good!!

  13. Charlene

    July 11, 2017 at 13:43

    I love sweet potato and so does my little boy, I also hate cooking – a winner for me!

  14. five little doves

    July 11, 2017 at 21:36

    Wow I have never tried sweet potato like this! We love sweet potato so will definitely give it a try!

  15. Lisa

    July 13, 2017 at 11:34

    Ooh never heard of this before. On slimming world now though so good to bear in mind!

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