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.
After cutting it into 2 approx 1/4″ slices, spray each side with cooking oil (I used a spray coconut oil)
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!
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!
According to a food log app of mine, the total breakfast was 103 calories
Ok, let’s get one thing straight… this ISN’T toast… 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
Because I used coconut oil, the tiny bit of the potato that was still a bit tough tasted a bit like coconut 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 it needed longer in the toaster to crisp up?
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”