Sweet Potato Toast

Elevate your breakfast routine with this easy sweet potato toast recipe! Swap traditional bread for hearty sweet potato rounds, a delightful canvas for a variety of delicious and wholesome toppings
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If you’re looking for a mega upgrade to your breakfast routine then you’re in luck! This sweet potato toast will have you eager to roll out of bed right on down to the kitchen.

Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They’re packed with Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, and they’re a wonderful food to incorporate into your diet whenever possible.

So…how about swapping out that boring white bread you toast up in the morning with some colorful sweet potato toast? It’s healthy, delicious, and it’s even photogenic (for all you Instagram lovers)!

Without further ado, I’m excited to share this easy vegan breakfast recipe from The Plant-Based on a Budget Meal Plan. This has become a staple in our homes, and I hope you love it as much as we do! 

Sweet Potato Benefits

Sweet potatoes are a deliciously nutritious food that offer a variety of health benefits while never lacking in flavor. Here are a few awesome advantages of the almighty sweet potato:

  • Rich in Vitamins – Sweet potatoes are heavily packed with vitamin A (more than 700% of the recommended daily value!), vitamin B6, manganese, potassium, copper, niacin, and pantothenic acid. Having sweet potato toast for breakfast will give you a serious morning boost!
  • Full of Fiber – Sweet potatoes contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, which makes them excellent in aiding in gut health and helps keep you fuller for longer.
  • Awesome Antioxidants – Berries aren’t the only food that have a high antioxidant content! Sweet potatoes contain various antioxidants, including anthocyanins (specifically found in purple sweet potatoes), which have been found to slow the growth of various types of cancers.

Sweet Potato Varieties

Sweet potatoes come in several different varieties and depending on where you live, you may come across more than a few different kinds!

While jewel sweet potatoes are some of the most common for roasting and traditional baking, other types such as purple and creamsicle sweet potatoes offer a nice variance in color and flavor! If you do go with a purple sweet potato, be sure to check on the baking recommendations since they’re best baked at a low temperature due to their low moisture content.

Sweet Potato Toast Zero Waste Breakfast Recipe

How To Cut Sweet Potatoes

Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt. Peeling is optional; leaving the skin on adds extra nutrients and a rustic touch. If peeling, use a vegetable peeler or a knife. Trim off both ends of the sweet potato for a clean start.

Slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise, then continue lengthwise cuts into planks that are about 1/4 inch thick. Consistent thickness ensures even cooking.

Alternatively, you can slice it into rounds, just keep in mind each piece will be smaller and hold less toppings.

When placing the sweet potato slices on a baking sheet make sure they’re in a single layer and aren’t overcrowded to allow proper cooking.

Once toasted, add your favorite toppings! Whether it’s avocado, nut butter, or savory spreads, sweet potato toast is a versatile canvas for a variety of flavors.

Topping Ideas

Nut Butter GoodnessPeanut butter is a classic choice for sweet potato toast but cashew and pistachio butter would also make fantastic options. If you’re sensitive to nuts, go for some warm tahini mixed with maple syrup instead!

Yay for Yogurt – If you want to get some probiotics into your morning routine, smother some delicious non-dairy yogurt onto your sweet potato toast! Also amazing with a little maple syrup and sliced fruit.

Avocados All the Time – If you’re feeling more savory than sweet, why not go for some sliced avocado and a little bit of pepper or nutritional yeast

Butter and Salt – if you’re craving traditional buttered toast, grab your favorite dairy-free butter (or make your own vegan butter!) and spread it on the hot toasted sweet potato with a sprinkle of salt. 

Mashed Banana – For a truly zero-waste breakfast option, mash a banana over the sweet potato and enjoy! Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra dimension and flavor

Sweet Potato Toast Storage

With this recipe, we’d recommend only making what you plan to eat but if you do find yourself with leftovers, we’d advise storing the cooked sweet potato in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days separate from any toppings you may plan to add.

Serving Suggestions

Although we think sweet potato toast is perfectly acceptable to serve on its own, it’s also a great additional to a full blown brunch! Serve it with vegan French toast drizzled with maple syrup or a stack of blueberry vegan pancakes!

It’s also great serve served with a creamy berry polenta for something extra filling or this PB&J chia pudding parfait for something lighter!

Easy Sweet Potato Toast

5 from 8 votes
Are you ready to meet your new favorite easy breakfast recipe? This sweet potato toast is simple to make; plus, it's packed with far more nutrients than toast!
Sweet Potato Toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • ½ large sweet potato or yam
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • banana, sliced


  • Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 400°F.
  • Slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise, and then thinly slice using a sharp knife into thin pieces. Note: If the pieces are too thick, they will take significantly longer to cook.
  • Arrange slices on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes (until soft).
  • Top with peanut butter, jelly, sliced bananas and enjoy!


  • Have fun with this recipe and mix it up with different toppings!


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 24118IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baked sweet potato, gluten-free toast, sweet potato toast

Sweet potato toast recipe from the Plant-Based on a Budget Meal Plan (Week 3). Photos by Michelle Cehn.

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Recipe Rating

  1. 5 stars
    these look so amazing, who knew sweet potato would make a good toast 🙂

  2. Andrea White says:

    5 stars
    Such a perfect and pretty breakfast idea! Love it!

  3. 5 stars
    ooooh how I love making sweet potato toast!! can’t wait to make this for my one year old as a healthy vegan breakfast or vegan snack 🙂

  4. Amanda Meth says:

    5 stars
    Yummm! I’ve never made sweet potato toast and I feel the time has come–also would LOVE to have this as dessert!! As someone who’s sensitive to nut butters, I think a tahini substitution may be in order for me! Thanks, WoV!

  5. 5 stars
    You’d never believe that sweet potato toast could be so tasty! The texture of the sweet potato is slightly soft and also slightly crunchy. I was so surprised at how delicious they are with just a few simple toppings. My favorites are crunchy peanut butter, banana and a few dark chocolate chips OR (this may sound strange) warm homemade chili with a dollop of hummus. Try it!

  6. 5 stars
    How clever to use sliced sweet potatoes instead of bread for toast! A healthy and tasty breakfast. We love the almond butter and a dash of cinnamon on top!

  7. Beatriz Buono-Core says:

    5 stars
    These sweet potato toasts are a breakfast game changer! They are perfect for me when I don’t feel like oatmeal but still want to eat something healthy and nutritious. Almond butter, sliced banana, and a maple syrup drizzle are my favorite toppings!

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