Sweet Potato "Toast" Five Ways

I had one sweet potato in the kitchen and on a very quiet Sunday, after too many episodes of cooking challenges on Bravo and The Food Network, I put my own creativity to the challenge to see how I could dress it up.


Well, dress it up I did. Five different ways!

For each of these recipes, they begin the same.


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.


Wash your sweet potato, remove the ends, and cut it into 1/4" strips the length of the potato.


Brush both sides of each slice with avocado oil and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.


Bake for 5 minutes, raise the temperature to 450 and back another 8-10 minutes until tender but not mushy.


Remove from the oven and try any of these fun toppings for a colorful, flavorful brunch! Use a new slice for each combination below or pick a favorite and make a bunch of that one!


1:

Top your slice with mashed avocado, fresh lime juice, a few cilantro springs, one scrambled vegan egg, red pepper flakes and Maldon sea salt. Top with a sharp non-dairy cheddar cheese and broil for 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted.


2:

Spread some almond butter on a slice. Add cinnamon, thinly sliced apple, sunflower seeds and a drizzle of maple syrup.


3:

Grab some more mashed avocado, and drizzle it with some tahini. Top that with thinly sliced tomato, a sprinkling of hemp and sesame seeds and a pinch of kosher salt.


4:

Halve some blackberries and and place them atop a generous schmear of plant-based plain yogurt. Add a little squeeze of lemon juice and a tiny dash of both cinnamon and kosher salt.


5:

It sounds weird but trust me...

Take a little bit of that mashed avocado but this time top it with a few chopped walnuts (you can toast them first if you'd like,) and then add a tiny drizzle of walnut oil, a bigger drizzle of balsamic glaze and a pinch of Maldon sea salt.

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