Do you know how to make gluten free toast with a sweet potato? Sweet potato toast is the perfect grain-free foundation for all of your favorite toast toppings. In this recipe, we’re making GF avocado toast and topping it with sunny side up eggs! Many gluten-free bread and baked goods are more expensive than their gluten-containing counterparts. Save money with this easy recipe!
A while back, I came across these gluten free sweet potato toasts in the freezer aisle of the grocery store. What you are getting with these is so simple it’s practically genius.
These are slices of sweet potato in a bag. You take out what you need, and you toast them. That is literally it.
You can typically get a pound of these frozen, sliced sweet potatoes for $5-7. As much as I love this whole food idea for gluten free toast, the price gives me pause.
Wouldn’t it be nearly as easy to make your own sweet potato toast with a fresh sweet potato? Fresh sweet potatoes are typically far less expensive than $5-7 per pound. I’m thinking you could save some money here for minimal effort!
I did a little experimentation for you and discovered how to make the easiest gluten free toast around. No messing with expensive gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, or other unusual ingredients that typically appear in gluten-free bread.
Sweet potatoes are healthier than most of the GF bread options as well. Most of the gluten-free breads that you find in the grocery store count as ultra-processed foods. You’re paying to get that bread-like experience, but these products are often not better health-wise.
Instead, why not try this carotenoid-packed sweet potato toast? Boost your provitamin A intake with this low-calorie, phytonutrient-rich alternative to toast!
How to Make the Best Gluten Free Toast
There is some special kitchen equipment that might prove beneficial if you make this recipe. For example, a mandoline will help you cut the sweet potatoes to an even thickness. This not only makes them look good, it also helps the potatoes to cook more evenly.
That said, my long-standing fear of mandolines meant that I ended up slicing my potatoes with a regular kitchen knife. I cut slowly and carefully, and things worked out fine.
Another thing that would be great to have for this GF toast recipe is a toaster oven. The baked sweet potato slices are not quite as firm as bread. This can make them trickier to cook in a pop-up toaster.
Since I currently don’t have a toaster oven, I did end up using a regular toaster. It worked, but make sure you go very light on the cooking oil spray if you do this. You don’t want oil dripping all over the inside of your toaster. It could potentially start a fire.
To make these gluten-free toasts, we’re going to bake the sweet potato slices in the oven and then toast them. After toasting, it’s topping time, and then you’re all set to eat. This makes a lovely (yet simple) weekend breakfast.
If you wanted this toast on a busy weekday morning before rushing off to work, do the baking step ahead of time. Then in the morning, all you’ll need to do is toast the sweet potatoes and top them. It is just as easy as making toast with your favorite gluten-free bread!
Eating Gluten-Free Toast
This gluten free avocado toast is best eaten with a fork since we’re piling the toppings on high! If you’re using lighter toppings, no utensils may be needed.
The longer you toast your toast, the crisper it becomes. And the crispier your toast is, the easier it is to pick up.
Be sure to keep an eye on it, though; you don’t want it to burn! This gluten-free toast, like pretty much all toast, is not so good burnt.
Now that we’ve covered cooking the toast, it’s time to top it! Plain toast is pretty boring.
Do you need some ideas for topping sweet potato toast? Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- Mashed avocado, thinly sliced radishes, fried eggs (that’s what we’re doing in this recipe!)
- Creamy peanut butter with sliced bananas that were sprinkled with cinnamon
- A smear of almond butter with fresh figs and dates
- Cream cheese mixed with a bit of lemon zest and mashed fresh raspberries
- Fresh greens, egg salad, and a sprinkle of Everything But the Bagel seasoning
YUM! Just about anything you’d put on your flour-based toast would work with this sliced sweet potato toast. You’re limited only by your imagination (plus any dietary preferences or restrictions you have, of course).
I was also thinking the toasts would make a better-for-you gluten free alternative to graham crackers for s’mores. Many U.S. households are already serving marshmallows and sweet potatoes together on holidays. It’s only a small stretch to throw some chocolate into the mix.
Hey, I’m not saying that last one is the healthiest idea around. However, for some, it may be a step in a better direction.
Small steps towards health do start adding up if you stay consistent. Why not start with this healthier alternative to gluten free toast?
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Gluten Free Toast made with Sweet Potatoes
- 9 ounces sweet potato (equals about one potato; choose a straight sweet potato with a cylindrical body for even slices)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- cooking oil spray of choice
- 1 medium avocado, mashed
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2-3 radishes, thinly sliced
- 6 large eggs
- microgreens for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Remove the ends of your sweet potato and cut into thin (¼-½") slices. A mandoline is best for the job but you can also use a knife. Keep the skins on your potatoes. I yielded six slices.
- Mist a dark baking tray with the cooking spray. Put your potato slices in a single layer on the tray and very lightly mist them with the cooking spray as well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake the sweet potato slices in the top third of your heated oven for 13-15 minutes. When finished, let them cool a bit before popping in the toaster.
- While the gluten free toasts bake, mash the avocado together with the minced garlic. Thinly slice the radishes if you haven't already.
- After baking the toasts, you can toast them in a toaster oven or pop-up toaster. Toasting helps the sweet potatoes to crisp up on the surface, making them easier to pick up. (Use a toaster oven rather than a regular toaster, if you have one.)
- While your toasts are toasting, mist your cast-iron skillet with the cooking oil spray. Fry your eggs in the skillet.
- To serve, spread the mashed avocado on your toasts. Top each toast with a fried egg, and scatter the radishes around. Garnish with microgreens, if you wish. Serve with forks! 🙂
This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). This light breakfast offers a little bit of (almost) everything. We’ve got some protein from the eggs, healthy fats from avocado, plus some energizing carbs from sweet potatoes. If you want to turn your sweet potato toast into a full meal, do as I did here and make sure to top it with some high-quality protein and healthy fats. Don't forget to add a glass of dairy milk to this breakfast to bump up the protein and calcium! Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.
If you’ve dropped in for gluten-free recipes, you’re in luck! I have so many recipes without gluten here. To start with, you might enjoy these GF Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins.
On the other hand, if you are looking specifically for gluten-free breakfast ideas, don’t miss the frittatas! My Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata with Baby Kale is a hit every time. More adventurous eaters may fall in love with the Smoked Cheese Grits Frittata Smothered with Brown Butter Shrimp.
I’d love to hear about it if you try my recipe for gluten free toast made with sweet potatoes! You can leave me a comment and rating below if you wish. I hope that this dish makes mornings a little sweeter for you, even if you aren’t an early bird!