Vegan Sweet Potato Toasts

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Switch up your breakfast routine with these fun vegan sweet potato toasts! Ready in about 15 minutes and great for meal prep, you can add lots of delicious toppings.

If you love vegan toasts as much as you love sweet potatoes, why not combine the two? That’s exactly what we did — because sweet potatoes are the new toast.

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Vegan sweet potato toasts can be prepared in a variety of ways and served with sweet or savory toppings!

If you want to include this healthy food into your diet, be sure to also try our sweet potato smoothie bowl, sweet potato fries or this mango chocolate smoothie.

For more delicious recipes, check out our low-carb breakfasts or protein-packed breakfasts!

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Recipe overview & features 

  • Great gluten-free food swap
  • Flavorful & low in calories
  • Fun breakfast or brunch idea
  • Meal prep-friendly
  • Versatile and delicious

These sweet potato toasts are easy to make, kid-friendly and suitable for sustainable weight loss! Here are the steps needed to prepare this unique breakfast idea.

How to make vegan sweet potato toasts

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes or wash them well and pat them dry.
  2. Slice them lengthwise into ¼-inch thick slices using a sharp knife or mandoline.
  3. Microwave them wrapped in paper towels for one minute if possible.
  4. Toast them on medium for a few rounds (5-6 minutes) until tender and slightly brown!

Other cooking methods include baking them in the oven or toaster oven! Find the instructions below.

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beet hummus, pear, avocado, tomato, green veggies and peanut butter

Storage & reheating

Sweet potato toasts are excellent for meal prep as you can store them in the fridge for up to 5 days!

You can either peel and slice the raw sweet potatoes or pre-roast them in the oven for 10-15 minutes, then place the cooled sweet potato slices in a food container. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months!

The sweet potato toasts taste best when they are warm, tender and slightly crunchy! 

When they have been pre-cooked, toast your slices for 3-4 minutes before eating. If you toast the raw slices directly, they need a couple of rounds or 12 minutes total!

plate with five sweet potato slices topped with fruit, hummus, beans, veggies and seeds

Serving suggestions

Serve them for breakfast or brunch with different sweet or savory toppings! Here are our favorite ideas.

If you serve these sweet potato toasts during a more elaborate brunch, make some sugar-free flapjacks, almond milk crêpes, chickpea flour omelette or quick vegan breakfast parfaits, too!

The toasted sweet potatoes can also be served with a 7-layer Mexican dip as “nachos” or with chili.

two slice of Sweet Potato Toasts with chocolate spread and fruit

FAQs & tips

How to make sweet potato toasts in the oven

Preheat your oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the sliced sweet potatoes in a single layer, then place them in the oven.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the slices are tender and slightly brown!

Tips for cutting sweet potatoes

We suggest you slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise to have more toast-like pieces. However, if they are hard to cut, slice them the other way around!

The smaller and thinner your slices, the quicker they become tender when toasting or baking them.

You can either use a sharp knife or mandoline slicer!

Which sweet potato should I use for sweet potato toasts?

There are different types of sweet potatoes you can buy at the store. For this recipe, we suggest using the orange or red-skinned ones.

If you want to leave the skin on (it becomes really crispy!), look for sweet potatoes with smooth skins and no spots.

Buy large sweet potatoes to create bigger toasts!

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Meal prep tips

Just pop your sweet potato slices into the oven while making dinner and pre-roast them for an upcoming breakfast!

This is a super simple meal prep idea. Let them cool completely before storing in a container in the fridge and toast them for a few minutes at your convenience!

More breakfast recipes

If you enjoyed these sweet potato toasts, try these vegan breakfast ideas next!

Did you make our recipe and like it? We’d love to read about it, so be sure to leave a review and share it in the comments below. You can also Pin this recipe here!

Vegan Sweet Potato Toasts (6 Toppings!)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Switch up your breakfast routine with these fun vegan sweet potato toasts! Ready in about 15 minutes and great for meal prep, you can add lots of delicious toppings — choose your favorite from our selection below. Kid-friendly, lower in calories & so easy to make!
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes 28 oz / 800 g, washed

Chocolate Berry

  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1.5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 banana thinly sliced
  • 3 strawberries sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries 75 g

Yogurt Mango

  • 1 small mango peeled, pitted and cut into slices
  • 2 tablespoons soy yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 4 fresh mint leaves roughly chopped

Hummus Pine Nut

  • ½ cup beet hummus 120 g
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts lightly toasted
  • Handful sprouts of choice I used red onion sprouts

Nut Butter & Pear

  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 medium pear cut into slices
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon hemp hearts

Greens & Beans

  • ½ cup cooked cannellini beans 130 g, drained & rinsed
  • Small handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • Pinch sea salt

Tomato & Avocado

  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Handful fresh arugula

Instructions

Make sweet potato toasts

  • Peel your sweet potatoes if wanted and trim the ends so they don’t burn.
  • Slice them lengthwise into ¼-inch (6-7 mm) slices. Don’t go any thicker than that or the sweet potato won’t cook properly!
  • If you have a microwave on hand, place the sweet potato sliced between paper towels and microwave them on high for 1 minute.
  • Toast each slice for 5-6 minutes until tender and slightly brown. Depending on your toaster, you might find you’ll need to go for a second round of toasting. 
  • Top them as desired and enjoy!

Chocolate berry topping

  • Add nut butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder to a small bowl. Whisk until completely smooth and creamy.
  • Smear a dollop of the chocolate spread onto each piece of sweet potato toast and top with fresh fruit! 

Tomato avocado topping

  • Add the diced tomato into a bowl with lime juice, pepper and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Divide the mixture onto the sweet potato toasts, add the avocado slices and top with arugula.

Other topping ideas

  • Spread yogurt, hummus or nut butter onto your sweet potato toast. Top with nuts, seeds, fruit, greens or sprouts as suggested above or get creative!

Notes

  • You can also bake the sweet potato slices in the oven for 15 minutes at 400° F.
  • Be sure the toasts are completely cool when you pre-cook and then store them!
  • The toasted slices can also be frozen for up to 3 months in a container.
  • Nutrition information has been calculated for chocolate berry version.
  • Find more topping ideas in the article above!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Sweet Potato Toasts (6 Toppings!)
Amount per Serving
Calories
224
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Sodium
 
43
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
43
g
14
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
20
g
22
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

3 Comments

  1. I love sweet potatoes, but they are high in oxalates that may cause calcium-oxalate kidney stones, so since I am high risk for kidney stones, I abstain.

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