Sweet Potato Toast

I love roasted sweet potato but it's not always convenient to roast it in the oven, as this method takes about 30 minutes or more. So this recipe toasts the sweet potato in the toaster and it takes less than 5 minutes. 

It's easy to make, can be sweet or savoury and the best part is, it’s filled with eczema friendly ingredients which are great for nourishing your skin.

My favourite is topped with cashew nut butter and caramelized leeks. But the one with carob syrup and banana was amazing too.

This is a super easy, grain-free breakfast. Sweet potato is alkalising and rich in skin-loving beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C, vitamin B6 and magnesium. 

Sweet potato toast recipe image

This recipe serves 2, preparation time 10 minutes, cooking time 5-7 minutes

1 large wide sweet potato (kumara), ends trimmed
Spreads to choose from:
Savoury toppings to choose from:
spring onions/shallots (green straight stem, no bulb) thinly sliced
Caramelized Leek Sauce (1/2 leek, thinly sliced and sautéed with 1 Tbsp rice bran oil and maple syrup, until caramelized)
¼ beetroot, peeled and grated
mung bean sprouts
1 teaspoon ground flaxseeds/linseeds
1 heaped tablespoon chopped raw cashews
thinly sliced chives or parsley
pre cooked quinoa seasoned with garlic powder and salt
thinly sliced red cabbage
Sweet toppings to choose from:
thinly sliced banana (not sugar/lady finger bananas as they contain salicylates)
1 light drizzle of Carob syrup
1 teaspoon real maple syrup
1 heaped tablespoon chopped raw cashews (not roasted as they contain amines)
sprinkling of crushed carob nibs (these taste a bit like bark, so not my fave, but they look great in photos)

Wash and scrub the sweet potato (peel if necessary), and slice it lengthwise into about 3 even slices, each just under 1 cm (about ¼ inch) thick. Save any unused ends for other meals.

Adjust your toaster setting to high. Place the slices into the toaster and toast them several times (3-4 depending on the heat of your toaster), or until they are the desired softness. Remove them and then reduce your toaster setting back to the original setting (or else you might burn your toast!).

Spread the nut butter, hummus or parsley pesto onto the slices, then top with your toppings of choice.

What is your favourite topping? Let us know, below int he comments section!


At Eczema Life, we recommend nutritionist Karen Fischer's low food chemical program (The Eczema Detox) along with additive-free supplements for skin health and wellbeing. Click on the images to view more details:



Grey ceramic plate and small bowl by Made of Australia
Food prep. and food styling: Katie Layland
Food styling and photography: Karen Fischer