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Sweet potato toast with banana requires only three simple ingredients to make and only 25 minutes of hands-on time to prepare! It makes a great snack or tasty gluten-free option for bananas and toast.

completed Easy Sweet Potato Toast pieces spread out on a white surface

When it comes to an easy breakfast, toast has always been a popular option! But if you’re gluten-free or simply looking to reduce the amount of gluten in your morning meal, how can you enjoy a simple breakfast? The answer is simple – cooking sweet potatoes for toast!

Combine it with other simple breakfast favorites such as blueberry overnight oats, banana beet smoothie, or this banana parfait for a hearty breakfast to keep you satisfied until lunch.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This is the perfect toast option if you are on a gluten-free diet.
  • A tasty way to change up breakfast time!
  • Only three simple ingredients!
  • Easy to change it up to make it the way you like your toast!
  • Perfect to make ahead of time for easy breakfasts during the week.

What Goes Into This Recipe

All you need are three simple ingredients to make gluten-free toast with sweet potatoes.

ingredients for Easy Sweet Potato Toast measured out on a white surface
  • Sweet potato: For a moist and tender sweet potato choose the orange-skinned variety. These are sometimes called yams but aren’t really yams. They have bright orange flesh and cook up deliciously sweet and are perfect for toast.
  • Banana and cinnamon: A simple fruit and spice combination to use for topping your toasts.

Variations

There are lots of sweet and savory sweet potato toast toppings to explore! Here are some favorites.

  • Avocado: Mash up an avocado on top and sprinkle with a bit of tajin or everything bagel seasoning.
  • Hummus: Use your favorite classic hummus or try something a bit different like this yellow lentil hummus.
  • Nut or seed butter: Along with some crunchy nuts or fresh fruit is a winning combination.
  • PBJ: Need I say more? Use your favorite peanut butter and any flavor of jam on top of the cooked sweet potato.
  • Guacamole and salsa: Skip the cinnamon and banana and go for a slightly spicy version.
  • Refried beans: And follow it up with some pico de gallo.

How To Make Sweet Potato Toast in Oven 

Here’s an overview of how to turn your sweet potatoes into toast. Check the recipe card for more details.

  • 1) Cut the sweet potato in half lengthwise. Thinly slice using a sharp knife with slices about ¼ inch thick.
  • 2) Place the sweet potato slices on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until soft.
sliced sweet potato on baing tray
  • 3) Mash the banana in a small bowl.
process shot of mashing banana with fork
  • 4) Top the cooked sweet potato with mashed banana and sprinkle on a pinch of cinnamon.
process shot of adding banana to sweet potato on plate

Expert Tips and FAQs

  • Cut the sweet potato into even slices so they all cook in the same amount of time.
  • Skip the banana and cinnamon for one of the other savory options.
  • Use orange sweet potatoes for a sweeter flavor.
Can I cut rounds instead?

Yes, you certainly can! I get it – slicing a sweet potato lengthwise might make it look more like toast but it’s difficult to manage. If you opt for rounds instead just make sure you still slice them in quarter-inch thick slices.

Can I make sweet potato toast in advance?

Yes, you can! Feel free to double or even triple this recipe to make more pieces. Cook them as directed in the recipe and then cool them completely. Store them in an airtight container for up to five days. 

When you’re ready to eat, simply take out the amount you want to eat and heat them in the oven at 350° F until heated through about 5-8 minutes.

completed Easy Sweet Potato Toast pieces spread out on a white surface

More Sweet Potato Recipes

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

Easy Sweet Potato Toast

5 from 62 votes
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 1 serving
Sweet potato toast with banana requires only three simple ingredients to make and only minutes of hands-on time to prepare! It makes a great snack or tasty gluten-free option for bananas and toast.

Ingredients 

  • ½ of a yam
  • 1 banana
  • A pinch of cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut yam in half lengthwise. Thinly slice using a sharp knife with slices about ¼ inch thick.
  • Place yam slices on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until soft.
  • While the yam is baking, mash the banana in a small bowl.
  • When the yam is finished baking, top with mashed banana and sprinkle on a pinch of cinnamon.

Notes

Enjoy this recipe to switch up your usual toast routine!  
  • Cut the sweet potato into even slices so they all cook in the same amount of time.
  • Skip the banana and cinnamon for one of the other savory options.
  • Use orange sweet potatoes for a sweeter flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 2137mgFiber: 12gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 366IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg

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Additional Info

Author: Toni Okamoto
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Method: Oven
Diet: Vegan
Keywords: breakfast, brunch, easy breakfast, gluten free, how to make sweet potato toast, quick recipes, sweet potato toast, vegan breakfast, vegetarian
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  1. 5 stars
    This sweet potato toast is so good! Sweet potato, bananas and cinnamon are my favorite and this recipes uses all of them!

  2. 5 stars
    Such a favorite! I usually use peanut butter, but I never thought of using smashed banana. Definitely a healthy and yummy addition.