If you want breakfast made easy, then try out this Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with Pistachios and Hemp Seeds. It’s vegan, gluten-free, healthy, satisfying, and delicious! The sweetness of the caramelized baked sweet potato rounds goes perfectly with the creamy avocado and nutty toppings!
Setting goals for yourself at the beginning of a new year usually involves being healthier. This includes eating clean, staying fit, working out, and getting back into a routine after all the holidays towards the end of the year. I know you guys are reading this and thinking…”it’s MARCH already, my goals are over,” ha! Well I started the new year making a conscious effort to eat proper meals when I’m only cooking for myself, because that’s when I would get lazy and usually pick at things in the fridge, especially if I don’t have leftovers or haven’t been experimenting in the kitchen that day.
Breakfast is frequently one of those meals for me. I eat oatmeal twice a week with the kids, but the other days is what gets me since I’m not a huge cereal fan. If you’re like me and have a billion things to do every morning before rushing out the door, then you know what I’m talking about. And since I workout in the mornings bright and early at 5:30am, I need to make sure I’m having a solid breakfast soon after, otherwise I crash and get cravings mid-morning or early afternoon.
I can happily say after one month of consciously making an effort to have a solid breakfast every morning, that habit has stuck and my days are so much better for it! If you’re curious what I typically have for breakfast during the weekdays, it goes something like this:
Monday – sweet potato avocado toast (this recipe)
Tuesday – oatmeal w/fruit & almonds
Wednesday – some sort of smoothie with a good amount of greens, healthy fats, and natural protein
Thursday – oatmeal w/fruit & almonds
Friday – repeat of a green smoothie or sweet potato avocado toast
Occasionally I’ll swap out one of the days for leftovers from the night before (yes, I sometimes eat a full meal for breakfast), or change it up with my favorite simple breakfast potatoes (recipe coming soon) or curried tofu scramble.
This Sweet Potato Avocado Toast Recipe
I have made this sweet potato toast recipe a staple in my house once or twice a week in the morning for breakfast, and I’ve been dying to share it with you guys! It’s SO easy to make, works perfectly into my morning routine, and is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. We all know that if you don’t have a satisfying breakfast, you’ll get those cravings coming in mid-morning.
The key to this recipe is to using a toaster oven if you own one, since large ovens take so long to pre-heat. Simply slice the sweet potatoes, sprinkle on some salt and pepper, and set it to bake while you prep school lunches, get your kids ready for school, or even take a shower! Then when they’re done and nicely caramelized, top it with avocado, pistachios, and hemp seeds. It also tastes great with something as simple as salt, fresh pepper, and red crushed pepper. This sweet potato avocado toast recipe is my idea of a perfect healthy, hearty, delicious breakfast. My mornings are crazy, so you know it’s easy and delicious if I’ve made this into a staple breakfast for myself every week.
Apparently sweet potato toasts are the new trend, which I honestly had no idea about before photographing this recipe. People have also been slicing the sweet potatoes really thin lengthwise with something like a Mandolin slicer and simply popping them in the toaster for 5-6 minutes until they cook through, but I have yet to try that version. I honestly love baking sweet potatoes to get that sweet caramelized flavor out, and I’m intrigued by and will probably try the other method of cooking sweet potatoes at some point.
If you want breakfast made easy, then try out this Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with Pistachios and Hemp Seeds. It’s a texture and flavor overload in one bite, and the best of both sweet and savory. I’d love to know what you think of this new healthy breakfast toast recipe and see all your lovely re-makes! Tag me on Facebook or Instagram, @vegetariangastronomy #vegetariangastronomy if you try it out!
On a side note, I had the chance of attending the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim this past weekend and was blown away as usual after checking out all the new vegan and gluten-free products and food trends coming out this year!! If you’re curious about the expo, head over to my Instagram and check out the posts from two weekends ago where I featured a few of my favorite finds. It was an exhausting weekend for sure (I’m actually still recovering), but completely worth it. So much positive energy and loved seeing a few fellow food blogger friends! I always come out of it feeling amazed at how far vegan products have come and how easy it really is to eat a plant-based diet today, especially living in California.
Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with Hemp Seeds and Pistachios
- Preheat toaster oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash and peel the sweet potato.
- Slice the sweet potato crosswise to 1/4-1/2" thick rounds. I typically start slicing from the middle to get the largest diameter sweet potato rounds.
- Line a toaster oven baking tray with foil.
- Quickly spray both sides of the sliced sweet potato rounds with olive oil, and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and salt. Set each on the lined baking tray in a single layer.
- Place in the toaster oven for about 20 minutes or until a knife easily pierces through.
- Remove the sweet potato rounds from the oven, top with sliced or mashed avocado, chopped pistachios, and hemp seeds. Sprinkle additional salt and/or freshly ground black pepper if desired, and add some red crushed pepper for spice. Enjoy!
- Store any leftovers in the fridge.