protein avocado toast is the perfect breakfast to make to fuel your morning. using clean and simple ingredients, it is a healthy and nutritious way to start the day! the mashed avocado is topped with feta cheese, red pepper flakes and honey the flavors are a match made in heaven.
we all love an avocado toast. but have you ever used sweet potato slices as the bread?!
i was a little skeptical at first, but turns out that this is absolutely delicious! it's easy to make and there are so many nutritional benefits that you are getting by using sweet potato instead of bread.
the topping make this avocado unique and special. the tanginess of the feta, heat from the red pepper flakes and sweetness from the honey are truly a match made in heaven.
ingredients used in this recipe
how to toast the sweet potato
i used the toaster to bake this sweet potato, however, you can also use the oven or stovetop!
for the toaster you will put it on the longest amount of time and repeat until it becomes toasted. it takes my toaster about 4-5 rounds to get it toasted and cooked all the way through.
if you're using an oven you can preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and lay the slices on a baking tray. the baking tray should be lines with aluminum foil and covered with nonstick spray (i use olive oil spray).
it will take about 40 minutes total to toast and cook the sweet potato slices all the way through. i recommend flipping after 20/25 minutes to get it crisp on both sides.
the last option is using the stovetop. i have done this way a couple times and it works great! i find that with this method, you have to pay a little bit more attention to the cooking.
put a frying pan on the stove over medium heat. make sure you have sprayed it with olive oil spray or used some sort of nonstick method so that the potato slices don't stick to the pan.
add the sweet potato slices to the pan and you will basically flip once it gets crispy on one side. then you will flip it to get the other side crispy. remove from the pan once both sides are toasted to your desire and the sweet potato is cooked all the way through.
how to know when your avocado is ripe
this is one of the biggest conversations that people have about avocados. it causes quite the spectacle. people either wait to long or try to slice their avocados too early.
however, i am here to share with you my tricks for knowing when an avocado is ready to eat!
the first sign that an avocado is ready to eat is when you squeeze it softly and it has a little give to it. you don't want to be able to squeeze it and crush it in your hand. that's when you know that it is past being ripe.
another sign that your avocado is ready to use or to be used in this recipe is if you take the little stem off at the end and it is green underneath! this is usually another good indicator that your avocado is ready for action!
frequently asked questions
of course you can! i just happen to like the flavor of sweet potato with these particular toppings, getting nutritional value from the sweet potato and it's fun to toast it!
the protein comes from the avocado as well as the feta cheese. you can add extra protein by having eggs on the side or frying one to go right on top of the toast!
you do not have to mash the avocado. you can add the avocado on top in chunks, slices or however you please.
this recipe is single serving but if you do have leftover or make extra you can store in an airtight container for one day. i don't recommend making enough for the whole week as the avocados will brown and the sweet potato won't be crispy.
i have a little avocado holder but you can also use press and seal to cover it. this should help for a couple days.
another method is to submerge your avocado in water. fill a container nearly full with water and put the avocado in face down (or flesh side down), cover and place in the fridge. this should keep your avocado fresh for about two days.
i linked the products i use above this FAQ section.
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protein avocado toast
- 1 sweet potato sliced
- ½ avocado mashed
- 2-4 tbsp feta cheese crumbled
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- honey drizzle
- slice the sweet potato and choose your cooking method of choice (toaster, oven or stovetop)
- i typically use the toaster method so i will put the slices into the toaster and do about 4-5 rounds of toasting
- once toasted nicely and cooked through, remove from the toaster
- add your mashed avocado, feta cheese crumbled, red pepper flakes and a honey drizzle
- this is filling and delicious on it's own but you can also pair it with scrambled eggs or add a fried egg right on top