It looks like avocado toast will have to relinquish its crown as the hottest health trend on social media to a new picture-perfect sensation: sweet potato toast.
Unlike its predecessor, however, the popular foodie fad doesn’t involve spreading sweet potato on a piece of toasted bread, quite the opposite in fact. Sweet potato toast – or SPT to its most enthusiastic fans – involves using the ingredient in place of bread as a healthy, gluten-free alternative to the traditional toasted snack.
As well as being ideal for anyone eager to steer clear of gluten, the bread-alternative is also a perfect option for any one trying out the paleo or Whole30 diets as it fits into the regulations for both.
And far from being a complicated food fad that involves pricey ingredients, tricky recipes and lengthy preparation times, sweet potato toast is actually incredibly easy to do – requiring nothing more than a sweet potato, and an oven or a toaster.
Although it’s not clear who exactly is responsible for coming up with the idea, the most popular recipes involve slicing pieces of sweet potato that are of a similar thickness to a piece of bread, then sliding them into a toaster oven, or putting them in the oven, until they are brown or crispy.
Then you can top them with whatever you would normally put on a piece of toast, with many Instagram fans opting for a variety of both sweet and savory toppings, from fruit to peanut butter to avocado.
And as far as the flavor is concerned, many people say sweet potato toast is actually a tastier, more interesting alternative to bread.