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Sweet potato toast is everywhere right now, and it’s easy to see why. Sweet potatoes are crazy nutritious, packed with beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C. And they taste awesome with both sweet and savory toppings, making them easy to customize for every palate. Toasting sweet potato slices even makes the kitchen smell fantastic!
I only have two issues with using sweet potatoes in place of bread. First is the lack of crunch — I like my toast nice and brown and crispy on top. Also, it doesn’t provide any whole grains on its own. Happily, adding some crushed Cinnamon Chex, those problems were solved. Deliciously, I might add. Here’s my super-simple three-ingredient Cinnamon Chex sweet potato toast recipe!
Cinnamon Chex Sweet Potato Toast
You just need three ingredients: a large sweet potato, a couple tablespoons of creamy almond butter (make your own or opt for a version with no sugar added — the kind I used was strictly almond and oil) and about half a cup of Cinnamon Chex.
Evenly slice your sweet potato — keep slices bigger than 1/4 inch, but smaller than 1/2. If they’re too skinny, the slices won’t hold your toppings without getting floppy, but really thick slices take forever to bake (plus it throws off the ratio).
Toast your slices using the method that works best for you (toaster, oven or toaster oven). I used my toaster oven, and with it set at 450°F, I had to toast each side for about 13 minutes. You want both sides to be lightly browned and tender enough to pierce with a fork.
While toasting your sweet potatoes, pour half a cup of Cinnamon Chex into a plastic baggie and seal it up, then crush the cereal into coarse pieces. Or leave them whole if you prefer — the crushed pieces might stick a bit better on your sweet potato toast, but they both taste great.
You might also want to pour a few Cinnamon Chex into your hand and snack on them while you wait.
After all, since the first ingredient in this cereal is whole grain rice (and all General Mills Big G cereals have whole grain as the first ingredient, actually), you can feel darn good about it. Whole grains help to combat heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and even some forms of cancer, and although it can be found in simple and delicious forms (like, you know, cereal), 95 percent of Americans don’t eat enough whole grains on a daily basis.
Once your sweet potato slices are toasted, spread a thin layer of almond butter on top. (You might need to let the sweet potato rest for a moment before doing this — when the sweet potato is really hot, the almond butter melts right into a liquid.)
Then, sprinkle your crushed Cinnamon Chex on top, pressing lightly to help it stick in the almond butter. Serve right away while your sweet potato slices are still hot!
- 1 large sweet potato, sliced but not peeled
- 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter (opt for a brand with no added sugar)
- ½ cup Cinnamon Chex
- Slice sweet potato into even slices, no more than ½ an inch thick but not less than ¼ inch. (Slices that are too thin will be too floppy to hold toppings, and slices that are too thick will take too long to cook.)
- Toast sweet potato slices until lightly browned and easy to pierce with a fork. This can be done in a toaster, oven, or toaster oven, but allow 15-30 minutes. (In my toaster oven at 450 degrees, cooking for 13 minutes on each side was just about right.)
- Pour all Cinnamon Chex into a plastic bag, close tightly, and press until cereal is coarsely crushed, if desired. You can also use uncrushed Cinnamon Chex if you prefer.
- Spread a thin layer of almond butter on top of each slice.
- Sprinkle crushed Cinnamon Chex on top and press lightly to help it stick.
- Chow down!
What else do you love sprinkling cereal on? I think it’s fantastic on plain Greek yogurt! —Kristen