These days, particularly thanks to Instagram, when a food trend takes off it seems to come out of nowhere and then immediately begins infiltrating every social media photo you come across.
While this is great, I can't also help but think that so often these trends are just born as the reincarnation of previous trends or the coming together of two food phenomenons to make an even greater one.
Enter, Sweet Potato Toast.
In a world full of gluten-free #goals and Avocado Toast mania, we were bound to get here at some point. And what's not to like? Sweet Potatoes are easily one of the healthiest ways to curb a sweet tooth and their fiber will keep you full as well.
But we've always known that.
The way we see it, Sweet Potato Toast is less "trendy, new kid on the block" and more "trusted, old friend". It's a spin on a healthy eating staple - stuffed sweet potatoes (which is just the healthier, more exciting cousin of a baked potato).
Sweet or savory, these reincarnations are lighter than a whole baked sweet potato and are the perfect mid-morning snack or post-dinner treat. Plus, they could not get any simpler. Check out our favorite sweet and salty version below and read up on our tip on how to enjoy these almost any time you please.
Apple & Honey Sweet Potato Toasts
Total Time: 35 minutes*
1 small sweet potato
2 teaspoons ghee
1 small apple
2 teaspoons honey**
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Flakey sea salt
Slice sweet potatoes into 1/8 inch thick slices (a mandolin is great for this) and toast in a toasted oven or convection oven (at about 400F) for about 20-25 minutes, or until slightly browned.
Spread ghee on each of the slices and top with apple.
Drizzle each sweet potato toast with honey, cinnamon and finish with the sea salt.
*To enjoy this snack quickly during the week, I typically prepare the sweet potato toasts during my weekly meal prep and remove them from the oven about 5 minutes before they are done. When ready to use, just pop them back into the oven to finish toasting and warm up.
**While regular honey is great (especially if it is local and/or raw!), we used Bare Honey's Vanilla Bean Honey Spread on these which made them even more out of this world.