Is anything trendier than avocado toast in the food world right now? I can’t think of anything. First it was cupcakes, then macarons, now avocado toast.
Well, I have a confession. I have never had traditional avocado toast! I can hear my Californian credibility slipping away as we speak. I love avocados, I love toast, how have I never put the two together before?
Leave it to me to wait until I can’t actually have toast to try my very first bite. Since bread was out of the question, I turned to my trusted friend, the sweet potato, to take it’s place.
I know what you are thinking, sweet potatoes can never replace bread, and you’re right. But the sweet potatoes, once baked and toasted under the broiler, are as good as you are going to get on a Paleo diet. Trust me, the avocado still tastes heavenly on top of the sweet potato. And since the slices are charred a little bit, you still get that toasted flavor.
I think the key to making Paleo avocado toast is finding the biggest sweet potato you can get your hands on. That will give you the most real estate to pile on the avocado and any other toppings you want. I decided to add bacon on one and an egg on another. All were excellent on their own, but do you know what’s even better? Stacking the bacon and egg toasts together to make a sandwich!
Ya’ll, it was AMAZING. I had to put it down after one bite and take a picture. That’s why this picture is so random because it’s definitely not styled or staged. This is literally what it looked like seconds after my first bite.
I can already tell you that Paleo avocado toast is going to be my go-to breakfast, weekend lunch, snack, you name it for the rest of my Whole 30, and probably afterwards. It’s perfectly filling and a great way to start my day or to give me the energy I need for a grueling workout.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 avocado
- fried egg
- red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice the sweet potato lengthwise about 1/2 inch thick. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping half way through. Turn on the broiler then broil for the last minute or so until they start to brown on top.
- Meanwhile, cut open an avocado and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh and mash with the back of a fork.
- Spread the avocado onto the sweet potato. Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
- Top the toast with an egg, bacon, and or red pepper flakes.