How to Toast a Sweet Potato

Let's get down to it. You've seen this on Pinterest and you're wondering if it works. Can you really, fully cook a sweet potato in a toaster. My answer - YES!

I first start with ALWAYS washing my potato really well.  Also, Buy a FAT sweet potato! You want it to be wide enough to not get lost down in the toaster.

I first start with ALWAYS washing my potato really well.  Also, Buy a FAT sweet potato! You want it to be wide enough to not get lost down in the toaster.

Next, Slice the sweet potato into thin slices.  The thinner, the better! I usually have to put my slices in the toaster 3 times for slices this size.  If you go with thicker slices, you'll likely have to put it back in the toaster a couple more times. Go ahead, put them in the toaster now.

Next, Slice the sweet potato into thin slices.  The thinner, the better! I usually have to put my slices in the toaster 3 times for slices this size.  If you go with thicker slices, you'll likely have to put it back in the toaster a couple more times. Go ahead, put them in the toaster now.

Coconut milk in a CAN! Don't miss this important detail.  My favorite is the one on the left (the Lucky's brand) and I don't care too much for the taste of the Simply Asia one, but I will use it if I'm out of the other kind. Canned coconut milk (or cream) is much creamier than the coconut milk in a carton.

Coconut milk in a CAN! Don't miss this important detail.  My favorite is the one on the left (the Lucky's brand) and I don't care too much for the taste of the Simply Asia one, but I will use it if I'm out of the other kind. Canned coconut milk (or cream) is much creamier than the coconut milk in a carton.

Now, I take a whole banana and mash 3/4 of it in a bowl with a fork (use the rest of the banana for a topping at the end).  Make sure the banana is nice and ripe so it mashes easily.  Then, I pour in the coconut milk.  I don't have an exact measurement, I just pour a little at a time and mix until I get the consistency that I want.   *Unless you're making a huge breakfast, you should have lots of leftovers.

Now, I take a whole banana and mash 3/4 of it in a bowl with a fork (use the rest of the banana for a topping at the end).  Make sure the banana is nice and ripe so it mashes easily.  Then, I pour in the coconut milk.  I don't have an exact measurement, I just pour a little at a time and mix until I get the consistency that I want.  

*Unless you're making a huge breakfast, you should have lots of leftovers.

I unplug the toaster after 3x and then take out the sweet potatoes.  I insert a fork into the sweet potato and if it easily slides out I know they are ready to eat.  If I've cut them too thick, I'll throw them back in the toaster for another round or two.

I unplug the toaster after 3x and then take out the sweet potatoes.  I insert a fork into the sweet potato and if it easily slides out I know they are ready to eat.  If I've cut them too thick, I'll throw them back in the toaster for another round or two.

I buy DARK* Chocolate goodness to always throw on the top once I'm finished. I just add a tiny bit for a chocolate kick.

I buy DARK* Chocolate goodness to always throw on the top once I'm finished. I just add a tiny bit for a chocolate kick.

Then, TaDa! Spread the banana coconut milk on top of the toasted sweet potato, sprinkle on some granola, and top with my left over banana slices. ENJOY!

Then, TaDa! Spread the banana coconut milk on top of the toasted sweet potato, sprinkle on some granola, and top with my left over banana slices. ENJOY!

*All ingredients are purchased at Lucky's Health Food Store.