Sweet Potato Toast Recipe – Topped with Avocado and Eggs

Need a healthy breakfast idea? This recipe for sweet potato toast is paired with a perfectly fried egg and smashed avocado. A delicious dish that’s also easy to make.

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a plate of sweet potato toast topped with mashed avocado and a fried egg.

We love trying to sneak veggies into breakfast wherever possible and this sweet potato toast recipe is perfect for that. We also love this Dairy Free Egg Casserole as a healthy way to start the day. Other veggie-centered breakfasts include this Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl or this Green Smoothie. Check out all of our Healthy Breakfast Recipes for more inspiration.

a plate of sweet potato toast topped with mashed avocado and a fried egg.

IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make Sweet Potato Toast

Ingredients for this recipe

  • sweet potato – because I eat the skin I look for organic
  • oil – use olive oil or coconut oil
  • garlic
  • avocado
  • lemon juice – or lime juice
  • sea salt
  • chili flakes – optional if you enjoy a little heat
  • eggs

How to Make Sweet Potato Toast

First, start by scrubbing your sweet potatoes. Next, cut them lengthwise about 1/4 inch thick. Use a sharp knife or a mandoline.

slices of sweet potato on a cutting board.

Then line them up in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush them with oil.

slices of sweet potato on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Pop them into the oven to bake for about 30 minutes, flipping them over after 20.

roasted sweet potato on a baking sheet.

Meanwhile, make the topping for your potato toast. First, using a fork, mash the avocado in a bowl. Next, squeeze a bit of lemon juice into the mashed avocado, sprinkle in the red pepper flakes, and mash again.

avocado being mashed with a fork

The key ingredient is the most subtle. When the sweet potatoes come out of the oven, rub them with a crushed clove of garlic. It adds a ton of flavor without overpowering the dish.

Is there anything garlic can’t do?

Once the roasted sweet potato slices are ready spread them with the smashed avocado. It is like a vegetable version of avocado toast.

mashed avocado on a slice of sweet potato toast.

Top it all off with an egg.

You can cook your eggs however you prefer, but I really recommend them fried with the sweet potato and avocado combo. The rich yolks blend in perfectly.

a plate of sweet potato toast topped with mashed avocado and a fried egg.

FAQS, Tips, + Substitutions

  • Is sweet potato better than bread? It is definitely healthier than A LOT of bread that is sold at the grocery store. It is an awesome option for a whole30, paleo, or gluten-free breakfast.
  • Is sweet potato toast crunchy? Yams or sweet potatoes aren’t going to have the same crunch as regular toast but do have crispy edges.
  • TIP! Flip the stem of the avocado off at the grocery store – if it is green underneath it is ripe and ready to eat.
  • Use a mandolin slicer for perfectly uniform slices.
  • Easily make this recipe in the toaster oven also!
  • Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
  • Add even more protein by serving with smoked salmon or lox and capers. Yum!
  • Substitute the avocado + eggs for some other delicious sweet potato toast toppings: Nut butter such as almond butter or peanut butter drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon, chia seeds, and berries like strawberries + blueberries. Or go savory and top with avocado, bacon, and fresh tomato slices.
vegetarian breakfast on a plate.

This recipe is a “noom friendly meal“. Noom is a healthy eating plan which is becoming extremely popular!

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**This recipe was originally posted on April 10, 2015. Updated January 9, 2020, and updated again on June 11, 2022, with recipe notes, writing, and photos.**

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a plate of sweet potato toast topped with mashed avocado and a fried egg.

Sweet Potato Toast Recipe – Topped with Avocado and Eggs

Sharon Rhodes
Need a healthy breakfast idea? This recipe for sweet potato toast is paired with a perfectly fried egg and smashed avocado. A delicious dish that's also easy to make.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 453 kcal


  • 1 large sweet potato *scrubbed clean and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp. oil *olive or coconut oil
  • 1 garlic clove *smashed
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • 4 eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Line the slices of sweet potato on the lined baking sheet and brush them oil, flip them over and brush the other side.
  • Pop into the oven for 30 minutes, flipping them over after 20 minutes.
  • When the potato 'toast' comes out of the oven rub the slices with the fresh garlic.
  • Meanwhile, mash the avocado in a bowl along with the lemon juice, sea salt, fresh pepper, and chili flakes.
  • Spread the smashed avocado onto the sweet potatoes.
  • Cook your eggs how you like them – I recommend fried for the yolks! – and serve on top of the sweet potato toast and avocado.



  • Use a mandolin slicer for perfectly uniform slices.
  • Easily make this recipe in the toaster oven also!
  • Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
  • Add even more protein by serving with smoked salmon or lox and capers. Yum!
  • Substitute the avocado + eggs for some other delicious sweet potato toast toppings: Nut butter such as almond butter or peanut butter drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamonchia seeds, and berries like strawberries + blueberries. Or go savory and top with avocado, bacon, and fresh tomato slices.


Calories: 453kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 15gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 489mgPotassium: 1004mgFiber: 10gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 16728IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 3mg
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  1. I googled ‘sweet potato toast’ because I want a grain substitute for toast with my egg, and this came up! One question though… is it at all crunchy, or is it soft?

    1. Hey Annie! The ‘toasts’ are crisp on the outside and soft in the centre. the longer you cook them, the crispier they become. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  2. While I’m not doing the whole 30 or eating paleo I love these three ingredients and made this for a quick dinner tonight. Amazing! There is really no way to go wrong with avocado, sweet potato and eggs.

  3. This looks like a great paleo breakfast! I gave up grains for a month as well last year, and it wasn’t for me. I’m curious to hear about your experience with it!

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