Avocado Sweet Potato Toast, Avocado Rice Cake Toast – Gluten-Free

Avocado toast has become a “thing”.

When at home, I seldom eat bread or toast, as I don’t need the simple carbs, but I do admit that toast makes a handy base for items such as melty cheese and so forth.  Including, I suppose, avocado, a fruit I truly enjoy in so many of its manifestations.

Avocado, breakfast, sweet potato, toast, gluten free, vegan, Paleo, Whole 30

Avocado / guacamole on roasted sweet potato slices.  Breakfast, August 1.

At any rate, without having to purchase bread to try out this new wonder, I decided to slice up and roast some sweet potatoes, and add avocado to it, and serve.  And then, while I was about it, but not so Paleo, I decided to do avocado rice cakes.

Consider the rice cake idea good for workday breakfasts, the sweet potato one for days off, since that one takes longer to prepare.

Note that I assume a whole avocado per serving; you can certainly adapt these two recipes to use half an avocado per serving, leaving the sweet potato or rice cake amounts as already stated.  (But seasonings in the first dish should be cut in half to reflect how it will season the avo portion of the dish).

A simple recipe, but I tried this on a lark.  These flavors turned out to work surprisingly well together,

Prep Time: 10 minutes.
Cook Time: 30-35 minutes.
Rest Time: Nope.
Serves: 1 person per two sweet potato slices.
Leftovers: Avo doesn’t hold its green very long.
Cuisine:  Weekend breakfast, California Dreaming…

Avocado Sweet Potato Toast (Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30)

  • 1 medium sweet potato about 5-6 inches (130 – 150 mm) long, bad spots removed (or peeled) and sliced about 1/4 inch (6 -7 mm) thick.
  • A drizzle or so of cooking oil.
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil.
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • About 1/3 of a lime, juiced.
  • Sea salt and ground pepper to taste.

Preheat your oven to 450 F/ 230 C.

Rub all sides of the sweet potato slices with cooking oil, place in a pan, and cover with foil.  Roast for about 30 minutes.

Towards the end of the cooking time, peel and de-pit your avocado.  Mash the avo with the garlic powder, paprika, lime juice, salt and pepper.  Chunky or smooth, your choice.  Adjust taste to your own preference!

Remove the cooked sweet potatoes from the oven – they should be soft but not falling apart.  Drizzle just a touch of EVOO over the top sides, then spread the avocado mix over that.  Serve.

This was awesome.  I really didn’t expect that avocado and sweet potato would really work this well together.  Pays to experiment!  (Seriously, you don’t need to tell people about your failures in the kitchen,… but… I LOVE this dish!)  

AND, for the next one, a great quick breakfast, here is the avocado on  rice cakes.  In this case, we will cook the avocado on top of the toasting cakes.

gluten-free, avocado, breakfast, rice cakes, vegetarian, vegan option, toast

Here’s winkin’ at you! Breakfast, July 31. Yes, there was a little more avo, but I ate that while the cakes were toasting.  (I did not cook that portion.)

Prep Time:  5 minutes.
Cook Time:  5 minutes max.
Rest Time: No way.
Serves: 1.
Leftovers:  Not recommended and I certainly didn’t test.
Cuisine: Breakfast, Hip Modern.

Avocado Rice Cake Toast (Vegan or Vegetarian)

  • Two rice cakes, your favorite brand and flavor
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • optional quail egg yolk or two.

Slice the avocado and put on each rice cake.  Reserve the extra avocado.  If you have the quail eggs, de-shell and separate out the yolk, which you can add atop the cake in between some avocado.

In your toaster oven, toast until the cakes start to turn golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.  Watch carefully as they go from golden to burnt fairly quickly.

Remove, plate, add the extra avocado to the plate.  Eat.  Just to note:  the quail egg yolk was partially softish, and partially very runny.  This is why I discard the white.  The yolk is much safer this way.

Avocado toast, rice cakes, gluten free, Lundberg

Lundberg rice cakes. I’m really partial to the tarmari seaweed one to the right, but I used the sesame tamari for the recipe here. Also good.

In any, or either case… enjoy!

Let’s go have a Fiesta at Fiesta Friday, hosted this week by Mara @ Put on Your Cake Pants and Hilda @ Along the Grapevine.  

And, we always want to know what’s for Breakfast at What’s For Dinner, Sunday Link Up 160.




About goatsandgreens

The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.
This entry was posted in Breakfast, Cooking, Vegan, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Avocado Sweet Potato Toast, Avocado Rice Cake Toast – Gluten-Free

  1. Hilda says:

    Using the sweet potato instead of bread is a great idea. The rice cakes look good too! Thanks for sharing these with us at Fiesta Friday.

  2. CakePants says:

    Both of these versions look wonderful, and I especially love the idea of using rice cakes instead of bread for avocado toast! I eat a lot of avocados, but for some reason, the texture by itself kind of weirds me out, so I’m always looking for crunchy things to pair them with. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday!

  3. Avocado and sweet potato sounds delicious together!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s