Sweet Potato French Toast Sticks

We've had a bounty of sweet potatoes in our garden this year! They are so versatile and healthy, and my kids love them.

This morning I decided to use some for breakfast and the results were delicious. I'm happy to share this recipe for Sweet Potato French Toast Sticks!

This recipe was adapted from Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld (affiliate link).  I've had this cookbook for years and to be honest, the recipes can be a little hit or miss. But the beginning section on how to prepare different vegetables for pureeing is excellent and it does give you a good idea of how to get started incorporating more vegetables into your meals. Here's my version of Sweet Potato French Toast Sticks.


1/4 cup cooked sweet potato (about 1/2 of a medium-large sweet potato)
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
4 slices bread of your choosing (I used whole wheat)
Butter (or coconut oil if you prefer to go dairy free)


Mash sweet potato in a shallow dish. It doesn't need to be perfectly smooth. Whisk in the eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice.  

Cut each piece of bread into 3 sticks.

Soak each bread stick in the egg mixture for about 30 seconds. Be sure to coat both sides.

Melt butter or coconut oil in a large griddle or skillet. Add your bread sticks and cook until golden, about 3 minutes per side.

Serve with maple syrup for dipping, or sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes 12 sticks.

Leftovers freeze well but I would recommend reheating in the toaster oven. I haven't tried it but I think they will become soggy in the microwave.

These are not too sweet so they make a great afternoon snack as well. Enjoy!

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