Sweet Potato French Toast with Cranberry Apple Chia Jam

French toast meets sweet potato toast!


I had this idea because I had a slice of roasted sweet potato in my fridge and was craving French toast but I don’t have any bread right now. I topped it with cranberry apple chia jam I made and delicata squash roasted with cinnamon for an extra dose of Thanksgiving flavor. This was also a recipe I came up with on my own, and it’s a healthier version of a cranberry sauce that usually uses a lot of added sugar to tone down the cranberry tartness. In this recipe, the apple cider and apples do this!



Of course, a potato is less porous than bread, so it doesn’t absorb the batter in the same way, but it still worked well for French toast. My sweet potato slice had been previously baked (for about 20 minutes at 400 F), and I toasted it slightly to dry them out more. If you are making your sweet potatoes with the intention of making them into French toast, I would recommend roasting the potato with only a small amount of oil so it gets a bit dry and absorbs the batter better. I also poked some holes in the potato slices with a fork to make it more porous - I am not sure if that made a difference, but just letting you know what I did!


I then soaked my sweet potato slice in the batter overnight to maximize its absorbance of the batter. If you don’t have enough time, soak your slices for as long as you can - I can’t vouch for how it will turn out though, since I didn’t try that, but if you do, let me know what happens!


Sweet Potato French Toast Recipe

Ingredients

Two slices of roasted sweet potato

About 1/3 cup milk

1 egg

Dash of cinnamon

Dash of nutmeg

Splash of vanilla


Steps

1. Mix together the batter and pour it into a dish. Place the sweet potato slices in the dish to soak in the batter. Cover and soak in the fridge overnight.

2. Heat a skillet with some butter or cooking oil over medium heat. Place the battered sweet potato slices in the skillet, cook for a few minutes until done on one side, then flip.


Healthy Cranberry Apple Chia Jam Recipe

Ingredients

1 bag cranberries

Apple cider (probably about ½ - 1 cup, but depends on the size of your pot)

About ⅓ apple, thinly sliced

A few dashes of cinnamon

Drizzle of honey

1 tbsp chia seeds


Steps

  1. Add cranberries to a small pot and pour in apple cider until the cranberries are almost covered.

  2. Heat to a boil, stirring occasionally.

  3. Once the cranberries pop, continue to boil for another 10 minutes, then add thin slices of apple, some honey, and some cinnamon.

  4. Boil the mixture while stirring until the liquid is mostly evaporated and the mixture has a jam-like consistency.

  5. Turn off the heat and mix in a spoonful of chia seeds and let cool.

It was super tasty and just a bit tart from the cranberries. You can add more honey if you want it to be less tart.

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