Vegan Sweet Potato Pizza Bites (Gluten Free)
“It’s a bird
It’s a plane
It’s … Sweet Potato Pizza Bites!”
I just might have said that out loud, with a grand Vanna White flourish as I placed a platter of these on the table. And then I might have made a trumpet with my hands and made an embarrassing trumpet-like Du du-duh-daaaaa to call all and sundry in my kingdom to feast.
God I am embarrassing! How do they ever allow me out in public?
I was going to call these Vegan Sweet Potato Pesto Pizza Bites which runs as trippingly of the tongue as Vitameatavegamin. Remember that I love Lucy episode where she hawks “vitamin water” that contains alcohol and is increasingly more tipsy through take after take?
“So why don’t you join the thousands of happy, peppy people and get a great big bottle of Vita-veaty-vega-meany-minie-moe-amin. “
“The quickest way to get rid of a contractor is to hire him.”
In the past four months about four contractors have shown us the veracity of this old joke.
Between guests at our Airbnb I snagged my mom’s toaster oven and made up a batch of these Sweet Potato Pizza Bites. I wanted a fast, delicious, healthy, and gluten free snack to serve to guests in the garden.
Yes we still are no where near having a kitchen in our new apartment. Here is a list of appliances:
Electric Pancake Griddle
and now Toaster Oven
A 20 minute healthy after school snack. I even like them cold from the fridge. Feel free to add meltable vegan cheese before the final bake. Although I am perfectly happy with the cheesiness of nutritional yeast.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup pesto or shredded fresh basil
- 1/4 cup marinara or pizza sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat your oven or toaster oven to 400 Fahrenheit. Slice your sweet potatoes thinly to just under a half inch thick. I cut my into small rounds cause they are cuter that way but cut them the long way if that floats your boat.
Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for ten minutes. Flip them and bake another ten minutes.
Now smear the tops of each with a smear of marinara and then top with a smear of pesto and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.
Bake another 5 minutes until slightly tender but retaining the structural integrity to hold together and be eaten like a slice of pizza.