Avocado toast is everywhere. Food bloggers are obsessed with it and even fancy restaurants are putting it on the menu. But we’re going to let you in on a little secret: there’s a new toast topping in town. With one taste you’ll see why it’s about to take the spotlight away from the almighty avocado! Without further ado… we give you The Artful Desperado’s marvellous creation: Roasted Yam and Apple Spread!

Roasted Yam and Apple Spread c/o Luvo
Roasted Yam and Apple Spread c/o Luvo


Ingredients (makes about 1 cup)

  • 2 small yams (about 250 grams), cut in small cubes, no need to peel
  • ¼ cup of cashews (soaked in hot water for 20 minutes)
  • ½ cup no-sugar-added applesauce (find it at the natural food store)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
Roasted Yam and Apple Spread c/o Luvo


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the cubed yams on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until nice and roasted and you see some caramelization happening. When ready, let the yam cool to room temperature.
  3. Place the roasted yam cubes and the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth, about 5 minutes or so. If it’s too thick you can add a splash water, or coconut milk to make it extra velvety. You want the spread to be slightly thick and not runny (not like purée).
  4. Pour the contents into a clean glass jar with a lid. It will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Roasted Yam and Apple Spread c/o Luvo
Roasted Yam and Apple Spread c/o Luvo

Roasted Yam and Apple Spread c/o Luvo

Use this spread on toast when you’re craving a sweet treat. Add any topping you want to make it fancy! You can also eat it straight up if you’re feeling spontaneous… and also because it’s delicious on its own.

Try it and let us know what you think! Share your thoughts in the comments in the comments below!

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