Loaded with flavor and full of nutrition – that’s what this sweet potato breakfast bowl is all about! This easy plant based, grain free breakfast combines healthy fats and protein for a nutrient dense way to start your day.
As a busy mom, you know the importance of keeping your energy levels up and eating more nutritionally dense foods. There’s no better way to do that than to start your day with a healthy breakfast, and this breakfast bowl is just that and more!
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What is a Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl?
A sweet potato breakfast bowl is exactly what it sounds like. It is a simple and healthy breakfast bowl with sweet potato as the hero ingredient, and a few other energy-boosting and healthy add-ons, all of which come together to create a delicious breakfast to dig into.
Many wonder if you can eat sweet potatoes for breakfast? Yes! Sweet potatoes make the perfect breakfast food, as they are high in nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, choline, fiber and magnesium. Plus, they can be eaten sweet or savory.
Ingredients For Sweet Potato Bowl Breakfast
You’ll only need five simple ingredients for this recipe:
- pre-cooked sweet potato
- peanut butter (or favorite nut butter)
- coconut oil
- fresh (or frozen) blueberries
This is a great recipe to make when you have leftover sweet potatoes from dinner. If you meal prep, you can bake a big batch of sweet potatoes and use some to make this recipe.
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You can substitute the peanut butter for any nut butter that you like. This almond butter with argan oil is a super delicious way to take this recipe up a notch.
The coconut oil in this recipe gives it a nice dose of healthy fats. Use organic coconut oil like this to get the full benefits of this superfood.
Use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe depending on what you have on hand.
How to Make the Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
Making the breakfast bowl is super easy. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to do it right.
To start, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a pyrex bowl or oven-safe dish, break open a pre-cooked sweet potato with a fork.
You can get a set of pyrex bowls here that are great for this recipe and meal prep.
Top with spoonfuls of peanut butter and coconut oil.
Add blueberries over the top. Then sprinkle with cinnamon to your taste. (I like a lot of cinnamon.)
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the sweet potato is warm. Carefully remove with oven mitts and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
It’s warm and creamy and yummy. Top with honey or maple syrup if you like and enjoy!
Sweet potatoes for breastfeeding mom
If you are a breastfeeding mom sweet potato is an excellent food to add to your diet. It’s thought to be a galactagogue – a food that helps increase milk supply.
In addition, it is also an excellent natural source of vitamin A, calcium, iron, and potassium which are essential for breast milk production.
This, teamed up with coconut oil and peanut butter can make your breakfast rich in healthy fats. To top that, the blueberries in the recipe give your body a good dose of antioxidants.
Learn more about what to eat when breastfeeding here.
- 1 pre cooked sweet potato
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (or favorite nut butter)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup fresh (or frozen) blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- In a pyrex bowl or oven safe dish, break open a pre cooked sweet potato with a fork.
- Top with spoonfuls of peanut butter and coconut oil.
- Add blueberries over the top.
- Then sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the sweet potato is warm.
- Carefully remove with oven mitts and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
- Top with honey or maple syrup if you like and enjoy!
- If you need to cook your sweet potato, bake at 400 for 45 minutes, or until soft. Leftover sweet potatoes work well for this recipe.
- You can heat this microwave if
- Nuts like pecans, sliced almonds or walnuts make nice toppings as well.
- Add a dollop of coconut cream for extra creaminess.
- Can be eaten cold, without heating if you prefer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 6gSugar: 10gProtein: 9g
Storage Ideas & Suggestions
While it is always good to have your breakfast freshly made, you can still prep your sweet potatoes in advance, so that it becomes easier for you to put this together when you’re in a rush.
Bake a batch of sweet potatoes until they’re almost fully cooked, allow them to cool down and then transfer them to an airtight container.
You can refrigerate the sweet potatoes for up to 5 days, and then use them for the recipe whenever you need to.
The breakfast bowl can be made ahead of time, store in the fridge and eaten within 3-5 days. You can even freeze it with all the ingredients added and then bake for 30 minutes at 350 to warm.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
While making the breakfast bowl is super easy, you might still benefit from these little tips and tricks.
If you’re baking more than one sweet potato, make sure you choose ones that are roughly the same size, so that they get cooked within the same time frame.
To get the sweet potato breakfast bowl to heat faster, you can cover with some aluminum foil before you put it into the oven.
To get some extra sweetness into this dish, you can drizzle a bit of honey or maple syrup.
Looking for some other fruits to add to the breakfast bowl? Chopped bananas are a great option to consider.
How Do I Serve the Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl?
This breakfast bowl is that easy no-fuss breakfast that you don’t need to put a lot of effort into.
You can have it as is, or top it with some chopped nuts of your choice to bring in a bit of texture too. Pecans and walnuts are good choices.
If you are serving for your whole family, heat on a sheet pan and then transfer to bowls after.
No matter how you serve this sweet potato breakfast bowl you are sure to feel satisfied and ready to start your day.
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