Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
Sweet potato breakfast bowls are one of my favourite ways to start the day. After a tough morning workout, sweet potato is an excellent source of carbohydrates to refuel with plus sweet potato breakfast bowls taste amazing and can be easily customized with fun and healthy toppings.
How to Make Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
How to make a sweet potato bowl:
- bake a sweet potato
- put it in a bowl
- put stuff on it
You can create them just to your liking and you’ll never get bored because there are so many amazing toppings to choose from. When I make mine, I simply bake a couple whole sweet potatoes, then peel and store in a container in the fridge. To make my breakfast bowl, I just mash the sweet potato up with a fork then add my toppings but you can also try some of the other options for the sweet potato listed below.
If you can get your hands on small sweet potatoes, they’re my favourite for making sweet potato bowls. Just bake them whole, slice open and add your toppings. Cinnamon roasted sweet potato chunks are also amazing! Check out the different options below for creating the sweet potato base for your breakfast bowls.
Options for the Sweet Potato
1. Chopped and Roasted Sweet Potato
I usually go with baked and mashed sweet potato but you can also chop the sweet potato first and roast for a chunkier breakfast bowl. It’s good to have options. This is also handy if you have some roasted sweet potato you need to use up. You can roast your sweet potato plain or add spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice. Cinnamon and sea salt is my favourite!
2. Mashed or Pureed Sweet Potato
This is my go-to base for making sweet potato breakfast bowls. All you need to do is bake a whole sweet potato until soft and tender then use that as your base. I leave mine plain because I usually add some sweeter toppings but you could mix in some stevia or pure maple syrup. You can also try mixing in cinnamon, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt!
3. High-Protein Sweet Potato
This is another favourite of mine. To make a high-protein sweet potato base, simply mix, mash or blend your baked sweet potato with vanilla protein powder. This adds protein, flavour and depending on how much protein you use, a cookie dough like texture!
4. Pumpkin Sweet Potato
You can also mix your sweet potato with pureed pumpkin, apple sauce or mashed banana for another fun flavour twist. Mixing it with pumpkin puree is delicious with some added cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. For the toppings, think pecans and maple syrup for a pumpkin pie sweet potato breakfast bowl. This is really good with vanilla protein powder mixed in too.
5. Chocolate Sweet Potato
Blend the baked sweet potato with chocolate protein powder or a few tablespoons of raw cacao for a chocolate sweet potato breakfast bowl!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl Toppings
Okay, let’s get into the best part about sweet potato breakfast bowls, the toppings, of course! Here are my favourite ways to make sweet potato breakfast bowls my own:
- Nut butter of choice
- Fresh Fruit: sliced banana, mashed or whole berries, sliced strawberries, chopped apple
- Dried Fruit: goji berries, raisins, chopped dates, chopped figs, mulberries
- Nuts: almonds, almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews
- Seeds: hemp seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas
- Shredded coconut or toasted coconut flakes
- Drizzle of maple syrup
- Drizzle of homemade chocolate sauce
- Drizzle of tahini
- Cacao nibs
- Chia Seed Pudding
- Chia Seed Jam
- Coconut yogurt
- Flavour Enchancers: cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, sea salt
Get creative and have some fun with these!
Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
For today’s breakfast bowl we’re adding some of my favourite superfoods: hemp seeds, strawberries, blueberries, toasted coconut and cacao nibs and of course. Follow the guidelines in the recipe or use this post as inspiration to create your own healthy and delicious sweet potato breakfast bowl.Print
- 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato or 1 whole, small sweet potato, pre-baked
- 2 tbsp nut or seed butter of choice
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, whole or mashed
- a few sliced strawberries
- 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes
- Place your mashed or whole sweet potato in bowl and top with the peanut butter, blueberries, sliced strawberries, cacao nibs and any other toppings you desire!
This recipe is simply a guideline for your own sweet potato breakfast bowl creations! For ideas, think of what you’d add to oatmeal and go from there!
The preparation time does not include baking the sweet potato. If you don’t have cooked sweet potato on hand, cut a medium-sized sweet potato in half and bake face down on a baking tray at 400 F until easily pierced with a fork. This can take anywhere from 30-45 minutes.
Keywords: sweet potato breakfast, easy, healthy, plant-based, meal prep