Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

How did it take me this long to try sweet potatoes for breakfast? This is a great way to change it up from oatmeal or cereal, and making a big batch of sweet potato mash ahead of time makes this a super easy, no-cook, grab-and-go breakfast option. I usually eat it cold, or microwave pre-cooked potatoes for a minute or two.

There are a bazillion ways to cook sweet potatoes, baking, boiling, pressure cooking, etc. All of them work great for this recipe.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Protein | Fruit | Starchy Veggies (Grain Alternative)
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Active Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Servings 1



  • 4 oz cooked sweet potato


  • 1 oz nuts and/or nut butter
  • 4 oz plant-based milk or yogurt of choice


  • 6 oz banana and/or berries



  • If baking your potato, preheat the oven to 350° and stab your sweet potato a few times with a fork to aid in cooking. Put one or more sweet potatoes, whole, unpeeled, in the oven on a baking sheet or dish. Cook until soft, 30-45 minutes depending on the size and shape of the potato.
  • Or, use your preferred alternative method for cooking them (boiling, pressure cooking, microwaving)
  • Remove the potato from the skins and mix with a dash of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of milk.
  • Garnish with desired toppings.


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I also love this breakfast when camping, the morning after cooking the sweet potatoes on the coals of last night’s campfire. YUM!

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  1. Great idea! I’ve really enjoyed sweet potato a couple of times a month, and the other day had it mashed up with an orange and some pecans ( with the rest of my breakfast separate). Exquisite. Didn’t even need any spices!

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  3. Danielle Pals

    Just ate this for my day ate breakfast and it was delicious! Cooked up and portioned out some extra sweet potato for the rest of the week as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Just ate this for breakfast, it was so good! I will be putting this on my breakfast menu often.

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