This easy, 5 ingredient, paleo and vegan friendly sweet potato breakfast bowl is a gluten free, whole30 compliant breakfast that is only 200 calories!
PIN Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
Are Sweet Potatoes Good For Breakfast?
Sweet potatoes FOR BREAKFAST.
To some of you, this probably seems SUPER normal.
Oatmeal addict. Right here. Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.
Actually. I did stop…when this sweet potato breakfast bowl stole my morning-person heart.
I actually first saw a bowl of sweet potatoes being eaten for breakfast on my friend, fitmittenkitchen’s, Instagram story and I was like WHAAAAA….not oatmeal for breakfast? Sweet potatoes? Do people DO THAT.
Yes, yes they do.
What Do You Eat For Breakfast On Whole30?
Making the decision to pursue any diet or strict food regimen can feel daunting at times. You might wonder how you’re going to think of meals and snack ideas that fit the right requirements and it can feel stressful at times! Whole30 is a way of eating the incorporates a variety of foods and flavors to create delicious and nourishing meals for you and your family. For an easy whole30 breakfast, here are a few meals I recommend:
- Eggs: A lot of my egg recipes are whole30 friendly, like Spinach Breakfast Egg Muffins with Artichokes, Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Fried Eggs, and check out How to Cook Eggs in the Oven.
- Smoothies: It’s pretty easy to blend together a smoothie that is whole30 friendly, like Vegan Banana Matcha Smoothies.
- Casseroles: I love a good breakfast casserole! Try out my Healthy Gluten Free Paleo Breakfast Casserole for a tasty one-pan meal to start your day!
How To Cook Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are seriously a FAVE of mine and a staple in my kitchen. I love that they taste great, can be cooked in multiple ways, and can be incorporated in so many different meals! They have got to be one of my most FAVORITE ingredients to cook with. You can even throw them in a dessert like Gluten Free Sweet Potato Pie Bars. See what I mean? SO versatile! There are also multiple ways to cook and enjoy sweet potatoes, like in THIS whole30 breakfast bowl and many others. Here are a few ways to cook them:
- Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes are easy to make and deliver perfectly tender sweet potatoes EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I love this method because you can’t mess it up!
- Baked: throw them in the oven and let them roast, whole or in bite sized chunks.
- Boiled: Boil them and mash them for a delicious sweet potato casserole!
- Microwaved: If you’re out of time and need your sweet potatoes cooked FAST, pop them in the microwave and they’ll be soft and fork-tender in no time at all!
Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl Toppings
One of the very BEST things about a meal in a bowl, breakfast or otherwise, is the TOPPINGS- I’m all about them. For this delicious bowl, the options for toppings are seriously endless, so go ahead and get creative with it! Here’s a few ideas:
- Fresh fruit: Berries taste great in these breakfast bowls, and I recommend raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and/or blueberries! Or make some healthy strawberry chia jam!
- Nut butter: This recipe uses powdered peanut butter and water to make its own tasty sauce, but you can easily substitute a different type of nut butter instead! I would give almond, cashew, or natural peanut butter a try- you can’t go wrong with a drizzle of any of these nut butters!
- Sweeteners: You may have noticed that this recipe says a drizzle of maple syrup is optional-and it is, but I think it adds so much! You can also pass on the maple syrup and drizzle your breakfast bowl with agave nectar or liquid honey instead.
Apparently, they do.
Because they are smart and it’s delicious and mega addictive and totally nourishing. I just did not know this YET.
Do you ever see recipes that you are like “OH I WANNA TRY THAT” but you are kinda afraid to stray from your norm because WHAT IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT and experience FOOD DISAPPOINTMENT? It may only be one meal but, we’ve ALL been there, and it’s THE WORST.
This was what went through my brain when I pondered switching up the morning routine to this sweet potato bowl. Scary times my fellow internet food lovers.
But, obviously, I tried it.
YOU GUYS. Mashing up sweet potato with bursts of spicy cinnamon, juicy fresh fruit, creamy nut butter with a drizzle of sticky maple syrup and a sprinkling of crunchy sea salt is basically DEFINING the waking hours of my life right now. Liiiike, I even texted Mr. FFF declaring my forever-kinda-love for the newest breakfast obsession to enter the scene of my mouth.
He gets it. He knows I love him. Buuuut, I also really love food.
The thing that I think you’re really going to dig about these breakfast bowls of wholesome, nourishing BLISS is that they are SO customizable.
They’re so “up to you” that they’re not even REALLY a recipe, so I ALMOST did not post it. But, your hungry morning bellies NEED to be exposed to the delicious AND nutritious world that is sweet potatoes at the start of your day.
This sweet potato breakfast recipe is PREEEEE much like a grown-up version of PB & J…except for BREAKFAST and with no bread.
SRSLY. This bowl is the kinda meal that gets you out of bed EXCITED to be ALIVE because FOOD.
I know you understand.
See, my friends, SO. CUSTOMIZABLE!
A breakfast bowl of “you do you” and “I’ll do me.”
And, we’ll be getting along JUST FINE.
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Other Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Easy Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Vegan Coconut Sweet Potato Curry
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
- 1 Large white sweet potato * (about 300g)
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 1 Cup Fresh raspberries, lightly packed
- 1/4 Cup Powdered peanut butter (see notes for whole30/paleo version)
- Pinch of flaky sea salt
- Maple syrup (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a small baking sheet with tinfoil. Place the sweet potato onto it and bake until fork tender, about an hour. Let sit until cool enough to touch.
- Once cooled, peel the sweet potato and place it in a large bowl. Add in a pinch of cinnamon and mash. Divide between two bowls, and then divide the raspberries between each of the bowls as well.
- Place the powdered peanut butter into a medium bowl and add a little bit of water, mixing until you reach your desired consistency (I like mine like a thick sauce.) Divide between the bowls.
- Top each bowl with a pinch of sea salt and drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.
- Use a fork to mash everything together and DEVOUR!
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMART POINTS: 6 POINTS+: 5. OLD POINTS: 3
(Per 1 bowl, not including maple syrup)
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