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Healthy Breakfast Sweet Potato 2 Ways

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

If you've been following along with Hope For Balance for a while, you KNOW my love sweet potatoes runs deep. Bake 'em, fry 'em, roast 'em, add 'em to baked goods, soups, or enchiladas - they're delicious any way you make them at any time of day. And that includes breakfast! Sweet potatoes are the perfect vessel for sweet and savory breakfast options and are packed with fiber, vitamin A, and energizing carbohydrates to nourish and fuel your body. Whether you're more into savory flavors or sweet flavors for breakfast, I've got you covered with these Healthy Breakfast Sweet Potatoes 2 Ways.

How to Prepare a Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes, unlike white, red, or yellow potatoes, are naturally SWEET and pair well with sweet flavors and warm spices as well as savory flavors. However, sweet potatoes can be more or less sweet depending on preparation method.

Baking and roasting are two methods of preparation that result in a sweeter flavor due to caramelization of the natural sugars. Microwaving and boiling sweet potatoes results in a less sweet flavor.

To prepare a baked sweet potato, wash and scrub, poke a few holes using a fork, place on a baking sheet, and bake on 400oF for ~1 hour or until a fork slides in easily.

The SWEET One: Blueberry Tahini Breakfast Sweet Potato

If you're a fan of SWEET breakfasts and sweet potatoes, you'll love this recipe. It's simple to make and a fun way to change up your breakfast routine. To make this delicious Blueberry Tahini Breakfast Sweet Potato you'll need...

  • 1 medium sweet potato, baked

  • 1/3-1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I like this kind)

  • 1/3-1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries (I like to use Wymann's)

  • 1-2 tbsp. tahini

  • 1/4 cup granola

  • Drizzle of honey

  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

With nourishing ingredients like antioxidant rich wild blueberries, tahini (a condiment made from toasted ground sesame seeds), protein-rich plain Greek yogurt, crunchy granola, cinnamon, and a baked sweet potato, this sweet Blueberry Tahini Breakfast Sweet Potato will leave you fueled, filled, and satisfied for hours.

If you like this recipe, you'll also like my Blueberry Yogurt Tahini Toast and Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Muffins.

The SAVORY One: Sunny Southwestern Breakfast Sweet Potato

As I said earlier, sweet potatoes pair well with sweet flavors and savory flavors alike, and what says savory breakfast more than eggs?

Eggs are one of my favorite protein sources. They’re versatile, the cooking time is short, and they are chalk full of beneficial nutrients like high quality protein, fat soluble vitamins, B vitamins, lutein, biotin, and choline. If you’re a SAVORY breakfast person or fan of eggs, you’ll love this breakfast sweet potato with southwestern flavors.

To make this Sunny Southwestern Breakfast Sweet Potato you'll need...

  • 1 medium sweet potato, baked

  • 1 fried or scrambled egg (I always use Eggland's Best Eggs)

  • 1/4-1/3 cup chopped tomatoes

  • Fresh cilantro

  • Sliced avocado

If you enjoy eggs and this flavor combination, you may also like my Cheesy Bacon Tomato Egg Cups.


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