This recipe round-up includes 7 delicious sweet potato breakfast recipes to change up your breakfast game! But first…
If this seems like a weird concept, then you’re not alone! I didn’t even think of adding sweet potatoes to breakfast until the last few years. However, this is a great way to add more color to your diet.
A few ways to incorporate a sweet potato breakfast include:
Unfortunately, sweet potatoes have been vilified because they contain carbohydrates. But, sweet potatoes are so nutrient packed and also offer a great source of fiber! There’s no reason to fear carbohydrates. However, if you struggle with sugar cravings and “snacky hunger” throughout the day, then you may want to add more filling protein and fat to your breakfast!
Luckily, there are tons of ways to do this with sweet potatoes. Plus, these bad boys provide a natural sweetness that can satisfy your sweet tooth while also providing great nutritional benefit.
Calories: 125 calories
Carbs: 29 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Fat: <1 gram
Fiber: 4 grams
Vitamin A: 184% of your daily needs
Vitamin C: 28% of your daily needs
Potassium: 8% of your daily needs
Sweet potatoes are one of the highest sources of vitamin A. You almost double your daily vitamin A requirements in just a 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potatoes. This vitamin is essential for healthy skin and eyes. Plus, it contains a strong antioxidant called beta-carotene, which helps fight aging and protects your body from illness!
This is one of my FAVORITE sweet potato breakfast recipes, ever! This sweet potato breakfast bowl is rich in nourishing fats and protein to satisfy your hunger and ward off sugar cravings later in the day. It can also be made Paleo or Whole30 friendly.
A sweet potato breakfast hash is a great way to add more veggies to your diet! This sweet potato breakfast recipe uses pan-fried sweet potatoes, kale, and pasture-raised eggs to provide a balanced breakfast of fiber, protein, and fat!
This easy gluten-free pancake recipe is a great way to incorporate a sweet potato breakfast! It is higher in protein without using protein powder (if you’re like me, than you may not always have protein powder on hand!).
You guys know how much I love blueberries! Pairing sweet potatoes with blueberries is like an antioxidant punch to the face (in a good way ;)). This baked sweet potato oatmeal is one you can meal prep at the beginning of the week and then zap in the microwave for a quick, balanced breakfast each morning.
Here’s another great sweet potato breakfast hash to try! This sweet potato breakfast recipe has a Southwestern twist with a fun balance of spicy chili pepper and sweet citrus. This is another one that you could prep ahead of time (without the eggs), and then quickly fry up 1-2 eggs to pair with it in the morning.
If you’re looking for an egg-free, Paleo/Whole30 breakfast, then this Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato Hash is a great option! Prep a full batch on Sunday and then heat up in the microwave for a quick, veggie-rich breakfast.
Three words: Stuffed. Sweet. Potatoes. This sweet potato breakfast idea is so unique! You can switch up the stuffings based on how your feeling that day (savory vs. sweet). To meal prep this recipe, cook all the sweet potatoes at the beginning of the week. You can also prep the kale/sausage stuffing and bacon ahead of time, too. Then just stuff the potato, eat, and be on your way!