If you’re looking for healthy, savory, versatile, and delicious food to start the day, then look no further than sweet potatoes! You can stuff them with veggies, put them in a sandwich, blend them into a smoothie, or turn them into some amazing fluffy pancakes! Here are 15 sweet potato breakfasts to help start your day off right!
1. Sweet Potato Breakfast Boats
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Sweet potatoes are a delicious and versatile, yet often overlooked breakfast food. They can stand in for toast when sliced thin, cooked on a cast-iron skillet, and topped with avocado, and they offer a healthier way to do hash browns. Here, we make them into boats we can fill with our favorite toppings. These Sweet Potato Breakfast Boats by Katie Koteen have a Southwest theme, but you can use anything you have sitting in your pantry or fridge. Chickpeas, broccoli, bell pepper, spinach—get creative!
Reprinted with permission from Frugal Vegan by Katie Koteen and Kate Kasbee, Page Street Publishing Co. 2017. Photo credit: Allie Lehman
2. Savory Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
This Savory Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl by Amy Height is super yummy. Like, extra super yummy because of how easy it is to make. A savory way to enjoy complex carbohydrate-rich sweet potatoes for breakfast.
3. ‘Sausage’ Sweet Potato Breakfast Sandwich With Sriracha Maple Aioli
Salty, sweet, saucy, crunchy, hot, chewy – that is what this ‘Sausage’ Sweet Potato Breakfast Sandwich With Maple Aioli by Jennifer Harmon has to offer. The Sriracha maple aioli gives this sandwich a spiciness not generally found in breakfast foods, but the maple reigns it in to perfection. The breakfast sausage supplies that saltiness and the sweet potato coins add texture to make one amazing first meal of the day!
4. Kale, Sweet Potato and Tempeh Breakfast Hash
Breakfast hashes make for a filling breakfast, but they’re often served with eggs. For a plant-based alternative, you can use tempeh, which not only provides a good source of protein but also helps make the dish heartier. And, if you’re short on time, you can always microwave the sweet potato instead of baking it, which will cut down your cooking time by about 15 minutes. This Kale, Sweet Potato and Tempeh Breakfast Hash by Carina Wolff is spectacular!
5. Simple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Mmmm, sweet potatoes for breakfast! This seriously couldn’t be an easier recipe – yet it feels like the fanciest thing you could ever eat. Warm sweet potatoes dripping with almond butter and stuffed with your favorite granola … hello, can it be morning all day? You have to try these Simple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes by Crissy Cavanaugh!
6. Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potato With Coconut Date Crunch
Sweet potato for breakfast? Yes, please! Tender sweet potatoes are stuffed with a super creamy vanilla oatmeal, a two-ingredient raspberry jam, and an addictively crunchy toasted coconut date crunch. Drizzle with peanut butter and top with seasonal berries as a finishing touch. This Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potato With Coconut Date Crunch by Lena Pfetzer tastes even better than it looks!
7. Sweet Potato Black Bean Breakfast Hash
This hearty Sweet Potato Black Bean Breakfast Hash by Jasmine Briones packs your meal with flavor and a load of simple, whole food ingredients. Tender sweet potatoes and black beans are cooked with aromatic garlic and onion and seasoned with smoky paprika and cumin. Serve with avocado or a side of toast!
8. Sweet Potato and Tofu Scramble Mega Breakfast Burritos
These Sweet Potato and Tofu Scramble Mega Breakfast Burritos by Dora Daily have everything you need to start your day off on the right foot. Fluffy scrambled tofu with sweet potato, spinach, and other exciting flavors make this possibly the breakfast — and lunch or dinner — ever. Top it with some salsa, avocado, and fresh cilantro, and you have a fresh and filling breakfast that’s also great for taking along on your morning travels.
9. Sweet Potato and Tofu Breakfast Tacos With Spicy Black Beans
These Sweet Potato and Tofu Breakfast Tacos With Spicy Black Beans by Alex and Linda Meyer aren’t just for breakfast, you can eat them at any time of day, but if you’re craving something warm and savory for your morning meal, these are a great way to start the day!
10. Sweet Potato Waffles
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With all the sweet potatoes that are going to be on our grocery lists this season, we want to include them in as many meals as possible – including breakfast! These Sweet Potato Waffles by Stephanie Davies will allow you to enjoy this awesome ingredient like never before.
11. Shiitake and Tofu Breakfast Sandwich With Crispy Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Aioli
A true Breakfast of Champions. Multiple layers of textures and flavors take you back to a 1950’s diner. Finished with real maple syrup, this Shiitake and Tofu Breakfast Sandwich With Crispy Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Aioli by Ron Badach easily takes home the gold!
12. “Everything” Avocado on Sweet Potato Toasts
13. Fluffy Oil-Free Sweet Potato Pancakes
There is nothing like fluffy flapjacks in the morning, right? These Fluffy Oil-Free Sweet Potato Pancakes by Jasmine Briones are a recipe you’re going to fall in love with! Made from oat flour and sweet potato purée, this yummy breakfast is not only gluten-free and free from refined sugar, but it’s also oil-free!
14. Spicy Chorizo Grit Cakes With Sweet Potato
These Spicy Chorizo Grit Cakes With Sweet Potato by Jennifer Harmon are the perfect way to kick off your weekend. They’re hot, but not too hot — it all depends on how much hot sauce you add. Spicy chorizo is balanced by the crispy, salty grit cakes, creamy avocado chunks, and a side of savory, sweet potato, giving new meaning to the phrase “soul food.”
15. Sweet Potato and Passion Fruit Smoothie
Yes, having sweet potato in your smoothie is not only possible but delicious! Don’t knock it ’till you try it; blended raw with passion fruit creates the ultimate balance of flavors. Try this Sweet Potato and Passion Fruit Smoothie by Julia Verkuil & Ellen Landman for something a little different for breakfast today!
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