There are so many reasons to love fall. The changing leaves, the cozy sweaters, the vegan PSLs, and, of course — sweet potatoes! While available all year round, when we’re craving comfort food, sweet potatoes are the perfect autumn cure to our woes. Not only are they good for us (they’re some of the highest sources of beta-carotene, plus they’re rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, fiber, manganese, and copper), but they’re versatile, and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.
On top of dinner and dessert, you can also use them for breakfast — and you best believe we are all about eating sweet potatoes for every meal of the day. If you’re wondering how to transform your sweet potatoes into a delicious breakfast, we searched through the Food Monster App to bring you these five recipe ideas:
1. Stuff ’em
Source: Simple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Mmmm, sweet potatoes for breakfast! This recipe for Simple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes by Crissy Cavanaugh seriously couldn’t be easier — 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?
2. Sweet Potato Hash
Source: Spicy Tempeh Bacon Sweet Potato Hash
This Spicy Tempeh Bacon Sweet Potato Hash by Steph McKercher is a great way to liven up your breakfast routine. Its spicy flavors are the perfect accompaniment to tofu scrambles and egg-free omelets. It’s savory, a little spicy, super filling, and it can be completely customized! Throw in your favorite vegetables and make breakfast exciting again.
3. Make ‘Toast’
Source: Sweet Potato Toasts
Plain toast has gone out of style. First, it was avocado toast. Then, toppings started to get adventurous. There’s nothing like creative toast for breakfast, especially with the delicious and colorful toppings that captivate all your senses and make you so indecisive about which one you are going to go for. How about we ditch the bread for a change and we try these delicious and nutritious Sweet Potato Toasts instead? Nathalie Sader’s recipe is so easy to make! Sweet potato is sliced lengthwise and then toasted or cooked in a skillet until slightly crisp on both sides. Top with avocado like a classic avocado toast or go wild and come up with your own dazzling topping!
4. Make Waffles
Source: Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles
When chilly mornings have you wanting to stay inside, whip up a batch of these Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Waffles by Erin Beccia. The warm spices will have you feeling nice and cozy.
5. Make Muffins
Source: Sweet Potato Cinnamon Muffins
You will be amazed that both these Sweet Potato Cinnamon Muffins, plus the dairy-free caramel sauce, total, are just eight ingredients. By using both the same ingredients in the muffins and caramel, Brandi Doming makes this recipe ridiculously easy and fabulous. These are pillowy soft and have a wonderful cinnamon flavor that is complimented by the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes and coconut sugar. They are then draped with an out-of-this-world sweet potato caramel glaze that makes them more unique and delicious than any muffin you have had before.
Need more reasons to love sweet potato? Read 15 Must-Make Vegan Sweet Potato Dinners That Are Perfect For Fall.
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Lead image source: Sweet Potato Cinnamon Muffins