These Breakfast Protein Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Peanut Butter and Chia Jam are a fun new high protein way to start your day!
As I resolve to try to incorporate more plant based protein into my diet, I have been thinking a lot about easy healthy vegan breakfast options that don’t involve smoothies or vegan protein powder. I already created a super delicious vegan breakfast burrito that is NO JOKE, insanely good, but sometimes, I’m feeling more sweet than savoury. That was the inspiration for these breakfast protein vegan stuffed sweet potatoes, made even more nutrient dense with peanut butter and naturally sweet chia jam because let’s be real, PB&J is life.
what do i need to make these breakfast protein vegan stuffed sweet potatoes?
This recipe for breakfast sweet potatoes is super simple, yet will quickly become one of your go-tos that you can dress up so many ways depending on what ingredients you’ve got in your fridge and pantry. For my peanut butter and chia jam version, you’ll need:
- Sweet potatoes
- Soft tofu
- Natural peanut butter
- Maple syrup
- Cherry chia jam (this is a SUPER popular recipe for a reason)
Because, come on, breakfast NEEDS to be simple
how do i make these vegan stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast?
I usually will cook the sweet potatoes the night before by putting them in the microwave (pierced and covered in plastic wrap for 10 minutes), or baking them at 400 F wrapped in foil for about an hour (also pierced with a fork). That way this step is out of the way, and the rest is super fast.
I then puree the insides of the sweet potato with soft tofu, natural peanut butter, cinnamon, salt and maple syrup if desired.
I also always have a batch of my cherry chia jam on hand (you have got to make this), but in a pinch, you can also use a low sugar fruit preserve. I throw a little of that on top, a drizzle of natural peanut butter and finish with a cherry on top.
what makes these vegan breakfast sweet potatoes high protein?
Soft tofu is such a versatile high protein vegan option because it doesn’t have a lot of flavour, but it makes this sweet potato filling super creamy and rich in protein. One 190 g serving has 10 grams of protein and less then 100 calories, so it’s one of my go-to’s!
can i make the vegan protein sweet potato filling without re-stuffing the sweet potato skins?
Yes! Any leftover vegan sweet potato stuffing can be enjoyed as is, or as an alternative to yogurt or cottage cheese with some fruit or nuts on top. I also like to swirl it into yogurt or oatmeal. SO GOOD.
are these stuffed sweet potato breakfast bowls gluten free?
These vegan stuffed sweet potatoes are completely vegan and plant based with no dairy, eggs, or grains at all making them suitable for a wide range of dietary restrictions.
Do you have any other vegan breakfast recipes?
Here are some of my favourite vegan morning meals that I’ve been incorporating into my diet regularly these days.
What are some of your go-to plant based breakfast recipes? Have you tried to make this Breakfast Protein Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Peanut Butter & Chia Jam? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Breakfast Protein Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with PB&J
- Cherry chia jam
- Natural peanut butter
- Split the cooked sweet potatoes down the middle and very carefully scoop out the insides into a food processor. Add in the soft tofu, peanut butter, cinnamon, salt and maple syrup, to taste. Puree until smooth.
- Spoon the filling into the sweet potato jackets.
- Top with cherry chia jam, a drizzle of natural peanut butter and cherries. Enjoy at room temperature.
Updated on July 22nd, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.