This Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl is an easy vegan breakfast that is a great alternative to cereal or toast. It is also a tasty way to enjoy sweet potatoes in a way that isn’t savoury.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while I have a hell of a lot of breakfast recipes (oh hello protein pancakes, no oats porridge, and protein avocado toast), I feel there’s always room for more. I for one can always use inspiration for breakfast. So for my vegan and gluten free friends, I wanted to share what’s now become a staple in my house- my Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl.
Why This Recipe Works
If you’re like me and LOVE sweet potatoes, then this recipe is a great way to enjoy sweet potatoes in a non-savoury breakfast meal. Here are a few more reasons why this recipe is the bomb dot com.
- Full of fibre and healthy fats
- Great as a pre or post workout snack
- Easy to prepare
- Toppings galore!
Sweet Potato – depending on your appetite in the morning, you can use a small or medium sweet potato for this recipe. I find this sweet potato bowl to be pretty filling (especially with the toppings), so I usually stick to a small sized sweet potato so I can go ham on the toppings.
Toppings – The best part of this sweet potato bowl is the toppings! I like to top it off with hemp hearts, pepitas, cacao nibs, dried fruit, pear, almond butter, and yogurt. But really, anything goes!
How to Make This Recipe
If you are baking your sweet potato, I recommend giving it a few pokes with you fork and wrapping the whole thing in tin foil. Then bake it at 450 F for about 45 minutes until it’s VERY tender inside. You don’t want to have to struggle to get that goodness out.
If you’re microwaving it for a quick morning nosh, I usually give it some pricks, put it on a plate, and cover the plate and let it go for about 10-15 minutes on high. You’ll know it’s done when you can insert a fork in and it comes it super easily.
As for toppings, you can totally add whatever you have in your pantry. I like to top my sweet potato breakfast bowl with almond yogurt, almond butter, pears, dried cherries, dried cranberries, cacao nibs, pepitas and hemp hearts.
It really depends on how much of each topping you add to the sweet potato breakfast bowl which will determine its protein content. Nut butter, yogurt, pepitas, and hemp seeds are all great sources of protein! So if you want to make sure this breakfast bowl is high in protein to fuel your day, make sure to incorporate these ingredients into your topping selection.
100%! You can roast up a few sweet potatoes ahead of time and keep in them in the fridge for when you are ready to serve. Simply reheat in the microwave and add your toppings. Easy peasy!
Honestly there is no limit! It really depends on what you like and what you have on hand. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with fruit (fresh and/or dry), nut butter, seeds, and yogurt. So delish!
More Recipes You Might Like
If you’re a big sweet potato fan, you’re going to love more of these sweet potato recipes on the blog!
- Tofu Pudding with Sweet Potato
- Stuffed Sweet Potato with PB&J (Vegan & High Protein)
- Sweet Potato Grilled Cheese Bites
- Sweet Potato Waffle Latkes
I would LOVE to know from you guys what your go-to toppings would be on your Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl? What do you have in your fridge and pantry that would go amazing on your little tater tot?
Leave me a comment below with your thoughts and ideas!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl (Vegan & Gluten Free)
- Place the cooked sweet potato in a bowl and top with all of your favourite toppings.
- Yep, it's really that easy! Dig in!
Updated on April 5th, 2021
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.