I share my recipe for Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl, an easy gluten free, paleo approved breakfast that’s a grain-free alternative to cereal or toast.
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.
How to Make Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
This Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl is a new concept for me but I’m confident it will quickly become as mainstream as cereal or toast (except, of course, it’s paleo and gluten free). You basically microwave or bake a sweet potato (I like to roast off a ton of them on the weekend so I have lots to nosh on throughout the week), then you give it a quick fluff fluff and top it with lots of your favourite nutritious toppings.
If you’re 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 in plastic wrap 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.
This is my favourite combination of Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl ingredients, but you can totally add whatever you have in your pantry. I topped my sweet potato with some almond yogurt, almond butter, pears, dried cherries, dried cranberries, cacao nibs, pepitas and hemp hearts. Yep everything but the kitchen sink but honestly, it’s a great combination here of fibre, protein, and some healthy fats that totally fuel my day. This is actually a really great pre or post workout snack because it’s absolutely the best fuel you can put in your body.
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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!
Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
- 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 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.