These Loaded Breakfast Sweet Potatoes make for the most delicious + filling breakfast. And make a tasty change from the standard eggs or porridge… Even better, with a little foresight they are so quick to put together!
Why was I so excited to whip up this deliciousness?
1. With the combination of the complex carbs from the sweet potato and the protein + fats from the nuts, seeds + nut butter, these little beauties will keep you going through til lunch time.
2. They are so incredibly quick + easy to throw together! When you have the oven on cook a batch of sweet potatoes and you have the basis of this yummy Loaded Breakfast Sweet Potato ready to go! The recipe states to cook the fruit because that is what I did with these ones but you can certainly just pile it up without even doing that. I also highly suggest making these Sweet Potato Brownies with your some of your sweet potato!
3. Now whilst I have used the combination of fruit, nuts + seeds that I have, you can make these with whatever your heart (or tummy) desires. The options are endless!
The poor potato can get such a bad wrap at times yet it has such great health benefits. We really do need to distinguish between wholefood carbs + processed carbs. In half an average medium sweet potato (100g) – as used in this recipe – you are providing your body with an extremely generous dose of Vitamin A and a hefty dose of Vitamin C. As well as providing the body with fibre, manganese + those all important antioxidants – I mean with the colour of these how can your body not be getting a great antioxidant hit!
You may be thinking well that all sounds great but how does it actually impact my body?
Gut Health: Sweet potatoes contain two types of fibre: soluble + insoluble both which help contribute to regular + easy bowel movements. Fibre is also fermented to keep the lining of lower digestive tract healthy.
Vision Health: That Vitamin A punch that sweet potatoes provide comes from the beta-carotene which gives it that vibrant orange colour (and also it’s antioxidants). This is used by the light-detecting receptors in your eyes.
Immune Health: The Vitamin A + C are essential for your immune system to work at it’s optimum. These vitamins are key for maintaining healthy mucous membranes, especially in the lining of your gut, which is one of our first lines of defense against outside pathogens.
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you there is also the numerous vitamins, minerals + antioxidants and omega-3 that are provided through the fruit, nuts + seeds.
Plus this Loaded Breakfast Sweet Potato is just a downright taste sensation!
What Do I Need?
- 1 medium Sweet Potato, halved (see note)
- 1 medium Banana
- 1/2 cup of Blueberries
- 30g of Mixed Nuts, chopped
- 30g of Almond Butter (see note)
- 10g of Hemp Seeds
Let’s Do This!
Note: This recipe includes the cooking of your sweet potato, this can be done in advance + store your sweet pototes in the fridge.
Note: If you would like to make your almond butter runnier to drizzle combine with warm water
1. Preheat the oven to 180c + line a baking tray with baking paper. Place your sweet potatoes on the tray and back for 40-50 minutes or until tender. If you already have your sweet potato cooked bring it back to a warm temperature in a fry pan or the microwave.
2. Heat a medium non stick fry pan over medium heat. Slice the banana into rounds + place into the pan with the blueberries. Cook for 3 minutes, turn + cook for another 2 minutes.
3. Cut a slit down the centre of each half of your sweet potato, sprinkle with cinnamon then – Load them up! I started with 2/3 of the fruit, then some nuts + hemp seeds, half of the almond butter, then the rest of the fruit, nuts + seeds topped off with more almond butter.
Then dig in!
This serves 2 people
This recipe is gluten and dairy free + suitable for vegans