Stuffed and Smothered Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

November 26, 2017
Stuffed and Smothered Breakfast Sweet Potatoes. Change up your typical breakfast with these stuffed sweet potatoes filled with bananas, chia seeds, cinnamon and so much more goodness! bewholebeyou.com

 

If you are anything like me, you essentially bought stock in sweet potatoes this week when you saw the price for Thanksgiving. And then you only used about half of them to make the dish you were planning to make–perhaps you had the extra as back up. You know, just in case.

But now, here you are with a load of sweet potatoes and not sure you can handle another marshmallow covered casserole. I am here to say that is A-OK. In fact, I have this recipe I will share along with a few others to help switch things up for you!

Sweet Potatoes. One of my FAVES. So much goodness in them and so versatile. I could eat them every day roasted with a touch of sea salt. As long as they are just slightly burnt–not too much though. During the fall and winter, the way we eat sweet potatoes the most is in chili. I put them into essentially every chili I make and in reality, most of my chilis are some version of my Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili. Sometimes I add meat, sometimes I dice up a few red and green peppers. The last time I made it, I put in some Siracha and that had to be the best I ever made.

Have you ever tried sweet potato noodles? I actually love them even more than zucchini noodles, yes it’s true. They are much more sturdy and are less prone to becoming water logged. They go great with a good cream or cashew cream sauce, oh and pesto as well. I love these Sweet Potato Noodles with Chopped Spinach and Thyme. A great side dish or add a protein on top and dinner is served.

But what about sweet potatoes for breakfast? Now THAT is where they need to be! From savory in a hash like in these Breakfast Tacos or nice and sweet in my favorite Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie! Plenty of old options, but let’s get onto today’s recipe, that’s what we are really here for.

Stuffed and Smothered Breakfast Sweet Potatoes. Change up your typical breakfast with these stuffed sweet potatoes filled with bananas, chia seeds, cinnamon and so much more goodness! bewholebeyou.comI’ve been to Waffle House maybe once or twice in my life, but the time I was there, I remember their hash browns as having all of these options. You could have them smothered and covered and so on. Please forgive me you are a Waffle House pro and I am not 100% accurate, but I felt that these breakfast sweet potatoes are a bit of a knock off of that concept.

All you need is a perfectly baked sweet potato, and then you stuff it, smother it and even cover it with all of the goodies! Makes for a perfect, filling breakfast and something different from my typical meal so it adds some variety which I love. Now, there is also a lot of creativity that can happen with these as well. While this is my go to version, please feel free to improvise with your favorites. But please make sure to share with me because I am pretty certain I will want to try your version as well. In fact, perhaps next time I will skip the yogurt and opt for this Coconut Whipped Cream. What do you think?? This recipe can easily accommodate food allergy needs. Use dairy free yogurt, gluten free granola and any nut or seed butter to fit your needs!

Stuffed and Smothered Breakfast Sweet Potatoes. Change up your typical breakfast with these stuffed sweet potatoes filled with bananas, chia seeds, cinnamon and so much more goodness! bewholebeyou.com

Stuffed and Smothered Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium baked sweet potato (warmed)
  2. 1 T almond butter, or your favorite nut or seed butter
  3. 1/4 c plain yogurt (sweetened with 1-2 tsp honey or maple)
  4. 1 tsp chia seeds
  5. 1 heaping T granola (your favorite kind!)
  6. 1/2 banana
  7. 1/2 tsp cinnamon, extra for on top
  8. dash of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Cut sweet potato down the center and open.
  2. Add cinnamon and sea salt and mash to allow cinnamon to spread throughout.
  3. Slice banana and add on top of potato.
  4. Drizzle almond butter on top.
  5. Top with yogurt and granola. Drizzle extra almond butter and a dash of cinnamon to garnish.
  6. Enjoy immediately!
Notes
  1. My favorite granolas right now are Whirly Bird and Purely Elizabeth if I am not eating one of my own homemade. Whirly Bird is local to Cincinnati so I love supporting them and it's a tasty way to do so!
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Stuffed and Smothered Breakfast Sweet Potatoes. Change up your typical breakfast with these stuffed sweet potatoes filled with bananas, chia seeds, cinnamon and so much more goodness! bewholebeyou.com

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18 Comments

  • Reply cakespy November 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Sheesh, this is basically my dream breakfast. What a great idea! Love all of the sweet-and-savory fixings on this earthy, hearty breakfast.

    • Reply Lorie November 27, 2017 at 10:35 am

      I’m still wondering why it took me so long to put this one together. The best!!!

  • Reply Sarah November 27, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I LOVE stuffed sweet potatoes and the options are endless. This looks so good, breakfast, lunch, or dinner I’ll take one!

    • Reply Lorie December 1, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Agree! Had it for lunch yesterday!

  • Reply Laura November 27, 2017 at 10:28 am

    YES! They were only $0.39/lb at my Sprouts and I bought sooooo many! These look amazing!

    • Reply Lorie December 1, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Oh wow, that’s a steal!

  • Reply Karly November 27, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Now THIS is a breakfast! Why oh why have I never thought to do sweet potatoes in the morning before? Looks so yummy and filling, too!

    • Reply Lorie December 1, 2017 at 9:56 am

      I thought the same thing, Karly!

  • Reply Rachel November 27, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    What a great idea! I have two sweet potatoes sitting in my basket on the kitchen table. They might be breakfast instead of dinner… 🙂

    • Reply Lorie December 1, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Either way is perfect!

  • Reply Alisa November 27, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    What a yummy idea! I always crave sweet and carbs in the morning but try to avoid added sugars. This looks like a delish option.

    • Reply Lorie December 1, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Hope you love it!

  • Reply Taylor Kiser November 27, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Would love one of these for breakfast! Those toppings are perfect!

    • Reply Lorie December 1, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Agree 100%!

  • Reply Christine November 27, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Never would have thought to eat sweet potatoes for breakfast, but this sounds SO delicious! My husband would love this recipe, too!

    • Reply Lorie December 1, 2017 at 9:58 am

      My hubby approves so it’s a goodie!

  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt November 28, 2017 at 11:09 am

    This is SUCH a good idea!!!! How tasty and delicious. I need to try this soon. Love the nut butter in it.

    • Reply Lorie December 1, 2017 at 9:58 am

      All things with nut butter are a go for me!

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