5 New Ways to Eat Sweet Potatoes For Breakfast

Sweet potatoes
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Updated Sep 12, 2019 @ 7:37 pm

Sweet potatoes are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about what to eat for breakfast, but maybe they should be. Their merits as a “slow carb” are well-deserved: They’re high in carbohydrates but packed with fiber, which means you digest them slowly and steadily, without spiking your blood sugar. That’s especially important in the morning when you’re in need of dependable energy to power your day.

The root vegetable fits right in on the breakfast table since their natural sweetness pairs well with fruit, honey, nuts, and warm spices. They of course love to play the savory card, too. Next to morning favorites like eggs and sausage they’re feel vibrant and hearty. Here are 5 inspired ways to get your fill of sweet potatoes for breakfast:

Sweet potato breakfast bowl
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl from Danilicious

It’s hard not to want to dive right into this colorful bowl after just one glance. Mash the sweet potatoes with honey, cinnamon, and a splash of orange juice and you’ve got a creamy base for whatever sweet breakfast toppings you choose. Vary the fruit depending on the season and drizzle everything with your favorite nut butter to lend protein.

Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs from Paleo Running Momma

If you’re a meat and potatoes person when it comes to breakfast, try swapping your usual white spuds for orange ones. This feel-good hash comes together easily in a single skillet and can be prepped ahead of time to get a jump start on your morning.

Sweet potato pancakes
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2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes from Kitchn

If you have sweet potatoes and eggs on hand, you can make these gluten-free, protein-rich pancakes. Bake a few sweet potatoes during your weekend meal prep to ensure your short stacks come together in minutes on even the busiest mornings.

Sweet Potato Peach Smoothie from Popsugar

If you’ve been trying to figure out a way to bulk up your usual smoothie so it doesn’t leave you hungry in an hour, the answer is sweet potatoes. Toss the cooked flesh into the blender with fruit and yogurt to lend satisfying fiber and extra sweetness.

Breakfast-stuffed sweet potatoes
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Breakfast-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Eat the Gains

Baked potatoes are one of our favorite comfort foods, so we’ll never argue with starting our day with one. Let the toppings veer sweet — nut butter, fruit, honey — or savory — scrambled eggs, avocado, sautéed green — depending on your mood.