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How To Make A Breakfast Sweet Potato

Breakfast  |  Published on Nov 9, 2018  |  Last modified on Oct 2, 2019

A sweet potato on a white plate filled with banana slices, peanut butter, chia seeds and cinnamon.

This breakfast sweet potato is simple, satisfying and SO delicious! 

I make this breakfast sweet potato at least once a week! Why? Let me tell you…

You know those days when you wake up ravenous and you need something more than yogurt with granola and fruit? This breakfast sweet potato will have your back.

It’s full of Vitamin C, fiber and protein.

The sweet potato and peanut butter combination is to die for. Especially since the sweet potato is warm and the peanut butter becomes melty!!

I’m getting a vegetable in first thing in the morning. Yes, it’s a starchy, sweet-tasting veggie but hey, still a veggie!!

Sweet potato, not cooked, on a marble board

In addition to the veggie at breakfast – this breakfast is a great source of protein first thing in the morning. Many cereals or other breakfast options are lacking protein, which makes this breakfast a great option! (Plus, it’s plant-based!)

I try to eat this breakfast more during the winter months since sweet potatoes can bolster the immune system. (Keep that cold away!)

Sweet potato cooked and cut in half on a marble board.

With all of the screen time we get these days (computer, phones, tv, etc.) sweet potatoes are great to include in the diet since they may slow aging by promoting good vision. 

I love finding ways to add peanut butter to my breakfast because I find I am fuller longer, and not ravenous 2 hours after breakfast. Thanks to the fiber, protein and good fats in the peanut butter, it will keep you satisfied too!

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Cooked sweet potato cut in half with a banana sliced and placed on top.

This list goes on and on why I love this recipe breakfast so much!

And so far, you can see how simple this is to make! 

  1. Grab a sweet potato. Wash it and dry it.
  2. Poke holes in it with a fork and wrap it in a paper towel and cook in the microwave until you can stick a fork all the way thru and it feels done (soft).
  3. Carefully cut the sweet potato in half and place banana slices on the sweet potato. 
Cooked sweet potato sliced in half with banana slices on top and peanut butter drizzled over the banana. On a white plate.

5. Grab your favorite peanut butter and drizzle it on top of the banana slices. Sometimes if my peanut butter is hard – I place some in a microwave safe dish and heat it for 30 seconds so it’s easier to work with for a drizzle. 

6. Last but not least, top with chia seeds and ground cinnamon! Sometimes I top with a drizzle of honey, but it’s naturally sweet on it’s own!

I hope you love making this breakfast as much as I do!

A sweet potato on a white plate filled with banana slices, peanut butter, chia seeds and cinnamon.

The neat thing about break sweet potatoes is that they are 100% customizable!

You don’t like peanut butter? Try cashew butter or almond butter. Allergic? Soy nut nutter of sunflower butter a great options too!

Top with chocolate chips, crushed walnuts, other fruits, flaxseed, honey, maple syrup.

Add protein by topping an egg on the sweet potato and saving the banana and peanut butter for a snack. Mix it up – breakfast does NOT have to be boring!

If you do not want to cook your sweet potato in the microwave, you can cook it in the oven or use your Instant Pot if you have one! I made a quick video on how to make your sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot and my friend also wrote an entire post on it too! 

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How To Make A Breakfast Sweet Potato

Say hello to your new favorite plant-based, vegetarian and gluten free breakfast! Thanks to the fiber, protein and good fats in this meal, it will keep you satisfied and full all morning!
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Author: Tawnie Kroll

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1-2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Other topping ideas: yogurt, granola, chocolate chips, walnuts, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, other nut butters like almond butter.

    Instructions

    • Wash and dry your sweet potato.
    • Poke holes in it with a fork and wrap it in a paper towel and cook in the microwave until you can stick a fork all the way thru and it feels done (soft). Mine takes 8-10 minutes in the microwave. (Directions in notes on how to make a sweet potato in your Instant Pot!)
    • Carefully cut the sweet potato in half and place banana slices on the sweet potato. Then drizzle the peanut butter on top, followed by the chia seeds and ground cinnamon. 
    • I eat the skin and all! Such a satisfying breakfast. Enjoy!
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    Notes

    INSTANT POT DIRECTIONS:
    Place trivet down in instant pot. Pour 1 cup water in and set your sweet potatoes on top. Secure lid on and switch the valve on top to sealing. Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 15 minutes for a small/medium sized sweet potato. If your sweet potato is large I would cook it from 18-20 minutes on high pressure. Let the pressure NATURALLY release for another 10-15 minutes once it’s beeps. Switch valve to venting to release any extra pressure (there shouldn’t be any though after the natural release). Carefully remove sweet potatoes from the IP and enjoy with your favorite toppings!
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    baked sweet potato stuffed with bananas, peanut butter, chia seeds and cinnamon

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    1. I need to try this. I definitely have mornings where I don’t want yogurt and fruit, or a smoothie. and I don’t want to eat cereal because I feel like that is just all sugar! This would be much more filling.

    2. Looks so amazing! I’m going to need to find another way to cook this because the microwave is so harmful and depletes so many of its nutrients. Thanks so much for the amazing breakfast idea.

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