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!!
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!)
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!
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!
Grab a sweet potato. Wash it and dry it.
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).
Carefully cut the sweet potato in half and place banana slices on the sweet potato.
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.
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!
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!
Other topping ideas: yogurt, granola, chocolate chips, walnuts, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, other nut butters like almond butter.
Prevent your screen from going dark
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!
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!
If you are looking for other sweet potato favorite of mine, let me help you out!
Hi, I’m Tawnie!
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Can you half roast the potatoes ahead of time and then reheat them?
Hi! Making the potato in advance and heating when ready to eat would work just fine!
Sweet potato and peanut butter- say whaaaat? Need to try this!
Such a good combo! You’ll love it! Let me know what you think! 🙂 xo
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.
Use the oven, or Instant Pot if you have one! 🙂 Thank you so much!
OMG you just blew my mind. I never thought of this combo but I will be trying it after my weekend long run!
Ahhh! This looks absolutely amazing! I need to go get sweet potatoes!! This is such a delicious breakfast option! :]
I always have baked sweet taters on hand for breakfast like this!
That’s awesome! So great to have throughout the week!
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.
Susie this breakfast is made for you then if you’re looking for something different! 🙂 Thank you!
I love this idea!!!
Thank you Amy! So easy and yummy!