How to Make a Breakfast Sweet Potato

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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 beta carotene, vitamin C and fiber.

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

How to Make a Breakfast Sweet Potato

  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 through and it feels done (soft).
  3. Carefully cut the sweet potato in half and place banana slices on the sweet potato.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 percent customizable! You don’t like peanut butter? Try cashew butter or almond butter. Allergic? Soy nut nutter or sunflower butter are great options too. 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 a programmable pressure cooker if you have one.

Breakfast Sweet Potato

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry sweet potato.
  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 through and it feels done (soft). Mine takes 8 to 10 minutes in the microwave.
  3. 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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Tawnie Kroll, RDN, is a huge lover of cooking and baking, a healthy recipe creator and fitness enthusiast! You can catch her either blogging, instructing at Pilates or cooking in the kitchen! She blogs at krollskorner.com and you can follow her on Instagram.