Sweet Potatoes, berries and bananas make this healthy breakfast bowl recipe quick and easy, oil free and naturally sweet for all us who love sweet foods for breakfast!
Cold winters mean warm breakfast bowls for me. After many hours spent outside playing in the snow in the mornings, I need me some hot breakfast!
Because I refuse to eat savory things for breakfast this usually means I eat hot oatmeal bowls or sweet potato bowls. In the summers I eat my smoothie bowls, chia puddings and overnight oats on the daily.
But these winter months chill me to the bone and I really need warming foods.
I like breakfast like NOW and I really don’t want to spend lots of time after my morning time outside making a fancy breakfast. But I want it to taste like a fancy breakfast and I want it to be really healthy and extremely hearty and filling.
This recipe is just that, it is hearty and will fill you with energy for a busy day of fun, work or play.
I save time by steaming the sweet potatoes in my InstaPot the night before, or even while I am out. If I forget to do this, sweet potatoes only take about 10-15 minutes to steam on the stove top if you chop them up. So that is what I do while I am changing into warm dry clothes or showering. And then by the time I am done getting warm and clean I am ready to mash together my breakfast bowl!
ABOUT THE BOWL:
I use ALL KINDS of sweet potatoes, and most often I get some sort of Yam. I also get white sweet potatoes, purple sweet potatoes, any sweet potato works in this recipe.
Cooking sweet potatoes is easy, its not rocket science. You can even microwave them in about 5 minutes by poking a few holes in them and literally just microwaving it on high for 5ish minutes. Some microwaves even have a potato button. See notes of recipe for different ways to cook them- I usually steam them.
Because sweet potatoes are more dense than other potatoes you will have to cook them slightly longer than a regular old potato.
I use frozen berries because thats what I have available here in the winter.
I never eat breakfast without a banana, I refuse.
Walnuts are in almost everything I eat and every snack. I throw a good sized handful in this bowl, even though the recipe calls for just 2 tablespoons. I am not scared of those calories in raw walnuts because they are basically the healthiest thing you can eat other than Kale and greens. Which makes me think that I should have found a way to squeeze some greens into this recipe… next time!
I use peanut butter powder to give me the flavor without as much peanut fat.
But I love topping my bowl with more nut butter, and I switch it up between Almond butter and peanut butter depending on my mood.
Cinnamon makes this bowl perfect. Don’t skip it.
That is it.
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Sweet Potatoes, berries, bananas and walnuts make this healthy breakfast bowl recipe quick and easy, vegan, oil free and naturally sweet for all us who love sweet foods for breakfast!
- 1 medium Sweet Potato
- 1/2 cup Non-Dairy Milk
- 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter Powder (or peanut butter/almond butter)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
- 1 large ripe Banana, sliced
- 1 cup frozen Berries, thawed
- 2 tablespoons raw Walnuts, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Nut Butter of choice for topping
- Cook* sweet potato until completely soft by either steaming, baking, boiling or microwaving (See notes for cooking suggestions)
- Mash together cooked sweet potato, non-dairy milk, peanut butter powder and cinnamon in a bowl until smooth (a fork works fine to mash)
- Top with banana, berries, walnuts and additional nut butter
- Enjoy as is, or make it more exciting by adding a little more non-dairy milk and even some puffed cereals on top!
Sweet potato cooking methods:
- Steaming sweet potato: I usually steam because its fast- chop sweet potato into cubes and steam for about 10 minutes (until soft) in a stove-top sauce pan with lid, steaming tray and 1 cup water.
- Baking is my second favorite way to cook sweet potatoes and I like that I can bake about 8 at a time. I poke a few holes in each and then bake them on a baking sheet at 350F for about 55 minutes to 75 minutes until they are all soft and tender all the way through.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 637
- Fat: 23g
- Carbohydrates: 79g
- Fiber: 19.1g
- Protein: 19.7g
- Cholesterol: 0
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