Sweet potato breakfast bowls naturally sweetened with fresh orange juice and honey and topped with protein rich almond butter and fresh fruit. A delicious, healthy, easy to make breakfast treat!
As you guys know, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I always look forward to it and never skip it. So I’m always trying to create new and interesting breakfast treats to make my mornings a little brighter.
My newest obsession is my sweet potato breakfast bowl. It might be my all-time favorite breakfast. It’s combines all my favorite things into one delicious plant-based, crazy healthy bowl. What’s not to love??! 💕
Delicious roasted sweet potatoes, sweetened with honey, brightened with a touch of fresh orange juice, and topped with blueberries, bananas, almond butter, and pecans. It’s rich, perfectly sweet, full of texture, and packed with flavor.
Plus, it’s packed with protein and fiber so will keep you full all morning long! AAAAnnnddd it’s super simple to make and can be prepped beforehand so you have a delicious, healthy breakfast ready for you in the fridge all week.
Sounds perfect, I know! So….
Let’s get to cooking!
The only thing we actually need to cook are the sweet potatoes. First, piece your sweet potatoes with a knife or fork. This allows for steam to escape during the cooking process which prevents the sweet potatoes from bursting.
You have two options for cooking the sweet potatoes. You can either cook them in the microwave for 6-7 minutes. Or you can bake them in the oven for about an hour at 450 degrees. I highly recommend cooking them in the oven as I find they become a softer, more velvety texture and develop a richer, sweeter flavor by being cooked for a longer period of time. However, if you are pressed for time, the microwave will do the trick and the bowl will still be delicious!
Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, remove the skin and add the flesh to a bowl. Add in the orange juice, honey, and cinnamon. I added about a tablespoon of fresh orange juice, which is about a 1/4 of an orange. The fresh orange juice helps brighten the dish and balance the sweetness and richness of the other flavors.
I also added about 2 teaspoons of honey. I recommend adding a teaspoon at a time and adjusting to your taste. Depending on how you cooked the sweet potato (oven or microwave) and the the type of sweet potato you used (garnet yams or regular), you may need more or less added sweetness.
Finally, add in a teaspoon a cinnamon. Sweet potatoes are cinnamon are like best friends and the cinnamon adds a beautiful warm depth of flavor the dish.
Divide the sweet potatoes among 3-4 bowls or storage containers (here are my favorite food storage containers). Top with a dollop of almond butter and your favorite fruits.
Now its time to eat up and enjoy this delicious, hearty, and protein-rich breakfast!
This breakfast bowl is perfect before a long day at work or a good work out at the gym because it’s filling and full of healthy goodness. Plus, it tastes amazing, so will have you looking forward to breakfast too!
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
- 2-3 sweet potatoes 2 large or 3 small
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2-3 teaspoons honey to taste
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- Fruit and nuts for topping
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Piece sweet potatoes with a knife. Roast for about an hour, until sweet potato is softened and fully cooked* Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Peel skin away and add the flesh of the sweet potatoes to a bowl. Add in the honey, cinnamon, and orange juice and stir until smooth and creamy. Divide sweet potato mix between bowls (or storage containers if saving for later)**
Dollop almond butter on top and swirl with the sweet potato mix. Top each bowl with favorite toppings. I chose pecans, blueberries, and bananas. Other fruits, granola, coconut flakes, or whatever you prefer will work too!
Serve and enjoy!
*The longer you cook the sweet potatoes the better as the insides will become more tender and sweet as the sweet potatoes slowly release their sugars during the cooking process. You can also cook the sweet potatoes in a microwave for 6-7 minutes.
**The sweet potato bowls will store for up to a week in the fridge.