Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls

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As a kid, cereal was my favorite breakfast food. (I mean, who doesn’t love the chocolate-y milk left over after a bowl of cocoa-flavored puffed cereal?) Nowadays, I lean on protein and veggies as my breakfast mainstays, but from time to time, I still get a hankering for something a bit sweet. Enter my Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls. With lots of fiber and slow-digesting carbs, these won’t put you into a sugar coma. Plus, you can roast the sweet potatoes the night before to save time. Add in some collagen powder or serve with a side of eggs for a protein boost.

2–4 servings


    • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, scrubbed
    • 8 oz. bacon, baked
    • 2 Tbsp. coconut milk
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • Pinch of sea salt
    • 2 Tbsp. collagen powder, optional
    • 1 pint fresh blueberries
    • 1 ripe banana, sliced
    • 1/4 cup chopped almonds


    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
    2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the sweet potatoes on the sheet and roast them for about 45 minutes, or until they’re quite soft and a knife easily pierces through the flesh. Remove them from the oven, slice them open, and allow them to cool for a few minutes.
    3. About 30 minutes into the roasting of the sweet potatoes, start baking the bacon. Once the bacon is cool, roughly chop it, then set it aside.
    4. To make the sweet potato purée, I find it easiest to cut the ends off the sweet potatoes, then peel the skin off. Place the roasted flesh into a food processor, then add the coconut milk, vanilla, salt, and, if desired, collagen powder. Purée for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth. If it’s too thick, add a splash more of the coconut milk and process again. If you don’t have a food processor, combine everything in a large bowl and stir it very well with a wooden spoon.
    5. Divide the sweet potato purée between serving bowls. Top it with the chopped bacon, blueberries, sliced banana, and chopped almonds, and serve.
    6. The bowls can be assembled ahead of time, but it’s best to leave the fruit off until they’re ready to eat. They can be eaten cold or gently reheated.

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