20 Ways To Enjoy Sweet Potatoes for Breakfast

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Love sweet potatoes? Need inspiration on how to include sweet potatoes more at breakfast? From creamy sweet potato oatmeal to savory sweet potato hash and breakfast bowls loaded with sweet potatoes, black beans and chorizo, we have something to satisfy everyone with this collection of sweet potato recipes that are perfect for a hearty and nutritious breakfast or brunch.

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Overnight Sweet Potato Oatmeal for One

"I created this recipe on a whim when I had leftover roasted sweet potatoes," says recipe creator nikkiruffs. "It tastes like a pumpkin pie, but, with its natural sweetness, you don't need any sweetener, which is what I love! It's hearty and healthy to boot!" Use ground cinnamon in place of pumpkin pie spice if you prefer.

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Roasted Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Chorizo Breakfast Bowls

These savory breakfast bowls are loaded with sweet potatoes, black beans, Mexican chorizo sausage, avocados and a fried egg for a hearty and filling breakfast that will keep you full for hours! "I like to top mine with cotija cheese, cilantro, and chipotle hot sauce," says recipe creator France C.

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Sweet Potato Waffles with Cranberry Maple Syrup

These super tasty waffles are flavored with sweet potato puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, and served with a cranberry syrup. "They can easily be made using leftover sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving or for a festive Christmas morning breakfast!" says recipe creator SunnyDaysNora.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake

If you're on the paleo diet, this filling breakfast bake made with sweet potatoes, eggs, sausage and mushrooms is sure to fit the bill! "I doubled the recipe (for a gathering) and I used baby spinach rather than kale. Outstanding flavor and reviews from the group. Definitely will make again and again!" says home cook Semperfi.

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Sweet Potato-Pinto Bean Breakfast Taco

Get your day off to a delicious start with this sweet potato and pinto bean breakfast taco. Serve a fried egg on top of the sweet potato cubes and sprinkle with sliced radishes, green onions, and cilantro. Top with a spoonful of salsa if you like.

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Creamy Sweet Potato Oatmeal

This dairy-free sweet potato and flax seed oatmeal is a deliciously cozy option for breakfast during the colder months. "Excellent recipe!" says home cook JenLikesToBake. "The oatmeal came out with a nice thick consistency. I topped with pecans. It makes enough for two full-size breakfasts!"

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Healthy Sweet Potato and Bacon Breakfast Casserole

This versatile sweet potato, spinach, broccoli and bacon casserole is great to make ahead and package individually to eat throughout the week. Top with pepper Jack cheese before baking for a touch of heat. Substitute bacon with any vegetarian meat option for a vegetarian dish.

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Moroccan-Inspired Breakfast Skillet

Sweet potatoes, ground turkey, sausages and Swiss chard are flavored with Moroccan-inspired spices in this filling breakfast or brunch dish. "Very flavorful breakfast idea!" says Allrecipes Allstar France C. "A tasty combination of spices and it smells fantastic while cooking."

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Louisiana Sweet Potato Pancakes


Mashed sweet potatoes and ground nutmeg are added to a traditional pancake recipe to create these fluffy fall breakfast pancakes. "I had a baked sweet potato from supper the night before and put it to good use in this wonderful recipe!"

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Make-Ahead Sweet Potato and Chorizo Breakfast Burritos

These tasty breakfast burritos are filled with a sweet potato and onion mixture, scrambled eggs, salsa, and queso fresco. Perfect for making ahead - you can store them in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze. "Great dish and the whole family loved it!" says reviewer Andie. "The sweet potatoes were a pleasant addition."

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Sweet Potato French Toast

Sweet potatoes add a gorgeous color, flavor and natural sweetness to this French toast recipe. And it's a delicious way to add more veggies to your breakfast! "This was great!" says reviewer Erin. "It added a little something extra to plain old french toast. Served with warm maple syrup - perfect!"

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Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash

Cubes of tender sweet potato are seasoned with herbs and spices and combined with crispy pieces of chorizo in this delicious breakfast dish that pairs well with any kind of eggs. "This had a nice heat to it," says Allrecipes Allstar Carrie C. "The sweet potatoes really balance it out."

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Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

These super light, whole wheat sweet potato muffins have a crunchy almond-oat topping and are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast. "These are awesome!" says reviewer opposite-day. "They stay moist and delicious even when you freeze them!"

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Bacon Egg Stuffed Sweet Potato

If you're looking for a filling, easy, cheap, and healthy sweet potato breakfast or brunch dish - this is it! Tender baked sweet potatoes are sliced in half and stuffed with bacon and an egg for an incredibly tasty dish to share with friends.

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Sweet and Sassy Hash Browns

Sweet potato hash browns spiced up with garlic and chipotle chile powder. "Delicious!" says reviewer KatC. "This dish was sweet and savory at the same time. I added vegan sausage and eggs to it and made it a complete breakfast."

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Delicious Sweet Potato Scones

"An easy, tasty, nutritious recipe I created to serve at breakfast, and to help use up the 300 pounds of sweet potatoes my son grows every year!" says recipe creator Jean Harrington. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over scones before baking, if desired.

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Turkey Spinach Sweet Potato Casserole

This hearty, flavor-packed ground turkey, sweet potato, spinach and egg white casserole is perfect for making at the weekend to have for breakfast during the week. "This dish was very easy to make!" says reviewer Dodee. "Incredibly tasty. I will make it again."

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Breakfast Sweet Potato Dip


Mashed sweet potato is whipped up with yogurt, orange juice, peanut butter, and cinnamon to make this clever sweet potato dip to serve with toasted bagels, raisin bread or apple wedges. "I made it for breakfast for my grandchildren and we all loved it!" says reviewer Deborah Wooten.

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Granny's Sweet Potato Bread

This moist, fragrant sweet potato and pecan quick bread is packed with warm spices and is a tasty way to use up mashed sweet potato. "Delicious!" says reviewer Maggie. "I had some cranberries on hand so I folded them into the batter. Makes a great breakfast bread!"

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Delicious Sweet Potato Muffins

This sweet potato muffin recipe was created to be a true muffin and not cake, according to recipe submitter Diana Moutsopoulos. They're dairy free and call for olive oil, though any mild vegetable oil will work well in this simple but delish muffin recipe.

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