You're sure to LOVE the flavors in these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats. Packed with velvety roasted insides of the sweet potato, and topped with a balance of tartness + sweetness from the blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries, along with the nuttiness of your favorite nut butter. To top things off---a slather of dairy-free yogurt and a few drizzles of maple syrup; these breakfast boats are the perfect way to kick start your day, meal prep for the week ahead, or even to enjoy for brunch as an entire family! Kid-approved and adult-approved! All dairy-free, vegan, + gluten-free.
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I bet you've never thought that sweet potatoes would be perfect for breakfast! I know, I know. Me either. BUT they are, ya'll! OK, so I understand that sweet potatoes are a THING and will always be a thing, especially when they're stuffed. But these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats are certainly one of the things that you need to try! Besides, you can literally have sweet potato any way you please-----think sweet potato waffles/pancakes, maybe a hash brown or two, or maybe even breakfast fries. The possibility are endless!
Now back to this recipe. So, many of you may attest to the wonderfulness of sweet potato breakfast boats like I have, however, there still may be a few of you who might say, "eehhh, NO!". I get it. It's nothing new and while the original recipe for these were during the time that sweet potato boats were a new phenomenon, these boats are still just as interesting. They can be different. And they're GOOD too!
The toppings are certainly endless, but I chose to use fresh berries atop my sweet potato boats because of the slight tartness/sweetness balance, which would compliment the remaining ingredients very well. Plus, they're easy to prep and can be adjusted and substituted based on your own personal preference.
And the peanut butter or almond butter was a perfect addition because it added a nice nutty flavor. Oh and let's not forget the granola which were a nice crunch! PERFECTION all around---trust me.
This Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats recipe is great for vegan meal prep! You can make the roasted sweet potatoes and add the other ingredients into individual containers and store them in an airtight container for up to four days. When you're ready to eat, simply pop the sweet potatoes into the oven or microwave to heat. Then top with your favorite prepped toppings and wallah!
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If these photos have you ready to get in the kitchen, then you're in good company, especially since these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats are super easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients:
Here's what you need to bring these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats to life for your breakfast, brunch, or snack situation:
Since Sweet Potatoes are the topic of conversation when it comes to the recipe, DID YOU KNOW that they are really great at:
They actually contain more fiber than regular potatoes! Who knew? Plus, they are good sources of magnesium, which is what helps aid them in being a great facilitator in digestion.
Since they are rich in beta-carotone (a major antioxidant), they are awesome at defending your body from a wide variety of issues. In addition, they contain other great antioxidants which include: Vitamin C and B-complex, iron, and phosphorous.
Yes, that's right! Sweet Potatoes are great at soothing the stomach and intestines. The previous listed vitamins that help to boost your immune system also are great at curing stomach ulcers. Plus, the roughage in sweet potatoes help to combat constipation and acid formation, which both help to reduce the chances of ulcers.
They help to treat inflammations, promote weight gain, treat bronchitis, reduce arthritis pain, and more.
The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.
When it comes to these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats, I used four medium sweet potatoes which fit nicely on a small baking sheet and serves 4. However, you can definitely make a larger batch by doubling or even tripling the ingredients (including the amount of sweet potatoes) if you're entertaining a larger crowd!
According to research, it's recommended that you don't leave cooked sweet potatoes out for more than 2 hours as this can promote bacterial growth. Therefore, if you aren't serving your sweet potato breakfast boats right away, be sure to let it cool and then refrigerate it until ready. You can easily reheat it in the oven when serving for that nice warm experience.
If you’d like to add a different or additional toppings to these vegan sweet potato boats, it’s easy to do!
Great breakfast topping ideas:
Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats. Everything from my fave baking sheet, liners, pie weights, hand-mixers, mixing bowls, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Leftovers can be kept in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days; Be sure to store ingredients individually. Re-heat sweet potatoes when ready to serve.
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This sounds so delicious, and your pictures are absolutely stunning!!!
Thanks so much Aaron!
This is perfect, the whole recipe concept is award winning and your photography is amazing. What camera/len do you use?
I love a good sweet potato recipe, and this one looks so delicious. The photography is quite impressive too. Good one Shanika.
This is a really fantastic idea. I've never thought about sweet potatoes for breakfast!
These look delicious. Also, your pictures are amazing!
OMG Shanika! These sweet potato boats look so amazing, I.....like everyone else these days have fallen in love with sweet potatoes, this is an awesome way to enjoy them, love that touch of Greek yogurt
Thanks so much Albert! Yes, I have noticed that sweet potatoes are super popular these days! They are really awesome! Haha! And the Greek yogurt definitely adds a nice extra punch to everything!