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Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

Switch things up in the morning with these delicious Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats! The perfect healthy option for the entire family.

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

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.

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

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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!

The Best Thing About Sweet Potato Boats

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.

Meal Prep Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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!

My Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes:

Vegan Sweet Potato Crumble Bread

Deconstructed Vegan Sweet Potato Bread

Best Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

 Fall Detox Sweet Potato Veggie Soup

Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Pasta Skillet

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

How to Make Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

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:

INGREDIENTS

Here's what you need to bring these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats to life for your breakfast, brunch, or snack situation:

  • Sweet potatoes. You'll need about 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, about 1 lb. each. I like to wash the outsides and pat dry, then poke holes all around each potato so that they bake through easily.
  • Fresh berries. To compliment the sweetness of the potatoes, fresh blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries are the best! You can also add raspberries if desired.
  • Maple syrup. Use pure syrup, not imitation or pancake syrup.
  • Olive oil. You can also use avocado oil, coconut, or Grapeseed oil, if you prefer.
  • Spices. I love a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg to go with the sweet potato flavor.
  • Peanut butter. Use organic, smooth peanut butter to ensure that it's vegan. You can also use your favorite nut butter like almond, sunbutter, etc.
  • Granola. You can use a great store-bought brand like Purely Elizabeth or make your own!
  • Yogurt. You'll need dairy-free vanilla yogurt of your choice. Personally, I love using So Delicious Dairy-Free.

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

Reasons Why You'll Love These Sweet Potato Boats:

  • They're super easy to make.
  • A true staple for the entire family.
  • Comes completely dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free. Entirely kid-friendly for those not allergic to any of the ingredients!
  • Velvety, soft, and perfectly sweet married with the crunch from the toppings!
  • Makes for the perfect breakfast, brunch, or snack situation.
  • Perfect ANY season vibes---thanks to the sweet potato + spices + variety of toppings!
  • Did I mention, it's just TOO good to pass up?

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Since Sweet Potatoes are the topic of conversation when it comes to the recipe, DID YOU KNOW that they are really great at:

  • Improving digestion

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.

  • Boost Your Immune System

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.

  • Treat Stomach Ulcers

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.

  • Other Benefits

They help to treat inflammations, promote weight gain, treat bronchitis,  reduce arthritis pain, and more.

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

LOOKING FOR A HEALTHIER SWEETENER OPTION?

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.

How Many Sweet Potatoes for These Breakfast Boats? Larger Batches?

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!

How Long Can Cooked Sweet Potato Sit Out?

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.

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

Adding Different Toppings to these Sweet Potatoes Boats

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:

  • Crispy bacon, chopped (vegan or non-vegan and a savory option)
  • Crispy seared or baked tofu cubes
  • Crumbled stir-fried seitan
  • Toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.)
  • Avocado slices
  • Scrambled eggs (vegan or non-vegan)
  • Bananas, sliced
  • Seeds (chia seeds, sunflower, or pumpkin)
  • Honey, drizzled
  • Cacao nibs or chopped vegan chocolate
  • and so much more!

SHOP MY FAVORITE TOOLS FOR COOKING, ESPECIALLY FOR THESE BREAKFAST BOATS!

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!

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

How To Best Store Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

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.

More Protein Packed Breakfast Recipes To Try!

If you love these Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats, then you're sure to love the following recipes:

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Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats

5 from 5 votes
Switch things up in the morning with these delicious Sweet Potato Berry Breakfast Boats! The perfect healthy option for the entire family.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients

SWEET POTATOES:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, rinsed + pat dry (About 1 lb. each)
  • 2 Tbsps Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

TOPPINGS:

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries, organic
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, organic
  • 1 cup fresh organic strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup Your favorite granola, homemade or storebought
  • 2 Tbsps organic peanut butter or almond butter, softened (optional)
  • 1 cup dairy-free vanilla yogurt
  • Drizzle of pure maple syrup

Instructions

TO ROAST SWEET POTATOES:

  • Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Add the sweet potatoes unto the baking sheet (side by side), poke holes in each one, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 35-40 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and can easily be tested with a knife or toothpick. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  • Once cooled enough to handle, carefully slice them open (without cutting all the way down to the bottoms). Using a fork, lightly fluff the insides sweet potato until somewhat "mashed" and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.

ADD THE TOPPINGS:

  • To serve, add each roasted sweet potato unto a platter (or individual plates) and top with spoonfuls of fresh blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, granola, yogurt, nut butter (if using), and drizzles of maple syrup, if desired.
  • Bon Appétit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: 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.
  • EQUIPMENT: 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 dishes, baking sheets, wooden spoons, mixing bowls, and more.SEE THEM HERE!
  • MAKE AHEAD: You can prep and roast the sweet potatoes in advance, let cool completely, and store in an airtight container and refrigerated until the day of. Let it sit at room temp. for a few minutes and assemble per the recipe. Prep all other ingredients and store individually in containers for an easy assembly. 

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 765mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 32064IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. This is perfect, the whole recipe concept is award winning and your photography is amazing. What camera/len do you use?

  2. I love a good sweet potato recipe, and this one looks so delicious. The photography is quite impressive too. Good one Shanika.

  3. 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!