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Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

I know, I hear you saying it, "Sweet potatoes for BREAKFAST?" I thought it too when I saw the recipe on the Taste of Home site.  But sweet potatoes are filling, loaded with Vitamin A and other vitamins and minerals. 

I cheated a bit and bought a bag of steamable sweet potatoes. You just pop them in the microwave bag and all and it only takes a few minutes. While they did their thing, I toasted up the coconut.  

The recipe suggests coconut Greek yogurt, but I went with vanilla. I chose a Granny Smith apple, wanted some tart to balance the sweet.  A little sprinkle of toasted coconut.  Pepitas would be nice too.

Oops, speaking of sweet, almost forgot the maple syrup!  Please, please, please, use real maple syrup and not "pancake" syrup.  I know that it's pricey, but you use a lot less and it tastes a whole lot better. Whether you eat these as breakfast or as a side dish I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium apple, chopped, I used Granny Smith
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until tender, 45-60 minutes.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut an "X" in each potato. Fluff pulp with a fork.
  4. Top with remaining ingredients.


**Can also use steam in bag, follow the package directions and proceed with recipe from step 3.

Slightly adapted from:

sweet potatoes, maple syrup, coconut, apple
Breakfast, snack, side dish


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