This sweet potato Whole30 breakfast bowl is the perfect Whole30 breakfast: quick and easy, a bit naturally sweet, packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. It’s strangely delicious, considering how simple of a recipe it is! This sweet potato Whole30 breakfast bowl uses a banana and a couple eggs to generate some serious staying power, and you’ll love how quickly this Whole30 breakfast bowl comes together. Super versatile, too! Sweet potatoes steam quickly and easily in an Instant Pot – click here to get one!
When I did my first Whole30 about a year ago, there just weren’t the options that there are now. I found one non-savory breakfast, a pumpkin-egg custard bake sort of thing, and clung to it with dear life, even though I didn’t even really like it. But when I searched for “Whole30 breakfasts” on Pinterest?
Eggs. Sausage. Bacon. Brussels sprouts. More eggs. More veggies. More bacon. EVEN MORE EGGS.
These days, it seems easier to find naturally sweet Whole30-approved breakfasts. No sugar added, of course, but sweet potatoes are still fair game, y’all! My Whole30 sweet potato breakfast bake is a favorite of mine and 40 Aprons readers, along with my Whole30 breakfast sandwiches (affectionately referred to as Whole30 McGriddles, because I apparently love giving virgin recipes SWYPO titles) and my Whole30 carrot cake breakfast bake.
And, OK, there’s eggs in all of these dishes, including the one I’m sharing with you today. But these eggs don’t quite provoke the Oh-God-not-again reaction that a savory, bacon and veggie laden casserole does. When faced with the idea of fried eggs and veggies vs. no breakfast at all, I hate to admit that I’ve chosen the latter a few more times than Melissa or Dallas would approve of.
Back when I did my first round, I tried mashing a few ingredients together to satisfy that need in the morning to fill up with food that would stick without having to load up on meats, green veggies, and fried or fluffy eggs. I let Leo try some, and he kind of loved it… I have proof.
For me? Savory in the morning just doesn’t work every day. And I don’t think that, as humans, we were noshing on wooly mammoth and only wooly mammoth don’t even think about those berries, dammit Cheryl!, each morning. We were probably picking at fruits and nuts and seeds, things like that. Right?
I’m telling myself that, at least. Feel free to join me.
So, while I don’t exactly love a savory start to my morning every single day, I still want to ensure I’m loading up on the Whole30 essentials: fiber, protein, and healthy fats. And this sweet potato Whole30 breakfast bowl?
Winner, winner, more free-range, antibiotic-free, pasture-raised chicken for dinner! With, hm, a side of cauliflower rice, a sliced avocado, and more sweet potato? I know you well, Whole30; I know you well.
This sweet potato Whole30 breakfast bowl has, in fact, a secret weapon that might make you groan/close your browser tab/hate me, but hear me out! It’s secret for a reason…
In this sweet potato Whole30 breakfast bowl, you mash a banana with a piping hot sweet potato and a couple eggs, cooking the egg with the heat of the tuber. Stir in a bit of cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt, and a tablespoon of ghee, then top it with fruits, nuts, nut butters, and seeds worthy of the most glorious smoothie bowl and poof. You’re full for hours, loaded with fiber, protein, and healthy fats, and those secret weapon eggs weren’t even a blip on your radar.
The beautiful thing about this sweet potato Whole30 breakfast bowl is that you can bake, steam, or pressure cook several sweet potatoes in advance, then reheat them in the morning to make this Whole30 breakfast bowl fresh. I can only eat about half of this recipe, making it perfect to share, but it also works beautifully as leftovers.
With about 11 grams of fiber and nearly 22 grams of protein in the entire recipe, it’s a versatile dish that’s easy to make and absolutely delish. And the reason I’m posting this recipe now and not a little deeper into cooler weather? I simply can’t get over how perfect the spiced sweet potato mixture is with fresh cherries – the slight tartness, the firm texture, the rich and natural sweetness. Ugh!
It’s kind of Whole30 summer perfection. Come fall? Try sautéed apples and raisins or no-sugar-added dried cranberries, maybe even pomegranate arils or figs.
To make this sweet potato Whole30 breakfast bowl, I used…
Sweet Potato Whole30 Breakfast Bowl
- fruit like cherries, figs, blueberries, sautéed apples
- dried fruit like dried cherries, raisins, blueberries, or no-sugar-added dried cranberries
- nuts like slivered almonds, walnuts, or pecans
- nut butter like almond butter or sun butter
- seeds like pepitas, chia seeds, hemp seeds
- cacao nibs
- unsweetened flake coconut
- coconut cream
- To steam your sweet potato in the Instant Pot, wash and prick all over with a fork. Place trivet in Instant Pot and add a cup of water. Cook on Manual at High Pressure for 16 minutes then quick release.
- Make sure your sweet potato is very hot; if not coming straight out of the oven or Instant Pot, reheat it until it is. This step is vital in cooking the whisked egg. Peel sweet potato.
- In a medium bowl, combine sweet potato and whisked eggs. Mash, moving pretty quickly, until the sweet potato is smooth and the mixture is totally combined. Continue mashing until the egg loses its gloss, giving it about 30 seconds to 1 minute to "cook."
- Add the banana, ghee, cinnamon, and salt and mash again until very smooth. Taste and add more salt or cinnamon, if desired.
- Top with toppings and serve.
Cheryl Malik is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the healthy, flavorful, family friendly recipes at 40 Aprons. She’s been a blogger for 10+ years and is known for her delicious recipes and detailed recipe instructions. Cheryl is a mom of three who lives in Memphis, TN.