This savory Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls recipe is made with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, and eggs. Healthy and easy to make!
This Savory Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls recipe contains 'breakfast-like' ingredients, but really, these bowls are great any time of the day or night. They're so easy to make, take no time at all, and give you a nice and hearty meal.
I love recipes that are eaten from a bowl. Some of the best meals on earth are served in bowls. Lentil Soup, Beef Stew, Chicken Marsala Pasta, Shrimp Salad - Chances are if its served from a bowl it's going to taste good!
I'm a firm believer in eating breakfast food any time of day so this is a quick favorite dinner of mine.
Meals like this are great when you want something healthy but don't want to put a ton of effort into planning and preparing it. Yes, even food bloggers like a night of easy cooking every now and then.
How To Roast Sweet Potatoes
Speaking of easy, roasted sweet potatoes are about as easy as it gets. I love sweet potatoes because they're hearty, cheap, healthy, and filling.
The sweetness of a sweet potato pairs so well with savory and smoky Southwest spices like chili powder and cumin.
- To roast these potatoes simply heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut 2 large sweet potatoes into small cubes (about 5 cups). Try to make sure that all the pieces are the same size to ensure that they all cook evenly.
- Spread the sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet and drizzle with 2 Tbsp. of olive oil. Feel free to use 2 baking sheets if they do not all fit on one pan.
- Sprinkle 2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. chili powder, and ¼ tsp. each of kosher salt and pepper over the potatoes.
- Toss them in the oil and spices to evenly coat them.
- Place the potatoes into the oven and roast for 22-25 minutes.
What Veggies Are Best In Breakfast Bowls?
You can top these breakfast bowls with any veggies or ingredients you like - There are no hard and fast rules with dishes like this one.
I love black beans (pinto, refried, kidney, or any other beans would work as well), spinach (or greens of choice such as lettuce or mixed greens), and avocadoes.
Other topping ideas include diced bell peppers, mushrooms, kale, Swiss chard, onions, or jalapenos.
- Once the potatoes are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside remove the pan(s) from the oven and set aside.
- As the potatoes are roasting, heat 1 can of black beans (or beans of choice) on the stove top.
- Roughly chop 2 cups of fresh spinach (or greens of choice) and mince ½ cup of fresh cilantro.
- Cut 1 avocado in half and cut it into cubes or slices.
What Kind Of Egg Should I Add To These Breakfast Bowls?
The most 'breakfast-y' thing about these breakfast bowls are the eggs. Eggs are the perfect ingredient to have in the fridge for those times when you need something to eat quickly and without a lot of effort. You can prepare the eggs ANY way you like with this recipe.
Any preparation will work - fried, poached, scrambled, boiled - It's all good! I like eggs to be sort of over-medium so that's the route I went here.
- Simply heat a pan like a cast iron skillet or a nonstick pan to medium.
- Add a tsp. or so of oil if going the cast iron route and all allow to heat.
- Add the eggs and cook 2-3 minutes per side.
- Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top.
- Remove from heat when the eggs are finished.
Check out this post for a comprehensive list on How To Cook Eggs for more inspiration and detailed instructions!
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What To Serve With Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
- Literally all that's left is to assemble the breakfast bowls. Start with the sweet potatoes - Add a couple scoops of them to a bowl.
- Then add a few spoonfuls of the heated black beans, chopped spinach, minced cilantro, and diced avocado.
- Top the whole thing off with an egg.
These bowls can be garnished any way you like - Salsa, pico de gallo, cilantro lime dressing, hot sauce, radishes, pickled onions, queso fresco or any kind of cheese, or sour cream area all great options.
You can pair them with sausages, bacon, or any variety of breakfast meat if you prefer a meatier bowl.
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How Long Do The Leftovers Last In The Fridge?
Any leftover Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls should last 2-3 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
The sweet potatoes and black beans are fine stored in the fridge, but it's best to prepare the eggs right before serving.
Any veggies added to these breakfast bowls may be chopped and added right before serving as well.
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut 2 large sweet potatoes into small cubes (about 5 cups). Try to cut the cubes into a uniform size to ensure even cooking.
- Place the cubed sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet (use 2 baking sheets if sweet potatoes do not fit on 1 sheet). Drizzle 2 Tbsp. of olive oil onto the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle 2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. chili powder, and ¼ tsp. each of kosher salt and pepper over the potatoes. Toss to coat in the oil and spices.
- Place the sweet potatoes in the oven and roast for 22-25 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice to prevent sticking. The insides of the potatoes should be soft and the edges slightly crispy. Remove from oven once finished cooking and set aside.
- Heat 1 can of black beans on the stove top according to package instructions.
- Chop 2 cups of fresh spinach and mince ½ cup of fresh cilantro.
- Cut an avocado in half and cut into slices or cubes.
- To prepare eggs: Heat a small cast iron skillet or nonstick skillet to medium. Add 1 tsp. or so of oil to cast iron pan if using. Add eggs once pan is heated and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. This will cook eggs to over-medium. Check out this post for a more complete guide to egg styles.
- To assemble: Add a few scoops of sweet potatoes to a bowl. Top with a few spoonfuls of black beans, a handful of spinach, a pinch of cilantro, and diced avocado. Top with cooked egg.
- Optional: Garnish with salsa, hot sauce, or jalapenos.