Autumn has definitely arrived and the cold is here to stay so it’s time to take breakfast up a gear and get you all warm and fuzzy before you leave the house!
My fruit bowl was looking a bit derelict yesterday morning and I was at a loss of what to make but I found a sweet potato in the fridge and some medjool dates in the cupboard and all of a sudden the lightbulbs were flashing.. sweet potato pie.. for breakfast. Yeh baby!
Everything I make is extremely easy and doesn’t require loads of ingredients – I like to go from prep to face in no more than 20mins for any meal, anyone can do it.. let’s go.
Here’s what you need:
- 1/2 small sweet potato
- 40g oats
- 100ml dairy free milk or water (I used coconut rice milk)
- 1 large medjool date
- water (I use filtered)
- half-1 teaspoon each of cinnamon + all spice
- small chunk of ginger, peeled (or half teaspoon of ginger powder)
- pinch of sea salt
- 1cm vanilla pod
- toppings – I used pumpkin seeds and flax seeds
How to make it:
Peel and slice your sweet potato into small chunks. I used half a small one but if you are super hungry you can use more, just remember it will be mixed with oats too! Boil or steam your potato until soft then put it in a blender with the all spice, cinnamon, ginger, medjool date, salt, vanilla pod and a small amount of water (about 4 table spoons) to help it blend together. If the mixture seems too firm or lumpy then add a little bit more water but don’t let it get too runny, you want it to be puree consistency (see pic above).
Put your oats in a pan and add your milk/water. Stir over a medium heat for about 5 minutes or until cooked. Add your sweet potato puree into the oats and mix well over a low heat to keep it from getting cold. Adjust the seasonings to your liking then transfer it to your fave bowl, add your toppings and get your face involved!!
Don’t have time in the morning but still want to have your cake and eat it? See below for how to make this recipe into overnight oats..
Overnight Oats Version
If you want to eat this in the a.m. but are pushed for time then you can use this recipe but just don’t cook the oats. Still combine then with the milk, add a tablespoon of chia seeds and mix well. Add the sweet potato puree, mix well then transfer it to a jar or bowl. You can either chuck all your favourite toppings on then cover and put in the fridge to have it cold OR put in a bowl, cover then heat up in the morning and add your toppings after if you still want it warm.
Healthy. Easy. Delicious. Your welcome.
100% Yum. 0% Junk.