Craving the warm comfort that comes from a bowl of oatmeal but not able to eat grains? This Sweet Potato “Oatmeal” recipe is for you! Made without any grains, dairy or refined sugars, this “oatmeal” is a warm, comforting way to start your morning.
Let me be clear here – this Sweet Potato “Oatmeal” isn’t actually oatmeal, hence the quotations.
I know the name is deceiving, which is why I added the quotations in the first place, but I literally had no idea what else to call this little recipe.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl?
Sweet Potato Hash?
Nothing really seemed to fit, especially considering I cooked it, topped it and inhaled it just like a normal bowl of oatmeal. So, “oatmeal” is is 🙂
And while the creation of this sweet potato “oatmeal” by no means insinuates that I am giving up my beloved oats, it does mean that I’ve found a suitable replacement for the days when my oatmeal consumption is getting a tad bit out of control. Which, given how chilly the days can be in my neck of the woods, will most likely be fairly soon.
This recipe does something else for me too however; it sneaks another vegetable into my diet!
Though sneaking in veggies has been the running theme on the blog this year I’ve got to admit that I’ve sort of fallen behind with my veggies lately. It’s not that I’m not eating them, I am, I just am not eating a wide variety or a large amount. I basically eat a salad, stuff some greens into my smoothies and nibble on carrots and broccoli. Now that my zucchini plant has given me the last of her bounty [so sad!] I’ve stopped enjoying my daily zoodles and with my baby bell peppers no longer producing I don’t have bell peppers to add to my egg and veggie scrambles.
Sigh. So what’s a girl to do?
Create oatmeal out of a sweet potato, of course 😉
But I actually have a confession to make before we really dive into this recipe.
Until this sweet potato oatmeal, I actually only ate sweet potatoes as savory. It’s not that I hadn’t tried it with sweet toppings, I had, I just didn’t particularly enjoy it. To me, sweet potatoes and ketchup were made for eachother. Or sweet potatoes and homemade chili. Or sweet potatoes and eggs.
Basically anything except sweet toppings. I guess I found it to be, well, too sweet? I’m weird, I know.
But that was then and this is now.
Guys, this sweet potato oatmeal is incredible. Not only is it grain-free, making it both paleo and whole30 approved, but it is also high in protein! With egg whites cooked right into this little bowl along with Vital Protein collagen, you’ve got yourself a filling, comforting and super delicious breakfast [or post-workout meal, of which I’m partial too!].
** I can’t end this post without mentioning the tragedy that occurred in Vegas a few days ago. Though no one I knew personally was there, I do have friends who had family/friends there and a woman that I played against in my soccer league in LA was among the dead. So sad. So tragic. So unnecessary.
I’m still struggling to wrap my head around the entire ordeal, though I don’t think that there will ever be answers or reasoning. I find myself simply praying for a better tomorrow – one filled with love, kindness and hope. **
- 1 small to medium sweet potato, finely shredded
- ⅓ cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 2 egg whites
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen [optional]
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- almond butter
- banana slices
- Add the shredded sweet potato, almond milk and egg whites to a small saucepan. Whisk over medium heat until mixture is fluffy and almond milk is absorbed. Stir in collagen, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
- Scoop mixture into a bowl and add desired toppings. Enjoy!
What’s your go-to breakfast when the weather cools down?