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Sweet potatoes with banana slices, peanut butter and walnuts in a white bowl on grey napkin.

Peanut Butter Banana Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl


  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Mashed sweet potatoes with a hint of honey and cinnamon topped with warm peanut butter, crunchy nuts and banana slices is one epically delicious breakfast bowl.


Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 banana
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pecans

Instructions

  1. Prep Sweet Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Use a fork or knife to pierce the sweet potatoes several times. Wrap the sweet potatoes in tin foil and place on a sheet pan.
  2. Cook Sweet Potatoes*: Put the sheet pan in the preheated oven for 55-65 minutes or until cooked through**.
  3. Mash Potatoes: Once they are cool enough to handle, cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the insides into a medium sized bowl. Discard the peels. Add the honey and cinnamon to the bowl and mash the potatoes until you’re reached your desired consistency (I like mine with a few lumps!).
  4. Add Toppings: Cut the banana into slices. Roughly chop the pecans. Top each serving of mashed sweet potatoes with 1/2 banana slices, a tablespoon of peanut butter and 1-2 tablespoons of chopped pecans.

Notes

*How to cook sweet potatoes in the microwave if you’re short on time: Pierce the potatoes several times using a fork or a knife. This will keep them from exploding and making a mess in your microwave! Next wet a paper towel, wring out any excess water and wrap the moist paper towel around the sweet potato. Then place the sweet potato in the microwave for 4-5 minutes. Flip the sweet potato and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes or until the sweet potato is fully cooked through.

**How to tell if sweet potatoes are done cooking: Insert a paring knife into the top of the sweet potato. If it goes in and out very easily with no resistance, the potato is likely done. It should look a little deflated and wrinkly. It should also be nice and soft if you give it a squeeze but be careful! It will be hot!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 340
  • Sugar: 23
  • Sodium: 141
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 53
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 7

Keywords: sweet potato breakfast bowl

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