Quick Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Give yourself a good morning with this easy, sweet potato breakfast bowl skillet. Make this with fresh ingredients, or use up your leftovers. This dish is an excellent boost of energy in the morning!

I sometimes wonder how I ever had breakfast before I went Paleo – it was not this delicious. This sweet potato paleo breakfast recipe is fortified with whole, nutrient-dense ingredients that will keep you full and satisfied.

“Breakfast hash” Sweet Potato Breakfast

The “breakfast hash” is quite popular. My first thought was, “is this some type of hash brown?”. Not at all. I found it was miles apart. My sweet potato breakfast skillet recipe is a flavourful combination of everyday foods you can find at your nearest grocery store or supermarket.

Oh, and it’s NOT doused in refined oils! The plus? You can make this with any leftover ingredients or even those veggies going off at the back of your fridge – a healthy, inexpensive breakfast. This whole30 sweet potato breakfast is super forgiving and all-welcoming!

I love this dish because it’s a great paleo breakfast meal prep recipe. It’s top of my list when looking for a healthy make-ahead breakfast because I can make the bits of the ingredient the night before and store them in the fridge as meal prep. I wake up, heat everything, and breakfast is served. Find out how to make this recipe now!

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Why You Should Make This Paleo Sweet Potato Breakfast

If I haven’t already convinced you, let me make it super clear. This recipe is

  • Simple
  • Quick
  • Flavourful
  • Affordable

And best of all, I will teach you exactly how to make this and make it your own!

Main Ingredients + Health Benefits

You will learn with this whole30 sweet potato breakfast recipe that to be wise is to be so simple. You don’t need anything fanciful; your everyday veggies and protein are perfect for this simple hash. In my recipe, you will find the following:

  • Sweet Potatoes – the essential complex carb needed in every woman’s diet. These are filled with a host of vitamins and minerals such as Manganese and Vitamin B6, all crucial nutrients for women, giving energy and reducing inflammation. Sweet potatoes bring an excellent sweetness and bulkiness to the recipe, and complex carbs leave you feeling fuller for longer.
  • Sausages – don’t skip your protein! It will help you to reduce your cravings throughout the day, ensuring you only eat when you feel hungry! Research shows it is essential to have protein in your first hour of waking, so what better time than breakfast?
  • Apples – I love mixing fruit in my recipes, like in my Indian Curried Burgers or Lamb Blueberry Empanadas. It gives a natural sweetness to each recipe. Apples are a significant Vitamin C boost, promoting a more robust immune system.
  • Spinach – this dark leafy green is full of nutritional benefits. It is an excellent source of iron, vital in any female diet, and it also has Vitamin C. Research shows that the body absorbs iron better with Vitamin C.
  • A runny egg to top it all off – I mean, what’s breakfast without eggs, am I right?

Equipment Needed

To make this recipe, you will need the following:

  • Frying Pan
  • Kitchen utensils – a spatula and a sharp chopping knife.

How to Make – Whole30 Sweet Potato Breakfast

The time needed: 20 minutes.

This sweet potato breakfast bowl is the best way to do paleo sweet potatoes. A beautiful mix of vegetables and protein that will keep you feeling full, satisfied and ready for your day!

  1. Add coconut oil
  2. Add 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil to a pan on medium heat. You can use any non-stick pan or cast-iron skillet for this.
  3. Add in your sweet potato chunks.
  4. Cook for a few minutes (3-4), and you want the colour of the sweet potato to change and become a little translucent before moving to the next step.
  5. Add in your sausages.
  6. You can either move your sweet potatoes to one side and add them or stir the sausages in. Cook them until they are browned on all sides, so stir occasionally.
  7. Add in your apples.
  8. Once your sausages are browned on all sides (even if not fully cooked inside), add in your apples and cook for 3 minutes. The apples need to soften a little bit, but you don’t want them to lose their crunch!
  9. Stir in your spring onions.
  10. Again, we want these to soften a little, but we don’t want to lose the crunch, so you’re only cooking these for about a minute or two, stirring after each minute.
  11. Add in your spinach.
  12. Add in your spinach, and you want to wait 2-3 minutes before it wilts down before you stir it through. This will make it easier for you to stir the spinach into the dish.
  13. Add your seasonings.
  14. Lastly, you want to add your seasonings. I add my seasonings in last as they “stick” to the ingredients better.
  15. Serve and enjoy!
  16. Once done, top it with your eggs if you wish! Serve and enjoy!

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Huge tips: 

Try to chop your sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes. They will cook much faster on the stove. Also, please wait for your spinach to wilt down before stirring. It will make it much easier to mix into the dish!


Substitutes for / Variations to sweet potato breakfast recipes

This recipe is foolproof. You can make it your own by using any leftovers veg, but the main ingredients can be substituted like below:

  • Sweet potatoes – if you’re not a fan, try plantains, yams, or even butternut squash.
  • Sausages – if you don’t want to stick to the regular kind, opt for spicy Chorizo. Or try a different protein such as chicken or fish (mackerel works for me!)
  • Apples – I dare say this recipe must be made with apples, but if that doesn’t work, try some pears or even blueberries for a delightful change in taste!
  • Spinach – the most popular counterpart… KALE!
  • Eggs – please don’t substitute the eggs. You can omit it!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What do these healthy breakfast sweet potatoes taste like?

This recipe has a beautiful mix of sweet and salty flavours. There is also a nice spicy kick from the cayenne pepper!

What is this free from?

This recipe is free from gluten, dairy, refined oils and added sugars!

How long will the paleo sweet potatoes last? Can I make this ahead? (Storage Instructions)

This recipe can keep in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can freeze the recipe without the spinach and heat it later on the stove in your oil of choice, then add your spinach.

How to serve? What can I eat this with?

The best way to serve this breakfast hash is with a nice runny egg over the top. Garnish with some herbs, such as parsley, and you’re good to go!

What time of day can I eat this?

Breakfast! Or lunch, or brunch! Take your pick 😊

Can this recipe be made vegan?

To make this a vegan sweet potato breakfast, omit the sausages and the eggs. Add other vegetables like sweet peppers and mushrooms, which can give the recipe more meatiness. You may also add some tofu or tempeh as a vegan meat substitute.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:

16 mins

This sweet potato breakfast bowl is the best way to do paleo sweet potatoes. A beautiful mix of vegetables and protein that will keep you feeling full, satisfied and ready for your day!


  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 7 oz 200g sweet potatoes, chopped into ¾-inch thick cubes
  • 3-4 sliced sausages
  • 2-3 apples diced
  • Three green spring onions, diced
  • 5 oz 150g spinach


  • 1 tsp dried paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried chillies
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • Optional: 1 egg to top


  1. Place a large frying pan on medium heat. Add three tablespoons of coconut oil.
  2. Add your sweet potatoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring in between.
  3. Next, add in your sausages. Brown them for another 4 minutes, stirring so all the sides of the links are browned.
  4. Add in your apples, stirring through. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Next, add in your spring onions, and stir through.
  6. Add in your spinach. Wait 2-3 minutes for the spinach to wilt down. Stir through and cook for a further 1 minute.
  7. Add in your seasonings and stir through. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  8. Once done, serve and enjoy!
  9. If you have the egg, add a tablespoon coconut oil to a pan on medium heat. Break in your egg and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the white of the egg is firm. If you want your egg runny, you can serve, but if it is well done, flip the egg over and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.

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