If you are in need of a new breakfast idea, a healthy dessert option, or are just tired of your usual sweet potato toppings, then you’ve come to the right place. At first thought, some people might think it’s odd to turn a sweet potato into a sweet dish rather than a savory one, but after all, it is a ‘sweet’ potato and deserves to live up to its taste and name. This recipe is super easy and quick, and really takes a sweet potato to a whole new level.
- 1 sweet potato
- non-dairy yogurt (I used Silk almond yogurt)
- peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- granola (I made mine homemade)
- chia seeds
- fruit (I used bananas and blueberries)
First, you’ll need to prepare your sweet potato. Since I’m all about finding the easiest and fastest way to make food, because that means eating it sooner, I usually microwave mine for about 6 to 7 minutes.
Next, it’s time to assemble the toppings, aka the best part. Scoop on the yogurt, throw on the fruit, drizzle the peanut butter, and sprinkle the granola (see recipe below) and chia seeds. And, voilà, you have a loaded dessert sweet potato!
The simplest, but tastiest granola recipe ever:
- 1 extra ripe banana
- 1 cup of oats
Mash the banana, mix in the oats, and crumble onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until toasted. I found that this makes a pretty decent-sized batch, so that you have some leftover for the week.
This is when I decided I didn’t have enough toppings and needed to pile on more, because the more, the better. And, voilà, you now have an extra loaded dessert sweet potato.
I’ve been having this for breakfast and lunch lately and it never disappoints and is always super filling. If you have any recipes or tips on how to prepare sweet potatoes, I’d love to hear them in the comments!