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Baked Sweet Potato and Eggs Recipe

This recipe is comfort food at its best! Sweet potatoes are a great way to mix up breakfast and get a hefty boost of Vitamin A. Heating them in the microwave or baking them in the oven can make your morning easier. You can enjoy the sweet potatoes with scrambled eggs or an over-easy or poached egg on top.

  • Servings: 1
  • Preparation Time: 10 Mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet potato or ½ medium-large sweet potato (about 4 ounces)
  • 1-2 eggs (prepared in your favorite way)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tsp butter or oil (we love using coconut oil)
  1. Bake or microwave the sweet potato. The easiest way is to prick the sweet potato 3-4 times with the tip of a knife. You can then microwave it for 8-10 minutes, depending on size. A more traditional method is to bake it. Do so by placing the sweet potato in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes-1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on the size.
  2. Remove the potato from the microwave or oven and cut it in half.
  3. Add butter or oil to a small sauté pan over medium-high heat with the salt, pepper and eggs. Scramble until the eggs are set.
  4. Add the scrambled eggs to the split sweet potato and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.2 18%
Saturated Fat 9.4 47%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 186 620%
Sodium 40mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.8 13%
Sugars 7.8
Protein 8.6
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Vitamin D 88% Calcium 2%
Iron 27% Potassium 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories:2,0002,500
Total FatLess than65g80g
Saturated FatLess than20g25g
CholesterolLess than300mg300 mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g375g
Dietary Fiber25g30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

About The Author

Leslie Myers is a culinary professional with over thirty years of experience including healthy eating and cooking specialist, culinary instructor, restaurant owner and operator, caterer, operations manager, pastry chef, raw foods chef and culinary instructor. She is the owner of Foodsense, Now, a Solana Beach-based company which focuses on healthy eating for athletes. She is also the Professional Chef for Home Care Assistance, where she creates delicious recipes that promote brain health and healthy longevity and are appropriate for the changing dietary needs of seniors.