I’ve been trying to mix up my breakfast choices a little more because I’m such a creature of habit. Smoothies and oatmeal variations are my usual choices since they are quick, filling, and nutrient-dense. But there are many other plant-based recipes for breakfast, and this Sweet Potato Hash Brown recipe is one of them.
Have a look at the recipe index for some other breakfast ideas.
You won’t feel deprived when you make these hearty, delicious sweet potato hash browns. Toasty, sweet, smoky, and savory…..overall just satisfying. This recipe doesn’t use any oil to keep your plant-based diet as healthy as can be.
Serve for breakfast or any meal of the day. Use lighter sweet potatoes or bright orange yams (actually, I think they both are sweet potatoes.)
These babies are a super-packed powerful punch of plant-based nutrition. Sweet potatoes (and yams) are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, which feeds and nourishes our skin.
They are also a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium (which makes sweet potatoes a great post-workout snack), niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus.
Sweet Potatoes are Nutritional Powerhouses
- Rich in Nutrients: Sweet potatoes and yams are nutritional powerhouses, providing a wide range of essential vitamins and minerals. Both varieties are excellent sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, copper, pantothenic acid, and potassium. Vitamin A promotes healthy vision, while vitamin C supports a robust immune system. Additionally, potassium helps maintain proper heart function and electrolyte balance. These tubers also contain notable amounts of vitamin B6 and manganese.
- Antioxidant Properties: One standout feature of sweet potatoes and yams is their antioxidant content. These antioxidants help protect the body from cellular damage caused by harmful free radicals. Sweet potatoes and yams’ vibrant orange and purple flesh contain potent antioxidants like beta-carotene, anthocyanins, and polyphenols. Regular consumption of antioxidants is linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease and certain types of cancer.
- High Fiber Content: Sweet potatoes and yams are excellent sources of dietary fiber, which plays a crucial role in maintaining digestive health and promoting satiety. Adequate fiber intake aids in regulating blood sugar levels, reducing cholesterol levels, and promoting a healthy weight. Incorporating these tubers into your diet can help support a healthy digestive system and provide a feeling of fullness, making them a great addition to weight management plans.
- Versatile Culinary Delights: The versatility of sweet potatoes and yams allows for an array of culinary creations. Here are some delicious ways to incorporate these nutritious tubers into your meals:
Ways to Use Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries: Cut sweet potatoes into thin strips, sprinkle with seasoning, and bake until crispy. Enjoy them as a guilt-free alternative to regular French fries.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Boil or steam sweet potatoes until tender, then mash them with a dash of butter or coconut oil. Add your favorite herbs and spices for a flavorful side dish.
Baked Yams: Slice yams into rounds, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake until caramelized and tender. Serve as a delightful side dish, or use it as a base for creative toppings.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili: Combine diced sweet potatoes, black beans, tomatoes, and spices in a slow cooker. Let the flavors meld together for a comforting and nutritious chili.
Sweet Potatoes and Yams for Desserts: Not limited to savory dishes, sweet potatoes and yams can shine in sweet treats. Consider these delectable options:
Sweet Potato Pie: Use mashed sweet potatoes as a base for a rich, creamy pie filling spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of sweetness. Bake until set for a heavenly dessert.
Yam Muffins: Incorporate grated yams into your favorite muffin recipe for a moist and nutritious twist. Add spices like cinnamon and nutmeg for an extra burst of flavor.
Look no further! Here are a few more sweet potato recipes:
- Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash
- Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna
- Sweet Potatoes with Swiss Chard
- Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Black Bean Sweet Potato Quesadilla
You might be interested in some videos on this healthy tuber from nutritionfacts.org (see below). It’s a great website with loads of videos revolving around plant-based nutrition. Click on the photos below to see each video. Any way you cook them, sweet potatoes are a great choice.
These sweet potato hash browns are a delightful twist on the classic breakfast favorite. With their crispy exterior and tender interior, they will satisfy your cravings for a flavorful and nutritious plant-based meal. Don’t forget to share this recipe with friends and family so they can enjoy these scrumptious sweet potato hash browns too!
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The benefits of eating sweet potatoes
This recipe is Certified Plantricious because it meets the following guidelines.
The Trusted Seal for
- Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products
- May be minimally processed
- No added oil
- No added sugars
- No artificial additives or preservatives
- Sodium (mg) to Calories ratio, 1 ≤ 1
- Total Fiber to Calories, 2g ≥ 100 calories
Sweet Potato Hash Browns
- 2 large sweet potatoes or yams. chopped
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1 large red or green pepper chopped
- 1/2 tsp smoky paprika optional
- salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat a large nonstick skillet and add the onions. Cook until they start to brown slightly.
- Add the pepper, potatoes and spices and continue to cook, turning frequently so as not to burn. If you need to, add a little water and cover to help the cooking process, but uncover and let the water evaporate before serving. Note that Sweet potatoes don't always crisp up as well as white or yellow potatoes, especially without oil.
- Salt and pepper to taste.