This twice baked sweet potato recipe is topped with an egg and loaded with bacon and scallions. An easy and healthy breakfast recipe that fills you up and satisfies your taste buds!
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The importance of a healthy breakfast
During the holidays, I strayed from my healthy eating habits. But, I am back on track (mostly!) and decided to make this twice baked sweet potato recipe for breakfast this morning. The combination of eggs, sweet potatoes and bacon was absolutely heavenly.
It was also a nice, filling meal which helps keep me from snacking too often! If you are looking for easy baked sweet potato recipes for your healthy meal plan, this one is simple to make and delicious!
How to make twice baked sweet potatoes
All you really need for this twice baked sweet potato recipe is a cooked sweet potato, some crumbled bacon, eggs, and green onions. You will get two servings per sweet potato so you can either share or set one in the fridge for the next day.
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Make sure you make this on a non-stick surface…I tried foil and it wasn’t very easy to get off the pan. You can also add a dollop of sour cream if you are feeling particularly decadent.
Like this twice baked sweet potato recipe? Here are a few more ways to cook sweet potatoes:
- Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry Recipe with Fresh Kale: This hearty sweet potato chickpea curry recipe was a big hit for dinner. Loaded with chickpeas for protein as well as plenty of veggies, it is served over rice for a vegan dinner recipe that really fills you up.
- Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Honey Butter: These are delicious and a great way to use up leftover sweet potatoes!
- Easy Sweet Potato Pie Recipe: Sweet potato pie is a traditional southern dessert recipe, often served in place of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Loaded with cooked sweet potato and plenty of spices, this southern staple will be a big hit!
Ingredients for this breakfast sweet potato recipe
Here are the ingredients you need to make this easy breakfast sweet potato recipe. The only time consuming part is cooking the sweet potato. You can do that in the microwave if you want, although I prefer them in the oven. This recipe makes enough for 6 servings.
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup crumbled, cooked bacon
- 3 green onions, chopped
- black pepper to taste
- sour cream if desired
Directions for twice baked sweet potatoes stuffed with eggs
So, how do you make baked sweet potatoes and stuff them with eggs? It is really very simple. Make sure to cover your pan well with greased foil or a Silpat mat. They can be a bit messy when they cook. This is a great dish for Easter or Christmas brunch, especially for people who have certain food allergies or dietary restrictions.
- Bake sweet potatoes until tender. Usually about 1 hour at 450 degrees for a small to medium sweet potato
- Let sweet potatoes cool until they are cool enough to handle
- Cut each one in half and using a fork, fluff up the inside
- Make a small trough in the middle of the sweet potato with a spoon to hold the egg
- Place sweet potatoes on cookie sheet with silicone mat or a very non-stick surface
- Sprinkle sweet potatoes with crumbled bacon
- Crack egg into the center of each sweet potato
- Sprinkle with black pepper
- Bake at 425 degrees for 10 to 20 minutes (soft center 10 minutes. Fully cooked 20 minutes)
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions and top with a dollop of sour cream if desired
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Recipe Perfect for Breakfast
This twice baked sweet potato recipe is perfect for breakfast. If you are looking for easy baked sweet potato recipes, try this one today!
Nutrition information not always accurate
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.