Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tired of Eggs? Try This Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl Scramble

I have been eating eggs for breakfast every day since I started this Whole30 Paleo Challenge on January 1st. EVERY DAY! Eggs have lots of protein and a bit of fat, and keep me satisfied till lunchtime no matter how busy my morning happens to be, or how hard I might workout.  For me, these days, eggs are synonomous with breakfast.

But I just couldn't face scrambled eggs or baked eggs, or even a veggie omelet. I wanted the benefit of eating eggs but I didn't want to taste eggs... what to do?

I thought something sweetened with banana might be good, and then I remembered that I had some frozen berries that I should start using up... so I thought Id make a banana omelet with some berries on the top.... but when I opened the refrigerator, I saw some leftover cooked sweet potato and decided to use that too and make up a sweet potato and banana scramble.

When it was all done, it reminded me of a hot cereal so I put it into a bowl, and ate it with a spoon!  If  I only wanted one serving, I would halve these ingredients. I doubt that reheated leftovers would taste very good... and reheating egg dishes in the mike makes them tough, or so I have heard.

I put some almond butter and berries on mine; The Captain chose chunky peanut butter and I gave him berries as well.  If you are a yogurt fan, it would probably be good with this dish as well.

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl Scramble
Makes 2 servings
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cooked sweet potato
  • 2 eggs
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of vanilla extract
  1. Roughly mash the banana and sweet potato together in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the eggs, cinnamon and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a hot skillet that has been coated with non-stick spray, over MEDIUM heat.
  4. Allow to cook for several minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Divide between 2 bowls and put on toppings of your choice before serving.
Per serving, without toppings.
Weight Watchers P+ = 5.
Calories 179; Protein 8g; Carbohydrate 26g; Fat 5g; Fibre 3g.

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Pour the mixture into a prepared pan.
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And stir occasionally.
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You will notice a color change and a texture change as the eggs cook.
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It will be fairly dry when it's ready... may take 6 or 7 minutes.
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In my bowl, topped with almond butter and berries.
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The Captain likes to mix everything together... but you can see that it resembles cooked cereal.
Do you think this is something you might like? 
Do you know any other ways to use eggs and not have them TASTE like eggs?


  1. Well, since I'm on a plant based diet, unfortunately no eggs for me. I do like my oats or smoothies for breakfast.

  2. Looks great!!! I made your chili for this weekend and it's awesome!!!

  3. While I never tire of eggs, this will be a welcome addition to my menu. Thanks!

  4. I totally hear you about OD-ing on eggs! I change it up frequently by swapping out eggs for turkey bacon, protein shakes and leftover chicken breasts (chicken for breakfast is actually quite good!).

    Thanks for sharing your recipe Elle!

  5. That does look like a hot cereal. Great idea. I don't eat eggs enough to get sick of them, but I do look for ways to spruce up my oats. YUM!!

  6. Looks good to me except I would want more protein so I might modify for me! :) YUM!

  7. I am not a fan of eggs but my family loves them!!! I'll have to try out this recipe on them :)


  8. I am not a fan of eggs but my family loves them!!! I'll have to try out this recipe on them :)


  9. So tired of eggs!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Made this for breakfast this morning. It was excellent. I liked the splash of vanilla, it really added to the flavour profile. While I did scramble the mixture, I think it could be cooked up as an eggcake when one is short on time.

    I think I would also make this as a supper on the nights I go to run club, when time is short and I don't want anything to heavy on my tummy...maybe use 2 eggs.

  11. I tire of eggs too! That's how PB& Jeggs were born. I have done a sweet potato scramble, but never added banana. Definitely trying this out!


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