10-Minute Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Brown Sugar Pears

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There’s a new hot breakfast in town – creamy sweet potato breakfast bowls topped with caramelized pears, fresh berries, and nut butter. Give this cozy breakfast a try this fall!

This post was sponsored by my client Side Delights® Steamables. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen. 
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Brown Sugar Pears - 10 minute recipe

This might be the most hipster recipe I’ve ever made, and I’m not mad about it. In fact, I’m pretty obsessed with sweet potatoes for breakfast.

It makes sense, considering I love food served in bowls (see: Shrimp Taco Bowls with Pineapple SalsaWinter Vegetable Quinoa Bowls with Brown Butter and Greek Chicken Rice Bowls.) I was a goner the second I ate my first spoon full and melted into a puddle of cozy bliss.

I mean, is there anything more comforting than a warm bowl of creamy potatoes? It might not be traditional, but it’s a lovely grain-free alternative to oatmeal or cream of wheat.  Plus it’s ready in just about 10 minutes!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Brown Sugar Pears - 10 minute recipe

How to make sweet potato breakfast bowls

To make these sweet potato breakfast bowls, start with a bag of Steamables petite sweet potatoes (yup – the same potatoes I used in this chimichurri potato salad earlier this year.) They cook up perfectly tender in 8 minutes, plus they’re triple washed so you don’t have to worry about scrubbing them. That’s especially important since I throw the whole potatoes – skin and all – into the blender along with 1/2 cup of coconut milk and a teaspoon of vanilla to make this puree. The puree itself is creamy and sweet, without any added sugar.

These bowls are really versatile and you can top them with whatever you want – from crunchy granola to a river of coconut milk to a scoop of cranberry sauce. I embraced early fall and topped them with thinly sliced pears that I caramelized in butter and a pinch of brown sugar for about 5 minutes, until they softened just a touch. I also added some blueberries – their tartness balances out the sweetness of the potatoes and pears – and a spoon full of nut butter for a little extra protein. A sprinkle of cinnamon ties everything together and echoes the fall flavors that you’ll enjoy in every bite.

Be sure to check out these other great recipes using Side Delights Steamables!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Brown Sugar Pears - 10 minute recipe

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Brown Sugar Pears - 10 minute recipe

10-Minute Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Brown Sugar Pears

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Cook Time: 9 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 223kcal


  • 1 bag Side Delights® Steamables Petite Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 pears
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk from a can
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 teaspoons cashew or almond butter
  • Cinnamon


  • Microwave the bag of Steamables potatoes, seam-side down, for 8 minutes. Let cool 1 minute.
  • While the potatoes cook, thinly slice the pears and discard the core. Melt the butter in a sauté pan set over medium heat. Add the pears and cook 4-5 minutes, or until they begin to soften. Stir in the brown sugar and cook until melted and syrupy.
  • Remove the cooked sweet potatoes from the bag and cut them into quarters. Transfer them to a food processor or blender. Add the coconut milk and vanilla; blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Divide the sweet potatoes between four bowls. Top with the cooked pears, blueberries, and cashew butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon, to taste.
  • Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Brown Sugar Pears
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 24mg1%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi, I'm Lauren!

I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie. Read more...


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5 thoughts on “10-Minute Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Brown Sugar Pears”

  1. This recipe sounds delicious! What can I use as a vegan substitute for butter to sautee the pears? I’m new at this 🙂

    • You could use a vegan butter substitute like Earth Balance or Melt, or just sautee them in a little coconut oil

  2. Lauren,

    It was like you got into my head and knew exactly what I had been craving. Can not wait to give this a try~

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