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Decadent Sweet Potato Breakfast

For all sweet potato lovers… this one is for you.

 

And for all the breakfast lovers who can’t do pancakes because of the grains, or are sensitive to nuts and can’t make my Easy Paleo Pancakes made with almond flour…

 

Here is a decadent alternative.

 

Warm, naturally sweet from baking the sweet potatoes, and loaded up with superfoods, this breakfast is both a hearty and mineral-rich treat!

 

And it may actually help improve  blood sugar regulation.

 

Fried white potatoes are typically a staple in western breakfasts, yet white potatoes may affect blood sugar regulation, as they break down in the body as a simple carbohydrate and can spike blood sugar levels, rapidly.

 

Sweet potatoes help to increase adiponectin in the blood, which is a protein hormone made in our fat cells that supports insulin metabolism. Studies have shown that those who have blood sugar issues (insulin metabolism) such as insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes have lower adiponectin levels.

 

It’s important to note the glycemic index of a sweet potato is different if you boil it rather than bake it. The glycemic index will increase from roasting it, so it’s best to boil if blood sugar spikes are a major concern for you. 

 

Sweet potatoes are also high in vitamin C, and vitamin A, as well as B-vitamins and fiber. You can make your Decadent Sweet Potato Breakfast topped with any kind of superfood or fruit. My recipe suggestion is below.

 

Here’s how I cooked them. I preheated the oven at 400 degrees. Sliced the sweet potato in two.

 

I slathered coconut oil on either side. Coconut oil has a high cooking temperature and can withstand 400 degrees, unlike olive oil, which has a burning temp of around 350/375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

 

 

I baked the sweet potato, uncovered for about 55 minutes.

 

 

When I took it out, I topped with coconut butter, a thick and creamy manna that naturally melted on top of the warm potato from the heat.

I also used a dollop of hazelnut butter… any type of nut butter will do here, or you can omit if you are sensitive to nuts. Then, I loaded it up with shredded coconut, cacao nibs, and banana slices.

 

 

Seriously so YUM and filling!

Love,

Allie, Modern Goddess Lifestyle

 

Need other hormone healthy breakfast options? Here are some options.

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15655035

Decadent Sweet Potato Breakfast

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

1 small-medium sweet potato

½ cups sliced bananas

2 teaspoons coconut butter

2 teaspoons nut butter

½ teaspoon cacao nibs

½ teaspoon shredded coconut

pinch of salt

molasses drizzled on top, to taste (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven. Cut sweet potato in half, lengthwise.
2. Slather coconut oil on both sides.
3. Bake at 400 degrees with the skin side on the baking tray for 50-60 minutes.
4. Top each sweet potato side with 1 teaspoon coconut butter and 1 teaspoon nut butter. Sprinkle on cacao nibs, shredded coconut, and salt.
5. Drizzle molasses if desired, but it tastes great sugar-free as the sweet potatoes are naturally sweet.

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