Sweet potato oatmeal

I’ve been on a sweet potato kick lately. They are delicious, full of nutrition and makes a perfect winter food. I love how extremely versatile they are, you can serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. My local supermarket has them on special at the moment so I took advantage and bought quite a bit. In the last two weeks I have eaten an outrageous amount of them, I have made lots of sweet potato recipes including stuffed sweet potato for breakfast, sweet potato shepherd’s pie, sweet potato egg scramble, roasted sweet potatoes and sweet potato chips.

We are moving house this weekend, and I’m doing fridge and pantry clean out. I didn’t do any shopping for this week, I vowed to get creative and use only what we have in the house. Day 1, and I realised we had no eggs for breakfast so I whipped up with this recipe for sweet potato oatmeal. Weird combo right, but it was delicious. I really enjoyed it, It was creamy, sweet, cinnamony and very filling. I served it with kefir (fermented milk).

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Ingredients

1/2 cup Oats (soaked in water overnight)
1  sweet potato
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup kefir/almond milk/coconut milk
2 chopped dates
Honey to taste
Dash of cinnamon
Salt to taste

Method

Preheat the oven to 375F, poke a few holes into the sweet potatoes and bake for about 45 minutes or until it’s cooked.

Once the sweet potato is cooked, heat water in a saucepan, add oats and cook stirring for a few minutes. When it has reached your preferred consistency (add more water if you need to), scoop out the sweet potato flesh and add to the oatmeal.

Mix it in with the oatmeal, it doesn’t have to be smooth I quite enjoyed having the chunks of sweet potato. Add the cinnamon, and dates and blend everything together.

Serve in a bowl, and add a splash of milk and drizzle of honey. I would have loved some nuts for a bit of crunchiness but I’m all out until we move.

Note: If you don’t have honey, you can use sugar or syrup to sweeten the oatmeal. The dates and sweet potato adds quite a bit of sweetness, so you won’t need much sweetener. If you are short on time, you can easily microwave the sweet potato.

 

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