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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Baked Sweet Potato Breakfast

For breakfast, or lunch, or dinner, or anytime! I love sweet potatoes. Luckily sweet potatoes are very good for us! This is one of my favorite ways to prepare them. I always make extra so I can keep some in the fridge for a snack. A sweet potato baked with skin is an excellent source of vitamin A. They are also a very good source of vitamin C and manganese. In addition, sweet potatoes are a good source of copper, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and iron. (you must eat the skin!)


3-5 small sweet potatoes (I usually buy the yellow flesh variety from my organic market)

2 Tbsp of either quality vegetable oil or olive oil

salt and pepper to taste



1. Move oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 400° F.

2. Wash and dry the outer skins of the potatoes. Cut off any small hard bits. Using a fork, stab the potatoes three or four times each.

3. Rub the potatoes with oil to cover and arrange them on a foil lined baking sheet with space in between. Bake for 40-50 minutes (do not turn) or until a knife slips easily into the center.

4. Salt and pepper to taste and serve with a little butter if you are feeling decadent. (they taste really great without I promise!)


  1. Drooling!! So simple and easy. Can't wait to try!

  2. great! it makes an excellent postwork out snack :)

  3. do you eat them cold when snacking on the left overs or re-heat?

  4. oh just eat them cold! excellent hiking food even :)

  5. i baked a large one the other day and had half for lunch and half for breakfast the next day. i topped it with a bit of chopped green onion. the butter with the sweet potato is just so delicious. so simple. i never imagined bake sweet potato as anything but a side dish. thank you for opening my eyes! and yes, i ate the skin too!

  6. yay! sweet potatoes are better for you than plain white potatoes as well :)

  7. oh i love this snack, its so simple but so yummy!