Healthy breakfast idea: baked sweet potato. What?? Yes!

I love sweet potatoes. But really, I’ve never been drawn to them at dinnertime. I’m one of those annoying people who is fussy about mixing my sweets and savouries. Not always…  and I am starting to get over it as I get older. There was once a time, however, when you couldn’t pay me to mix meat and fruit together, for example.

But at breakfast time, a nice healthy, vitamin-rich, fibre-filled sweet potato, baked and topped with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey? Oh yes.

All the flavour of sweet potato pie -- at breakfast.

All the flavour of sweet potato pie -- at breakfast.

The thing I like best about it is that you can make them the night before. I love instant breakfasts that don’t take any thought. I’m not a morning person, so anything I can do in a zombie-fied state is a bonus.

Just prick some sweet potatoes a few times with a fork and bake in a 425°F oven for about an hour, or until tender. Let cool and stick in the fridge for future breakfasts. Reheat or enjoy cold.

Do you only eat traditional breakfast foods in the morning? Or are you just as happy to eat leftover stir-fry or spaghetti, like me?