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  • Bettina Applewhite

Sweet Potato Oatmeal

Wondering what to do with your leftover roasted sweet potatoes? Try adding them to a breakfast staple. This sweet potato oatmeal is full of fiber and vitamins to start your day. It's easy enough to make on any morning.

The day after Thanksgiving is usually the biggest shopping day of the year. When I was in college, I would get up before the sun was up to catch the best deals. "Ain't nobody got time for that." Now I just shop online. But I still need some nourishment for the patience of looking through pages of deals to find what I need. Plus the day after Thanksgiving is a great day to decorate for Christmas!

When I've planned everything right, I sort through the Christmas decorations and start putting things up the day after Thanksgiving. I like to at least get through the major decorating like the tree and lights when I have the days off and the time for it. If I wait until another weekend, it becomes a chore that I need to do.

I love the tradition I have of hosting a Christmas party every year. I had to take a couple of years off because of the pandemic and other personal reasons. Sometimes when I have the party scheduled early in December, I have to start decorating even before Thanksgiving to get everything set up. Then the day after Thanksgiving turns into party prep.

Whatever the reason, I need this hearty bowl of comforting sweet potato oatmeal to start a busy day after the holiday. Oatmeal is a good source of fiber and so are sweet potatoes. It's a fiber rich breakfast that will keep you full all through the morning. You can easily make a small or big batch for your entire crew. Starting your morning after with a nutritious breakfast will keep you on track for all the tempting sweets and snacking that are about to come your way in the next month.

Sweet Potato Oatmeal

Serves 2


1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats

2 Cups Water or Milk

1 Roasted Sweet Potato

1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

1/8 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Nutmeg


  1. Remove all the skin from the roasted sweet potato. Mash the potato with a fork in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan, bring water or milk and salt to a boil. Gradually whisk in dry oats. Bring back to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

  3. Add in mashed sweet potato, cinnamon, and nutmeg and continue to cook for 3 more minutes.

  4. Divide into 2 cereal bowls. Serve with almond butter, banana, chia seeds, and pecans (optional). Enjoy!


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