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Jan 21

Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

I am not a morning person.

 

That’s an understatement.

After hitting snooze too many a few times, I’m forced to race through my morning routine. I squeeze in a quick workout, shower, try to make my face look presentable for work, and inhale breakfast. This means I NEVER have time for something a decadent as baked oatmeal.

Then light bulb went off. Pre-Baked Oatmeal.  I made this Raspberry version last spring, but wanted to create one for the winter months.

Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

 

Sweet Potatoes are one of the seasonal items I most look forward to. The sweet potato helps to bind these bakes together, and provides a creamy texture that is excellent against the chewy rolled oats.

Aside from the pie-like taste they add, sweet potatoes also pack a ton of nutrients. They are rich in Vitamins B6, C, D, and are good sources of iron and magnesium.

Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

 

When you freeze them, all you have to do is pull one or two out and pop it in the microwave to defrost.  45 seconds later you can be shoveling delicately eating your oatmeal on the run.

Yes, this baked oatmeal recipe was created to be made in advance to freeze… however, I dare you not to eat one hot out of the oven.  I “iced” mine with a mixture of Greek yogurtcinnamon, and a couple of drops of liquid Stevia.

Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal with Icing

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Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal

  • 1 ½ C canned or mashed sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ tsp maple extract
  • 3 C rolled oats
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 20 drops liquid stevia
  • ¾ C Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla

 

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners, or grease with cooking spray.

Mix together sweet potato, egg, milk, and extracts. Stir in oats, spices, baking powder, and sweetener. Mix in milk and stir until combined.

Pour batter evenly into tins.  Bake 20-25 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Enjoy a few fresh, and allow the remaining to cool completely before placing in a freezer bag for storage. For a quick breakfast, remove muffin from the freezer and microwave ~30 seconds (until warmed through).

Makes 12 muffins.

Notes:

  • Use a flax egg (1T ground flax + 3T water) to make the recipe vegan
  • Use Gluten-Free Oatmeal to make these gluten-free
  • Can sub ¼ C sugar for the Stevia
  • Using Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Vanilla rather than skim milk saves you 42 calories in this recipe

 

Laura Hall Sweet Potato Baked Oatmeal Nutrition

 

Be sure to check out Silk Pure Almond website and Facebook page to see more delicious, creative recipes!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Silk and FitFluential, LLC. All opinions are my own. Learn more about Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened on Facebook andTwitter.

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Thank you all SO much for all of your support during the past weekend’s race.  It was SO much fun, and we didn’t come in last. :)  I’m working on a recap!

Are you a morning person?

What is your favorite “quick” breakfast?

 

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  1. Kyra & Scribbles&Sprinkles

    Yum! Two of my food loves in one! <3

  2. Khushboo

    Yum! I love baked oatmeal but am yet to try it with sweet potato! I am definitely a morning person- I have to be as I get too worked up rushing about first thing hah! On the days where I need a quick breakfast, overnight oats are my go-to as is plain yogurt mixed with raw oats, whatever fruit I got and peanut butter!

    1. Laura

      I love overnight oats, but I can’t bring myself to eat them in the winter. It was28 degrees this morning!

  3. Sue

    I’m not a morning person at all! But because of my job and commuting situation I need to leave my house before 7 am every workday. That’s so hard! I’m a total zombie before 10 am. That’s why I do as much prep work as possible the night before, like putting out my outfit, packing breakfast, lunch, and snacks, etc. My go-to quick breakfasts/snacks are sandwiches, overnight oats, and fresh fruit, mostly bananas, apples, and clementines at the moment.

    1. Laura

      I am the same way! I refuse to schedule meeting before 10a.

  4. Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness

    Baked oatmeal is one of my favorites! Have to try this :)

  5. Pamela Hernandez

    Add a hard boiled egg on the side and yum! Thanks for this recipe.

  6. Amelia

    I have completely transitioned to being a morning person. Maybe it has to do with age? I don’t know. There is just something about the feeling of getting stuff accomplished in the morning before the rest of the world is up!

    I too struggle with fast breakfasts to get out the door! Yesterday I stumbled upon a great banana/almond bread recipe, which I quickly modified to up the protein content and baked into mini muffins for fast/on the go breakfast this week. Your oatmeal muffins look great! They remind me of ‘no bake’ cookies in a way. I bet you could sub a banana/applesauce for the sweet potato, add in some pb flour, and WHAM a protein power breakfast to go!

    Looking forward to the race recap. :)

    1. Laura

      I did use banana as the binder with the Raspberry version. Love the PB flour idea… that’s going to happen next! :)

      1. Amelia

        Crap, should have clicked on the raspberry link. I think those are going to happen today and I’m going to use 1/2 oats 1/2 pb flour. It will be like a jelly sandwich for breakfast. :)

        1. Laura

          Did you do it? I can’t wait to try the PB addition.

  7. Danielle

    This recipe is awesome. I just trying to think of something fun and different I could make to have on hand for breakfasts this week so what perfect timing. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  8. Lindsay's List

    MAKING!!!

    1. Laura

      I think it fits with your new food-plan! :)

  9. Lee

    These sound delicious.

    While I wouldn’t consider myself a morning person really, I’m definitely NOT a night person at all. I’m always the first person to want to go to sleep.

  10. misszippy

    Love this recipe! I love baked oatmeals of any kind and adding in sweet potatoes is a bonus. Will definitely be trying this.

    1. Laura

      Thank you! I’d love to hear your reaction if you do make them!

  11. Fran@BCDC

    This sounds delicious, Laura. Gotta get cooking and try this! Thanks!

  12. Kayla

    This is hilarious – I have made your raspberry version before – and legit last week I basically made this exact recipe but I used canned pumpkin that was on-sale! I also threw in some frozen blueberries for quick breakfasts. Also a fantastic pre-work out bite. I leave a carton of boiled eggs in my fridge and have one of these with a few boiled egg whites and boom! complete breakfast ! (:

    1. Laura

      I love that! Great minds, right? ;)

  13. lindsay

    oh ya, i need these. Snooze button too! and I would love to try them with squash next. Whatcha think?

  14. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    I’m trying to convince myself that I’m a morning person, but it’s only kind of working. 7:00 I can handle, anything 6:30 or earlier, and I’m not pleased.

    1. Laura

      I made it up by 7:15 this morning! It was a record.

  15. Parita @ myinnershakti

    I am a morning person through and through! It’s kind of crazy when I think about how much my energy levels drop off as the hours pass by. Haha! And my favorite breakfast on the go has to be baked oatmeal muffins (similar to this but with chocolate chips) or overnight oats. Great options to just grab and go!

    1. Laura

      I’m convinced florescent lights dull your mind.

  16. Kierston

    Yummers! I made sweet potato bites about a month ago…they were super tasty. I added cranberries and carob chips :)

  17. Heather (Where's the Beach)

    Oh great looking recipe. I’m not a morning person, but I do get up and go into work early. I’m there between 6:45 and 7. But it’s quiet and I don’t have to deal with anyone for a solid hour ;-)

    1. Laura

      I work late for the same reason. Not being flooded with email is a beautiful thing.

  18. Alicia

    I am not a morning person by any means, so it’s rare I get in a morning workout… but I am always rushing out the door! I’ve been doing a lot of overnight oats, recently. Easy to mix the night before, and even easier to grab and go in the morning. I’m not sick of them yet! Haha Going to try your recipe – I love me some sweet potato! Yum!

    1. Laura

      Do you re-heat them in the morning? I love them but need something hot when it’s so cold.

      1. Alicia

        Sometimes I re-heat them! So good. Sometimes I leave them cold, and it’s kinda like museli.

  19. Jody - Fit at 55

    HOLY YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would find a way to modify with more egg whites or something so I could add protein powder! ;)

    1. Laura

      I need to do that… figured I’d keep it simple for Silk. ;) I ste mine today on top of a greek yogurt-protein powder pudding.

  20. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    Ooh, what a fantastic combo- sweet potato and oats! Definitely gonna make these. I am not a morning person, either… having kids helped a little- I can now get up before 7 without being a grump, but I’d much rather stay up late and sleep in. :)

  21. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    I am that annoying morning person! I am, however, a bear by 9pm. I love making easy on the go breakfasts for the boys. They are not morning people and getting them to eat in the morning is complicated. So, I like to make wholesome eats for them to eat in the car. This sounds perfect!

    Congratulations on your race! I’m so happy for you!

    1. Laura

      I do not envy mom’s… I know I was trerrible at getting to school. And my mom even brought breakfast to my bathroom while I got ready!

  22. Nadiya

    I’ve actually made something similar before but without the ginger and with raisins. It really is amazing and unlike normal oatmeal it keeps in the fridge much better! Never tried freezing it though :P

  23. Taylor

    Hello! I’ve been following your site for a little bit now and I was experimenting with your raspberry baked oatmeal and actually made a Sweet Potato and Apple version YESTERDAY! haha You can imagine my shock when I read your post for today! Wonderful recipe and a lifesaver in the morning, thanks for sharing!

    1. Laura

      Haha! This make me want to make a butternut and apple version…

  24. elizabeth

    I don’t love sweet potatoes, but make these with banana, oats, almond milk, vanilla, stevia, bk pwder, salt and no egg. I stick them in freezer, just like you.

    1. Laura

      My first version (the Raspberry I linked to above) used banana as the binder. I love that it works with so many mix-ins!

  25. Kristina

    I am a morning person (it’s 7:30 and I’ve already had a 2.5 hour workday…) BUT I still love this idea. my mornings include operating my juicer, my treadmill, my coffee kettle. having breakfast already done means I can get on to other things that much faster!

    I will be making these… tonight!

    1. Laura

      I feel so special when you make something of mine. Let me know how you liked it! I’m making your lentils tonight. :)

  26. Lisa @ RunWiki

    Oh my! These look amazing! and so very easy to make. Such a creative, tasty and great idea! love!

  27. Amanda @ .running with spoons.

    I used to be such a night owl, but somehow over the past few years I’ve transitioned into a complete morning person. I haven’t been woken up by an alarm clock in years, and naturally just wake up somewhere between 5:30-6:30. It’s actually kind of annoying… I really wish I could sleep in!

    1. Laura

      530am?! Whoa girl. Whoa.

  28. Cassie @RedLetterDaye

    I am not a morning person, but I could be for that oatmeal! I’ve been getting bored with oatmeal lately, even though I love it, so I will be trying this version.

  29. Meg

    This is a great recipe, love! My quick breakfast is eggs and cereal with milk haha or cold chicken with cereal and milk. Oh I’m so fancy, huh?

    Love you babyyyy

    1. Laura

      You know you’re a body builder when you eat cold chicken for breakfast! :)

  30. Alex @ therunwithin

    very cool idea!

  31. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    I laughed out loud when you “iced” your muffin!

    And the Hubby is sick today (poor fella) so I’m been making him a version of your Cherry Ginger smoothie with Strawberries, Ginger, Bananas and Almond Milk instead.

    Can’t wait to hear about the race.

    1. Laura

      Hope the hubby is better soon! The ick is going around… ginger should help though!

  32. Haley @ fullnfit

    Yum! I have added sweet potato to oats on the stove.. but baked? I will have to try this!

    1. Laura

      Let me know if you do! :)

  33. Allie

    Pfft, I AM a morning person, and there’s STILL no way I’m baking oatmeal first thing in the morning–Ain’t nobody got time for that! Love the pre-baked idea, and these totally sound breakfast-cookie-esque–which you know is something I’d never argue with :) Eggs are my usual breakfast, but if I need something fast? It’s Greek yogurt plus whatever toppings or bottomings I can scrounge from the fridge.

  34. Lisa

    Yum, these look fantastic. Your mornings sound like mine, I’m a maniac. I love being able to get up earlier and take my time but sometimes it doesn’t happen. Which is why I always prep breakfast the night before. However, I do wake up early and like waking up early too. I naturally get up around 6 or a bit before. It’s kind of weird.

  35. Karey @ Nutty About Health

    Looks delicious & a great idea! :)

  36. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen

    Such a smart idea! I’m so not a morning person either even though I’m some what forced to. Love oats though :)

  37. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

    I want a recap nowwwww! ;) Glad it went well.

    These look great. Sweet potatoes are one of my top 5 fav foods, and that’s an all-inclusive list – not just fav “healthy” foods.

    1. Laura

      It’s up, it’s up! ;)

      They are in my top 5 too. I can’t believe I used to refuse to eat them.

  38. Hannah

    Someone needs to create business hours for we night owls. Loooove the look of this! Use almond extract and I’m yours :)

    1. Laura

      I couldn’t agree more!

  39. Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover!

    As hard as I try, and as much as I really love mornings, I am SO not a morning person. I am so much more productive at night, which often makes things difficult.

    And I definitely need to get better at prepping breakfast ahead of time! I often cook my oats the night before and just let them sit on the stove and reheat in the morning. Or i make some fritatta “muffins” (basically, mix up the ingredients for an omelet and bake in a muffin tin) and store them in the fridge for the week.

    1. Laura

      I am the same – i get my second wind after 8p!

  40. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Gosh I am loving this recipe… and I have never thought of sweet potatoes as a breakfast thing but of course it can be! I mean I often add pumpkin into oatmeal so this is basically the same thing :) Anyway, I am planning to make this and SOON! Thanks for the recipe lovely lady

    1. Laura

      Very similar indeed! Sweet potato is great in overnight oats too.

  41. Ari @ Ari's Menu

    Sweet potatoes are my very favorite thing! This looks great!

  42. Jessie

    Definitely a morning person. I’m not a big fan of sleeping in. I’d rather start my day off early… and than more than likely pass out early, Ha.

  43. Kait @ ChickadeeSays

    This looks incredible. I am such a night owl that every moment of sleep in the morning is a blessing. I will be trying these!

    xx Kait

    1. Laura

      I’m the same… and I grabbed one to go this morning, in fact. Let me know if you try them!

      1. Kait @ ChickadeeSays

        I made them this morning! SO delicious and a bunch of extras for mornings this week!

        xx Kait

        1. Laura

          I’m so glad you liked them!!! Thank you for the feedback and the IG pic. :)

  44. CCU

    One of my favourite breakfasts in the world :D
    I simply adore the deliciousness of this recipe!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  45. Tina @ Best Body Fitness

    I would be all over these!!!

  46. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Omg, WHY have I never thought to make PRE-baked oatmeal?! I’m always drooling over the recipes I see online for all the breakfast bakes and such, but when I wake up, I want breakfast NOW! And yeah, to answer your question (after tailoring it to my needs), I am so NOT an afternoon person! Of course, here I am at 6am…the last 30 minutes of my shift and I feel like my face is about to slam into my laptop…so there ya go, I’m not a MORNING person either. I’m more of a midnight person…as in after midnight, it’s a steady decline to inevitable face planting! Gah, I can almost feel the softness of my pillow right now…hurry up clock!

    Favorite quick breakfast: Greek yogurt or cottage cheese with random (yet delicious) shit thrown on top! ;)

    1. Laura

      I can’t even imagine your schedule… I’d be a hot mess! Yes to the Greek and the cottage cheese… that’s what I ate my baked oatmeal with today, actually. :)

  47. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    These sound amazing. I’ve never been much of a morning person but now that I have Bailey, I’m getting there. I like being up early enough to go for a good 20-30 minute walk with her, play for a bit and then take my time getting ready. I still don’t have time for a decent breakfast though! I always end up eating once I get to work. These sound incredible. I have a sweet potato I need to use… do you think this would work with steel cut oats? I accidentally bought those instead of rolled and am too cheap to go buy rolled ones now until I use the others up haha

    1. Laura

      I’m not sure the measurmeents would be the same… but I bet you could find a way!

  48. Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt

    You are brilliant! Need to make ASAP

    1. Laura

      Thank you, Dena! Let me know what you think. :)

  49. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    So…I wake up almost an hour and a half before I have to leave for work so that I can mosey around and make stove top oatmeal every day. I don’t know why I do this. But I do.

    Generally I am a morning person. After 3:00 my thoughts don’t usually make sense and I need to exercise and then just chill out without speaking much. (Generally.) I also can’t sleep in. (Generally.)

    Did that comment make any sense?

    1. Laura

      I love the word mosey.

      it’s not after 3, so yes… that made sense. ;)

  50. Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi)

    I used to be a morning person. I would wake up at 5:00 am every morning, hit the gym, take a shower, and be on it the rest of the day… I find myself hitting the snooze more often than not now. ack. But these are a GREAT way to get oats and sweet potatoes in the am… yum. Was following your adventure race. too cool!

  51. Brittany @ Delights and Delectables

    YUMM!! So lets say some loser is allergic to sweet potatoes… could she switch it for butternut squash or pumpkin instead?? ;)

    1. Laura

      For sure! Either one would be delicious. I told Lindsay Cotter that butternut and cherries is next! :)

  52. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    These sound amazing Laura! And a great way to get sweet potato for breakfast too. Pinning this now. :)

    1. Laura

      Thanks Heather! Maybe a good one for you with all your crazy training? :)

  53. Amanda J

    Wow this sounds great, can’t wait to try it! And love the variations, makes this a versatile recipe and all will be good for my diabetic hubby as well. I don’t use Stevia, would agave or honey be okay to use as a sweetener!

    1. Laura

      Thank you so much! Agave or honey would be a fine sweetener. 6 Drops liquid Stevia = 1 T sugar… so I think the agave sub in the recipe would be about 2T. You might reduce the liquid a bit as well. Let me know how it goes! I’d love to know. :)

  54. Heather

    yum!! i will definitely try these out. how many does it make??

    1. Laura

      It makes one muffin tin full, or 12 muffins. Thanks!

  55. Tess @ Cross Country Cajun

    These look amazing. I love sweet potato anything – I will definitely be trying out these!

    1. Laura

      Thank you!!! I’d love to hear how you like them. :)

  56. Jill

    Ummm, just gonna try this awesome-looking recipe, but the directions mention milk and the ingredients don’t….do I need milk, and if so, how much? Thanks….

    1. Laura

      It’s the almond milk listed as the last ingredient… you could use “real” milk in though. :)

  57. Ambra

    I think I’m going to try this with pumpkin instead of sweet potato. It sound delicious and I’ll be going to early morning shifts next month so I need something I can make quickly or take with me to heat up for breakfast.

    1. Laura

      It works really well with pumpkin… or with butternut. :)

  58. jackie

    Have you tried it with pumpkin instead of sweet potato?

    1. Laura

      It works really well! So does butternut squash. Would love to hear what you think! :)

  59. tanara

    Just made a batch of these! So excited to have them in the morning. Can these muffins be left out or in the refrigerator for a couple of days instead of freezing them?

    1. Laura

      Please let me know how you like them! :)

      I think they’d be fine for 3-4 days in the fridge. They are really moist, so be sure to keep them in the fridge to avoid mold in the summer heat.

      1. Tamara

        I love them!!! Making more for this week right now! =)

        1. Tamara

          PS. I added walnuts and increased the amount of cinnamon

          1. Laura

            Thank you for reporting back! I am so glad you enjoyed them. I always increase the cinnamon too… my mom says I over-do it. LOL! :)

  60. Miriam

    Yum!! Made these for night shift- really delicious!!

    1. Laura

      Thank you for trying it and letting me know. I’m so glad you liked! :)

  61. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    DUDE WHOA! Deja Vu! I just whipped out my muffin tin and made some deliciousness. Mmmmm I can still taste it in my mouth, LOL!!! I should try using sweet potato next time, I just wolfed down some pumpkin!

  62. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    Yum! Thanks for the vegan version :-)

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