This breakfast has quickly become a new go-to in our house! It’s the kind of meal that fills you up just right to power through your day, yet it doesn’t bog you down by making you overly full! I’m not usually one for a big breakfast because I don’t feel very good when I eat them – just an overall sluggishness and lack of energy. But… this one is truly a powerhouse – I could eat it before sitting down to hours of desk work or I can eat it and hit the trail for a workout – it’s perfect either way. I don’t know about you, but there aren’t that many foods in the ‘perfect either way’ category for me!
We start off with sweet potatoes (or yams) which are pure energy in a deliciously sweet package, then it’s topped off with over-easy eggs, and crowned with fresh avocado salsa! So… you see what I mean, it’s quite the power package! And I know the word breakfast is right in the title, but don’t let that slow you down, this is dynamite for dinner as well.
For the sweet potatoes, I start by thoroughly scrubbing them and then trimming the ends and any undesirable spots. Next I cut them in half to speed up the roasting time.
So… you might have noticed that my ‘sweet potatoes’ look like yams? Well, I really can’t make heads nor tails out of this confusing situation – the bag of my orange looking so called sweet potatoes came in, said sweet potatoes on the label so I’m going with it. Are they yams, are they sweet potatoes – who knows? Either way this breakfast is dynamite with either one!
Tip: You can roast a huge batch of sweet potatoes and keep the leftovers in the fridge. With the potatoes already roasted, you can assemble this dish in record time!
For the salsa, I like the cilantro roughly chopped with some bigger pieces, but feel free to chop/mince the ingredients to your preferred taste!
The prettiest/nicest looking way to make the salsa is to cut up the tomatoes by hand into quarters. The first time I made this, I was in a bit of a hurry and I threw the tomatoes whole into the blender with the other ingredients already chopped and blended on low to combine. This makes a salsa with a thinner consistency, where chopping the tomatoes by hand takes a few more minutes and has a more pico like texture.
This dish is very simple with just a few ingredients – so it’s extra important that each ingredient is good quality for great taste! Another key flavor element in this dish is the way the sweet potatoes are roasted – I split them in half and roast them face down. This creates a caramelized surface all down the face of the sweet potato – caramelized = awesome flavor!Print
Paleo Power Breakfast
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Yield: 2-4 servings depending on how big of a power breakfast you'd like 1x
- 1 pound sweet potatoes or yams
- 2–4 eggs, for 1–2 eggs per serving
- olive oil or avocado oil for cooking
- sea salt and pepper
Tomato Avocado Salsa:
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 Teaspoons minced jalapeno
- 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 8 ounces (about 24) cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 – 6 ounce ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Thoroughly scrub the sweet potatoes or yams and cut off both ends along with any undesirable spots. Cut them in half lengthwise, and place them face down on the parchment paper. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and caramelized.
- While the sweet potatoes are cooking, make the salsa by combining all the prepped ingredients. Set the salsa aside to let the flavors marinate while the potatoes finish cooking.
- When the potatoes are done, turn off the oven and keep them warm while you cook the eggs.
- Heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat, and add a small amount of oil for cooking – I used 1 Teaspoon of avocado oil. Add the eggs to the heated pan one at a time, and season with salt and pepper. Place a lid over the skillet for over-easy eggs and cook until the eggs reach your desired doneness. We like our over-easy eggs on the runny side, so the cooking time is usually 2-3 minutes.
- Serve the eggs over the warm sweet potatoes and load on the fresh salsa!
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
14 thoughts on “Paleo Power Breakfast”
I’m going to make this tomorrow morning! Thank you!
I hope you enjoy it! This is my all time favorite breakfast because it’s so delicious and keeps me energized for hours!
My goodness this looks delicious! Your photos are so beautiful and every recipe on your website look mouth watering. I am about to make this for my lunch and making your Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel No-Bake Cookies! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂
Thanks so much Jordie, you’ve picked out a couple of my all-time favorite recipes, and I hope you enjoy them! 🙂
If I could have this everyday for breakfast I totally would.. so healthy, so delicious – and a perfect start to the day!
I like to do some prep ahead so it’s easy enough that I can have this on weekdays – like cooking the sweet potatoes and making a bigger batch of salsa, that way I just have to warm it up and cook the eggs!
My oh my Kari, I could have this for brekkie, lunch, dinner or even as a late snack. It looks seriously legit!
It really does fit the bill anytime of the day! 🙂
This is a great breakfast but I could only prepare this in the Summer. Right now, where I live, avocados and tomatoes are horrendously expensive and not that good-looking! I look forward to preparing it when the prices come down at bit.
Thank you, as always, a great post.
I use jarred salsa anytime the price of fresh produce skyrockets! We’ve been lucky to have avocados at a reasonable price year-round but tomatoes are definitely hit or miss this time of year.
This breakfast looks like an awesome way to start your day ~ packed with both protein and nutrients. But unlike you, I need a lot of calories at breakfast to break the fast so to speak. I recently realized, that on my “best eating days” I eat about 1700 calories at breakfast! Yikes. But I stick with healthy foods like this. It seems to stave off my appetite the rest of the day =) Love all the eye popping color.
It sounds like this breakfast might just be perfect for you! It really varies for me what I’ll eat for breakfast from day to day – one day it could be a green smoothie, and the next day I’m loading up with something like this! I think it’s because I’m not always active enough to burn that many calories so my appetite just isn’t there sometimes. 🙂
Looks absolutely delicious Kari!
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it!