PB&J Sweet Potatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | June 29th, 2021 | Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
A ridiculously healthy spin on the childhood classic

PB&J Sweet Potatoes

A ridiculously healthy spin on the childhood classic

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes

Course Breakfast



  • 9 oz. sweet potato
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt I prefer nonfat
  • 2 Tb. peanut butter powder
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 Tb. almond milk
  • 8 strawberries



  • Scrub sweet potato, and pierce with a fork.
  • Cook in microwave for 5-6 minutes on high or until fork tender.
  • Remove, and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Combine yogurt, peanut butter powder, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring until smooth.
  • Slowly add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach desired consistency.
  • Hull and dice strawberries.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of sugar, if desired.
  • Slice sweet potato in half.
  • Serving options:
  • Spread peanut butter yogurt on cut sides of sweet potato and sprinkle with strawberries.
  • Serve each sweet potato half with half of the toppings, and allow the diners to choose each bite combination!

Keyword pb&j, peanut butter for breakfast, sweet potato breakfast dish, sweet potatoes

Continuing with this week’s theme of healthy breakfast options, I’m pleased to introduce you the PB&J Sweet Potato. This is a new to me breakfast option, and one that I thoroughly enjoy.

We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal in the day. For me, I believe that to be true. The way I start the day is key to my schedule and my inner balance. If you’re curious, this is how the majority of my days start:

  • Wake up by 5:45
  • Work for about an hour, answering overnight emails and handling a few work tasks.
  • Be at the gym by 7:00; workout for an hour
  • Shower, etc. and back home by 8:45

I know everyone sets their own routines, but for me I go to the gym on an empty stomach. I don’t feel tired or weak without food, and I’ve been working out this way for years, so why change it? In fact, I don’t even feel hungry when my workout is done. However, once I’m showered and dressed, I am READY. TO. EAT.

So, when I get home I want a breakfast that can be made in little time and is healthy. I also don’t want a high calorie breakfast, as lunch isn’t that far away. I do want to get some protein in after a workout, which is why Greek yogurt and peanut butter powder are included in this recipe. I get a nice boost of protein without a ton of calories.

The even better part of this recipe (besides being delicious AND healthy) is that on day 2 the prep is almost nonexistent. You have half of a baked sweet potato ready and waiting, the peanut butter yogurt is mixed, and the strawberries are diced. All you need to do is a quick reheat on the sweet potato, and then breakfast is ready.

Yep, fall of these reasons, this is a breakfast that frequently appears in my rotation of breakfast options.

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