Easy Whole30 sweet potato breakfast bowl for a quick and healthy vegan and Paleo breakfast! Dairy free and gluten free, these build your own bowls are customizable and fun!

easy sweet potato breakfast bowl

If you’re a long-time Banana reader, you know my love for sweet potato runs deep.

I’ve turned it into mousse, breakfast boats, brownies, blondies, lasagna, casserole, pizza, and more.

I mean, with sweet potato, the limit just does not exist!

But this has got to be one of my all time favorite sweet potato creations. Introducing the Whole30 Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl that will be the game changer of your entire Whole30 program.

two bowls of sweet potato breakfast bowl

But hey, if you’re not following Whole30, these bowls are still for you. Because food is food, and you don’t need to label yourself to enjoy something 🙂

Back to these bowls though…you’re going to love. Deliciously caramelized sweet potato paired with a creamy coconut yogurt and topped with every topping you desire (because these bowls are VERY customizable!).

Not to mention, they make the perfect meal prep breakfast 😉

One of my favorite Whole30 breakfast ideas

Personally, I’m a little tired of JUST seeing eggs as a breakfast option for Whole30.

I mean, that has to get old after a while, right?

mixed sweet potato bowl

So this Whole30 sweet potato breakfast bowl is here to give your gloomy January (or whenever you’re making this!) mornings a little pizzazz 😉

Personally, I love mornings, but I also know that having a delicious and meal prep breakfast usually gets me out of bed a lot faster!

These easy breakfast bowls will definitely keep your mornings from feeling monotonous! Because who wants to start off the New Year like that?!

mixed sweet potato bowls

Can you have sweet potatoes on the Whole30 diet?

Yes, you absolutely can have sweet potatoes while following the Whole30 diet!

That’s the beauty of these bowls. Literally everything in here you can have if you’re following Whole30.

But you also don’t need to be following Whole30 to enjoy one of these vegan sweet potato breakfast bowls because food is food, and it’s for everyone, ya know?

sweet potato breakfast bowls

Now I personally don’t follow the Whole30 diet, but I’ve had a few readers ask for some more creative options because hey, I think it’s fun to try new things too!

These sweet potato breakfast bowls are designed to be perfectly delicious to everyone, whether or not you subscribe to veganism, the Paleo diet, Whole30, gluten free, or more.

So enjoy these bowls, and if the label bothers you, just drop it and call it a sweet potato breakfast bowl! 🙂

breakfast bowls

How to build a Whole30 Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl (that’s vegan and Paleo!)

So I know many people don’t approach recipes because they’re afraid they can’t make it as “pretty” as the picture.

But by the way you guys share my recipes on Instagram, it’s clear that the prettiness factor doesn’t scare you off too easily 😉

sweet potato breakfast bowl

However, if there are some new Banana readers out here, I want to walk you through how to build your own Paleo vegan sweet potato breakfast bowl so that you can see just how easy it is!

And a note, if you’re making these breakfast bowls as a meal prep, you can store them easily in mason jars to take to work or school!

hand mixing bowl

Add your mashed sweet potato and yogurt

First step is easy.

Make sure that your sweet potato is baked and caramelized (as I describe in my baked sweet potato guide) for the most optimal taste. But whatever you do…do not steam your sweet potatoes!


It just won’t taste that good! Just stick with the oven, trust me! But to make the sweet potato taste extra good, we’re adding in a dash of cinnamon, sea salt, and vanilla extract. Just these few additions make a WORLD of change!

sweet potato and yogurt in bowl on marble plate

Arrange your toppings

Now we get to build!

Remember that you can use any toppings that you like. If you are meal prepping this breakfast, I would suggest adding the toppings when you’re about to consume these vegan sweet potato breakfast bowls!

For the toppings, you can use anything you like: banana coins, pomegranate seeds, berries, cacao nibs, seeds, nuts, nut butter, seed butter, coconut chips, the list goes on!

I chose to do banana, pomegranate seeds, hazelnut butter, ground flaxseed, and crushed hazelnuts 🙂

First, start with the banana coins:

banana coins topping sweet potato bowl

Next, layer on top the pomegranate seeds:

pomegranate seeds topping sweet potato bowl

Sprinkle a few crushed hazelnuts and ground flaxseeds:

hand toppings nuts and seeds onto sweet potato bowls
finished sweet potato bowl

Enjoy or make as a Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast!

And now just add a spoonful of nut butter and enjoy!

nut butter pool

These vegan and Paleo sweet potato breakfast bowls seriously make for one of the most delicious and simple Whole30 breakfasts. But quite frankly, I’ll be eating this bowl, whether or not I’m on the Whole30 diet!

hand reaching for spoon in sweet potato bowl

These sweet potato bowls also make a great on-the-go breakfast or meal prep for busy mornings. I suggest setting aside some time one evening to plan a few jars for the mornings ahead.

Those extra 5-10 minutes can be spent doing something nice for yourself, like meditating, reading a book, writing what you’re grateful for, or getting some vitamin D outside!

sweet potato breakfast bowls lined up

I hope you love these Whole30 sweet potato breakfast bowls as much as I do! If you make them, let me know down in the comments section.

hand mixing together sweet potato bowl

As always, I love to see your beautiful creations, so be sure to tag me on Instagram and Pinterest so that I can reshare!

Happy bowling!

sweet potato bowl

More Whole30 Breakfast Ideas

Whole30 Stuffed Sweet Potato Boats

Whole30 Grain Free Vegan Oatmeal

Paleo Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Whole30 Vegan Nutella

Paleo Sweet Potato “Mousse”

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easy sweet potato breakfast bowl

Whole30 Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Whole30 sweet potato breakfast bowl for a quick and healthy vegan and Paleo breakfast! Dairy free and gluten free, these build your own bowls are customizable and fun!


  • 16 ounces baked sweet potato (about 2 medium or 1 large), see note
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut yogurt (Whole30 compliant if needed)
  • 3 tbsp nut butter, divided
  • Optional toppings: berries, banana, pomegranate seeds, nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, 100% chocolate chips
  • Optional if not Whole30: 1 scoop pea protein


  1. Make sure that your sweet potatoes are baked all the way through and caramelized. I recommend checking out this sweet potato guide for how to. 
  2. Remove the skin from the sweet potato (you can eat this as well! It has nutrients in it!) and mash the sweet potato in a large bowl.
  3. Add in the cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt, and mash until well combined. Add in the optional pea protein if you’re not following Whole30. 
  4. Now build your bowls! Spoon about 1/3 of the mixture into each bowl. Add in 1/2 cup of coconut yogurt each to the bowls.
  5. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
  6. If you’re making this ahead of time, you can store these “bowls” in a mason jar and take to and from work or school.


Note on the sweet potatoes: you can use any sweet potato here- it doesn’t have to be orange!


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl with 1 tbsp nut butter, no other toppings
  • Calories: 264
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 413.1 mg
  • Fat: 12.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.6 g
  • Protein: 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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