≡ Menu

Sweet Potato Breakfast Nachos

in Breakfast, Other

sweet potato breakfast nachos 2I teased you yesterday with a mention of nachos for breakfast.  Did I have you intrigued?  I sure hope so, because it is not every day that you eat nachos for breakfast.  At least I hope you don’t ;).  Now, I am not talking about the traditional nachos with tortilla chips, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and guac (though eating guac for breakfast is fantastic), I am talking about healthier breakfast nachos made with my favorite fruits, veggies, and nuts.

sweet potato breakfast nachos 3

Drooling yet?  Yeah, you are probably going to need to make these…and soon!

I have mentioned before that I love to top sweet potatoes with nut butters, and you have seen the baked sweet potato topped with peanut butter for breakfast in several of my past What I Ate Wednesday posts.  I have also seen quite a few mentions of sweet potato nachos around the blogging world over the past few months.  I decided to combine these two ideas and these tasty Sweet Potato Breakfast Nachos were born!

sweet potato breakfast nachos 5

Servings: Makes 1 plate of nachos


1 medium sweet potato (try to choose one that is long and skinny as opposed to round and fat ;))
coconut oil cooking spray (I buy mine at Trader Joe’s) or regular cooking spray
pumpkin pie spice
half medium banana, sliced
3 TB peanut flour (I used PB2) + approximately 2 TB water, mixed to make peanut “sauce”
1 TB raisins (or other dried fruit)
1 TB chopped nuts (I used cashews)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with coconut oil spray.  Set aside.

2. Slice the sweet potato into even slices to resemble “chips.”  Mine were about 1/4 inch thick.

3. Lay the potato slices onto the baking sheet, spray with coconut oil spray, and sprinkle generously with pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.

4. Roast the potatoes for approximately 15 minutes.  Flip the potatoes, spray with additional coconut oil spray, and sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.

5. Return the potatoes to the oven and roast for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

6. Plate your potatoes and top them off with the banana slices, peanut sauce, raisins, and nuts.

sweet potato breakfast nachos 7

7. Dig in.

I ate my breakfast nachos with a knife and a fork (yes, I am a lady ;)), but you could certainly go at these as finger food.  But be warned, they will be messy.  Melty nut butter is messy, but oh so good!

sweet potato breakfast nachos 6

I think it is a pretty safe bet for me to assume that you are probably a fan of nachos.  Seriously, who doesn’t love them?  But I also think it is a pretty safe bet to assume that you will also be a major fan of breakfast nachos.  Sweet potatoes, fruits, nuts, and nut butter all piled high?  Yes, please!

sweet potato breakfast nachos 8

Have you ever eaten nachos for breakfast?  Were they traditional nachos or made with breakfast ingredients?

Have you tried sweet potatoes for breakfast?

Share Good Eats
  • 1
  • 10
{ 56 comments… add one }
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien November 7, 2013, 8:41 am
    SO creative!!! I love nachos, both sweet and savory but I haven't had them in forever! You know I'm a huge sweet tater fan, so I'm totally on board. Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted...Zesty Sweet Potato & Bean ChiliMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:37 pm
      Oh yes, you can never go wrong with the sweet potatoes!!!
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles November 7, 2013, 8:42 am
    We totally love the same foods. I should make this for breakfast. Or lunch lol meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...Time To Make The Donuts And Muffin TopsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:37 pm
      Or both!! ;)
  • Jackie November 7, 2013, 9:00 am
    I can't wait to make these nachos are my favorite food ever! Jackie recently posted...Wacky Wednesday Workout!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:38 pm
      I would never have guessed that by your blog name! ;) Let me know if you try them out!
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl November 7, 2013, 9:17 am
    Yum, yum, yum..... This will be made ASAP!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:39 pm
      This definitely sounds like something you would like...especially topped with your delicious homemade AB! :)
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine November 7, 2013, 10:13 am
    Nachos are one of my main food groups and now you're telling me I can have them for breakfast??! Where do I sign up? ;) YUM - This recipe seriously looks delicious. Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...Ten Lessons from French EatingMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:40 pm
      Yes!! Nachos for all and for ALL times of the day!
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 7, 2013, 10:44 am
    While I suck at switching up my breakfasts (I'm seriously STUCK on oatmeal), I can definitely see this happening for lunch or dinner. I've yet to give sweet potato nachos a try, but I'm loving the sweet spin you put on them!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:41 pm
      Oh yes, you definitely must try them...and maybe top them with some Justin's?? ;)
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes November 7, 2013, 10:54 am
    so pretty sure you are a genius! Love this idea!! I also really love to make apple nachos!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:42 pm
      Haha, thanks! ;) I have never had apple nachos, but they sounds super duper tasty!
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life November 7, 2013, 12:07 pm
    Two thumbs up for this recipe! I never thought about making sweet taters like this for breakfast. Hello meal plan for next week! Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...Thursday ThoughtsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:42 pm
      Oh, yes! These are a definite must add to everyone's meal plan! ;)
  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog November 7, 2013, 12:27 pm
    Such a fun idea! I love it. I could see doing a savory option for this too with eggs, veggies and cheese. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog recently posted...WIAW #54: Whoa… it’s Wednesday?!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:43 pm
      Oooo a savory option sounds tasty! You should try that out and let me know how it is!
  • Lucie@FitSwissChick November 7, 2013, 12:42 pm
    Why did I NEVER though of pair sweet potatoes with banana?? That is genius!! That plate looks heavenly, I would totally eat that for breakfast! Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...Review: Good for you Dessert BarsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:45 pm
      Sweet potatoes and bananas taste great together! This was the first time that I combined the two into one dish, and I was loving it :).
  • Ashley November 7, 2013, 1:15 pm
    Ummm nachos for breakfast is a great idea!! And especially with sweet potatoes! This sounds pretty darn awesome friend! Ashley recently posted...Almond Pound CakeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:46 pm
      Thanks so much, Ashley!! :)
  • Leslee @ Her Happy Balance November 7, 2013, 1:21 pm
    This is such a cute idea! i am a nachos fiend, I never thought to make sweet nachos but I can dig it :) looks great, especially the cashew part.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:50 pm
      The cashews were a must! Gotta balance out the sweetness of the potatoes, bananas, and raisins with some saltiness!
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health November 7, 2013, 5:12 pm
    Wow, what a creative breakfast! I've had sweet potato pancakes but never nachos. Looks delicious! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Tortellini Soup with Parmesan CrispsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:51 pm
      Thanks so much! I STILL haven't tried sweet potato pancakes, but I really want to. I'll have to add those to my list of foods to make soon.
  • Becky@TheSavedRunner November 7, 2013, 6:26 pm
    Yum! These look really delicious! I love sweet potatoes for breakfast! Becky@TheSavedRunner recently posted...How to Change Up Your Workout Routine and Why It’s ImportantMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:52 pm
      Yay for sweet taters for breakfast! I love when I find others who love them for breakfast, too!
  • Amy @ The Little Honey Bee November 7, 2013, 6:37 pm
    This is genius!!! Thank you :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:53 pm
      Thanks so much for you kind words, Amy! :)
  • Danica @ It's Progression November 7, 2013, 7:15 pm
    This is a great idea! I love nut butter on sweet potatoes, and I love incorporating squash in my breakfast bowls, so I'll have to give this a try sometime! Danica @ It's Progression recently posted...Upper Body & Core Strength Circuit WorkoutMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 7, 2013, 7:53 pm
      Yes, you definitely should Danica! I think you would REALLY like these :).
  • Sharsti November 7, 2013, 8:05 pm
    Those sound so stinking delicious! I've never eaten the skin of sweet potatoes before... Are they tough?
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 8, 2013, 9:49 pm
      Not really..just like a regular baked potato. I ALWAYS leave my skin on..mostly because I'm lazy ;).
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats November 7, 2013, 8:20 pm
    These look amazing!! I've just pinned them to my breakfast Pinterest board and can't wait to try them!! OMNOMNOM ;) Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...Friday FavouritesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 8, 2013, 9:50 pm
      Thanks so much, Jan! I can't wait to hear what you think!
  • Tara November 8, 2013, 12:08 am
    Sweet potatoes and bananas?! I never tried but now that I think about it, that would taste amazing together! Tara recently posted...Otra VezMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 8, 2013, 9:50 pm
      They really do taste great together...the perfect balance of sweetness!
  • Meredith November 8, 2013, 12:25 am
    Yum!! Brilliant idea Hannah! :) Meredith recently posted...Playing catch up & an early halloweenMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 8, 2013, 9:51 pm
      Aww, thanks Meredith! I SO appreciate it :).
  • Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen November 8, 2013, 7:24 am
    Oh my gosh yum! The only time I've had sweet potato in my breakfast is in oatmeal (I just used canned sweet potato puree). But I seriously love this idea!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 11, 2013, 2:10 pm
      Sweet potatoes for breakfast are where it's at!! :)
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness November 9, 2013, 7:53 am
    This sounds like such a fun breakfast! I love sweet potatoes but have never eaten them in nacho form, let alone nachos for breakfast! Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...Favorite Pinterest FindsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 11, 2013, 2:11 pm
      It turns out that nachos are for EVERY time of day! ;)
  • Arman @ thebigmansworld November 10, 2013, 12:24 am
    this...is borderline illegal. So much goodness and for breakfast? Genius! Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted...International Blogger Spotlight- Amy from Long Drive JourneyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 11, 2013, 2:11 pm
      Thanks so much Arman! And thank goodness they aren't actually illegal or I would be in major trouble. I can't say no to these!
  • Cara's Healthy Cravings November 11, 2013, 7:16 pm
    This looks awesome! So creative, I love it.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 11, 2013, 7:59 pm
      Thanks so much, Cara!
  • Robyn @ thereallife_RD December 3, 2013, 9:51 pm
    this is the most brilliant idea ever! I would eat them for any meal...coconut, cranberries and pecans I bet would be fab :) thanks for sharing!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 3, 2013, 10:03 pm
      Thanks Robyn! Seriously, the toppings are endless...but nut butter is always a requirement, of course! ;)
  • Monica K. July 11, 2014, 12:33 pm
    I can't wait to make it! I have a question about the peanut sauce - are you saying use peanut butter and water? I've never made or seen peanut flour. Thanks for your feedback. Monica
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 11, 2014, 1:23 pm
      Peanut sauce is made with peanut flour and water. Google PB2 and you will know what I'm talking about. If you cannot find that, you could always just melt some peanut butter in the microwave a bit and it will get more liquidy (you may need to add a little almond milk). I hope that helps!
      • Monica K. July 11, 2014, 1:29 pm
        Thank you so much!

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge