Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl With Maple-Tahini Sauce
Recipe type: Breakfast
Yield: Serves 3-4
  • 3 medium or 4 small sweet potatoes, baked and cooled
  • 6 scoops collagen peptides, such as Vital Proteins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon dark maple syrup
  • Topping ideas:
  • A generous dollop of full-fat skyr or Greek yogurt
  • Toasted pepitas or walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • 1/2 a sliced banana
  • Chopped candied ginger
  1. Split the sweet potato open down its middle using a paring knife. Scoop out the sweet potato flesh into a medium mixing bowl and mash well with a fork. Add the collagen peptides, cinnamon, ginger, then use a flexible silicone spatula to mix it all together. Season to taste with salt. If things are a little dry, add a bit of water at a time to loosen it up, mixing to combine.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the tahini, maple syrup, and a generous pinch of salt. Whisk in enough water to make it a drizzleable texture, something that's slightly thicker than salad dressing.
  3. Divide the mashed sweet potato between 4 bowls (or mason jars), then top each with 1/4 of the maple-tahini sauce, and your toppings of choice. Pictured is some skyr, chia seeds, banana, and pepitas.
To make vegetarian-friendly, either omit the collagen peptides, or add unflavored whey protein powder to taste. I've yet to test this out, but I can't imagine it not working. If I do test it out, I'll update here with the amount used.

The quality of tahini varies widely; my favorite brands are Soom and Seed + Mill.

This is a great make-ahead breakfast. To meal prep it, layer the mashed sweet potato, skyr, and maple-tahini sauce in 4 lidded working glasses or wide-mouth mason jars, parfait-style. I prefer the former, as they're a little bit smaller and leave less empty space, but mason jars work great too. Then, before eating, add any other toppings like chia seeds, nuts, candied ginger, or banana.
Recipe by A Modest Feast at http://www.amodestfeast.com/2018/03/12/sweet-potato-breakfast-bowl-with-maple-tahini-sauce/