Purple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes - (Egg Free) Danielle Walker

I’ve been making stuffed sweet potatoes using whatever ingredients I can find for years. Once I moved from SCD to a Paleo style diet and realized I could tolerate sweet potatoes, they became my go-to when I needed starchy-carbs. This recipe for Purple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes with Sausage and Blueberries may sound like an odd and unlikely pairing, but trust me on this one- it’s delicious. It is a great option for an egg-free breakfast that keeps you full for hours. It’s packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, which can be hard to come by with egg-free breakfast foods. I also have recipes for sweet potatoes stuffed with Enchilada Filling, Buffalo Chicken,and simple Bacon, Chicken and Vegetable

These Purple Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are stuffed with apple chicken sausage for protein, fresh blueberries, cinnamon, chia seeds, nutmeg, and coconut milk. I created it while I was on Whole30 and needed to switch up my breakfast routine. The blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut milk help pull everything together and give this recipe that warm comforting breakfast flavor you love. When I’m not eating eggs, I try to include leafy greens with every meal, and my body digests sauteed spinach best so it’s a frequent side. The touch of coconut milk adds a great healthy fat, and makes them ever-so-slightly creamy. It is extremely simple to make, and can be easily prepped several days ahead to make breakfast time a breeze on busy mornings. 

Fork with a bite of Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Why Purple Sweet Potatoes 

For this recipe, I choose purple sweet potatoes because they are less sweet than yams and regular sweet potatoes. I try to stay away from sugary breakfast foods first thing in the morning, so purple sweet potatoes felt like the perfect option to use for this recipe. Purple sweet potatoes also have similar texture to white potatoes. They are typically drier than your regular orange sweet potatoes and yams. Since I personally do not tolerate white potatoes, purple sweet potatoes normally satisfy that craving for a white starchy potato. Given their vibrant purple color, they also have the highest level of antioxidants along with more vitamins and nutrients compared to other potatoes. Plus, if I am going to be adding blueberries to sweet potatoes, I might as well add them to the same family of color! 

I find my purple sweet potatoes at my local Whole Foods and also found a 5 pound bag of Stokes at Costco last week! If you can’t find them by you, you can always ask your grocer if they can order them or check your local health food store or co-op. You can certainly use yams or sweet potatoes here – it will change the flavor slightly and the blueberries might discolor the potatoes a bit, but they will still work! 

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes in a white bowl


You can easily prep this recipe at the beginning of the week. Then, all you have to do in the morning is assemble the potato and heat it up. I like to make a big batch of roasted potatoes over the weekend and store them in the fridge. For the sausage I like to buy the pre-cooked Chicken Apple Sausages from Applegate. In the morning, all I have to do is slice and heat them up in the skillet. If you buy your sausage raw, you can save time by cooking them when your sweet potatoes are baking and store in the refrigerator for about 5-6 days. I am all about quick and easy breakfast foods, so prepping ahead of time is key in my house! 

I hope you give this recipe a try. When I first started making stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast, most of the time I was just using whatever leftovers we had from the night before. It’s a versatile recipe so feel free to be creative. I really don’t think you could go wrong with stuffed sweet potatoes in any way and I’d love to see your variations! 

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Breakfast Sweet Potatoes served in a white bowl with sautéed spinach on the side


Purple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

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  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 pre-cooked sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons ghee
  • 4 chicken apple sausages, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh firm blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon white chia seeds
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk


  1. Cut a slit on the top of the sweet potatoes and gently fluff the flesh with a fork, being careful to leave the skin intact.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons of the ghee in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausages and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until well browned. Flip the pieces and add the blueberries. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the blueberries, have begun to burst. Use a spoon or fork to gently crush any remaining blueberries.
  3. Divide the sausages, blueberries, and any juices between the sweet potatoes.
  4. Return the skillet to the stove over medium-high heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon ghee with the spinach, salt, and nutmeg. Sauté for 30 seconds until just wilted. Stir in the coconut milk in and cook until the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat. Top the sweet potatoes with cinnamon and chia seeds, and serve the sauteed spinach on the side.


Purple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes


  1. Kathleen says:

    Just made this for lunch (didn’t have my act together this morning) and it was delicious!!! Beautiful too! Doing a Whole 30 and needed and egg break. Thank you!

  2. Yvonne says:

    Hi. This recipe looks yummy. Can’t wait to try it. What would you recommend instead of spinach?

    I’m enjoying your books and learning lots.

    Thank you!

  3. Sherry says:

    Hi Danielle! I absolutely love your recipes to help manage my ulcerative colitis too! (Currently doing AIP- so definitely looking for more egg free breakfasts!) What chicken apple sausages do you buy?

  4. Paola Shepler says:

    What would the Macros be for the Purple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes?

    • Danielle says:

      Hi! If you’re monitoring your macros, you can utilize an app that can calculate them for you. Thanks so much for reading and enjoy!

  5. Lisa says:

    Do you have nutria information for this recipe? Carbs? Protein?
    It looks so good, thank you!

    • Danielle says:

      Hi! I do not. For nutritional information, you can utilize an app that will calculate it for you once you enter the ingredients. Hope that helps!

  6. Angela Guerreiro says:

    Was in a breakfast rut and decided to give this a try. I love your recipes but was hesitant. Delicious! Wish I tried it sooner!

  7. Sandra Hartson says:

    Where do you get purple sweet potatoes????

    • Danielle says:

      Hi! You can find them at Whole Foods or potentially Trader Joe’s! If you can’t locate them, regular sweet potatoes will work in this recipe. Enjoy!

  8. Naya says:

    Love my purple sweet potatoes. Was looking for a recipe to change it up and use it different. I used coconut oil, which I really like with a sweet potato. Cooked the potato in the oven last night and this was such a quick, easy, super delicious breakfast. Wow so so good! This will be a go-to favorite from now on. Thank you!

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