Savoury Brekkie Sweet Potato

Brekkie Sweet Potato
Photo Credit: Clare Winfield

You can do step two ahead of time and make a whole batch for the week, then reheat them in the microwave or oven right before serving.

Savoury Brekkie Sweet Potato

  • Serves: 1
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Active Time: 10 Minutes
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  • 1 small sweet potato, scrubbed clean and poked with a fork a couple of times
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped cilantro
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes or dash of hot sauce, plus extra to serve
  • Olive oil
  • 40 g/¼ cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Fried or poached egg, to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Put the sweet potato on the oven rack and bake for about 45 to 60 minutes, until soft to the touch. Allow to cool a little.
  3. In a bowl, roughly mash the avocado flesh with the cilantro, a little salt and red pepper flakes or hot sauce.
  4. Slice the warm potato open lengthwise and lightly mash flesh with a fork.
  5. Top with a drizzle of olive oil, the mashed avocado and black beans. Serve with extra hot sauce and/or a fried or poached egg, if desired.