Between their glorious orange hue, their sweetness, and their versatility, sweet potatoes deserve a place on your breakfast table. And that’s even before we get to the fact that they’re really, really good for you: packed with vitamins and potassium and fiber, they help fill you up well through lunch. Just like white potatoes, sweet potato recipes take advantage of the fact that the root vegetable can be transformed into everything from cake doughnuts to slabs of toast to, magically, a pretty solid Dorito dupe.
For even more ideas about how to add sweet potatoes to your a.m. routine, take a look below.
1. Sweet Potato Straws
Break out that spiralizer to spin sweet potatoes into gold. Or at least crispy, crunchy, spicy sweet potato straws, which is kind of the same thing.
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
1 tablespoon vadouvan
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Use a spiralizer to cut the sweet potatoes into long, thin strands. (If you don’t have a spiralizer or mandoline, swipe the sweet potato across a grater, the finer the better). Place the spiralized potatoes into a medium bowl.
Use tongs or your hands to toss the sweet potatoes with oil, vadouvan, and salt.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Pour the seasoned potatoes onto a baking sheet.
Bake potatoes for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and crisp.