This cinnamon roasted sweet potato parfait is healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert!
Let’s talk sweet potatoes. I have a bit of a problem when it comes to them. The problem is that for some reason I feel compelled to buy some every single time I go to the grocery store. Even if I already have some at home.
Consequently, I’m constantly having to come up with new ways to eat them. So here’s my latest creation:
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Parfait
Side note- Parfaits are extremely hard to photograph, it turns out, especially when in clear glasses. But you get the idea!
Here’s how you make them:Print
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Parfait
Healthy enough for breakfast, sweet enough for dessert
- 2 cups diced sweet potatoes (1 medium)
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- cinnamon, to taste
- Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
- pumpkin seeds, optional
- Spread the sweet potatoes out on a foil-lined baking sheet.
- Mix melted coconut oil and vanilla in a small dish and pour over potatoes.
- Stir until well coated, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Roast at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes reach desired doneness.
- Layer sweet potatoes and greek yogurt in a bowl and top with pumpkin seeds.
Pretty simple, right?
If you don’t like pumpkin seeds, sprinkle with your favorite chopped nut. If you want to make this more dessert-like, you could sprinkle with sugar before roasting or add a drizzle of honey to your parfait.
Or top with ice cream instead of Greek yogurt. Just sayin….
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Jojo @ RunFastEatLots says
Never thought to put sweet potato in a parfait. Great idea for a nutritious treat!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
great idea! this looks fantastic!
Polly @ Tasty Food Project says
Yum! I love sweet potatoes!
Aimee @Healthy Petite says
I love using sweet potato in sweet recipes! I am an absolute sweet potato addict – I eat it almost everyday! I love to add pureed sweet potato to my smoothies as I have found it makes them really creamy.
My favourite combo is a baked sweet potato topped with cinnamon, peanut butter and greek yogurt.
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says
These look wonderful! Love the idea of a more savory parfait 🙂
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen says
This sounds like an amazing sweet potato recipe!! AND I have the same problem as you…always a million sweet potatoes on hand!! 🙂
Danielle @ It's a Harleyyy Life says
this looks delicious!
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama says
I have the same prob with sweet potatoes – I buy boat loads! This looks outstanding!
Runner Girl Eats says
This seems so tasty and simple! I am the same way with sweet potatoes…they are always in my grocery basket!
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun says
Oh these looks DELICIOUS!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
I’ve never tried anything like this! It sounds really good though. I definitely need more sweet potatoes in my life!
i must make before it’s too hot here to turn on the oven. YUM!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says
I keep seeing variations of sweet potatoes for dessert and it sounds delicious. I really need to try this!
I have the same sweet potato problem as you! I can eat them every which way, and the putting them in a parfait is altogether new (and mouth-watering!) to me! LOVE sweet taters for breakfast. Must action this soon!
[email protected] says
I’ve been cooking up my sweet potato chunks in a skillet with coconut oil lately and am loving it, but haven’t thought to make a parfait!!
I go in waves of eating them–right now I have a bag of them from Costco and haven’t touched them in two weeks!
The good news is that usually they’ll keep until I get around to eating them.
Heather (Where's the Beach) says
I am the same way with sweet potatoes. We always have tons of them on hand. In fact, my sister will buy us a huge box from a farm and we split the cost (which is like 6 bucks!). My husband always gets annoyed thinking I won’t use them all (and they take up a ton of space). Oh, I do! Haha This looks fantastic.
Jennifer F says
Sweet potato hoarder! There should be a tv show about that, lol. Seriously, that recipe looks really yummy and creative
Jody - Fit at 56 says
I LOVE sweet potatoes!!!!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat says
Ooooh…definitely need to give this a try for breakfast! It sounds wonderful!
I never thought to make this combination! Sounds great!
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles says
I do the exact same thing – always come home with another two sweet potatoes! Love recipes like this – I often add sweet potatoes to greek yogurt and/or oatmeal parfaits.
Yum! I love sweet potatoes, too. I just mashed some up this morning w/ a little onion and made a hash to have w/ my eggs. Yummy!
Erin @ The Almond Eater says
Ahh thank you for this! I’m currently going through a major sweet potato obsession. I’d probably omit the yogurt and just add honey–sounds so good.
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
Now all you need to do is add in some nut butter! One of my favorite things to do is to top my baked (microwaved) sweet potatoes with vanilla or maple almond butter. It is SO good!
Haha I always buy too many sweet potatoes also, and they end up going bad in my pantry. This is a good idea to use them up.
Jenni @ Fitzala says
Tried this last night and LOVED it! I always want dessert at night and it’s a great way to save $$ by not buying so much ice cream 🙂
I had given up dairy for almost a year but really was missing Greek yogurt. I now enjoy it on everything again, in small amounts and especially sweet potatoes and roasted squashes too. Looking good!
Yum! I actually do this a lot for a snack/dessert… except I just stick yogurt on top and don’t make it pretty. It’s so yummy though!
Amy @ The Little Honey Bee says
Yum!! Such a good idea. Definitely trying this with coconut yogurt
Uh yum! this stuff looks amazing. I will be making this this weekend. Thanks for posting!
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf says
ha! I thought I was the only one with that problem. Love this idea and definitely going to try it.
Megan @ The Skinny-Life says
Yum! What a healthy and innovative recipe!
Matt @ Runner Savvy says
I know what is for breakfast tomorrow!
Clever, Lindsay! I’m diggin it. 🙂
[email protected] says
Seriously!?! This sounds amazing! I wish my stomach could handle dairy more often so I could eat this all the time! I’ll have to settle for every once in awhile 🙂
OMG I have never thought of this before! This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!