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Sweet Potato Oatmeal

This Sweet Potato Oatmeal recipe is a healthy breakfast dish that has all of the flavors of classic, warm pie. Top this with pecans, granola, honey, maple syrup, or any of your favorite toppings.

sweet potato oatmeal in a black bowl topped with granola and honey

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If you’re out of ideas for meal prep and breakfast you will love the flavors of warm classic sweet potato pie in this recipe.

What Type of Oats to Use

You can use old-fashioned rolled oats or steel-cut oats in this recipe. You cannot use quick or Instant Oats (unless you use the stove top method).

rolled oats, sweet potatoes, vanilla extract, and spices in separate bowls

Do You Have to Peel the Sweet Potatoes?

This is up to you and is a matter of preference. Peeling the sweet potatos will result in a creamier texture. Sweet potato skins are loaded with tons of nutrients so it’s beneficial to leave them on if you wish. This skin is full of potassium, manganese, and vitamins A, C, and E, all of which may help improve your health. Eating the skin will reward you with anti-inflammatory and anticancer benefits as well.

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How to Make Sweet Potato Oatmeal (Two Ways)

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Stovetop
  • Slow Cooker or Crockpot

If you want to use an Instant Pot for this recipe, check out my Instant Pot Apple Steel Cut Oats recipe.

sweet potatoes, rolled oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a pot

Cook Time and How Long to Cook

For the stovetop method you will need to use fully cooked, mashed sweet potatoes. You can bake your sweet potatoes (425 degrees for 60 minutes or more until tender), air fry (35-50 minutes on 400 degrees or until tender), or boil them (15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender). Once you have cooked and mashed your sweet potatoes, add it to the oatmeal.

For the slow cooker method, rolled oats will need to be cooked for 2 1/2-3 hours on High or 5-6 hours on Low.

For steel-cut oats cook for 3-4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low. Your cook time will vary based on the slow cooker you use (they all cook at different speeds!) and how you like your oatmeal. If you like it thick you will need to cook it a little longer.

sweet potatoes, rolled oats, cinnamon, almond milk, and nutmeg in a pot

Dice the Sweet Potatoes

If you are using rolled oats and the slow cooker method, it’s imporate to dice the sweet potatoes into 1/2-1 inch chunks. This will make it easier for them to cook and soften in the Crockpot without overcooking the oats.

If you are using steel cut oats you will cook the oatmeal longer using the slow cooker method and the size of the sweet potatoes makes less of a difference

sweet potato oatmeal in a pot

Toppings and Ideas for Add-Ins

  • Nuts and pecans
  • Protein powder (my favorite add-in! I love to add 3/4-to a full scoop to make it a protein filled meal)
  • Monkfruit Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Granola

How to Store

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge tightly covered and sealed for 3-4 days.

Freezer Tips

You can freeze oatmeal tightly covered and sealed for up to 6 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge.

sweet potato oatmeal in a black bowl topped with granola and honey

More Oatmeal Recipes

Slow Cooker Crockpot Apple Oatmeal
Instant Pot Apple Steel Cut Oatmeal
Pumpkin Crisp Recipe
Healthy Sugar Free Apple Crisp

sweet potato oatmeal in a black bowl topped with granola and honey

More Sweet Potato Recipes

Sugar Free Sweet Potato Pie
Southern Sweet Potato Casserole
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar
Sweet Potato Beef Chili

Sweet Potato Cornbread
Sweet Potato Avocado Toast
Sweet Potato Soup

sweet potato oatmeal in a black bowl topped with granola and honey
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Sweet Potato Oatmeal

This Sweet Potato Oatmeal recipe is a healthy breakfast dish that has all of the flavors of classic, warm pie. Top this with pecans, granola, honey, maple syrup, or any of your favorite toppings.
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato oatmeal, sweet potato oats, sweet potato pie oatmeal, sweet potato pie oats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 113kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato Mine weighed 13 oz. Peeled and diced into chunks 1/2-1 inch thick
  • 1 cup oatmeal Steel cut or rolled oats
  • 2 cups milk Any milk will work, milk of choice.
  • 1 cup water Can be substituted for milk.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener or sugar Adjust to suit your taste.

Instructions

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Spray the slow cooker with cooking oil to prevent sticking. Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • For rolled oats cook for 2 1/2-3 hours on High or 5-6 hours on Low
    For steel-cut oats cook for 3-4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low. Your cook time will vary based on the slow cooker you use (they all cook at different speeds!) and how you like your oatmeal. If you like it thick you will need to cook it a little longer.
  • Open the pot and mash the sweet potatoes.
  • Taste repeatedly and add additional sweetener if necessary. You can thin out overly thick oatmeal with additional milk or water until it reaches your desired texture.

Stovetop Method (Uses cooked and mashed sweet potato)

  • If cooking your oatmeal on the stove, follow the measurements and instructions on your packaging. Disregard the liquid measurements noted above.
  • Once your oatmeal is cooked, add in the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweetener or sugar, and cooked sweet potato. Stir and serve.

Notes

For the stovetop method, you will need to use fully cooked, mashed sweet potatoes. You can bake your sweet potatoes (425 degrees for 60 minutes or more until tender), air fry (35-50 minutes on 400 degrees or until tender), or boil them (15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender). Once you have cooked and mashed your sweet potatoes, add it to the oatmeal.
If you wish to make a smaller batch of oatmeal, reduce the amount of spices used in accordance with the ratio of measurements noted or season to taste.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g
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Recipe Rating




Alisha G.

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

Not a huge oatmeal fan, but trying to eat healthier, this was very tasty! Easy to make on the stovetop and very filling. Thanks for another recipe!

staysnatched

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

I’m glad you enjoyed it!

Julia Howell Barros

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

I am an oatmeal addict and I love sweet potatoes and for the life of me, I have no idea why I have not combined the two. I can already tell this recipe is going to be a winner. Thank you Brandi!

staysnatched

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

I hope you love it.