Paleo Sweet Potato Apple “Cereal”

Aug 29, 2018 | Breakfast, Snacks

Eating Paleo comes pretty naturally to me at this point, and I’m ok with swapping out Paleo foods for foods that I used to eat. Yeah, I’ll eat a potato slice with smashed avocado and call it toast. I can live with and defend that decision quite comfortably, thank you very much. Even so, I do see how calling  this “cereal” could make you question my mental clarity. Cereal, by definition, means that the food item contains grains. Clearly, there are no grains in my fake cereal. So basically this entire post is a lie. I’m literally clickbait.

I take that back. I’m much more well-designed than most clickbait.

Despite my false advertising to get you to read this, I swear it’s quite delicious. Sweet potatoes are appropriate for every time of day, and I think they’re actually best at breakfast. So call this a hash or paleo-nola, if that helps you sleep at night. Whatever makes you make this and eat it and love it. I eat this over my collagen smoothie bowl every morning, and it makes my day brighter. It’s even delightful with almond milk, or alone, or with a side of eggs and sausage. It’s really the most delicious lie I’ve ever invented.

This blog is probably too new for this level of sarcasm to be making sense to you.

Ok, on to the recipe before I lose you completely.

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Sweet Potato Apple Cereal

COURSE Breakfast
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 12 minutes
TOTAL TIME 17 minutes


  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced (I used white sweet potatoes)
  • 2-3 large apples, diced (I used gala)(use more for a sweeter "cereal")
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds


  1. Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes and cook covered until slightly softened -- usually about 7 minutes. 

  2. Add apples to the skillet and stir to combine. Replace the cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until apples are softened to your liking. 

  3. Reduce heat to low and stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, and slivered almonds. Remove from eat and either set aside to cool, or enjoy!

  4. Keep covered in the fridge for up to a week. 

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