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Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon

June 21, 2015

The original Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon. A simple and healthy baked breakfast or lunch packed full of flavor and nutrition. It will be love at first bite.

The original Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon. A simple and healthy baked breakfast or lunch packed full of flavor and nutrition. It will be love at first bite.People have an infatuation with failure. I think on some level, seeing other people fail gives us comfort that we are not alone. Or perhaps it inflates our own self-confidence? Let’s go with the former..

I fail all the time. I fail at not spilling on any of my clothes, remembering to water the flowers and yes, I totally fail in the kitchen. Admittedly, it isn’t all that often but I have racked up my fair-share of #kitchenfails.

Exhibit a) When Jess was over the other week she was helping me blast through 3 recipes in a day. We made those lovely Blueberry Hazelnut Crumb Bars, Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles and a very sad attempt at Red Canadian Flag Pancakes.

Not to self, do not attempt Red Canadian Flag Pancakes.

It stemmed from the insane amount of Canadian guilt I felt over creating those Red, White and Blueberry Pancakes for the 4th last summer.

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The original Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon. A simple and healthy baked breakfast or lunch packed full of flavor and nutrition. It will be love at first bite.Anywho, it was an epic flop and totally busted my cover to Jess about my perfect culinary skillz. Kidding, the girl is a culinary school graduate so she totally owns me.

Back to the drawing board we went AKA I signed onto skype and did a quick brainstorm sesh with Lee. It went somewhere along the lines of this:

Me: “I have eggs, sweet potatoes, avocado and bacon in my house…what should I make?”

Lee: “Obviously. When do you not have eggs, sweet potatoes, avocado and bacon in your house?”

Me: “Fair. Now what should I make?”

Lee: “Just bake the eggs in the sweet potatoes, top it with avocado and sprinkle it with bacon. Sweet Potato Egg Boats…BOOM.”

Me: “You’re so genius I could cry.”

Lee: “You better give me credit”.

The original Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon. A simple and healthy baked breakfast or lunch packed full of flavor and nutrition. It will be love at first bite.So all credit for these sweet potato egg boats goes to Lee. She is the magician behind this recipe, which stemmed from failed pancakes. They’ve also subsequently become my go-to lunch recipe since they are the 4 ingredients I always have on hand.

Let’s all just take a moment to be thankful for the Canadian Flag Pancakes that never were. RIP.


Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 sweet potato egg boats 1x


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed, scrubbed and dried
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 4 pieces of organic bacon
  • 1/2 avocado
  • juice, 1 lime
  • 1 scallion, chopped (whites only)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


For the Sweet Potatoes + Eggs:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in tin foil and bake in oven for 50-60 minutes.*
  3. Remove from oven and cut lengthwise.
  4. Using a fork, gently fluff inside of sweet potatoes.
  5. Carefully crack 1 egg into each and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes for over-easy or slightly longer for more well done.

For the bacon:

  1. Place 4 strips of bacon on a large skillet and cook on medium-high for 3 minutes on each side or until done to level of crispiness desired.
  2. Place on a paper towel lined plate to soak up grease.
  3. Cut into small bits.

For the avocado crema:

  1. Combine avocado, lime juice, scallion, garlic, cumin and sea salt in a blender or food processor and process until well-combined and a “cream” consistency has been reached.
  2. Drizzle over sweet potatoes and sprinkle with bacon bits.
  3. Serve immediately.

*If you’re short on time you can pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork several times and cook in the microwave for 4-6 minutes. Then continue process by baking eggs inside in the oven.

The original Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon. A simple and healthy baked breakfast or lunch packed full of flavor and nutrition. It will be love at first bite.

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  • Reply
    June 21, 2015 at 8:42 am

    What yolkporn! Quite a combo – I think this is a brunch waiting to happen. I fail a lot with pouring things. Yep. Powders, liquids, no matter what things just GO PLACES. I should really measure out extra of everything to allow for spillage.

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    Alexa []
    June 21, 2015 at 10:15 am

    What a fantastic idea! I eat so many sweet potatoes throughout the week, and I’m always looking for new and creative ways to doctor them up! My go-to is always peanut butter and cinnamon, but I love the idea of adding an egg! I’m definitely going to try this!

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    June 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I saw this post this morning and new we had all the ingredients. It was a wonderful Father’s Day Brunch served with strawberries. It was easy, beautiful and tasted great! Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely be making it again.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 22, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks so much Teri! I’m so happy these were included in your Father’s Day celebrations! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    June 21, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Can’t even tell you how perfect these will be for me! Thanks for sharing so many awesome recipes 🙂

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    Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls
    June 21, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    #kitchenfails seem to be my life as of late, so it warms my heart when I hear other people are having issues as well. I don’t want other people to fail, but I do like the sense of camaraderie! These boats look so yummy! I love sweet potato and bacon – definitely in my top five favourite combos – and that egg looks just perfect! Welcome to weekend brunch, sweet potato egg boats!

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    June 22, 2015 at 9:42 am

    You had me at avocado crema.

    The spuds aren’t so bad either.

    And to think, in your breakfast ebook you asked whether or not you should include bacon. I’ll have you know, even I the vegetarian, said yes. 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 22, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      It’s like the gates of heaven opened up when I finally came around to bacon. Now a monster has been created…I’ll eat extra for ya veg 😉

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    Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks
    June 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I wish my boyfriend liked sweet potatoes more because they are one of my favorite starches and he’s more of a grain guy! I think he would like this if I tried making it for him however 😉

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    June 23, 2015 at 11:38 am

    YUM! I saw these and just died! Delicious!

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    Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
    June 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    These look absolutely amazing. I am mid-muesli right now but want to throw it away and make these instead. Remember the days before you loved bacon?

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    June 23, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    The second I saw this on Instagram, I knew I had to make it! Didn’t have bacon/avocado on hand (blasphemy, I know) so I made without, and this is COMFORT FOOD at its finest! Definitely will make again 🙂

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    December 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Oooh, these look great! I have a question, though: do they stand up well to reheating? I don’t always have the time to make a meal from scratch, but these look so yummy I’d love to have them on hand.

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      The Healthy Maven
      December 30, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Sorry for the late reply! I’ve been out of the office for the holidays. I honestly can’t stay if they’ll stand up to reheating. In theory, yes they should be okay but I haven’t tried it myself. If you do, please let me know how they turn out!

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    January 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    These look great! How do you think these would taste if I made a larger batch in the beginning of the week (precookingthe eggs) and then reheated them throughout the week?

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      February 23, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      Did you try this? I’m thinking of doing the same thing but not sure how they will hold up.

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    July 4, 2018 at 1:06 am

    Fantastic recipe (as always)!!!
    Just about to make this for my other half’s birthday dinner but I was wondering if I could use turkey bacon instead.
    It contains less sodium so is a little healthier (she’s on a diet…again!)
    Keep up those awesome recipes coz I’m always looking for inspiration in the kitchen:)

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