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Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon

November 10, 2020

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.

This is an oldie but a goodie! Before we get any further, I have to come clean… This recipe was 100% Lee’s idea! We used to Skype pretty regularly back in the day and I remember asking what I should make with these four ingredients that were always stocked in my pantry: eggs, bacon, avocado and sweet potatoes. It took her no time at all to come up with the genius idea to make egg boats. So thank you, Lee, for your genius idea. I hope you all love these as much as I do!

Here’s What You Need:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Avocado
  • Lime
  • Scallion
  • Garlic clove
  • Cumin
  • Sea salt

There are three main parts to this recipe: baking the eggs and sweet potatoes, cooking the bacon and making the avocado crema. 

How to Make Sweet Potato Egg Boats

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Poke your sweet potatoes with a fork a few times and wrap in tinfoil. Bake for 50-60 minutes. 

STEP 2: Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and cut in half lengthwise. Use a fork to gently fluff the “meat” of the sweet potatoes. 

STEP 3: Carefully crack one egg into each half and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes for over-easy eggs and slightly longer for a more well done egg. Make sure your whites are fully cooked and then cook the yoke to your liking!

How to Cook Bacon

There are three different ways I typically cook bacon. Let’s talk through your options!

Stove-top: Place bacon in a large skillet and cook on medium-high heat for about three minutes. Flip the bacon slices and continue cooking for an additional three minutes or until your desired level of crispiness. 

Oven: Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil and line the bacon across the pan. If possible, try not to overlap the bacon to make sure it crisps evenly. Bake for 15 minutes and then check to see how crispy it is. Keep a close eye on it after 15 minutes because it cooks quickly! HERE is a full tutorial.

Microwave: Place three layers of paper towels in a microwave safe dish. Place the bacon on top without overlapping and cover with another two layers of paper towels. Microwave on high for four minutes. Check your bacon to see if you want it crispier and microwave for an additional two minutes if needed. 

How to Make Avocado Crema

I truly love every ingredient in this dish but the avocado cream miiiight steal the show! Combine the avocado, lime juice, scallion, garlic, cumin and sea salt in a blender or food processor and process until well-combined. The end result should be a creamy consistency! 

Assemble Your Sweet Potato Boats

If you want to cook your bacon in the oven, I recommend doing that first and setting aside while you cook your sweet potato boats. If you are using one of the other methods for the bacon, you can get your sweet potatoes in the oven and then focus on the rest of the dish!

When your potatoes and eggs are done cooking, drizzle the avocado crema on top and sprinkle with bacon bits. Enjoy immediately!


Sweet Potato Egg Boats with Avocado Crema and Bacon

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.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 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
  • 1/4 cup water


  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 let sit for a few minutes
  4. Place sweet potatoes on a cutting board and remove tinfoil.
  5. Gently cut sweet potatoes lengthwise along the top and about halfway down. Do NOT cut through bottom.
  6. Using a fork, gently fluff inside of sweet potatoes.
  7. Line your same baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
  8. Carefully crack 1 egg into each sweet potato and place on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes for over-easy or slightly longer for more well done.
  10. 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.
  11. Place on a paper towel lined plate to soak up grease.
  12. Cut into small bits.
  13. Combine avocado, lime juice, scallion, garlic, cumin, sea salt and water in a blender or food processor and process until well-combined and a “cream” consistency has been reached.
  14. Drizzle over sweet potatoes and sprinkle with bacon bits.
  15. 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.

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  • Reply
    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.

    • Reply
      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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    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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    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?

  • Reply
    June 23, 2015 at 11:38 am

    YUM! I saw these and just died! Delicious!

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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 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. 🙂

    • Reply
      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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    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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    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 🙂

  • Reply
    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.

    • Reply
      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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    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 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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