I love “in a bowl” recipes. Dinner in a bowl. Leftovers in a bowl. And now, breakfast in a bowl. Every time I’ve made one of these bowl recipes, I’ve found them to be easy, quick, DELICIOUS, and a way to cut down on dishes (which is a must when you have 4 people living in the same house). We recently teamed up with Chelsea from A Duck’s Oven to make a breakfast bowl with our sweet, tart and a little bit tropical Pinata® apples. Not only did her savory creation fit the “bowl” bill, but it also proved to be a simple way to enjoy eating vegetables for breakfast.

Sweet potatoes and spinach are the star vegetables in this breakfast. I love the combination of sweet potatoes and our Pinata® apples, and it’s a pairing we’ve featured here before (like in this chili recipe). There’s just something about that caramelized bite of sweet potato that goes great with the crisp and juicy Pinata® apple. This bowl brings those flavors together with a scrambled egg, wilted spinach, and the most amazing garlic-tahini sauce! Check out how to make the sauce and this savory breakfast bowl in the video below.

I know that garlic doesn’t sound like the best food to start the day with, but after trying Chelsea’s creative sauce that brings garlic, tahini, and lemon juice together, I was convinced otherwise. And I think that’s just what meals-in-a-bowl are supposed to do for us. They convince us that flavors we might not put together are delicious when you do, and that sometimes, you just need to start a day with lots of vegetables for breakfast.

Want more bowl recipes featuring apples? Try these Harvest Buddha Bowls.

Savory Breakfast Bowl with Garlic-Tahini Sauce

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potato: 1/3 cup, peeled, diced and roasted
  • Pinata®Apple: 1/3 cup, diced
  • Egg: 1, scrambled
  • Spinach: 2 cups, wilted
  • Garlic: 1 clove, smashed
  • Salt: 1 tsp, plus more to taste
  • Tahini: 1/3 cup
  • Lemon Juice: 2 TBSP
  • Cooking oil spray or olive oil
  • Water

This savory breakfast bowl is great for filling up on vegetables for breakfast. You'll love the hint of sweetness that Pinata® apples add to this dish.

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  • Yield
    1 bowl serving
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  • In Category
    breakfast.
  • Level
    Easy

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and spray a quarter sheet pan with the cooking spray or olive oil.
  • Peel, dice, sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Roast in oven for 15 minutes, checking occasionally to prevent one side from browning too quickly.
  • Meanwhile, scramble one egg and cook on medium-low heat to desired consistency.
  • Remove the egg, add a drizzle of olive oil to pan, and saute the spinach until it wilts.
  • Dice the Pinata® apple into bite-sized pieces.
  • Make the garlic-tahini sauce. Smash the garlic clove with 1 tsp of salt using a mortar and pestle.
  • Add 1/3 cup of tahini and 2 TBSP of lemon juice. Stir to mix.
  • Add water until desired sauce consistency is reached. Add salt to taste, if desired.
  • Assemble the bowl by layering eggs, sweet potatoes, apples, and spinach. Drizzle with sauce. Enjoy!