Breakfast? Fries? Why not both?
Two of my favorite things put together into one delicious meal.
Breakfast: the most important meal of the day. The meal you eat to get yourself ready for the day. Something we all look forward to, rather it be enjoying it with loved ones or alone. A meal in America that we all make a big deal about on weekends
Fries: a common snack loved by all around the world. A traditional side dish that can easily be transformed to a main meal when loaded up with toppings. A food that can easily be made unhealthy when fried. A staple side at any restaurant or family dinner.
I woke up one morning craving my favorite fruit combo at the moment, blueberry apple, and I was also craving some sweet potato fries. I had the genius idea of putting them together and I am so happy that I did. This blueberry apple combo tastes and smells exactly like Christmas time. I add in a lot of warm cinnamon and within seconds your house will be filled with the comforting aroma of the Holidays. I know it's only May, but who else is always ready to celebrate the holidays? I know I am!
I have been obsessed with Japanese sweet potatoes lately, their golden color and chestnut taste, the perfect pairing for some sweet toppings. I usually can find them at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. They are fun to switch up from the typical sweet potato.
Loaded fries aren't complete without a creamy topping, I didn't just want to throw on some almond yogurt and call it day. So, I used my cashew cream, recipe can be found on my Mother’s Day roundup post, and it made this meal perfect. Not only did it had great flavor, but a healthy fat source as well.
Yield: 2 servings
Vegan and Gluten Free
Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: about 30 minutes
2 Japanese Sweet Potatoes
1 tbsp avocado oil (I use Chosen Foods)
1 apple (Gala or Fuji)
1 cup blueberries
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp hemp seeds (added protein)
1 tbsp raw almond butter
¼ cup cashew cream
Preheat oven to 375 F
Wash and prepare sweet potatoes, apple, and blueberries
For sweet potatoes: trim off ends and then cut into fries. Be creative! Make steak fries, shoestring, whatever your heart desires!
For apple: cut off ends, remove core, and then cut into chunks
Coat fries in avocado oil and lay out flat on a baking sheet lined with tin foil or parchment paper. Cook for 20 minutes (flipping halfway through)
While fries are cooking, add apples, blueberries, and cinnamon to a saucepan with a touch of water. Let cook and reduce for about 10 minutes. Use the back of a spoon to mash up blueberries.
When fries are done, take out and let cool slightly.
To assemble: lay out as much fries as you want on a plate, top cashew cream, then blueberry apple compote, and garnish with almond butter and hemp seeds. Enjoy!
No matter what, a sweet breakfast will always be my favorite. My sweet tooth just can't deny it!
I hope you try this simple and easy recipe out!
Let me know what you think!