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Easy Purple Sweet Potato Porridge

Aromatic and delicious, this Purple Sweet Potato Porridge is made by blending cooked purple sweet potatoes with coconut milk, maple syrup, and spices. It can be served with peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and fruit for a filling and tasty breakfast.

Easy Purple Sweet Potato Porridge for breakfast.

This Purple Sweet Potato Porridge is a healthy and tasty dish that is so easy to make.

However, before we go any further…

What is Purple Sweet Potato Porridge?

Purple sweet potato porridge is a porridge made with cooked or baked purple sweet potatoes, coconut or almond milk, a pinch of salt, and a smattering of aromatic and flavorful spices.

This sweet potato porridge is a filling breakfast dish that is inspired by a dish my mom used to make during our childhood years in Sri Lanka called, Sri Lankan purple yam porridge.

While purple yams and purple sweet potatoes are different entities, they taste very similar. Therefore, purple sweet potatoes work well in this porridge.

7 Ingredients to make Purple Sweet Potato Porridge for breakfast.

What are the ingredients needed to make this Easy Purple Sweet Potato Porridge Recipe?

You will need the following 7 main ingredients (most of which you probably have in your pantry) to make this Easy Purple Sweet Potato Porridge:

  1. A cooked/baked purple sweet potato
  2. Coconut milk
  3. Maple syrup
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Cardamom
  6. Ginger
  7. Salt

This colorful sweet potato porridge can be served with Greek yogurt, any fruit, nuts, and some peanut butter or any nut butter.

Making the sweet potato mash.

How do you make this purple potato porridge?

I used a baked purple sweet potato I had leftover after making this Purple Sweet Potato Soufflé with Cranberries.

However, if you do not have a cooked sweet purple potato on hand, let’s bake one to use in this dish.

Blended sweet potato and milk - a SriLankan favorite.

You will start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Then, clean a purple sweet potato. Wrap it in aluminum foil, and place it in the oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees.

Let it bake for 50 minutes to an hour. A medium-sized sweet potato (as seen above) takes about 50 minutes to bake. However, depending on the size of the purple sweet potato you have, it might affect it’s cooking time.

Once you have a cooked purple sweet potato, the fun begins.

Now, at this point, there are two ways to go about making this porridge.

An Easy dairy-free mash of sweet potatoes almond or coconut milk and sweetener.

One way is to use a blender.

And, the second way is to use a hand-held immersion blender.

Carefully peel the sweet potato while it is still warm and add it to a large bowl (if using an immersion blender) or to a blender.

Also add the coconut milk, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, salt, and maple syrup to the bowl or blender. Blend until this mixture is as smooth as you like it.

If you do not happen to have a blender or an immersion blender, you could also use a food processor set on the purée setting. However, I must confess, I have not tried making this in a food processor.

How do you serve this purple porridge?

This porridge can be served warm or cold.

If serving it warm, scoop the blended purple sweet potato purée into serving bowls. As the sweet potato was warm when it was dropped into the blender with the other ingredients, the resulting purée should be warm too. It will be quite thick, and it can be thinned out by serving it with more warm coconut milk mixed into it. It can be served topped with melted peanut butter, any fruit you fancy, and any of your favorite toppings.

Healthy Purple Sweet Potato Porridge with Greek Yogurt, peanut butter, and maple syrup or honey.

If serving this colorful porridge cold, chill the blended purée for at least 4–6 hours or overnight. When chilled, serve it with some Greek yogurt mixed into it. The more Greek yogurt that is used, the lighter the color of purple this porridge will be.

I love to enjoy this purple sweet potato porridge chilled and topped with melted peanut butter, apple, walnuts, and an extra drizzle of maple syrup.

Easy Dairy-free Purple Sweet Potato Porridge.

I find this purple sweet potato porridge to be such a tasty and filling breakfast, and I hope you do too!

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Easy Purple Sweet Potato Porridge for breakfast.

Easy Purple Sweet Potato Porridge

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Aromatic and delicious, this Purple Sweet Potato Porridge is made by blending cooked purple sweet potatoes with coconut milk, maple syrup, and spices. It can be served with peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and fruit for a filling and tasty breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium purple sweet potato (cooked or baked)
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Instructions

  1. If you do not have a cooked purple sweet potato on hand, let's bake one.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Then, clean a purple sweet potato. Wrap it in aluminum foil, and place it in the preheated oven.
  3. Let it bake for 50 minutes to an hour until tender when prodded with a fork.
  4. There are two ways to go about making this porridge, one is with a blender and the other is with a hand-held electric immersion blender - which is what I used.
  5. Carefully peel the sweet potato while it is still warm and add it to a large bowl (if using an immersion blender) or to a blender.
  6. Also add the almond milk/coconut milk, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, salt, and maple syrup to the bowl or blender.
  7. Blend until this mixture is as smooth as you like it.
  8. The porridge will be quite thick. You can thin it out if you prefer by adding in more milk or Greek yogurt.
  9. Serve this warm or chill it for 4–6 hours and serve it cool.
  10. Serve it with extra almond milk or coconut milk, Greek yogurt, fruit, peanut butter, nuts, and maple syrup or honey.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 330Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 0mgSodium 210mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 7gSugar 10gProtein 12g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Elisa

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

Love this Easy Purple Sweet Potato Porridge recipe, so easy and looks delicious!!! will have to make it soon. Thanks for sharing :)

Tayler

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

I made this for breakfast this morning and it was delicious! And the kids loved the purple color!

Dana Sandonato

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

What a beautiful way to wake up! It's so bright and vivid and gorgeous! I can't wait to try this :)

Brandi

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

I love grabbing purple sweet potatoes from Sprouts! What a great way to use them. Looks delish.

Beth

Tuesday 9th of January 2024

This sounds so good! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables, and the flavors here sound amazing.

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