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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet - Paleo

This paleo sweet potato breakfast skillet is an easy one-pan breakfast that is filling and delicious. If you crave an eggy breakfast that’s naturally sweet from raisins and apples, as well as the sweet potatoes, this is for you. 
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast Skillet, Gluten-free, one-pan, Paleo Breakfast, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Beth Allingham


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Ovenproof Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Whisk


  • 1/4 cup ghee or melted coconut oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and diced, 3-4 cups
  • 2 medium apples cored and diced
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins chopped if large
  • 1/3 cup pecans mix in or sprinkle on top
  • ½ teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 7 eggs at room temperature, beaten
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk I used Thai Kitchen


  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Heat ghee (for Paleo or Whole 30) or coconut oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, then add sweet potatoes. Cook, stirring until beginning to soften, about 5-10 minutes.
    sweet potatoes in skillet with ghee
  • Stir in the apples and cook until the apples begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon, and raisins, and cook raisins are plumped, about 5-10 minutes more. Both apples and sweet potatoes should be easily pierced with a fork. If necessary; add a little water to prevent sticking and burning. Add pecans unless you’ll be sprinkling them on top, and salt. Stir to combine well and sauté the mixture a minute or two for the flavors to meld.
    sweet potatoes and apples in skillet
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and coconut milk until smooth and well combined. (see note) Remove apple-sweet potato mixture from heat and pour egg mixture over.
    pouring egg mixture onto sweet potato mixture
  • Smooth the top of the casserole with the back of a spoon. If you reserved the pecans, sprinkle them on top now.
    smoothing egg mixture over sweet potato mixture
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes (it may need 35 minutes at high altitude or if your kitchen is cold, in which case it will take a bit longer for the oven's heat to get to the middle of the bake) or until set. A knife stuck in the middle should come out clean.
    baked sweet potato skillet
  • Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing to allow the eggs to set.


If your kitchen is very cold, whisk the coconut milk by itself before adding the eggs to break up the solid, higher-oil portion and mix it with the coconut-water portion. That will keep clumps from forming when you beat in the eggs. 
I have adapted this recipe from Cheryl Malik’s lovely blog, 40 aprons.