Snow and Sweet Potato Egg Nests

Do you remember me telling you how beautiful my hike up Tunnel Creek was yesterday? Well, today looked a lot more like February is supposed to in Lake Tahoe. I woke up and looked outside to see snow falling and I knew that if I was going to get a run in today, it was going to be me and my treadmill. Feeling pretty sore after yesterday’s butt-kicking workout, I decided to take it pretty easy and did some intervals of 7 minutes of jogging, followed by 3 minutes of walking, and repeating 4 times.

After my workout and it being a lazy Sunday morning, I decided to cook up one of my favorite breakfast recipes, which also has a good nutrient profile for post-runs. I was originally inspired by these Rutabaga Egg Nests from PaleOMG, but prefer it with sweet potato and I finish the eggs in the oven to keep the sweet potato from burning.

Baked Sweet Potato Egg Nests (this serves one but you can multiply for as many mouths as you need to feed)


  • 1 small sweet potato or yam
  • ¼ yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (I like Tropical Traditions)
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Turn oven on to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. While the oven is preheating, grate your sweet potato on the large side of a box grater. After you have worked up a sweat grating the sweet potato, do the same with the onion.
  3. Add the coconut oil to a large nonstick frying pan. After it has melted, add the sweet potato, onion, and salt/pepper to taste (potatoes love salt, don’t be stingy here).
  4. Cook over medium/high heat stirring regularly until the onion is translucent and the sweet potatoes are starting to turn light golden brown.
  5. Transfer the sweet potato and onion mixture to an oven safe baking dish.
  6. Make a little nest in the potatoes for the eggs.
  7. Crack open your eggs and drop them into their little nests.
  8. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the eggs no longer jiggle when you give them a little shake.

Try this for breakfast, or even dinner, and let me know what you think. Also, make sure to follow my blog for more practical running tips and healthy recipes that give you the fuel you need to hit your stride.

One Comment on “Snow and Sweet Potato Egg Nests

  1. Pingback: Pulled Pork Sliders on Sweet Potato “Buns” | Forever Adventuring

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