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Hot to Make a Sweet Potato Breakfast Burrito for the trail

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Chopped sweet potatoes, onion and vegetarian sausage in a cast iron pan
The make ahead portion of the sweet potato breakfast burrito!

I don’t know about you, but it’s always a struggle to find good breakfasts that are fast, delicious and nutritious. Enter the make ahead sweet potato breakfast burrito! This is not fast to make the FIRST time, but once you have a batch in the fridge, then it’s super fast to whip one up in the morning. This is an awesome pre-hike breakfast, but I also enjoy it with lots of toppings at home for a lazy weekend morning and I often eat it before work. This is also a delicious camping breakfast. You could even bring this along on the trail in your thermos, if you’re needing a change from soup in your thermos.

If you wanted a completely make ahead sweet potato breakfast burrito, you could make the whole thing ahead, make them into burritos and then freeze them and microwave them later. I keep the sweet potato/onion/field roast cooked mixture in the fridge and put it in the pan with a couple eggs and a bit of cheese and it cooks up in five minutes. I don’t even bother with the tortilla most of the time and just eat it as a hash (this also makes it gluten free). This is a versatile, delicious breakfast that you can enjoy any way you like! I like it with Field Roast Chipotle vegetarian sausages as written here (get them at Costco where they are way less expensive), but I’ve also made it with black beans or this awesome Cauliflower Walnut Taco meat (instead of the field roast or in addition to it) and those were both delicious. I’m sure this would also be good with Chorizo (regardless of the protein option it should be a bit spicy as that goes really good with the sweet potato flavor-trust me!).


Make Ahead Sweet Potato Breakfast Burritos

Chopped sweet potatoes, onion and vegetarian sausage in a cast iron pan

Delicious mostly make ahead vegetarian breakfast burritos! Perfect for before a hike or before work. Also gluten free (if you skip the tortillas or use corn ones)

  • Author: Jennie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stir fry
  • Cuisine: American


For the Make Ahead Portion:

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

3 Sweet Potatoes

1/2 onion

2 Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Vegetarian Sausages

For serving:

12 eggs

2.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese

6 tortillas

Optional Garnishes

Sour cream or greek yogurt




More cheese!


Make ahead portion:

  1. Chop the sweet potatoes, the smaller the better (smaller cooks faster)
  2. Chop the onions
  3. Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet or frying pan
  4. Stir fry the sweet potatoes and onions with salt and pepper in the pan. Depending on the size of your sweet potato chunks, this could take up to 30 minutes. Make sure the sweet potatoes are cooked by sticking a fork into them and making sure they are soft inside
  5. Add chopped field roast vegetarian sausage (I like to use kitchen shears to cut it into the sweet potato mixture)
  6. Heat it up until it’s all warm, about 5 more minutes

When you are ready to eat it:

  1. Put the sweet potato mixture in a frying pan or skillet, set heat to medium
  2. Add two eggs per person (or more or less for your preference), stir and cook the mixture until eggs are cooked (less than 5 minutes), add some cheese so it just starts to melt
  3. Divide the mixture among the tortillas (or just eat in a bowl!) and wrap
  4. Serve with garnishes if desired!


This recipe is designed to be six servings with two eggs in each serving. It’s easy to scale up or down, or you could make and eat it all at once for a crowd or family. You could make the entire thing and freeze the burritos and reheat in a microwave. I prefer to just add a couple eggs to the mixture and cook it up fresh when ready to eat because it’s so fast and it tastes better to me. I also like to add other types of protein, like cauliflower walnut taco meat or black beans. This recipe is born for experimentation. Enjoy!

Keywords: Vegetarian, breakfast, gluten free

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Hi! I'm Jennie. I’m a fourth generation Seattleite who lived in Alaska for 7 years. I've been a tour guide in both Alaska and Washington and I love to share the places I love with visitors, newcomers and my fellow locals. I’m so glad to have you along on the journey to experience your best low key adventure in Washington, Alaska and Western Canada!