This baked potatoes with red fruits for breakfast is healthy and filling. It's a simple healthy breakfast for gluten-free and vegan options. Read to see some of the benefits you'll get by having this potato breakfast
I can almost smell Fall, with colder mornings, yet we could almost regret the drifting summer despite the heat we had. This potato breakfast acts as a bridge between the two seasons.
Baked Potatoes for breakfast!
Well, not any other potatoes breakfast, these are delicious and the healthiest potatoes breakfast you've ever eaten. Definitely this is a weekend breakfast or when you're not having a busy morning.
Potatoes, in general, are healthy food, it's the way you cook and consume them that matters. Don't deep fry, overload them with unhealthy cheese & fats, etc…
What you'll love with this potatoes breakfast is how easy it is to make them, You'll appreciate their simplicity yet very nutritious, leaving you satiated for long ours.
You're wondering, "will my kids like potatoes for breakfast?" Let me assure my kids keep on asking when I am making these potatoes breakfast! My little girl is 6.5yrs and never seems to have enough of these baked potatoes with red fruits breakfast, lol.
How to make baked potato breakfast
- These potatoes breakfast were half boiled and then baked in the oven to finalize the cooking. Boiling potatoes before baking them save time and let's be honest, the electricity bill too!
- Get big potatoes that can feed one person
- Clean then boil them. I go for boiling instead of steaming because these potatoes are huge.
- Once the potatoes have boiled at high heat for 20 mins
- Drain them and using an oven glove to protect you from burning, put the boiled potatoes on a baking tin
- Bake for about 20 mins or so, insert a fork to verify the cooking when the fork inserts deep without any forcing then your potatoes are baked
- Meanwhile, slightly cook frozen red fruits, don't use high heat, the potatoes will be already hot, and you don't want to lose all the vitamins.
- However, you can use fresh fruits if they're available
- Once the potatoes are baked, let them cool and then serve with red fruits
- Eventually, you can bake your potatoes in the evening and slightly warm them in the morning.
Health benefits of baked potatoes breakfast
You know that potatoes are high in carbs, but let's take a microscope and scrutinize these potatoes.
- Baked potatoes will provide you with both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Fiber will regulate your digestion and insoluble fiber will be food for your gut microbiome.
- Potatoes are a good source of Potassium, Iron, vitamin B6, and C.
- Iron in potatoes is largely found on the skin, that's why you should NEVER PEEL your potatoes gal!!.
- Potassium is essential in your body as it regulates your heartbeats, your nervous system, and contraction of your muscles, etc…
- It plays a role in controlling the amount of liquid in your body, by balances the effects of sodium which can cause water retention in your body.
- It also plays a role in your bone health.
Potatoes have vitamin B6
- B6 is necessary for your nervous system to function properly, for your skin, & muscles.
- It's required in the production of serotonin, the hormone that controls your moods.
- B6 is needed in the production of red blood cells (hemoglobin) as well as the formation of new cells in your body.
- Vitamin B6 is important in brain development and support immune functions during pregnancy.
You'll increase the amount of Vitamin C and K, minerals like Manganese, Copper, and others by topping these baked potatoes with a combination of red fruits.
Note that Vitamin C will enhance absorption of Iron found in potatoes! and even though potatoes have vitamin C, it's degraded by heat.
This potatoes breakfast with red fruits is loaded with antioxidants that are going to help your body fight free radicals that are responsible for causing diseases.
Antioxidants are anti-inflammatory, making this breakfast an anti-inflammatory meal.
I hope I have convinced you enough for you to try out this potato breakfast, If I did, then I am glad. Bake your potatoes in the evening, if you can't afford the time to do all the baking early in the morning.
Another tip is to leave the frozen fruits on the kitchen table at night, in the morning just warm them a little bit to better appreciate them.
Now, my dear friend, I am blowing you😘😘😘😘, wishing you the best in everything you're doing. Share this recipe and pin it, talk to you soon...
Loving you, Githu.
PS/ I am still learning my photography and Mr. Sun wasn't by my side while I was taking these photos. I hope you'll appreciate the recipe though.
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baked potatoes breakfast with red fruits
- 3 big potatoes
- water for boiling the potatoes
- 1 tsp salt
- 750 grams mixed red fruits (I use frozen)
- In a saucepan, place your frozen fruits (if you're using them) and heat them on very low heat till they're slightly warm
- At the same time, clean and boil your potatoes as you'd do normally in salted water for 20 mins
- Drain the potatoes and using oven gloves transfer the potatoes while still hot on a baking sheet/tin
- Bake for 20 mins or more depending on the size
- Check the baking by inserting a thin knife or a fork in one potato
- Remove from the oven and let them cool
- Serve by slicing the potatoes into halves and topping with red fruits
- Enjoy your baked potato breakfast, rate and comment below, please. I thank you for pinning and sharing this recipe. Kiss.
- Our potatoes were very huge, so monitor the cooking according to the size of your potatoes.
- You can use fresh red fruits, cook them to soften them to get some juice.
- You can bake ahead and assemble this breakfast in the morning.
- You don't necessarily have to bake these potatoes, you can prolong the boiling till they're cooked.
- Do not peel the potatoes, this will prevserve the minerals and vitamins during cooking, besides the skin has nutrients like Iron and fiber, don't ditch that out!