Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble with Seitan

This Sweet Potato Breakfast with Seitan is an easy vegan breakfast recipe that will help you start your day on the right foot! Plenty of veggies and protein to keep your body fueled all morning.

Vegan Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble in a white bowl

You guys are really loving my easy vegan breakfast recipes, and truth be told, I’m enjoying creating them. Before starting this vegan way of life, breakfast almost always included eggs and meat of some kind. Oh how times have changed… I love veggies for breakfast, especially a sweet potato breakfast!

Sweet Potato Breakfast with Seitan

Sweet potatoes are great source of vitamins and minerals. They’re rich in beta-carotene, potassium, and fiber, so they are definitely a good choice for breakfast.

However, I do think it’s important to get some protein into breakfast, too. I find that more protein in the morning helps me get through the day better.

What vegan foods are high in protein?

So I’ve been experimenting with different vegan protein options. There are more than you may realize, but some of the more popular are:

  • Seitan
  • Tofu
  • Lentils
  • Spelt
  • Teff
  • Chickpeas
  • Quinoa
  • Nutritional yeast

What does Seitan taste like?

I recently worked up the nerve to buy a package of seitan at Whole Foods 365 and I was pleasantly surprised by both the flavor and texture. It really is very similar to eating meat, with the exception of it being a touch chewier. It has a savory taste; some people say it is very similar to some of the darker mushroom varieties, like portobellos. The texture is chewier than that, though.

If you don’t know what seitan is, or you want to learn more, you can read all about seitan here.

This dish came together beautifully! The only thing you really have to remember is to cut your sweet potatoes small. So take some time with the chopping. It will pay off in quicker cooking times as well and ensuring that all the potato cooks evenly. I cut mine to approximately 1/4 inch squares. Maybe even a little smaller because I wanted this to cook quickly. If time is a concern in the morning (like it is for most of us!), try doing the chopping the night before. Keep the potatoes in a container filled with water and store in the fridge overnight. In the morning, simply drain off the water, pat the potatoes dry with a paper towel and proceed with the recipe.


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vegan sweet potato breakfast scramble with seitan
Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble with Seitan
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Sweet Potato Breakfast with Seitan is a healthy recipe to start your day with. Plenty of veggies and protein to keep your body fueled all day!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy vegan breakfast, seitan, sweet potato breakfast
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 261 kcal
Author: Last Minute Vegan
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups sweet potato (diced very small for measuring)
  • 4 medium white mushrooms sliced (about 3/4 to 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (chopped fine)
  • 1/2 package Seitan
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth (as needed for cooking)
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large skillet, warm the oil.
  2. Gently add the sweet potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. When the potatoes start to soften just slightly (5-10 minutes), stir in the mushrooms and onions and continue cooking.

  4. If you find the oil is drying out, add in the vegetable broth as needed to continue cooking.

  5. When all the veggies are cooked through, add in the seitan and cook for another 2 -3 minutes or until the seitan is warmed through.

  6. Turn off the heat and quickly stir in the fresh parsley.

  7. Serve with salt and pepper as needed.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Also note that the sodium can be reduced by using either low sodium or homemade vegetable broth.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble with Seitan
Amount Per Serving (0.5 the recipe)
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 567mg25%
Potassium 633mg18%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 19625IU393%
Vitamin C 15.4mg19%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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