Single Serve Sweet Potato Oatmeal

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Breakfast. Oatmeal topped with boiled sweet potato and sprinkled with raisins, flax seed, walnut, granola and dried coconut flakes.

Single Serving Sweet Potato Breakfast Oatmeal

My eating habits during the weekend is really messed-up. Sometimes I woke up early than usual for a weekend and sometimes I woke up noon or past noon already. Sleeping in on weekends, amazing 🙂 I love having breakfast but between sleep and breakfast, of course sleep won. I skipped breakfast ate almost 3pm already, by 7pm I was ready to eat something for dinner, nothing heavy.

So this oatmeal became my dinner. I boiled one sweet potato, sliced it and put it in top of my oatmeal, added some raisins, chai seed, granola, and flax seed. Oh and I used 8 Ancient Grain Porridge Oats, it’s super amazing and it has a very nice texture from all the 8 different grains in it. I used this in rotation with my regular rolled oats.  The textures of this 8 Ancient Grains Porridge Oat is smoother, it doesn’t have as much oats flakes. It’s finer, like a porridge and thicker too. 

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Types of Oatmeal

Steel Cut Oats (Irish Oats) – This type of oats has a finer texture but is chewier than traditional oats, they are digested more slowly and it makes you feel full easily. This type is perfect for breakfast cereals as they make you feel full longer.

Rolled Oats (Old Fashioned) – This type of oats are flat, thin and have bigger pieces than Steel Cut Oats. It cooks faster, about 10 minutes for 1/3 cup (depending on how chewy you like it). Although filling, it is not as filling as using Steel Cut Oats, but if your recipe requires minimal cooking time or you do not have much time on hand, this is the perfect type of oats to use. I find that this type is also the one perfect for baking cookies, bars, bread or pancakes.

Quick Oats – This type of oats have flat, light and even thinner pieces as compared to Rolled Oats. This cooks in about 1-2 minutes and are perfect for recipes that calls for a very minimal cooking time. Although it is also a good option for breakfast, it is not as filling as using Steel Cut Oats and Rolled Oats.

Instant Oats – This type of oatmeal has been pre-cooked and dried, because of this, it require no cooking time at all. You just need to add boiling water and let sit for few minutes to soften. This type of oatmeal doesn’t have chewiness and texture and can get mushy at times. This if perfect option when you are traveling and you need something on the go. Simply add hot water and you have an instant breakfast with you.

Sweet Potato Oatmeal By SweetNSpicyLiving

10 Benefits of Sweet Potato

  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Magnesium
  • Low Glycemic
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Fat free and full of fiber
  • Folate
  • Good for the Skin
Single Serving Sweet Potato Oatmeal


  • 1/4 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk (Can be substituted with a mix of water and milk in any proportion)
  • 2- 3 tbsp Brown sugar (can be substituted with other sweeter of your choice)
  • 4 tablespoon Raisins
  • 2 teaspoon Chia Seed
  • 1 Small Sweet Potato – boiled and sliced or diced
  • 2 tablespoon Granola – or any toppings you like to add (nuts, dried fruits, fresh fruits, coconut etc.)


Pour water and milk in a pan. Add rolled oats and simmer in medium heat for about 5- 8 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, 3 tbsp raisins and 1 tsp chai seed.  Cook for another 5 minutes. Taste and adjust sweetness as desired. The consistency of the oats will thicken as it cools, if you are serving it immediately, you can cook it a little bit longer to get a thick consistency. Cooking time is flexible, cook less or more time to adjust to the texture and consistency that you prefer.

Transfer in a bowl and arrange sliced/diced Sweet Potato on top. Add other toppings of your choice. Enjoy!


One tip when reheating it, add few spoonful of water or milk to thin out the consistency. The oatmeal with or  without Chai Seed will thickens as it cools, even more when refrigerated. So to bring it back to nice consistency, you need to add a little bit of liquid. For single serving, add 1-2 tbsp of liquid and stir then simply pop it in the microwave for 1 minute. Take it out and stir again, adding more liquid as  necessary to achieve the consistency that you like. Return to microwave for another minute. Remove and add toppings as desired. Easy breezy! Enjoy

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