Serve up these delicious Sweet Potato Hash Browns for breakfast with some eggs of choice. It’s an amazing combination.
After the success of my Syn Free Crispy Golden Hash Browns, I wanted to create some Sweet Potato ones. I experimented by trying various different techniques and think this is by far the best result for Oven Baked Sweet Potato Hash Browns.
I already have my Spiralled Sweet Potato Hash which is great for breakfast and it syn free, but when you want more of a Pattie type hash brown, then this is the recipe for you.
The only difficult part to these Sweet Potato Hash Browns, is grating the darn sweet potato (think of that body magic, working those arms lol), but of you want it grated quick then a food processor like this awesome Nutra Ninja Complete Kitchen System will grate it effortlessly for you.
I absolutely love mine, it has amazing Auto IQ technology, meaning it will blend to a unique pattern depending on what it is you are making. For grating, you use the food processor bowl, add the grater attachment, and just push in the sweet potato and viola it is grated in seconds.
Once grated, you need to squeeze out any excess liquid from the sweet potato, I do this in batches. You won’t get as much liquid as you would a regular white potato, but removing any excess liquid really helps them bind together.
To make the Sweet Potato Hash Browns, you need an egg white and a little cornstarch (or arrowroot flour or tapioca starch will work too). Then add your seasoning, form into hash browns. I use my handy egg rings to get the perfect round shape. But you could also do it in a more rustic way with your hands. Form it together tightly so that it stays together when you bake.
These do take quite a little while to cook, but you can make these in advance if you are rushed for time and just add to a plate in the fridge and then heat up in the oven when you are ready for them. Although I give a set time for these, I do recommend keeping a close eye on them once you flip over, as ovens can vary.
These sweet potato hash browns can also be frozen, I recommend part baking, just to get them to hold together and then allow to cool and freeze, by placing on a tray lined with parchment paper, once frozen, you can then add to a freezer bag or container and then all you have to do is finish off the baking from frozen – nice and easy.
I like to serve these with eggs, cooked sunny side up or oven medium (so good) and occasionally will add bacon or sausage and some of this balsamic tomatoes and spinach. They are also great with a little cheese added into the mixture as part of your Healthy Extra A choice.
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Yield 3 servings
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, paleo, Whole30, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - 0.5 syns 2 hash browns
- Green/Original - 0.5 syns for 2 hash browns
- WW Smart Points - 6
- 600g of grated peeled sweet potato
- 1 large egg white
- 1 tbs of cornstarch (or arrowroot or tapioca starch) - 1.5 syns
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- spray oil
- Preheat oven to 220c or 425f (gas mark 7)
- Squeeze any excess liquid from the grated sweet potato.
- Add to a large bowl.
- Whisk together the egg white, cornstarch, paprika and salt.
- Add to the sweet potato and mix to coat.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Place egg ring on the tray, spray into the hole with spray oil, add 1/6th of the mixture and flatten down in the ring, spray over the top with spray oil.
- Remove ring and flatten down even more.
- Repeat 5 more times so you have 6 large sweet potato hash browns.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 mins, then carefully sliding a spatula underneath, flip the sweet potato hash brown over and cook for another 15-20 mins until golden on top.
- Serve with your choice of sides for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
These are freezer friendly - to freeze, part bake, place on parchment lined tray and freeze. Once frozen you can place in tub or freezer bag.
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Serving Size 2 hash browns
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.3 g
Sodium 322 mg
Total Carbohydrates 43 g
Dietary Fiber 6.3 g
Sugars 8.5 g
Protein 4.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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