Eggs in Sweet Potato Apple Nests {Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free}

Eggs in sweet potato apple nests make a great brunch dish for entertaining. They're gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and Whole 30 friendly.

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Some say Los Angeles doesn't get fall colors, but if you judge us by the colors of our autumnal fruits and vegetables, I'd say we get plenty. We have the bright hues of figs, pumpkin, yams and squash.

And then there's Stokes Purple Sweet Potato.

Yes, I said purple.

You should be able to see these purple beauties in your local grocery store, depending on where you live.

They’ll stand out a little, because well, they’re purple.

These sweet potatoes are a little less sweet tasting than their regular sweet potato sibling.

The texture is slightly dryer and more dense, making it ripe for recipe development. 

The purple stokes sweet potato is non-GMO, grown in CA, and also available organically.

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These purple sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants and have a low glycemic index.

I loved the purple color so much, I thought they'd make beautiful breakfast holders for baked eggs.

Seeing as the potatoes are not super sweet, I threw in a little fall apple and some onions to make a really flavorful shell.

These eggs in sweet potato apple nests are great when entertaining at the holidays and you need something a little nicer for brunch in the morning.

They also make a great single serving breakfast dish.

They're easy enough to bake in the oven and tasty enough that everyone will enjoy.

Eggs in Sweet Potato Apple Nests
{Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

Makes about 8


  • 1 large Stokes Purple Sweet Potato (or other potato)

  • 1/2 apple like honey crisp

  • 1/2 onion

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 8 eggs

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Cut the potato, apple and onion using the grater blade on a food processor or a handheld grater. Season with salt and pepper and mix with hands to ensure even distribution of ingredients.

  3. Heat large pan over medium heat and add coconut oil. When warm, add the potato mix to the pan. Mix once and then allow to sit and begin to brown. Flip. Cook 10-15 minutes until mixture softens and just starts to crisp.

  4. Spray a muffin tin with oil and then place about enough potato mix into each cup to have a thin layer on the bottom, as well as all sides. The nest will shrink when cooking so make sure to cover the sides to the top. Bake in the oven about 3-5 minutes until set and then crack an egg into each and return to oven. Cook until the white and yolk are set, about 10 minutes.

  5. Cool slightly and serve.

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