This post was created in partnership with Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.
These simple sweet potato egg nests are so much simpler than they look! I wish I’d had this recipe during last year’s whole 30 experiment, but better late than never for this beautiful healthy breakfast (or brunch!) recipe!
To be honest, I’ve been wishing for a sturdy spiralizer for a long time – year, really. But each time I looked at one, I hesitated, because I wasn’t sure it would be worth the money.
What if we tried it and ended up not liking spiralized veggies? Would we really use it?
The answer, it turned out, was YES.
Ninja sent me their Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™ several weeks ago, just before we moved into our new house, and even though I’m a bit of a blender junkie, with my penchant for green smoothies, no-bake energy bites, and homemade mayo, the auto-spiralizer quickly became my number one most-used kitchen appliance.
For starters, it really made breakfast hash browns simple, and Homemade “curly fries” suddenly became a thing.
Not to mention low-carb pasta substitutes like zucchini and yellow squash “zoodles”.
But my favorite recipes so far? you’re looking at it!
The spiralized sweet potatoes are seasons perfectly, and the egg in the middle complements it, well, perfectly – whites cooked until set, but yolk still just slightly gooey.
Even my child who isn’t fond of eggs eats his plate clean, telling me that he “still doesn’t like eggs, but they’re okay with the sweet potatoes.”
But before we get to the recipe, I have to say that I’m really impressed with this blender set.
As I said, I’m a bit of a blender junkie, with a whole section of cabinet dedicated to storing blenders and food processors (which totally makes me feel like a hoarder).
But since having the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer, all those blenders have just stayed in that cabinet, with my Ninja base taking residence on the counter-top, and I only have to pull out the correct vessel when I go to prepare my food.
The singer-serve cup has become my drink blender, and the precision blender attachment has become my go-to food processor – and we already covered the auto-spiralizer.
I’m quite impressed with the smart vessel recognition – you simply attach your desired vessel, and a menu of options pops up on the sleek, flat, intuitive touchscreen. For the spiralizer, there is one option – go – and for the other vessels, there are a number of options, precisely calibrated of pulsing and pausing, combined with the ideal power and speed for your use.
I was surprised by how well these worked! For instance, I haven’t had to shake down my smoothie the way I did with other blenders – its blend, pause, blend patters somehow liquifies the whole thing without any help from me.
In all, there are 12 smart programs, which means that you have one smart base that transforms into four high-performance appliances.
Simple Sweet Potato Egg Nests
- 1 lb sweet potatoes (about 3, smallish)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil (expeller pressed if you prefer no taste)
- 4 eggs
Preheat oven to 450º
- Peel and spiralize sweet potatoes
- Toss with spices and oil
- divide into four “nests” on a cookie sheet
- Bake for 10 minutes
- Remove from oven, and crack an egg into the middle of each nest
- Return to oven and bake for an additional 8 minutes – less if you like your yolk runny, more if you like it solid. 8 minutes will give you soft, but not runny yolks as shown in the picture above.
- Remove from oven, serve, and enjoy!
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