There are times when failures still turn out in success. Take this breakfast for example.

This meal wasn’t suppose to be a grain salad topped with eggs. Nope. It was suppose to be an omelete stuffed with melty goat-cheese, sweet potatoes, and wheat berries.

But sometimes my best laid plans don’t pan out, the omelete sticks, and I’m left with some semblance of scrambled eggs (which were still delicious but very far from photogenic). So I made this again and instead of an omelete, I whipped up some over-easy eggs and called it good.

This meal is really about leftovers. I always cook too many grains when I’m cooking a meal and then have odd and end containers floating around my refrigerator. This is a way to use those up for breakfast!



Sweet Potatoes, Wheat Berries, and Eggs

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup wheat berries
  • 1 tablespoon minced (fresh) rosemary
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • 3-4 eggs


  1. Rinse wheat berries and place in a pot with water. Bring to a boil and continue to cook until wheat berries are tender- 45-60 minutes.*
  2. Preheat oven to 400˚. Peel and cut sweet potatoes in to 1/4″ cubes. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and minced rosemary. Roast for 15-18 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.
  3. Toss together wheat berries, sweet potatoes, goat cheese, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Prepare eggs to your liking and serve with wheat berries.


*Wheat berries can be made well ahead of time. Also, other grains can be substituted for the wheat berries. This is great for left over grains floating around.



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