Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl From Vegan Bowl Attack Cookbook (Giveaway)

Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl From Vegan Bowl Attack Cookbook (Giveaway)

I'm so excited to share with you an amazing cookbook and giveaway today. Oh, and a DELICIOUS recipe featuring some of my favorite ingredients....potatoes, bell peppers and arugula. Swoon. This amazing Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl recipe comes from the talented Jackie Sobon and her new cookbook Vegan Bowl Attack. Jackie runs the blog Vegan Yack Attack.

Just like the cookbook title suggests, everything is made to be eaten in a bowl! Comforting, satisfying and so darn delicious. In her book, she shares more than 100 vegan recipes with chapters titled Bountiful Breakfast Bowls, Lil' Snack Bowls, Satisfying Soup and Salad Bowls, Enticing Entree Bowls, Damn Good Dessert Bowls and Bowl Essentials. I've tried a few recipes from the book and have loved them so far. I really enjoyed the White Bean Garlic Bisque and I also loved her Cheezy Cheddar Sauce.

Her desserts are really interesting too. She has everything from Amaretto Cherry Ice Cream, No-Bake Berry Cheesecake, Mint Chocolate Chip Doughnut Sundae to Pumpkin Spice Affogato. Drooling yet? I'm especially excited to continue going through her breakfast chapter. The Chai Waffle Stick Dippers have me drooling because I am a HUGE chai fan. So many amazing and creative recipes for any craving you might have.

She is allowing me to share this recipe, Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl, with you all today. This was so delicious and so comforting. We are big potato eaters in my family, you all know that, so I immediately knew I wanted to make this recipe. I love to cook savory breakfast potatoes and bell peppers. This was a staple that I would cook for my hubby when we first started eating vegetarian and were limiting eggs and cheese. I would cook them every morning and it was always Mexican spiced. But I loved this mushroom gravy style bowl.

This mushroom gravy was so delicious. This is saying a lot because I have never been a fan of mushrooms and I never cook them because they are huge gout trigger for my husband. So, lucky for me, this gravy was alllll mine. It was comforting, creamy, thick and since most of the mushrooms are blended up, the big chunks weren't an issue with me. It was so delicious on top of these potatoes and veggies!

Jackie is generously allowing me to give away a copy of her vegan cookbook to one of my wonderful readers. Simply fill out the giveaway below the recipe printout.

Recipe printed below with Jackie Sobon's permission, thanks Jackie!

Please note: this recipe is not mine, it is Jackie's from her Vegan Bowl Attack Cookbook, so I don't want anybody confused as to why there is a tiny amount of oil listed. This was brought up in the last cookbook giveaway I did by some of you. I know the majority of my readers avoid oil, so I wanted to be clear on that. Please understand, I do not use oil in my own recipes and as noted below, I simply cooked in broth and it worked just fine.

Yields Serves 4

Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl

A delicious vegan Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl topped with bell peppers, fresh arugula and a creamy mushroom gravy. Total comfort breakfast food and full of healthy plant-based ingredients.

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    For The Potato Hash
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (see Notes below, I subbed with broth, I did not use oil)
  • 1 1/2 lbs (680 g) russet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup (160 g) diced white onion
  • 1 cup (180 g) diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup (75 g) diced red bell pepper
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup (20 g) firmly packed arugula
  • For The Mushroom Gravy
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) plus 1 tablespoon (15 ml) light coconut milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) diced white onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (35 g) diced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons (12 g) nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) liquid aminos
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Vegan cheese shreds, for topping (optional)
  • Here is where you can order Vegan Bowl Attack Cookbook


    To make the potato hash
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot enough to make water sizzle, put the potatoes in. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Start your gravy now, if you can.)
  2. Add the onions to the potatoes, cover, and saute until the onions become translucent. Lower the heat to medium and then add the tomatoes and bell pepper to the pan. Leave uncovered and saute until the potatoes are crispy and cooked all the way through.
  3. Season the hash with salt and pepper. Wait until right before serving to fold in the arugula, so that it does not become too limp.
  4. To make the mushroom gravy
  5. Make the gravy at the same time as the potatoes if you can; I wouldn't recommend doing it afterward, as the potatoes may get mushy when reheated.
  6. Coat a medium saucepan with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of the coconut milk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Next, add the onion and saute for 2 minutes and then stir in the garlic. Cook until the onions are almost translucent and then add the mushrooms. Saute until the mushrooms have darkened and reduced in size.
  7. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the onion-mushroom mixture and stir until everything is coated evenly. Put the contents of the saucepan in a blender or food processor along with the remaining coconut milk, the nutritional yeast, and liquid aminos and pulse a few times for a smoother consistency.
  8. Pour the gravy back into the saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat so that the gravy simmers. Stir or whisk every couple of minutes until it reaches the desired thickness and then season with pepper.
  9. Divide the potato hash among 4 bowls (don't forget to fold in the arugula first!) and top with cheese shreds, if using, and the gravy. Serve immediately. Makes 2 large or 4 small servings.


I did not use the oil to cook the potatoes, I steamed them on a lower heat in some broth, stirring often and adding broth as needed to prevent sticking. Baking them would also be an option if you are avoiding oil.

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  1. I love eating everything in a bowl! I guess favorites would be salads, the best part is when you get to all the little bits of goodies left at the bottom of the bowl, and ice cream and again, the bottom is the best when it gets all melty! Love your blog and thanks for the chance to win
  2. I love mexican food in a bowl!
  3. I love eating anything in a bowl. Pasta, salads, a combination of veggies, ice cream. It's so much easier to get every last bite as opposed to eating on a plate lol.
  4. I just finished a bowl of vegan mashed potatoes and gravy in a bowl and it was delish. Just about anything can be eaten in a bowl or soup mug. I especially like non-dairy ice cream.
  5. I like dinner bowls.
  6. I love bowls. Making "bowl food" can be versatile and fun!
  7. All of those recipes sound delicious. I love bowl recipes!
  8. New to being vegan & I need all the help I can get.
  9. Pasta!
  10. I love a delicious soup in a bowl with big chunks of squash, perhaps some kidney beans, and steam billowing. I also love a good combination of beans, quinoa, and greens with a nice cashew sauce. Either will bring me to the table!
  11. Mmmm great pick!! Every recipe I've seen from this book has looked fantastic, but all those potatoes😍😍 Totally drooling over here at the thought of dousing them in savory mushroom gravy! Like biscuits and gravy but the more whole foods and healthier version. Hang on a minute though...did you say Chai Waffle Dippers?? My mind is having trouble wrapping itself around that level of deliciousness😱 Jackie is so stinking creative!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      I know, right?! I cannot wait to make the Chai Waffle Dippers, the pic looks insane!! I just love Jackie!
  12. This looks like a wonderful and delicious bowl of goodness, Brandi!! I could eat the whole bowl, probably I would need more than one! It looks so good and full of flavor. I love food in a bowl it's always a winner and timesaver, yum! Fantastic recipe, book and giveaway!
  13. Soup. I can eat soup every day!
  14. I love anything in a bowl!
  15. Love everything out of a bowl, but flavour of the month is a copycat chipotle burrito bowl. Bet this book has very creative bowl ideas!
  16. I eat everything in a bowl. I don't know why, just prefer it. I usually make some variation of a Buddha bowls for dinner at least three times a week. Rice, a veg, a starch and a protein like beans or tofu. Top it all off with a sauce and it's my go to.
  17. I would eat anything in a bowl! I love the idea of a pile of food instead of plating things all fancy! :)
  18. I haven't really made any "bowls" but I do enjoy a good soup/stew! Thanks for the chance.
  19. My favourite type of meal in a bowl is anything with some type of protein (beans, chickpeas, quinoa), greens, a variety of roasted veggies and a homemade creamy dressing over top!
  20. I love broth bowls!
  21. I LOVE bowls! In fact, I'm having one for lunch right now with potatoes, dal, and pickles. I enjoy them for both lunch and dinner but I've never had one for breakfast (unless a bowl of oatmeal with fruit counts!). Would love to win the book so I can expand my variety of bowls. Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway, Brandi!
  22. Looking forward to trying this.
  23. I am about to have a massive overhaul of our kitchen with lots of space for some serious cooking. All I need now are some fab vegan recipe books to place on my my counter top book stand!!! Love your recipes and will have fun experimenting with the more complex ones!! 💖
  24. Noodle soup in a bowl is my favorite!
  25. I have a set of pasta bowls (the love child of a plate and a bowl) that we use for so many of our meals. They are great for hearty meals with a sauce! Pasta, chili, dal, enchiladas, loaded baked potatoes. Also nice for a meal size salad.
  26. Oh my word that gravy sounds amazing. Your pictures are gorgeous. You do a beautiful job showcasing this recipe and making it look utterly delectable. Seems like a worthwhile cookbook to check out. I still can't wait for your cookbook to come out. For real I will be first in line to get it. Actually can I get on a waitlist for it or something? hahaha. But for real great job this definitely seems like something I would love. I am a huge fan of potatoes. I don't eat arugula but I am sure I can think of an easy substitute. :)
  27. Looks good. I need to incorporate more ingredients into my bowls.
  28. I'm a huge fan of giant salads, but really, what isn't great in a bowl?
  29. I'll eat just about anything in a bowl. One of my favorites is ramen. :)
  30. I love soup in a bowl! Soup is one of my favorites and I make various kinds all year round.
  31. Looks like a great recipes to try and a cookbook worth checking out. :)
  32. This looks delicious AND oil-free when I omit the coconut oil! Thank you for posting! Gretchen
  33. This looks delicious! I absolute favorite bowl meal is soup. I love all kinds of soup, but only when the weather is colder. In the warmer weather, we eat mainly salad bowls.
    • What a joy to find soenome else who thinks this way.
  34. My absolute favorite food to eat in a bowl is "Lentil-A-Roni" from Isa Chandra Moskowitz' book, "Isa Does It." It is so yummy and comforting...and filling!
  35. I love doing a Mexican style bowl with lettuce on the bottom, beans, rice, tomatoes, onion, corn and topped with guacamole. This is usually dinner at least one night a week.
  36. I love anything in a bowl! soup, dinner bowls, breakfast bowls. Thank you for this recipe, it looks amazing and thank you for the giveaway!
  37. I'm pretty sure I eat every meal from a bowl. Pile veggies and beans atop quinoa, brown rice, or roasted potatoes and top with a tasty sauce!
  38. My favorite meal to eat is chilli with brown rice, and cornbread.
  39. I keep seeing this book every time I open a website, but being able to see this recipe has given me motivation to see what this book is all about. I love bowls we mostly eat them for lunch and dinner, but this breakfast one would be great! Thanks for sharing and giving me some motivation to check out a new blog (well to me anyways) and a new cookbook.
  40. I love a Chipotle style bowl!
  41. Love this! My hubby might actually eat this! SLOWLY converting our menu to plant based! He is a southern boy who may never give up his meats, but we aren't getting anything, anymore! ❤
  42. I eat most things out of a bowl! It's just easier!
  43. I would eat this recipe any time of day! It's filling, satisfying, and delicious - just my kind of meal. I think I would cook the potatoes and make the gravy the night before to save time though. Just about any meal in a bowl is time and energy saving; I'm glad to see there is a book wholly dedicated to this idea.
  44. I eat almost everything in a bowl except sandwiches. My main and favorite is rice, beans, veggies, salsa, chips and a tortilla. The veggies vary from corn, kale, peppers, tomatoes, beets, carrots -- whatever is on hand! Yum!
  45. I love "bowls" in bowls! I also love soup now that fall is coming...but bowls are a huge winner in my house! I think I need to buy some new bowls :) This looks so yummy. I was just thinking I need something new for breakfast as I'm getting a little tired of oatmeal.
  46. I love eating everything out of a big bowl -- salads, oatmeal, soups :) This sounds like such a great cookcook!
  47. I haven't tried this recipe yet but it looks fantastic. I adore mushrooms and potatoes so I know I will love this!
  48. It depends on the season, but heading into fall it is definitely a bowl of soup! Thanks for the chance to win.
  49. I like to eat bowls most any time, so I'll say breakfast as my favorite.
  50. Just about anything in a bowl... soups.. or grits! Yum!
  51. Love any meal in a bowl, as plates are so yesterday!! LOL
  52. Pretty much everything is good in a bowl! I love making different types of bowls for dinner because it's so quick and satisfying.
  53. Potatoes for breakfast?! YES please! I mean, really though when are potatoes NOT good? This looks delicious, Jackie is amazing and you showcased this beautifully. I love the new recipe card look, and especially that info box at the bottom ;) HAHAHAHA! Muah!!
  54. I love interesting oAtmeal bowls
  55. breakfast is my fave meal to eat in a bowl!! oatmeal, smoothie bowls, dairy free yogurt bowls.... although hearty soups are a close second :-) this book looks awesome!
  56. breakfast!
  57. I love my big breakfast bowls: usually rolled mixed grains, sometimes soaked overnight, sometimes cooked in the morning for a warm hearty bowl! If I have it cold, there will be piles of fruit on top, sprinkled with ground flax, chia, cinnamon, with homemade almond milk. If it's a warm bowl, there is often a savory mix of sautéed veggies with herbs, topped with nutritional yeast. What a way to start any day!! Love my bowls!!
  58. I love making and eating acai bowls!
  59. I love quinoa and veggie bowls! :)
  60. Jen
    Looks yummy! Do I understand correctly that the Potatoes are pre-cooked?
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Jen, no they are raw, you need to cook them! It's noted in the directions how to cook them :)
  61. Breakfast smoothie in a bowl would be my answer. I love this recipe you posted from the cookbook -- will try to make it soon!!!
  62. I love a good bowl of noodles!!
  63. This cookbook sounds amazing!!!! Anything in a bowl is my favorite....ice cream, loaded veggie bowls, mashed potatoes, big salads - I could go on, but the list is quite lengthy ;) Ok, but this bowl of food is my kind of comfort food! Potatoes, veggies AND mushroom gravy?! Count me in! The presentation in these photos are perfect and I love that you provided an oil-free version - I like the idea of steaming them. OMG!!! Did I read that correctly?! Chai waffle stick dippers?!? I want those!!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Mandy! It is a great cookbook, so much yumminess!! Yes, I can't wait to try those waffle sticks!
  64. That's hard to choose but I'd say dinner and my favorite is Pad Thai!
  65. Soups are definitely my favorite to eat in a bowl. =)
  66. Oddly enough, I like eating my salads out of a bowl instead of on a plate! I pretty much eat everything out of a bowl unless I have to cut it with a knife...
  67. I love making smoothie bowls for breakfast and snacks. There is a local restaurant that specializes in bowls and it is one of my favorite lunch spots to frequent.
  68. breakfast food :)
  69. I like soup and chili in a bowl! But there are lots of other good things served in bowls, too!
  70. Yum!! I'm definitely going to make this recipe for breakfast sometime!
  71. I love all foods in a bowl. It is such a fun way to eat. I especially love potatoes, too. They are so satisfying. I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I don't think it is only for breakfast, though. ;) YUM!
  72. I just bought a variety of mismatch, beautiful bowls in several sizes to eat everything in them! Hot cereal for breakfast, rice and stir-fry, noodle soup, pasta, peach crisp, whatever I can find so I can use my fun new bowls. I need this recipe book! lol
  73. I know salad/veggie bowls are all the hype lately, but I love love them as a fulfilling plan based meal any time of day. It's a great way to use healthy grains like quinoa, pulses, and seasonal veggies. Also, it's a great way to use up leftovers and makes for easy to go meals. It feels like a fancy meal, but doesn't take much time to prepare and best of all it's healthy and hearty.

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