Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Crumble
Incredibly delicious, healthy sweet potato casserole with a crunchy pecan crumble topping is a lightened up version of the classic. It's the perfect side dish for your holiday meals! This recipe can easily be made vegan and gluten free too!
Servings: 8 servings
- 3 pounds (1.3kg) sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
- ¼ cup unsweetened oat milk or other nondairy milk
- 2 tablespoons butter can use vegan, as needed
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup (45g) rolled oats
- ¼ cup (28g) fine almond flour
- 2 tablespoons (30g) coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup (40g) chopped pecans
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup (60ml) melted butter or liquid coconut oil
Put the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until very soft, 20-25 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Drain the sweet potatoes, return to the pan or transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the oat milk, butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Mash until smooth, with a potato masher or puree with an immersion blender. Scrape the mixture into a 3-quart baking dish and smooth the top.
Make the topping: Combine the oats, almond flour, coconut sugar, pecans, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Stir in the butter until the mixture clumps together.
Sprinkle the topping over the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven 25-30 minutes, until the topping is crisp and golden brown.
Make ahead - Assemble the casserole in the baking dish with the topping or store the topping separate and add just before baking, cover and keep refrigerated up to 1 day ahead of baking.
Storing leftovers - store any leftover healthy sweet potato casserole covered in the baking pan or in separate, airtight containers in the fridge for up to four days.
To reheat - simply rewarm a portion of the casserole in the microwave, or feel free to reheat the entire baking dish if you'd like to warm up more than one serving.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 24415IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg