This Skinny Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping is a vegan, light and healthy twist to traditional sweet potato casserole. All the comfort food, less than half the calories!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’ve already gotten my Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe ready, my GF Vegan Meatloaf recipe done and waiting, and my Vegan GF Shepherd’s Pie begging to be eaten. It’s now time for a divine vegan and gluten free sweet potato side dish. Two words: mind-blown.
It would be an injustice not to describe how you can make a perfectly healthy, delicious, comforting and low calorie sweet potato casserole. Yeah, I’m talking about this exact delicious Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping friends.
Let’s start with the base. Delicious sweet potato that you’ve cubed, boiled and mashed. We all know that sweet potato in and of itself is a delicious and healthy starch, so my plan was to keep the defining nutritious qualities of this beautiful vegetable and highlight it in this casserole rather than hide it.
Next, I added some natural sweeteners to the mashed sweet potato, some almond milk, some vegan butter and some delicious fall seasonings of cinnamon and all spice.
Next? We scoop it into the casserole dish and set aside. If you made the maple pecan topping while the sweet potato was boiling, just sprinkle it on top right now. If not, let’s get right to it. We have pecans, almond flour, maple syrup and vegan butter coming together in a deliciously sweet crumble topping that will have to picking sweet bits and pieces off of the top of the casserole. The topping is gluten free and vegan, and is so delicious that I need to make it again on another recipe!
Did I mention that this was a healthy sweet potato casserole? Yes, we are still at healthy. The thing is, sweet potato is so naturally sweet that it only needs a few ingredients to enhance it, and transform it into a beautiful baked healthy sweet potato casserole with an addictive crumbly topping. Next, pop that casserole right into the oven for 30 minutes.
What you’ll get is a slightly risen, puffed up sweet potato casserole that is dreamily sweet, fluffy and light and a topping (I know, I know) that complements it so perfectly you’ll be making this before, during and after Thanksgiving. Above all, this really only takes 10 minutes of prep since the majority of the time is spent boiling the sweet potato and baking the casserole, so you can tick “easy peasy” off of your list. Giving you time to make all those other delicious Thanksgiving recipes you’re eyeing.
Q: Can I make this sweet potato casserole ahead of time? A: Yes! This casserole lasts for a good week in the fridge. Q: How do I reheat this sweet potato casserole? A: If it’s just for me, I just heat it up in the microwave. You can reheat the entire casserole in the oven at 350 degrees until heated through (about 15 minutes).
P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:
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