This Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecan Topping is a vegan, light and healthy twist to traditional sweet potato casserole that tastes JUST as incredible as the classic!! All the comfort food, less than half the calories! This takes really only 15 minutes of prep time while the potatoes boil. You can also make it ahead of time! It's sure to become a Thanksgiving staple in your home!
3.3poundssweet potatopeeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
3tablespoonssugarany kind works, brown sugar, cane or coconut sugar
3tablespoonsmaple syrupor agave nectar
1/4cupvegan milkany kind works
6tablespoonsoilany kind works such as olive oil or unrefined coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C and prepare a 8x11 or 9x13 casserole dish. Set aside.
In a 4 QT pot of boiling water, boil the sweet potatoes for 15-20 minutes, until fork soft.
When the sweet potato is finished boiling, drain and mash.
Add the sugar, maple syrup, vegan milk, oil, vegan butter, cinnamon and sea salt, on top of the mashed sweet potato. Using the same potato masher or fork, mix all the ingredients together until they are incorporated, for about 2 minutes of mashing.
Spoon sweet potato mix into the casserole dish.
Top with Maple Pecan Topping (below)
Bake for 30 minutes (check that nuts don't burn - if they are browning too quickly, cover with foil) then remove from oven.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then serve. Enjoy!
Maple Pecan Topping
Add the maple syrup, flour, melted vegan butter, and pecans to a bowl. Stir it all together until combined.
Sprinkle it on top of the casserole. Feel free to double or even triple the topping.
Expert Tips and FAQ:Feel free to double or even triple the maple pecan topping!
Q: Can I make this sweet potato casserole ahead of time? A: Yes! You can prep the casserole ingredients at least 3 days in advance. Wrap it tightly in foil until ready to bake. I recommend making the topping immediately before so it doesn’t dry out. Remove from fridge and bring to room temperature.
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 F degrees until heated through (about 15 minutes).
HOW TO STORE You can store this casserole in the fridge covered for up to a week. You could either use a casserole dish with a fitted cover, or cover the casserole with foil, or transfer to an airtight tupperware container.