Sweet Potatoes are a weekly staple for me, and thus have become a staple in my baby’s diet. He’s 9 months old (as of yesterday!) and one of his FAVE foods is sweet potato. It quite possibly could have become his favorite because I introduced him to this Sweet Potato Casserole that I made for Thanksgiving…he was OBSESSED.
And who wouldn’t be?! Warm sweet potatoes mixed with coconut milk, maple syrup and spices, topped with a sweet, crumbly crust and baked to perfection? Uh, yes pleeeease.
My little Oscar wasn’t the only one who loved this Sweet Potato Casserole. When I made it for my family on Thanksgiving, I got some rave reviews. Like my brother voted it his #1 fave dish of the meal…so there must be something right about this dish!
This is a great one for a crowd. It’s been on repeat in my house the past few weeks, and we’re whipping it out again next week for Christmas! Paired, of course, with our Orange Honey Ginger Pork Tenderloin.
We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and get to dig your face into some of this Sweet Potato Casserole, Randy style. (If you’ve seen the movie “A Christmas Story” you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t seen it, you haven’t experienced a true American Christmas until you’ve seen that film.) 🙂
- 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly grated or ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar (we like to use half brown and half coconut)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, in solid form
- Preheat oven to 400º.
- Bake potatoes until soft, about 45-60 minutes. Slice in half, open and allow to cool. Turn oven down to 350º.
- Once cool, scoop out of potato skins and into a large mixing bowl. Add rest of ingredients (through the nutmeg) and mix well.
- Prepare topping: Add all topping ingredients except coconut oil to a medium mixing bowl and toss until combined. Add coconut oil and mix with fingers until pea-sized crumbles form.
- Grease a 9x9 baking pan and fill with potato mixture. Disperse crumble topping evenly on top. Bake 45 minutes, until warmed through.