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Easy Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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This paleo easy healthy sweet potato casserole with pecan topping is the best side dish for Thanksgiving! Vegan-friendly and gluten/grain/dairy/egg/sugar-free!

Easy Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping [Vegan, Grain-Free]

Calories

277

Serves

8

Cook Time

120

Ingredients

  • 1-pound sweet potatoes
  • 1-pound apples, of choice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup halved dates, tightly packed

Preparation

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and apples, and remove the cores from the apples. Chop them all into large chunks and place into a large pot. Cover with about 1-inch of water, adding a pinch of salt.
  2. Bring to a boil on medium/high-heat and cook until very soft and tender, about 30-35 minutes. Once cooked, drain well and place into a large bowl. Additionally, heat your oven to 350°F and rub a casserole dish with vegan butter.
  3. Add all the ingredients, except for the coconut flour, raw pecans, dates, and one tablespoon of the vegan butter, into the bowl and mash until well combined but leaving a little bit of the apple chunky for texture.
  4. Finally, stir in the coconut flour. Spread into the prepared casserole dish.
  5. In a small food processor (mine is 3 cups) combine the pecans and dates, pulsing until broken down and crumbly.
  6. Pour the mixture into a small bowl and mix together with the remaining butter.
  7. Sprinkle the date/pecan mixture evenly over top of the casserole. Bake until the casserole feels set, about 45 mins-1 hour, depending on the size of your casserole dish.
  8. Turn your oven to high-broil and broil for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the dates are crispy.
  9. Let stand for 5-10 minutes and DEVOUR!

Nutrional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 277 | Carbs: 33 g | Fat: 16.2 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 328 mg | Sugar: 18.5 g

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Over-the-top dinners and desserts that are deceptively easy to make.

Taylor is the blogger, recipe developer, photographer and general mess maker behind the blog Food Faith Fitness. Her blog aims to show that eating healthfully does not have to break the bank or equal bland and boring! It can be easy to make and totally delicious. Taylor believes in living a balanced, whole life so Food Faith Fitness also focuses on fitness/nutrition tips and working on keeping Christ at the center of daily life. However, Taylor also believes that moderation is key, so sometimes it’s ok to just go and eat a cookie!

When she isn’t blogging or messing up her kitchen, Taylor leads a pretty simple life. Places that you could find her include: the gym, her Bible study or just snuggling up on the couch with husband and doggy, watching The Food Network (Chopped in particular!) Taylor also has not-so-secret obsessions with all things peanut butter, cookie dough (even better if they are together!) pink and leopard print. Keep up with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


 

 

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