Sweet potatoes are arguably the best vegan staple food. They’re cheap, healthy, and so delicious! While sweet potatoes are great on their own, they are also super versatile and work well with so many different flavors. If you prefer something savory, you serve them in a stew or top them with beans and vegetables. If you like something a bit more sweet, you can mash them up to use as base for brownies and pancakes or top them with peanut butter and bananas. Sweet potatoes can even be used to make toast! They are super easy to make and can be used in almost any recipe that you would use a regular potato. Some might even argue that they are better than your plain old potato. Unconvinced? Try out these vegan sweet potato recipes and see for yourself!
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1. Fluffy Oil-Free Sweet Potato Pancakes
There is nothing like fluffy flapjacks in the morning, right? These Fluffy Oil-Free Sweet Potato Pancakes by Jasmine Briones are definitely a recipe you’re going to fall in love with! Made from oat flour and sweet potato purée, this yummy breakfast is not only gluten-free and free from refined sugar, it’s also oil-free!
2. High Protein Tempeh Chili
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Allie Penner‘s High Protein Tempeh Chili with sweet potato, pinto beans, plenty of chili spice, and cocoa powder is the ultimate game day chili. Serve with quinoa, vegan yogurt, pickled jalapeños, cilantro, and cornbread.
3. Sweet Potato Ravioli With Creamy White Sauce
A creamy and rich sweet potato filling topped with silky smooth white sauce infused with tarragon and garlic. Completely homemade and delicious! You have to try Taavi Moore‘s Sweet Potato Ravioli With Creamy White Sauce!
4. Sweet Potato Katsu Curry
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This delicious vegan Sweet Potato Katsu Curry recipe by Jenny Connelly is completely plant based, made from apples, celery and spring onions. It’s really easy to make and takes only 30 minutes from start to finish.
5. Sweet Potato Maple Mousse Pie
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6. Smoky Sweet Potato Soup
Source: Smoky Sweet Potato Soup
This Smoky Sweet Potato Soup by Jackie Sobon is smoky but not overly so, a little sweet but still savory, and super-satiating. Though the toasted bread is optional, a crusty slice of sourdough is the best choice!
7. Baked Sweet Potato and Apple
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8. Curried Sweet Potato Mac n’ Cheese
It’s creamy, it’s cheesy, and it’s super easy and quick to make. This vegan Curried Sweet Potato Mac n’ Cheese by Taavi Moore has hints of curry flavor and an uber creamy texture. Topped with breadcrumbs and quickly broiled to create a perfectly crispy top.
9. Sweet Potato Scones
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If you’ve got sweet potatoes on hand, these Sweet Potato Scones by Helyn Dunn are perfect to whip up! They’re great for a hearty breakfast or as an accompaniment to any dinner. The preparation method for these is exactly like making biscuits, so if you’re skilled at biscuit making, these will be a breeze.
10. Smoky Chickpeas and Kale Over Baked Sweet Potatoes
Versatile, quick, easy and delicious. You’ll love the flavors in this amazing recipe for Smoky Chickpeas and Kale Over Baked Sweet Potatoes by Crissy Cavanaugh!
11. Sweet Potato Pecan Baked Oatmeal
Source: Sweet Potato Pecan Baked Oatmeal
Sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with cinnamon, this oatmeal is out of this world! The sweet potato pairs perfectly with the crunchy & sweet pecan topping. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a generous spoonful of peanut butter. This Sweet Potato Pecan Baked Oatmeal by Taavi Moore is a great breakfast to save for the rest of the week. Just store in an airtight container in the fridge and warm up in the microwave or stovetop for a couple of minutes. A perfect serving of pecans in every bite. You may think that putting sweet potato in oatmeal is a bit of odd. But with the right pairing of sweetness from the maple syrup and spice from the cinnamon..it’s simply delicious!
12. Kale Salad Balance Bowl
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13. Sweet Potato Brownie
Source: Sweet Potato Brownie
These vegan Sweet Potato Brownie by Koko Brill are really easy to throw together. Steam the sweet potato, stir everything together in one bowl, bake, and you’re done! Another great thing about these vegan sweet potato brownies is that they’ll last forever due to the high amount of coconut oil in them. Store them in the fridge and they will last weeks; store them in the freezer for months! Oh yeah, and they’re also delicious. Gooey, moist, rich, sweet, and chocolatey––yum!
14. “Everything” Avocado on Sweet Potato Toasts
15. Grilled Maple Tahini Sweet Potatoes
Source: Grilled Maple Tahini Sweet Potatoes
You just found the perfect side to your barbecue — these Grilled Maple Tahini Sweet Potatoes by Taylor Kiser. They’re soft and tender with caramelized edges and especially delicious when drizzled with a sweet-tart maple tahini dip with a squeeze of lemon juice. Top them with roasted, crushed cumin seeds and serve them at your next plant-based barbecue.
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