Sweet potato pone, which is also popularly known as the potato pound of Belize, is a traditional dessert from Belize that consists of grated sweet potato, raisins, milk, cinnamon, and ginger. The texture is very similar to bread pudding, but in this recipe, sweet potato takes the place of bread as the starch that soaks up all the wonderful flavors.

Sweet Potato Pone: Sweet Potato Pudding [Vegan, Grain-Free]


Cooking Time




  • 6 cups grated sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon of oil or vegan butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F and grease a 9x13-inch rectangular baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, raisin, ginger, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Add milk and oil/butter and stir well to incorporate.
  4. Pour the mixture into the dish.
  5. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 30 minutes and then lower the oven to 350°F. Move the dish to the top shelf and bake for an additional hour or until the top turns golden brown.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 3277 | Total Carbs: 725 g | Total Fat: 42 g | Total Protein: 31 g | Total Sodium: 1403 g | Total Sugar: 444 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.