The best part about this sweet potato casserole is that it can be a side dish and dessert haha. But seriously, it is so freaking good and I make it every single year for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have had to make some changes over the years to keep it gluten and dairy free, but the taste is exactly the same. Trust me when I say that you will want this on your holiday table.
This sweet potato casserole is such an easy side dish to make and it is a total crowd pleaser. I like to make both components in advance and bake it the day of the celebration. You can make the sweet potatoes in a food processor or using a hand mixer, either way will work.
The day of, I pour the mixture into the casserole dish, top with the pecan streusel and then bake! It makes your kitchen smell heavenly.
My daughter and I both eat almost completely dairy free, but we tolerate ghee which has the lactose (milk solids) removed. If you can’t tolerate ghee, you can use coconut oil in its place for this recipe. Nutpods is my ‘cream’ of choice because it doesn’t have an overwhelming coconut flavor. You could also use unsweetened almond milk.
For the streusel, I use tapioca flour to help keep it crunchy and it is fabulous. It almost turns into a praline like topping with the brown sugar and pecans. You can also use arrowroot starch in place of the tapioca. This beautiful pecan streusel is what really puts this sweet potato casserole over the top, the family will love it!
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Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan Streusel Topping
- 1.5 cups Pecan Pieces
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Tapioca Flour or arrowroot starch
- 4 Tbls Melted Ghee or Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 400'F Add the cooked sweet potato to a large mixing bowl with the Nutpods, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and ghee. Use hand mixer to mix well together (can also puree in a food proccesor)Pour mixture into a lightly greased casserole dish
Pecan Streusel Topping
- Mix the topping ingredients together in a small bowl and layer evenly over the sweet potato mixture in the casserole dishBake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until topping is golden browned Let cool for 10 minutes before serving