Healthified Sweet Potato Casserole

Every Thanksgiving my mom makes this sweet potato casserole that is to die for, but unfortunately it’s loaded with butter and brown sugar. So, of course I had to set out on a mission to “healthify” the recipe. The results were amazing! This recipe is gluten free and has NO refined sugar and NO butter. This is great for Fall and especially fabulous for Thanksgiving (May want to double recipe for large parties)

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Ingredients:
-3 Large organic sweet potatoes aka yams
-1/4 cup local honey
-2 tsp. vanilla
-1 T cinnamon
-1 1/2 t. Nutmeg
Topping: 3/4 cup chopped pecans, 1 Tbs cinnamon, 1 Tbs honey

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce each sweet potato with a fork and bake for about 50 minutes on a baking sheet.
-Place peeled sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup honey, 2 tsp. vanilla, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, and 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg to bowl. Mix with electric mixer until smooth. Spread into square baking dish.
-For the topping: Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to the crushed pecans. Mix together and then spread across sweet potato layer.
-Bake at 375 for about 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

This recipe is delicious while not tasting overly sweet. Hope you enjoy!

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Healthified Sweet Potato Casserole

  1. Sounds delicious, Samantha. Mr. Lazy Cook may be trying this one out. It’s worth remembering that sweet potatoes are among the most nutritious of foods which makes your recipe all the more appealing.

  2. Yum, I bet the baking gives it the sweet nutty taste you can’t find from a can, that’s for sure! This is a recipe I’m going to try! Thanks for the recipe my friend,

  3. Reblogged this on Gr8ful Bugger and commented:
    Might have to try this one. I like the fact that it says it’s not to sweet at the bottom

  4. With your brilliant smile and can-do attitude, I just had to nominate you for TWO awards, the Sunshine and the Inner Peace award. Thank you for bringing sunshine and positive motivation into our lives! Eat well and prosper my dear friend! Blessings,

  5. This would be a great and cheap organic recipe too! Yum — I’m going to try it. Thank you!

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