Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Walnut Oat Topping

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Walnut Oat Topping in casserole dish with 2 golden spoons

This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Walnut Oat Topping is filled with freshly baked sweet potatoes, maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and all topped with delicious oatmeal mixture of walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and best of all: maple syrup!

This recipe was originally published in November 2017 and has been updated with text and new photos. 

Okay, guys. I just need to go ahead and warn you. This sweet potato casserole probably isn’t what you’re used to at the Thanksgiving table. No canned yams or brown sugar (gasp!) but instead real, whole foods that make this sweet potato casserole a little bit better for you!

But first: can I be honest with y’all for a second? Baked sweet potatoes always used to make me think of baby food. Like, I couldn’t even eat them.

But, as with most things in your life, your taste buds change as you get older because I think I may have eaten half of the sweet potato mixture before it even made it into the casserole dish! Ha. Not to mention, can we just sit in awe at the color!? So beautiful and vibrant!

mashed sweet potatoes in dish

These freshly baked sweet potatoes truly shine in this dish. They are smooth, thick, and have a natural sweetness that is unmatched by added sugars or canned yams.

This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole is topped with the most delightful oatmeal streusel crumble mix that’s made with oats, chopped walnuts, delightful spices like cinnamon and nutmeg all mixed together with pure maple syrup. The mixture is swoon worthy and gets perfectly brown, slightly crunchy and delicious on top!

close up of Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Walnut Oat Topping

Oh, and did I mention I topped it with some mini marshmallows? I had to add those in guys. Mini marshmallows are always a non-negotiable. They add an extra sweetness to the dish and I love how they get bubbly and golden!

To be quite honest, when I found myself eating this Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with a spoon cold straight up out of the fridge, I thought I was crazy. BUT Y’ALL. It’s just that good. I swear, it will blow your mind! You’ll never know there are no refined sugars added.  I hope you try it this year at your Thanksgiving table!

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Walnut Oat Topping

If you’re looking for more Thanksgiving recipes, check out the following links:

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples

Honey Dijon Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Skillet Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

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Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Walnut Oat Topping

This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Walnut Oat Topping is filled with freshly baked sweet potatoes, maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and all topped with delicious oatmeal mixture of walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and best of all: maple syrup! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

For the sweet potatoes

  1. Wrap 2 lbs. (roughly 3 large sweet potatoes) in aluminum foil and bake at 425 for 1 hour or until fork tender. 

  2. Once done, unwrap and let cool. Peel skin off of potatoes. 

  3. Put potatoes in a bowl. Mash them up. 

  4. Add 1/4 cup of almond milk. 

  5. Add 1 egg.

  6. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 heaping tablespoon of maple syrup, and 2 tablespoons of melted better. Mix together well. 

For the Oat Topping

  1. Combine 1/3 cup of roughly chopped walnuts with 1 cup of oats and 2 tablespoons of flour.

  2. Add in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix all together! 

  3. Lastly, pour in 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup. Mix together very well so the stickiness of the maple syrup coats all of the ingredients. 

Casserole Assembly

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a casserole dish. 

  2. Scoop in the sweet potato mixture. 

  3. Pour oat mixture on top and press down slightly. Lastly, pour 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows over the top of the casserole. 

  4. Place in the oven and let it bake for 30 minutes. 

  5. Best served while warm! 

 

 

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