Sweet Potato Casserole with Streusel Topping Recipe

Family-favorite sweet potato casserole with pecan crumb topping. Adding colour and a tasty starchy root vegetable to Thanksgiving makes it unforgettable.


Sweet Potato Filling: – 5 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and chopped* – 1 (15-oz) can full-fat coconut milk or half & half** – ½ cup pure maple syrup or brown sugar*** – 2 large eggs beaten – 2 tsp pure vanilla extract – 1 tsp sea salt – 1 tsp ground cinnamon Streusel Topping: – 2/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar – 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour or regular all-purpose flour – 12 Tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter melted**** – 1.5 cups raw pecans chopped – 1 tsp ground cinnamon – 3/4 tsp sea salt


Cook Sweet Potatoes: Use your preferred method to cook sweet potatoes. I cook them on the stove. Peel and cut potatoes into 1.5–2-inch rounds. 

Step 1

Cover the chopped sweet potatoes with water in a large pot. Set the pot on the stove to full boil and boil the potatoes for 20 minutes until fork tender.

Step 2

After cooking, drain the sweet potatoes in a colander and cool.

Step 3

To make pecan streusel: Mix the topping ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Reserve until use. 

Step 4

Make the Sweet Potato Casserole: Heat the oven to 350°F. Coat a large 13" x 9" casserole dish with cooking spray or butter.

Step 5

Mash sweet potatoes with a potato masher or hand mixer until creamy after they cool. I cook them in the same pot.

Step 6

Combine coconut milk, pure maple syrup, whisked eggs, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix everything with a potato masher or wooden spoon until combined. 

Step 7

Spread the mashed sweet potato mixture evenly in the baking dish. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over sweet potato.

Step 8

Bake on the centre rack of the preheated oven for 35–45 minutes until the topping is crispy and golden brown.Enjoy sweet potato casserole with your main!

Step 9

See Also

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