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Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Crumble

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5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: Amy Estes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This decadent homemade sweet potato casserole is the perfect light and sweet holiday side dish! It is so simple and easy to make and it comes out wonderfully fluffy with an incredible, crunchy pecan crumble on top! It is gluten-free and dairy-free, and everyone will LOVE IT!



For the sweet potato filling

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes – about 2 1/4 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil – you can also use olive oil spray
  • 1+ 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt – divided
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1.5 tablespoons melted non-dairy butter or melted coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs – beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice

For the pecan crumble

  • 1 cup whole pecans  + 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon melted non-dairy butter or melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  1. Roast the sweet potatoes. Clean and slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Brush each potato with some olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Place the potatoes cut side down onto a sprayed baking sheet and roast them in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 45-55 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  2. Mix up the pecan crumble. Add all of the crumble ingredients to a medium size mixing bowl and mix well with a fork to combine it all together. Set aside.
  3. Make the sweet potato filling. Peel the skin off of the potatoes, discard the skin and place the sweet potato into the bowl of a food processor. Blend the potato to break it down a few times then add in the milk, butter, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and a pinch of salt. Continue blending for 15-20 seconds until it is all incorporated into a nice smooth mixture.
  4. Assemble and bake. Pour the sweet potato mixture into a greased 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish and spread it out evenly with a spoon or rubber spatula. Top the sweet potato with the pecan crumble in an even layer. Cover the whole casserole with foil and bake it for 30-35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake it for 10-15 more minutes.
  5. Serve. Let it cool and then serve it hot.


    • Select medium size sweet potatoes that are even in size so they cook all at the same time. Try your best to slice them into even-size halves.
    • You can either brush each half of the sweet potato with some olive oil or spray them with olive oil spray to keep the calories lower.
    • You can store this healthy sweet potato casserole after it has cooled, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Easily reheat portions in the microwave.
      • Prep Time: 5 minutes
      • Cook Time: 40 minutes
      • Category: Healthy Side Dishes
      • Method: Baked
      • Cuisine: American