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Clean Eating Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Casserole

This classic dish gets a clean eating upgrade by using sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. So delicious nobody will care!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield 8 small servings
Calories 319 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • TOPPING INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (affiliate link)
  • 1 tbsp. light-flavored oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • FILLING INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 lbs. sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup 100% orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. honey
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Instructions

  1. TOPPING DIRECTIONS:

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all topping ingredients together using a wooden spoon. It will be clumpy and sticky.

  3. Spread out mixture the best you can on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F. for approximately 10-15 minutes. The mixture should have a nice golden color to it.

  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

  6. Transfer small portions to a large cutting board and chop roughly. Set aside.

  7. CASSEROLE DIRECTIONS:

  8. Wash the sweet potatoes and rub with oil. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake until easily pierced with a fork (about 30-40 minutes).

  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool until you can handle them without burning yourself.

  10. Peel the potatoes and place the inside in a large mixing bowl.

  11. Add all other filling ingredients and mash with a potato masher or blend with a hand blender.

  12. Transfer the potato mixture to a serving bowl. Sprinkle the pecan topping evenly over the potatoes and serve.

  13. Note: You will most likely have some topping left over depending on the size of the dish you use. The leftovers are great for topping oatmeal or mixing in with granola.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Potassium 679mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 19g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 483.4%
Vitamin C 14.5%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.