This delicious sweet potato casserole is a comforting, crowd-pleasing side dish that is always the star of the show at our Thanksgiving table. The rich & velvety sweet potatoes are topped with a caramelized maple-pecan & coconut sugar topping with a touch of cinnamon spice...the topping is definitely the show stopper!
Some people are all about the turkey, but my family is like, “just give us the sweet potato casserole”. But keep in mind, not all sweet potato casseroles are created equal. There has to be PLENTY of that rich, decadent topping. Trust me, this is not something you want to skimp on. So, don’t judge this little dish until you’ve had it the right way.
Here is everything you'll need to make this casserole:
What makes this traditional dish on the healthier side is the fact that I use maple syrup and coconut sugar, which are refined sugar free natural sweeteners...these two compliment each other very well. The coconut milk adds the perfect creaminess while keeping it dairy free as well. Also, I love incorporating almond flour whenever possible, making my recipes low carb and full of protein. I promise you will never be able to tell this casserole is a healthy version, it's just as delicious and actually better according to my family's opinion.
Growing up, sweet potato casserole was always on our Thanksgiving table. I have carried on that tradition with my own family. In fact, I would be in big trouble if I didn’t prepare this every holiday season.
Oh and let me tell you, I made sure to include PLENTY of the cinnamon-sugar topping. Have you ever had one of these casseroles and it was mostly just the sweet potato layer? Well, you can be sure that will NOT be the case with my recipe, I promise.
I’m pretty confident that this little side dish will leave your family completely satisfied and requesting it every year on Thanksgiving day. I hope you give it a try and enjoy this family tradition as much as we do.
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