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This Easy Sweet Potato Casserole uses fresh sweet potatoes, and is perfectly sweet, dense, and crunchy. Say hello to your new favorite Thanksgiving side!

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

This Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole uses fresh sweet potatoes, is naturally sweet, dense, and crunchy.  Say hello to your new favorite Thanksgiving side that just so happens to be super easy, Clean-Eating, Paleo, and Gluten-Free!

Categories Baked Good, Clean Eating, gluten free, Healthy Recipe, Paleo, Thanksgiving
Difficulty Easy
Keyword baked sweet potato, easy sweet potato casserole, paleo dessert, thanksgiivng side, thanksgiving dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 203 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


For the casserole:

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the topping:

  • 1 cup raw pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup almond meal can also use whole wheat pastry flour or buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13-inch by 9-inch casserole dish with coconut oil.

  3. Boil or steam sweet potatoes until tender. Once tender, allow to cool and then remove and discard skin. Dice cooked sweet potatoes into 1 1/2-inch chunks.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced sweet potatoes, 1/3 cup coconut sugar, eggs, 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, vanilla extract, and kosher salt.

  5. If they have not already done so from mixing, lightly mash about 2/3 of the sweet potatoes so that only about 1/3 of them are still in cubed form.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the topping (pecans, 1/2 cup coconut sugar, almond meal, 1/4 cup coconut oil, and remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon).

  7. Mix well to incorporate all the almond meal into the mixture.

  8. Spread the sweet potato mixture into the casserole dish.

  9. Cover with the coconut sugar and pecan topping. There should be enough topping to pretty much cover the entire casserole.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the topping begins to turn golden brown. Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cup)
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 9266IU185%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.