Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
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Sweet potato casserole is beloved (by some) as a traditional vacation recipe. If I’m being sincere, I’m extra of a plain baked candy potato sort of gal, however since a few of our prolonged household favor the marshmallow-topped kind, I made a decision to concoct a wholesome model.
Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole
To make the candy potato a part of the candy potato casserole, you want cooked candy potatoes. If I’m making the casserole for a crowd, I wish to roast them forward of time so I don’t have a lot to do on a busy cooking day.
You can completely boil them in the event you favor, however I just like the deeper taste from roasting.
Most recipes for candy potato casserole embody sugar combined into the candy potatoes. I’m not taking that recommendation! Sweet potatoes are already lots candy sufficient, so there’s no want for including much more sugar! Some recipes additionally add eggs and milk, however since they don’t actually change the flavour or texture and are allergens for some, I go away them out.
Important Note: If you make the candy potato a part of the casserole forward of time, be sure you warmth it up previous to placing on the topping.
To Marshmallow or Not to Marshmallow?
Sweet potato casseroles are often topped with one thing candy like marshmallow or strudel. I do make my very own marshmallows, and I’ve discovered that if I cut back the quantity of gelatin within the recipe I could make a marshmallow fluff topping. (Mom Hack: The “marshmallow” topping additionally makes a terrific cake icing on coconut flour desserts for teenagers’ birthdays!)
Another choice is to make a Swiss meringue with egg whites and honey. I warmth and whisk it over a double boiler till it’s thick and fluffy. If you’re actually feeling fancy you possibly can even put the completed meringue in a piping bag and pipe fairly designs on prime of the candy potatoes. As a remaining step, broil the casserole for a couple of minutes earlier than serving to brown the meringue just a bit.
Important Note: Since the casserole is barely within the oven for a few minutes, it’s vital to guarantee that the candy potatoes are already good and scorching.
If you like the streusel-topped candy potato casseroles, you may attempt combining the nut and oat topping from this casserole with the topping from my berry cobbler recipe.
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
A wholesome tackle candy potato casserole with a very non-compulsory honey and egg white “marshmallow” topping.
“Marshmallow” Topping (non-compulsory)
In a 425°F oven, bake the candy potatoes about 40-50 minutes or till smooth.
Remove peels and mash with butter or coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Spread evenly right into a 9×13 baking dish.
For the “Marshmallow” Topping (non-compulsory)
In a double boiler or small pan with water and a glass bowl on prime, whip the egg whites with a hand blender till fluffy.
Add the honey to the egg whites and place the double boiler on the range, turning on the warmth to medium.
Using a hand mixer or whisk, whisk the egg white and honey combine because it heats till thick and fluffy.
Spread the topping over the candy potatoes and put within the oven and broil for a minute or two to brown.
You may make the candy potato a part of this recipe forward of time and reheat it within the oven whilst you’re making the topping.
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 70.2g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 6.7g | Sugar: 24.2g
Every time I’ve made this candy potato casserole for household and associates, it’s been an enormous hit. This remains to be fairly excessive in starch so it shouldn’t be eaten on daily basis, however it’s positively a more healthy different to the standard model!
How does your loved ones prepare dinner candy potatoes? Are you a butter and salt purist or a marshmallow junkie? Share beneath!