Need a delicious Thanksgiving side dish? This dairy free Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole will not disappoint. It’s filled with creamy mashed sweet potatoes and topped with a sweet, crunchy oatmeal topping. Drizzle it with maple syrup and you have a winning side dish. gluten free, dairy free

Gluten Free dairy free Sweet Potato Casserole topped with oatmeal crumb topping

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole

The holiday season is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning that holiday menu.

I love adding a healthy sweet potato casserole to my holiday table. This is based on the traditional sweet potato casserole recipe my mom always used. The perfect side dish!

I try to never serve anything that I haven’t tested out before. Trust me your Thanksgiving table will look gorgeous with this Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole on it. No one will know this is gluten free or dairy free because you cannot tell!

The sweet potato filling is smooth and creamy and just sweet enough with the delicious topping of pecan, coconut oil, and maple syrup.

Gluten Free dairy free Sweet Potato Casserole recipe one serving on small white plate

If you are looking for more easy gluten free Thanksgiving recipes check out a few of my favorites: Gluten Free Corn Casserole, Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes, and Cranberries, Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce, and this Kale and Apple Salad.

Following a gluten and dairy-free diet? Check out my 100 Gluten Free Dairy Free Breakfast Ideas.

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients

  • large sweet potatoes
  • milk – I use Califia Unsweetened Almond milk but you can use dairy milk, coconut, or oat milk.
  • melted coconut oil – This gives such a warm and unique flavor but you can also use melted butter or vegan butter.
  • egg – large egg, room temperature
  • quick oats – Make sure your oats are gluten free, they need to be labeled gluten free. Learn more here 45 Healthy Oatmeal Toppings.
  • almond flour – I use Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour.
  • pecans – Feel free to substitute walnuts or almonds.
  • maple syrup – I use pure maple syrup.

How to Make Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and place the rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into halves or fourths with a sharp chef’s knife.
  3. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Boil for about 6-9 minutes checking occasionally by poking with a fork. You want the sweet potatoes to be fork-tender. Remove and drain potatoes and put them into a large bowl.
  4. Add almond milk, melted coconut oil, egg, and salt. Use a hand mixer to blend or you can mash with a hand potato masher. You could also use a food processor for this but not necessary.
  5. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and add the sweet potato mixture. Spread the filling evenly in the greased casserole dish.
  6. In a small bowl make the pecan topping by mixing the quick oats, almond flour, pecans, and maple syrup. Spread evenly over the top of the casserole.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 17-20 minutes or until the topping turns golden. You can place on a baking sheet if you are worried about it spilling over into your oven.
  8. Serve immediately with a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

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Substitutions

  • For a dairy-free option, you have to use non-dairy milks like coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, or rice milk AND a vegan butter, like Earth Balance or coconut oil.
  • You can use any type of nuts that you like: pecans, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, peanuts or hazelnuts.
  • This is not a super sweet recipe and is considered refined sugar-free so if you prefer your sweet potato casserole sweeter you can add a few tablespoons of brown sugar or coconut sugar to the topping mixture.
  • If you want to make a vegan sweet potato casserole you can replace the egg with a flax egg or an egg replacer like Bob’s Red Mill. You can find these at most grocery stores.

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole recipe fresh from the oven

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole

Need a delicious Thanksgiving side dish? This Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole will not disappoint. It’s filled with creamy mashed sweet potatoes and topped with a sweet, crunchy oatmeal topping. Drizzle it with maple syrup and you have a winning side dish. gluten free, dairy free, vegan

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Course: Vegetable

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free

Keyword: sweet potato casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 8

Calories: 178kcal

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and place the rack in the center of the oven.

  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into halves or fourths with a sharp chef’s knife.

  • Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Boil for about 6-9 minutes checking occasionally by poking with a fork. You want the sweet potatoes to be fork-tender. Remove and drain potatoes and put into a large bowl.

  • Add almond milk, melted coconut oil, egg, and salt. Use a hand mixer to blend or you can mash with a hand potato masher. You could also use a food processor for this but not necessary.

  • Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and add the sweet potato mixture. Spread the filling evenly in the greased casserole dish.

  • In a small bowl make the pecan topping by mixing the quick oats, almond flour, pecans, and maple syrup. Spread evenly over the top of the casserole.

  • Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 17-20 minutes or until the topping turns golden. You can place on a baking sheet if you are worried about it spilling over into your oven.

  • Serve immediately with a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Notes

  • For a dairy-free option, you have to use non-dairy milks like coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk or rice milk AND a vegan butter, like Earth Balance or coconut oil.
  • You can use any type of nuts that you like: pecans, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, peanuts or hazelnuts.
  • This is not a super sweet recipe and is considered refined sugar-free so if you prefer your sweet potato casserole sweeter you can add a few tablespoons of brown sugar or coconut sugar to the topping mixture.
  • If you want to make a vegan sweet potato casserole you can replace the egg with a flax egg or an egg replacer like Bob’s Red Mill. You can find these at most grocery stores.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole

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