Hello everyone! Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday! Let’s all admit that we ate a little too much, but hey, that’s the holidays right? I love Thanksgiving not only for the food, but for spending time with my family, and HELLO it means Christmas is coming soon! So it’s really hard to eat clean on these holidays because if you’re like me, your family doesn’t usually make their yummy dishes healthy like you would. They are full of margarine, sugar, and oils that we STAY AWAY FROM on a daily.
Educating our families on the RIGHT way to eat can sometimes be the hardest thing to do. It’s hard to change bad habits, especially if you have used them your entire life like many of our parents and grandparents. So taking a YUMMY dish like this Clean Sweet Potato Casserole can really show them that cooking healthy foods can be JUST AS YUMMY as the original, bad-for-you versions.
My entire family RAVED about this dish. It tasted just as good as my Grammy’s original recipe. My Dad and my brother are the two hardest people to convert to a healthy lifestyle. They believe that healthy food cannot possibly taste good. Well, let’s say I made them eat their words with this dish….literally. They LOVED it! This dish was gone in days. Everyone was eating it for breakfast, snacks, dinner….literally all meals.
What I really love about this dish is that you don’t have to sacrifice the amazing things we love about Sweet Potato Casserole like the sweet and crunch topping or the slightly toasted marshmallows on top. There are healthy alternatives for practically everything we love, we just have to look for them.
Some of the great products that make this dish as yummy (and healthy as it is) are:
–Truvia Baking Blend & Truvia Brown Sugar
–Unsalted Kerrygold Butter
These products are some that I constantly keep on hand for most of my baking and cooking needs. When I find a good healthy alternative I like, I use it ALL THE TIME. These really make this Clean Sweet Potato Casserole as great as it is. So whether you want to make this for an upcoming Christmas event, home meal, or just to practice for next Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy! Please share with me on social media if you try this recipe and LOVE IT as much as I do!
Words of Wisdom: MAKE SURE you use mini marshmallows and DO NOT leave the marshmallows on broil, unattended. They will swell the size of golf balls and eventually burst into flames. Lesson learned. (Forgive the poor quality of this video…this obviously was not an expected event).
- 3 cups mashed organic sweet potatoes
- ½ cup Truvia baking blend
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- ½ stick (8 T.) unsalted Kerrygold butter (or other grass-fed/organic butter)
- ½ cup organic milk
- Stevia (to taste)
- ½ cup Truvia brown sugar
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ⅓ cup melted unsalted Kerrygold butter (or other grass-fed/organic butter)
- 1 cup mini marshmallows (organic, vegan, corn-syrup free)
- In a large pot of boiling water, boil sweet potatoes until tender.
- Peel sweet potatoes and then mash them using a mixer/kitchen aid until they "mashed potato" consistency.
- Add all other "Sweet Potato Mixture" ingredients to the mashed sweet potatoes and mix well. Sweeten with Stevia until you reach desired sweetness.
- Pour mixture into baking dish buttered with Kerrygold butter or sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray (I used a coconut oil spray).
- Mix all crumble topping ingredients together. You may have to add more butter or flour to the mixture to reach the nice crumble texture.
- Sprinkle mixture on top of mashed sweet potatoes and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees, or until crumble topping is browned.
- Remove pan from oven once cooked and add marshmallows to the top. Place back in the oven and turn to BROIL setting. BE CAREFUL! These cook fast and will burn easily. Leave until just browned on top and remove from oven.
- Let cool for about 10 minutes, and enjoy!