Today’s post in our Thanksgiving series comes from one of my favorites! I am sure most of you are familiar by now with Leanne from Healthful Pursuit (she and I have guest posted on each other’s sites on several occasions). If you aren’t yet, you are definitely missing out. Leanne shares not only some of the most delicious looking gluten-free recipes you will every see, but all of Leanne’s recipes celebrate the best in what food has to offer us! Being a Holistic Nutritionist, Leanne’s has a passion and commitment to not just her recipes and her photos, but to sharing with her readers all of the insightful and useful knowledge that she has about food and eating. Not only is Leanne sharing an incredible recipe for Garlic Maple Sweet Potato Casserole with us today, but as usual, her super helpful and beautiful step-by-step photos accompany the recipe to make it that much more enticing and accessible. Enjoy.
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How’s everyone doing today? My name’s Leanne and I blog over at Healthful Pursuit, a wholesome living blog dedicated to allergen-free living, holistic nutrition and intuitive eating. I’m super pumped to be sharing a new healthy Thanksgiving recipe with you!
Recently; as in yesterday, a bunch of friends, clients, readers, family members and I were on a two week cleanse to clean up our dietary habits and prepare our bodies for Winter. Knowing full well that we’d all be finishing a cleanse when I was contributing to Beth’s Thanksgiving roundup, I planned to prepare a recipe for us today that was as cleanse-friendly as possible, while still being more than acceptable to be prepared for any Thanksgiving feast.
Instead of the sugar-laden sweet potato casserole that we’re all used to, I’m coming at you guys with a clean-eating sweet potato casserole that’s so ridiculously good that you wont miss the marshmallows, corn syrup or brown sugar.
There’s nothing I hate more than a Thanksgiving food comma and this recipe will not contribute to a drowsy Thanksgiving evening, that’s for sure.
[print_this]Garlic Maple Sweet Potato Casserole (Vegan + Gluten-free)
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons dairy-free yogurt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons chopped raw pecans
- 1 tablespoon palm sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sorghum flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Begin by roasting 2 medium sweet potatoes. To do this, preheat your oven to 375F and place the sweet potatoes in the oven. Simple as that. Leave to cook for about 30-40 minutes, until potatoes are tender. To test, you can poke with a fork or butter knife. Once complete, remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
Reset oven to 350F and lightly oil a 4-cup casserole dish. Set aside.
Remove the skin from the sweet potatoes.
Keep the skin for later, it makes a fabulous snack with a sprinkle of sea salt. Trust me, it’s delicious!
Place the peeled sweet potatoes in a medium sized bowl, add the remaining casserole ingredients and mash with a potato masher until fully incorporated.
Spoon mixture into the prepared casserole dish and flatten with the end of a spoon. Set aside.
Combine topping mixture in a small bowl.
Stir to combine, then drop over top of the sweet potato mix.
Place in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until the top is golden.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes before consuming. [/print_this]
If you’re like me and you’re in Canada, this could easily pass as an everyday meal too. Pair with a chicken breast, maybe a bit of steamed veggies and you’re rockin’ it, regardless if Thanksgiving has come and gone already.
Thanks for having me over today, Beth! I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving filled with love, good food, and fabulous company.
Leanne is a Holistic Nutritionist and writer for her wholesome living blog healthfulpursuit.com where she shares her passion for eating intuitively, and creating gluten-free and often allergen-free recipes.
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