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Paleo sweet potato casserole is a healthy twist on a traditional side dish. Creamy sweet potatoes with a cinnamon pecan topping.
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So we’re back to eating healthy after our gluttonous Anna Maria Island vacation. I had a donut for breakfast at least 6 of the 8 days we were gone. And in some cases? Two donuts. Don’t judge, please.
So yeah…it’s back to sugar free days for awhile. Which I’m not all that disappointed about, especially where this paleo sweet potato casserole is making an appearance. It’s a great Whole30 recipe, too, and we know that Whole30 side dishes are gold when you find them!
It’s no doubt that my favorite Thanksgiving side dish is sweet potato casserole. We’ve posted our family-famous full sugar version, but today I’m lightening things up a bit with this healthier sweet potato casserole. It still has creamy, cinnamon-infused sweet potatoes topped with a cinnamon-nut topping, but you won’t find any brown sugar.
And you know what? I didn’t miss it.
If you are used to eating a low sugar diet, you won’t miss not having any extra sugar in this sweet potato casserole. In fact, after eating it I wondered why I put all of the sugar in our classic recipe.
The idea of this recipe came to me after making our sweet potato puffs. They had such a good flavor that they immediately made me think of my favorite holiday side dish. I took that recipe, added some cinnamon and nuts, and baked it in a casserole dish.
A few hints?
Use real sweet potatoes. Actually peel them and cube them. You won’t be sorry.
Use your choice of butter or ghee. And your favorite milk.
And that’s really about all the hints you need. It’s an easy, no-fail recipe.
If you allow 100% pure maple syrup in your healthy eating plan, you can drizzle a bit of this on top to give punch of sweetness. I ate it both with a little syrup and without. Both were delicious.
No more donuts for awhile, but you can bet I’ll be indulging in my healthy comfort foods.