I’m filing this under sweets/desserts, but it’s so healthy that really this could totally serve as a super yummy breakfast as well. Okay, so besides that, holy crap – I can’t believe how yummy this stuff is! I threw this together not sure how it would turn out, but wow wow wow! I could eat this stuff all day long!
If you like pumpkin pie (like me), you’re sure to love this. If you don’t like pumpkin pie (like hubby), you’re sure to love this! Seriously, it has a pumpkin pie/mashed potato type of a texture that is SO satisfying, and the taste, the taste, the taste! It’s honestly one of the most delicious things I’ve ever put in my mouth!
The main ingredient in this casserole is sweet potatoes, and sweet potatoes have numerous health benefits, some of which are as follows:
- Improves lung function
- Good for skin and hair health
- Good for diabetics
- Lowers blood pressure
- Supports healthy digestion
- Great for eye health
- Aids in detoxification
- Full of nutrients that boost the immune system
A dessert that is made with a large majority of ingredients from a vegetable is an enormous winner in my book! All those health benefits in a dessert!!! You have GOT to try this stuff!
SWEET POTATO DESSERT CASSEROLE
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla + a bit more
- 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon + a pinch more
- 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg + a pinch more
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Stevia + a pinch more
- 2 Tbsp. almond milk
- 3-4 Tbsp. Almond butter
- 1/4 cup almond milk
1.) Begin by preheating the oven to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.) Next, place the sweet potato on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and bake them in the oven for thirty-five minutes.
3.) Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, and transfer to a food processor. Add the sea salt, butter, egg, 1/2 tsp. Vanilla, 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg, and 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Stevia. Process on high until the mixture is completely combined and smooth with no lumps.
4.) Place this evenly in a baking dish. Bake the casserole for 25 minutes.
5.) During the last 5 minutes that the casserole is baking, heat 1/4 cup milk in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add the almond butter, a bit of vanilla, a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and stevia, and stir to combine creating a nice drizzle or icing.
6.) Remove the casserole from the oven and top with the almond butter drizzle.
7.) Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes or so, then use a knife/spatula to transfer to plates to serve.
Look at that! DELISH! Enjoy! 🙂