This Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole must find its way to your dinner table for the holidays! A lightened up, healthy version of the classic sweet potato casserole. Love the pecan oat crumble topping!
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Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Crumble

Healthy Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Crumble – the perfect side dish for your holiday table. Sweetened with maple syrup and gluten-free friendly.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


Pecan Oat Crumble:

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup 1:1 gluten-free flour, whole wheat white flour, or all-purpose (almond meal will also likely work)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 6 TBS softened coconut oil*
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)


  1.  Cut sweet potatoes in large chunks (I left skins on) and place in large pot of water. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes then reduce to simmer about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender – check with fork. Drain and rinse with cold water. Peel skins once potatoes have cooled.
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease/spray large casserole dish or 9×13 pan; set aside.
  3. Place peeled sweet potatoes in bowl of stand mixer with maple syrup, melted & cooled oil, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Use paddle attachment to gently combine. Keep some texture with the potatoes, but you want the mixture fairly smooth. You can also do this by hand using a potato masher. 
  4. Transfer sweet potato mixture into prepared casserole dish; set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl combine ingredients for crumble: oats, flour, pecans, sugar, softened coconut oil, cinnamon and nutmeg. Use fork to combine or hands to mix together at end, leaving chunks.
  6. Sprinkle pecan oat crumble on top of sweet potato mixture, pressing gently into mixture.
  7. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes, until crumble is slightly golden. Allow casserole to rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Recipes Notes:

*can use softened butter if not vegan/dairy-free