5-ingredient sweet potato pudding that's dairy-free, refined sugar-free and plant-based. Dress it up with sweet whipped cream and chopped pecans for a healthy fall dessert. Or, top it with berries and banana for breakfast!
This healthy sweet potato dessert is a great alternative to sweet potato pie. The warming spices and mild sweetness isn't overpowering. It goes well with fall recipes like stuffing, kale, winter squash dishes and all the warm, fall things.
To make this vegan sweet potato pudding, you'll need the following ingredients:
- baked sweet potatoes
- pumpkin pie spice
- sea salt
- almond milk, soy milk or other plant-based milk
- maple syrup
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How to serve as a healthy fall sweet potato dessert
- Top with dairy-free whipped cream + chopped pecans
- Serve in clear glasses, layered like trifle
- Top with caramelized banana, toasted chopped walnuts, crumbled maple cookies and dairy-free whipped cream
How to serve as a fall breakfast
- Quick breakfast on the go: Store in mason jars, topped with berries, frozen or fresh cherries, chopped apple or banana
- For kids: serve topped with cut banana or other fruit and granola
- Fall brunch option: Serve with granola, cherries, sliced banana, apple and a drizzle of almond butter. Would be a great side to waffles or pancakes.
🗺 Around the world
Sweet potatoes' natural, well, sweetness, really lend themselves to being transformed into desserts. Since sweet potatoes grow well in tropical and sub-tropical climates, you'll find all sorts of recipes for sweet potatoes and yams in the Caribbean, Central America as well as the hotter, humid states of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and more.
Exhibit A: Sweet potato pie in the southern states of the US is typically made with evaporated milk, eggs, butter, spices, sugar and milk. It is then spread into a crust and baked until firm.
There's countless other examples of sweet potatoes and yams turned into finger-licking good sweet treats around the world!
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- 5 large sweet potatoes (about 2.5 pounds)
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup soy milk (or other plant-based milk)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Sliced banana
- Fresh blueberries
- Dairy-free whipped cream
- Chopped pecans
- Caramelized banana
- Toasted chopped walnuts
- Crushed maple cookies
- Bake sweet potatoes whole at 350 F for 90 minutes, until very soft. Allow to cool and then peel.
- Add peeled sweet potatoes to food processor. After cooking and peeling, you should have about 2 pounds (or 5-6 cups packed cups) of cooked sweet potato.
- Add remaining ingredients to food processor. Process until very smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings (salt, maple syrup), as needed.
- Serve chilled.
If you don't have pre-mixed pumpkin pie spice, here's how to make homemade pumpkin pie spice.
Instead of soy milk, you can use any other plant-based milk you enjoy: almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, etc.
Instead of maple syrup, you can use brown sugar, coconut sugar or another sweetener.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g
Nutritional calculations are done using online tools, such as recipe widget Create. Even though we have tried to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates.