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This Maple Crunch Sweet Potato Casserole is a smooth maple kissed filling topped with a perfectly crumbly and filled with oats and pecans. Your holiday table won’t be complete without it!

square dish filled with casserole with some missing showing the smooth sweet potato layer

      Fall and winter holidays call for sweet potatoes. They are definitely a Thanksgiving staple but also go well with a Christmas ham.  Come to think of it, they’re delicious with an Easter ham or just because it’s dinner time pork roast as well!

    Our family always has the debate between whether to serve the sweet potatoes with marshmallows like my baby sister wants or the kind with the pecans like my grandpa wants.

So we normally do the sensible thing and have both!

     Last year I was in charge of the sweet potato casserole for the big family Thanksgiving. MiMi made the kind with marshmallows. 

square casserole dish pile high with oatmeal and pecan crunch topping showing

      Of course I couldn’t just follow a recipe. I wanted it to be different.

   So I added maple syrup instead of sugar to give those warm maple notes. Then I added oats to the topping.  The results were phenomenal!

        There are usually two to three dozen people, so the recipe I made filled a lasagna pan. I couldn’t wait to make it again this year, but we had a much smaller gathering. Plus only a couple of us normally eat the sweet potatoes.

serving spoon full of sweet potato bake

     So I scaled back the recipe and adjusted the filling to topping ratio a bit, because more topping never hurt a thing! I must say the results were scrumptious.

      How does your family eat sweet potatoes at holidays? Do you have a debate over how to fix them?

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Maple Crunch Sweet Potato Casserole

Maple Crunch Sweet Potato Casserole

Fall and winter holidays call for sweet potatoes. They are definitely a Thanksgiving staple but also go well with a Christmas ham. Come to think of it, they’re delicious with an Easter ham or just because it’s dinner time pork roast as well!
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 45 MTotal time: 60 M

Ingredients:

For the filling
  • 80-100 oz sweet potatoes, depending on the size cans you find
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
Topping
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease an 8 or 9 in square casserole
  2. Drain the sweet potatoes really well. Place in a large bowl and mash until smooth.
  3. Stir in the maple syrup, salt, vanilla, eggs, and butter until well combined. Pour into prepared baking dish and smooth the top.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the sweet potatoes.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
Calories
349.21
Fat (grams)
9.01
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.98
Carbs (grams)
64.29
Fiber (grams)
7.97
Net carbs
56.32
Sugar (grams)
29.63
Protein (grams)
5.38
Sodium (milligrams)
463.66
Cholesterol (grams)
10.17
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This Maple Crunch Sweet Potato Casserole is a smooth maple kissed filling topped with a perfectly crumbly and filled with oats and pecans. Your holiday table won't be complete without it!

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Miz Helen

Sunday 17th of December 2017

Your Maple Crunch Sweet Potato Casserole will be a great side dish for any holiday table! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for the party! Merry Christmas, Miz Helen

Carlee

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

Thank you!

Unknown

Sunday 17th of December 2017

Love this! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

Carlee

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

Thanks for hosting!

marye

Friday 15th of December 2017

That looks fabulous! I love lots and lots of crunchy bits on top of my sweet potatoes!

Carlee

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

I do too! Thank you!

Debbie

Friday 15th of December 2017

Hi Carlee, there is no such thing as too much topping! Especially when it contains oats! I do like sweet potatoes althought the family aren't too keen ( I can sneak them in though). Now this casserole sounds good enough to be a dessert, I can see how it's sweetness would add to a Christmas table.

xx

Carlee

Wednesday 27th of December 2017

I agree! Pile on the topping! My boys aren't big on sweet potatoes either. Maybe you and I should just share this and leave them to fend for yourself ;-)

Unknown

Tuesday 12th of December 2017

Looks so yummy and maple sounds fantastic! Pinned! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week! Kim

Carlee

Thursday 14th of December 2017

I love adding maple syrup to just about anything! Thank you!