Sweet Potato Apple Bake

Sweet Potato Apple Bake

Sweet Potato Apple Bake-For those of us who have been celebrating holidays for decades and making the food that is the center of the celebration, we have a basic drill that we go through, and usually prepare the same dishes each year. In some ways, the fact that the menu is predictable and set, is something that everyone looks forward to. As the years have gone by, we have focused more on healthy eating by choice, and of course, a gluten free diet by necessity. My mother’s sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving and Christmas were canned, loaded with butter and brown sugar, and amazing. I have used fresh sweet potatoes myself for many years, cut down on fat and sugar and have been very pleased with our sweet potato side dish.

Honestly, I didn’t really think that there were many variations on basic sweet potatoes, but oh, was I wrong. This sweet potato dish with apples, dates and topped with maple glazed pecans is not your mother’s sweet potato side dish. It is so delicious, it could almost be your holiday dessert. Vegan, gluten free and diary free.

Sweet Potato Apple Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories per serving: 255

Sweet Potato Apple Bake


    Potatoes and Apples
  • 4 cups peeled, cubed fresh sweet potatoes
  • 3 cups chopped apples, not peeled
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • Maple Glazed Pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Put sweet potatoes, dates and apples in bowl and mix..
  2. In separate bowl, melt vegan butter and add spices, flour, maple syrup and mix throughly. Add to sweet potato apple mix and stir.
  3. Grease bottom and sides of 10" cast iron pan.(I use coconut oil) Add sweet potato apple mix. Cover with tin foil, and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 375.
  4. Remove from oven. Top with Maple Glazed Pecans
  5. Maple Glazed Pecans
  6. Add all ingredients to small pan, and saute on medium heat, stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes. This glaze burn easily, so watch carefully.

Steps To Prepare Sweet Potato Apple Bake

If you prefer to prepare this dish in your Instant Pot, go here.

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