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Served Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecan Topping

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecan Topping

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet, cinnamony, and comforting, this Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecan Topping is a classic holiday must have.



Base Ingredients:

  • 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes *
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened plain plant milk (+/-)
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (+/-) *
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon maple sugar (or coconut sugar) (+/-) *
  • 1 teaspoon molasses (optional) *
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons almond flour (optional) *
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder *
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (+/-) *
  • Pinch nutmeg (optional)*
  • ¼ to ¾ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *

Candied Pecan Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecan halves, rough chop
  • ¼ cup maple sugar (or coconut sugar) *
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup *
  • 1 Tablespoon hot tap water
  • Pinch sea salt (+/-) *


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Prepare the sweet potatoes (baking, steaming, or boiling). See blog notes for different methods. Allow them to slightly cool, then place into a large bowl and mash them well.
  3. Place all the remaining Base Ingredients into the bowl with the mashed sweet potatoes, mix until all the ingredients are evenly distributed, then place into a small casserole baking dish, set aside.
  4. Next place all the Candied Pecan Topping Ingredients into a small bowl, mix well to ensure all the pecans are coated and moist. Sprinkle the Candied Pecan Topping evenly over top the mashed sweet potato mixture.
  5. Place into a 350 F oven, bake for 40 minutes, uncovered.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  6