Creamy, slightly sweet casserole topped with walnuts. Yes, it's made with raw sweet potato and the texture isn't exactly like your typical sweet potato casserole, but I love it! Tweaked the original recipe from Herbs for Health magazine, which called for dehydrating the nuts. Prep time does not include soaking the nuts overnight.
- 1 1⁄2 cups pecans (let dry a bit on a paper towel) or 1 1⁄2 cups walnuts, soaked overnight, then drained (let dry a bit on a paper towel)
- 4 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup dates, soaked for about 20 minutes
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (this is not a raw product)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- Put potatoes, 1/2 cup nuts, dates, cinnamon and vanilla in processor and puree till smooth.
- Pour into a casserole dish.
- In another bowl, mix the remaining 1 cup nuts with salt and honey, and sprinkle over the potato mixture.
- I enjoyed this at room temperature, but still good straight out of the frig.
I came across this recipe at a raw vegan potluck and decided to get the recipe for myself as it was just so good!
I`ve made it a few times now but it`s slightly different than the one I had at the potluck - I find 1/2 tsp salt way too salty so I bring it down to 1/8 tsp. I also drop the honey/ agave nectar down to about 2 tbsp as I find it makes the topping too sweet and liquidy - To make up for the lost sweetness in the sweet potato mix, I add a bit more dates. I usually don`t make it with vanilla, and I don`t have any problems with it being grainy - I just make sure to process it long enough.
I`ve let a few non-raw-vegans try it with most people`s feedback being really great. An wonderful recipe! Before this, I never knew I could eat sweet potatoes raw, and not get sick!
OMG this is fantastic! I can't imagine someone not liking this! It is perfect. Blend well to get get really smooth... it is divine! I will be making this every holiday meal. Thanks!
for raw it was, eh. I like the concept and for looks it was awesome. But it pretty much tasted like a slightly sweet raw sweet potato, which if you've ever tasted is a strong starchy flavor. I blended mine in a food processor as instructed and while it was smooth enough for looks, mouth feel was grainy which also wasn't appealing. To me it wasn't palatable, I had a couple of forkfuls, then tried dehydrating it in muffin cups to see if it would help defuse the strong raw taste. It didn't. If you like the taste of a slightly sweet RAW sweet potato, you'll enjoy this. If you don't, I wouldn't try it.