Raw Sweet Potato Casserole

"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."
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  • 1 12 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
  • 12 cup water
  • 12 cup dates, soaked for about 20 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (this is not a raw product)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 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.

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  1. 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!
  2. I have been attempting to go raw for a long time now. Not knowing of a few good desserts has been my problem. Then I thought raw potatoes? Eeeeooow! But, this recipe is out of this world delish!!! My very skeptical son is in love with it and I am very happy. Next, I want to try the recipe for Nature's Cake. Honestly, try this...it's extremely healthy and extremely delicious.
  3. I came across this recipe at a raw vegan potluck and decided to get the recipe for myself as it was just so good!<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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!
  4. 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.
  5. I loved this!! I had made recipe#165266 about a month before this and when I tagged this playing the "Healthy Choices Game" I did not notice that they were both by the same person...no wonder I enjoyed BOTH so much!! This dish pushed all the right buttons for me...It has a simplicity that is appealing but an interesting texture and layers of flavor...I enjoyed the sweet potato raw...something a bit carrot like about it - but tasted less orange...if you know what I mean!? I think I did it right...mine came out almost pudding like...with some texture of the chopped nut left-I liked it that way so to me that's what matters most. I did end up having refrigerate mine because I made it on a day that hit around 90 degrees, but liked it chilled and did not find it to heavy to enjoy in the oppressive heat...it is filling, a little bit goes a long way...good for you and easy to "whip" together!! Food processor cooking is my new favorite summer method!!! Thank you - yogi, for another great recipe!!!



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