Gluten Free, Dairy Free Sweet Potato Casserole

My father-in-law loves sweet potatoes and requested that I make some for our Christmas dinner tonight. So I altered a simple recipe and made it work. It is pretty darn tasty. Healthy? Nope. But tasty? You bet!

Ingredients
2 16-oz cans sweet potatoes, drained
1/4 cup vegan buttery spread
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup almond milk
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup gluten free bisquick mix
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp vegan buttery spread
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Heat the sweet potatoes in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. Add the vegan butter (I use Earth Balance). Mash with a fork or potato masher until thoroughly combined. Add in almond milk, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Mix well. Pour into an ungreased casserole dish.
3. In a small bowl, add bisquick, brown sugar, and butter. Mash with a fork until it makes a crumbly mixture. Stir in your nut of choice. Generously sprinkle over the top of your casserole.
4. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes. Serve warm.

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About Food4Thought

I am no fitness expert. I am simply someone who has found joy in fitness and nutrition. I am a certified group fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching at the local health club for about 3 years now. While Zumba was my first love, I have since added Total Conditioning, Bodyworks plus Abs, and Core to my repertoire of classes. I work with a personal trainer to help me reach my fitness goals that I cannot obtain through group fitness alone. This year I ran my first 5K and plan to run my first 10K in March. To further my knowledge in the fitness realm, I have begun reading Strong Women Stay Slim, New Rules for Lifting Abs, and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women. On my list to read next is Wheat Belly. I am always looking for new ways to further my education and knowledge to better serve the members that take my group fitness classes. Lately, I have started tinkering with recipes, buying healthy cookbooks, and finding easy, tasty, and healthy foods to make. Like I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, but the things I share with you have helped me tremendously with my fitness journey. It is my hope that with these easy tips and recipes, that you too can make these tiny steps and see big positive changes in your life.

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