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Side view images of Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Bake plate of maple walnut sweet potato bake and a oval backing dish with a fall colored plaid towel, maple syrup in a green jar and walnuts scattered around. Above in purple script it says Maple & Walnut Sweet Potato Bake.

Maple & Walnut Sweet Potato Casserole

  • Author: Meg Whitmore {A Twisted Plate}
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A simple, easy to make side dish. Cinnamon flavored sweet potatoes topped with candied walnuts!


  • 3 pounds Sweet Potato pealed and cut into 1 inch cubes Sweet Potato Mash
  • Cooked Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/3 cup Dairy Free Milk
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Pepper

Candied Walnuts

  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon


  1. Peel and cut your sweet potatoes into 1 inch cubes.  Place into a saucepan filling with water till the potatoes are completely covered.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium for 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender and drain
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F 
  4. In mixing bowl add your drained sweet potatoes, ghee, dairy free milk, sea salt, black pepper and cinnamon 
  5. Using a hand mixer or masher, mix until everything is combined and smooth.
  6. Place you mashed sweet potatoes in a 9x9 baking dish/or a dish of your choice
  7. In a separate bowl add walnuts, cinnamon and maple syrup, mixing until the walnuts are evenly coated.  
  8. Top you mashed sweet potatoes with the walnut mixture
  9. Bake for 25 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, the walnut mixture will be hot!


  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 302
  • Sugar: 25.4 g
  • Sodium: 1,188.1 mg
  • Fat: 9.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.7 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46 g
  • Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: sweet potato casserole, sweet potato casserole with walnuts, candied walnuts, Sweet potato bake, sweet potato recipe, thanksgiving side dish, side dish

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