These Vegan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Streusel Topping make for a delicious gluten free holiday & Thanksgiving side dish for entertaining a crowd!
I never really got the whole marshmallow topped sweet potato thing that a lot of my American fans and followers consider a traditional Thanksgiving side dish. I mean, I love sweet potatoes. I love marshmallows. I get that all Holiday sweet potato side dishes (like this one) are pretty much dessert masquerading as a veggie side. And I’m okay with that! But I believe we can still get that classic Thanksgiving vibe without going CRAZY on the sweet toppers. These vegan hasselback sweet potatoes are SO damn beautiful, they will quickly become a holiday staple that all of your friends and family will ask for each year.
How to Make Vegan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Streusel Topping
So these Vegan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Streusel Topping are great for the masses because I make them vegan, dairy free and gluten free. For my Jewish friends and family, this means you can serve then at your meat meal (with turkey or roast beef) without giving up flavour.
It starts by carefully slicing very thin slits into your sweet potato and roasting them until those slits get crispy and the base is cooked through.
Then, I whip up a beautiful pecan streusel using gluten free oats, oat flour, pecans, vegan butter and brown sugar. This streusel is addictive and so delicious you’re going to want to put it on everything.
Then you just sprinkle that tasty streusel on top of the sweet potatoes and finish it in the oven until everything crisps up and gets delicious.
Tell me that your holiday and Thanksgiving guests won’t SWOON over these beauties. Honestly, these Vegan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are also so easy you can whip these up on any Fall or Winter weekend for the family to turn a humdrum meal into something instagram-worthy.
So lovelies, what are some of your traditional side dishes for Thanksgiving and the holidays?
Have you tried these Vegan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Streusel Topping?
What are your thoughts on marshmallow topped potatoes?
Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Vegan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Streusel Topping | Gluten Free Holiday & Thanksgiving Side Dishes
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Slice 3/4 of the way through the sweet potatoes in slits 1/8th inch apart. Place on greased baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix together the oats, oat flour, pecans, brown sugar, salt and butter. It should form small clumps.
- Mound the streusel on top of the potatoes and place back in the oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.