I can’t believe it’s not a keto sweet potato cauliflower casserole? With the amazing flavor of sweet potatoes and a touch of sweetness, a great keto holiday dish! All from pumpkin puree and cauliflower.
Miss sweet potatoes? I sure do!
Keto sweet potatoes aren’t really a thing because of the high carb count they tend to have. Yes! You can make them fit your macros but think of how small of a sweet potato that is. I rather indulge in one.
Are sweet potatoes keto friendly?
As mentioned above not really. You can of course have them fit your macros but you’d only get a small portion. What can be done with the approaching holiday season is use a combination of pumpkin puree and mashed cauliflower to bring your dreams to life!
Pumpkin puree is keto friendly and cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable. Both fit into the guideline of the keto diet. And I can assure you this cauliflower casserole taste so much like the real thing.
Keto Sweet Potato Cauliflower Casserole
The crust! The brown sugar pecan topping is where it is when it comes to sweet potato casserole.
I was able to achieve this from using my knowledge of keto cookies. When baking with coconut flour things don’t get crispy. Yet, when using almond flour they normally do upon cooling.
The brown sugar pecan topping is a combination of Sukrin brown sugar alternative, almond flour, butter and one egg.
That’s it! After cooling you can tell by the cracking the crust became crispy. This added a remarkable texture to the cauliflower casserole.
The base came from an old recipe from my early YouTube days. I used brown sugar truvia at the time so watching my carb count was hard. Now, after being introduced to a more keto friendly brown sugar alternative I took this recipe to the next level.
Ruth Chris is a famous steakhouse. Known for a delicious sweet potato casserole I stumbled across a copycat years ago. The flavor was mind blowing!
So, in turn I adopted my keto sweet potato casserole as such. Notice there isn’t the addition of cinnamon or nutmeg in the casserole. This was on purpose due to the original recipe. Personally I think you get the true essence of sweet potato this way but feel free to add if you feel it’s what you want.
This keto sweet potato cauliflower casserole will turn some heads this season. Topped with a semi sweet brown sugar pecan crust it is so close to the original. The biggest difference I can notice is sweetness. The recipe isn’t as sweet as your traditional sweet potato casserole. Yet, I promise you will have a difficult time to stop eating it.