Sweet Potato Souffle (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Fluffy sweet potato souffle, flavored with maple syrup, ginger and cardamom. Perfect side dish to grace your holiday table.


Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients, such as vitamin A and C, iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber. They are naturally sweet and are considered to be low on the glycemic index, so they are great for diabetics. Their high vitamin A content make them especially great for vision health and glowing skin.

I decided to make a flavorful twist of the traditional recipe, I used coconut milk, with a blend of exotic spices, cardamom, coriander and ginger and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup for a mouthwatering caramel flavor. I then top the souffle with a delicious crunchy topping.



  • Topping
    • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
    • ⅓ cup brown rice flour
    • 2 tablespoons  coconut palm sugar
    • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • Souffle
    • 4 medium sweet potatoes
    • 1/2 cup coconut milk
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon coriander
    • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
    • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans for garnish


Preheat oven 400 degrees. Wash and pierce sweet potatoes with a knife,  place on baking tray and bake for 1 hour. Lightly grease a casserole dish and set aside. Combine topping ingredients, coconut oil, rice flour, coconut sugar and ground pecans  in a medium bowl and set aside. Remove sweet potatoes, cool enough to handle. Peel skin and mash sweet potatoes using a potato masher. Stir in coconut milk, maple syrup, sugar, vanilla, ginger, salt, coriander, and cardamom until fully combined.

Spoon sweet potato souffle into casserole dish and sprinkle topping over sweet potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes, garnish with chopped pecans and serve.


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  1. Natalie Tamara

    This look fab! I’m a huge sweet potato fan and am still amazed every time I find a recipe that uses them in a new way. Must try this :)

  2. Do you think this could be prepared in advance (like the day before) and then baked? It looks amazing! Organizing the Thanksgiving menu is getting complicated haha

  3. Hi There,

    We are in a few Facebook blogging groups together and when I came across this recipe a while back, I knew it would be perfect for my Thanksgiving recipe round up! The whole premise is to share recipes to enable my readers to have a healthier Thanksgiving. I was wondering if I could share your recipe, as well as one of your images in my post. You will get all credit and I will include a link back to Healthier Steps. Let me know! Either way, I’m so looking forward to trying this sweet potato soufflé recipe for Thanksgiving :)

    All the Best,
    Allison Jones

    • Michelle Blackwood

      Thanks Allison, you may include my recipe in your roundup with credit and link back. All the best with your blog!

  4. Levan @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen

    Your photos just keep getting better and better – —> and this recipe is yet ANOTHER hit!! Love sweet potato souffle!

  5. Caradmom, coriander and ginger sounds like a great combo! I’m especially a fan of cardamom, it’s just incredible!! Love the looks of this souffle, Michelle :D

  6. This recipe blew me away! My family really loves camotes (sweet potatoes) and this would be a total hit in the house. I’m a pretty bad cook but I’m learning. Can’t wait to try out :)

  7. omg my mom would go mad for these!! She loves candied sweet potatoes and the way you’ve done them here will blow her mind. Making these for sure for Thanksgiving!

  8. chocolate mama loves vanilla

    Your sweet potato souffle looks so delicious, and its so healthy!? what a win/win! I love sweet potatoes, I’ve got to try this :-D

  9. This is pretty much the prettiest, most creative souffle I’ve seen Michelle! I’m a HUGE sweet p potato fan and love this and I love that you added fresh ginger and not the powdered stuff….sometimes it’s just necessary and the flavor can’t be beat! Great recipe!

  10. Sophia @Veggies Don't Bite

    I am more of a savory sweet potato fan but this dish looks so darn pretty! I bet it’s a hit at the holidays!

  11. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    I made something similar for a dinner party and everyone loved it! Sweet potato souffle is an underrated dish!

  12. aaronica (the crunchy mommy)

    oh.em.gee. my mouth is watering and my heart is happy! we recently went vegetarian and finding these delicious recipes is making this so much easier!!! can’t wait to try it!

  13. Kelly @ TastingPage

    I love the swaps that you made. Coconut milk in anything makes me happy and that’s a great collection of spices!

  14. Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    I would seriously eat this everyday for a week I’m just swooning right now. Sweet potato anything steals my heart but this is over the top!!

  15. Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

    This just screams FALL IS HERE! It’s so pretty, and likely just as tasty as it looks. Yum!

  16. Yum! It’s hard to get enough sweet potato this time of year.

    This is great for some of my family with food allergies.

  17. Emily, Our house now a home

    This looks really good! I love that it is gluten free and vegan. I actually know a few people who need these diet requirements. I am always looking for creative recipes when I have them over. I will be saving this one. Thanks!

  18. I love sweet potatoes … and this sounds heavenly! That topping! Pinning this for our Thanksgiving table!

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