This holiday season, lighten up your favorite side dishes without sacrificing flavor by using low-fat ingredients instead. One dish that tends to be a holiday favorite is sweet potato casserole. As someone who loves sweet potatoes, this is my dish!
I replicated an original family recipe, but created a lightened up version of it. The key to this dish is that everything is 'whipped' together with a hand mixer. That way, when the ingredients are changed and lightened, you can still get that fluffy, creamy texture that typically comes from tons of butter and sugar.
My version is 80% the same as my original recipe, but just with some reduction in the sugar and butter content. I also add some fiber and whole grains by using oat flour rather than all-purpose flour.
This could be a perfect side dish to enjoy this holiday season!
Note: There are many swaps that you could make based on your preferences and what's on hand already at your house. You could use all plant-based sweeteners, the blended versions or real sugar. I use a trans fat free margarine, but you could use coconut oil, butter or another similar brand if you'd like. Adding some warm fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice would also be a nice touch!