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baked sweet potato

Healthy Sweet Potato Dessert Boats [vegan, gluten-free, oil free, refined sugar free]

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 65 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


A healthy, sweet potato dessert boat, stuffed with crisp topping and drizzled with almond butter. It’s a great alternative to sweet potato pie, or a perfect breakfast for sweet tooths. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and refined sugar free.


  • 3 small sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats*
  • 2 tbsp creamy almond butter (or nut/seed butter of choice)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt



  1. Preheat your oven to 415F.
  2. Prep your sweet potatoes by piercing with a knife in several spots, all the way around. This acts like a vent for steam!
  3. Lay your potatoes on a nonstick baking sheet and bake in the oven until fork tender (roughly 45-50 minutes depending on your potato size).
  4. Meanwhile, prepare your crisp topping by combining oats, almond butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a bowl. Mix to combine and make sure oats are evenly coated. The mixture should kind of stick together in clumps.
  5. Once potatoes are cooked, remove from the oven, slice down the middle and stuff with crisp topping.
  6. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes at 375F, or until crisp is golden brown. Alternatively, you can broil the topping until crisp as well.
  7. Top with additional almond butter and chopped pecans to serve.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge, or store in freezer. Broil or bake to reheat before eating.


*you can substitute this mixture for 2 tablespoons almond flour + 3 tablespoons rolled oats for extra crumbly-ness.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Category: breakfast, dessert
  • Method: baking

Keywords: sweet pototo boats, sweet potato crumble, sweet potato dessert, healthy dessert, vegan, oil free, gluten free, refined sugar free, plant based