To prepare the mashed sweet potatoes:

• 4 large sweet potatoes

• Half a cup of granulated sugar

• 1 teaspoon kosher salt

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• 2 large eggs

• A cup of melted unsalted butter

For the streusel topping:

• 1 cup light brown sugar, packed

• cup all-purpose flour

• 1 cup chopped pecans

• A cup of melted unsalted butter


• Cook the potatoes in the desired way until soft. Look at the notes.

• Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray (I use coconut oil spray). sit aside.

• In a large bowl, combine the cooked sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs, and melted butter. Beat with an electric mixer for 4-5 minutes, until fluffy and smooth.

• Pour into prepared dish. Bake for 25 minutes.

• While baking, make a layer of streusel by combining the brown sugar, flour, walnuts, and melted butter in a small bowl. Mix with a fork and set aside.

• Sprinkle the baked sweet potato mixture with the streusel and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve immediately or cover with foil and serve within 30 minutes.