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Creamy Sweet Potato Spice Oatmeal with Pecans and Cranberries {GF + Vegan!}

November 3, 2015

This Creamy Sweet Potato Spice Oatmeal topped with crunchy pecans, tart cranberries and a sweet drizzle of pure maple syrup is a delicious and healthy dessert for breakfast!


Long time, no oatmeal recipe!


I swear it’s been forever since we posted an oatmeal recipe, so this is long due. In fact, This Recipe was posted in early July! Anyways, it’s not like i haven’t eaten oatmeal since then, i eat it every. single. day. My add in of choice is usually pumpkin, but i decided to change it up since sweet potato are gaining popularity this time of year because of thanksgiving. Im not complaining though, sweet potatoes give oatmeal an incredible creaminess and sweetness that pumpkin doesn’t.


Sweet Potato casserole is my favorite thanksgiving dish, as Bethany already mentioned Here. So this oatmeal is pretty much a breakfast version of sweet potato casserole with the addition of tart dried cranberries, crunchy pecans, and a sweet drizzle of pure maple syrup that is healthy enough for a delicious and satisfying breakfast.


This delicious oatmeal contains no refined sugar, is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and an incredible dessert for breakfast!


Creamy Sweet Potato Oatmeal with Pecans and Cranberries {GF + Vegan!}


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • topping
  • 2 tbsp crushed pecans
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Add all oatmeal ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat and cook for about 7-10 minutes, stirring periodically
  2. Place oatmeal in a bowl and add in toppings
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  • Reply GiGi Eats November 4, 2015 at 2:22 am

    I can only imagine the explosion that occurs the INSTANT this hits the tip of your young. WOW. Holy Moly! So hot and bothered, in the best way possible, over this! HA HA AH AH!

  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 4, 2015 at 3:40 am

    OMG. I could go for a giant bowl of this right now. It looks like fall… and I think I can actually smell it through the computer.

  • Reply Bharat Sharma November 4, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Hi Bethany & Rachel,

    This looks delicious and easy to prepare. We don’t celebrate Halloween and last time I ate oat meals was few months ago. I don’t like it’s taste.

  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors November 4, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Sweet potato casserole is my hands down favorite. I’ve been craving oatmeal now that I’m getting up at 5am. Give me all the hot food!! Can’t wait to try this. I just bought fresh cranberries. Let the winter flavors begin!!!

  • Reply Cailee November 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    WOW!! This looks amazing! Seriously, SO perfect for Fall! Sweet potatoes and oats are too of my fave foods… but I’ve never thought to try them together! So genius! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Sarah Grace November 4, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I LOVE making pumpkin oatmeal with all these exact spices and add ins, so I’m sure I’d love this too!! One thing I noticed just browsing through the recipe, I don’t see sweet potato anywhere. Haha I’ve done that before so just wanted to help a sista out 🙂


  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv November 4, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    OH MY WORD, this looks incredible! I LOVE the idea of adding sweet potato to oatmeal. Sweet potato would make just about anything better, and it goes so well with the perfect fall spice, cinnamon!

    And the last time I had oatmeal was this morning…but it didn’t look nearly this delicious!

  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine November 4, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Last time I ate oatmeal? This morning 😉
    Favorite Thanksgiving dish is STUFFING! But of course sweet potatoes are a MUST!

  • Reply Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living November 4, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    This sounds like the perfect oatmeal for this time of year – would be great Thanksgiving morning or the morning after!

  • Reply Jessica @ Nutritioulicious November 5, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Oatmeal is one of my fave breakfasts all year long, especially in the fall and winter. I love this version and am inspired to make a big batch of mashed sweet potato to have on hand just for this!

  • Reply Audrey @ Unconventional Baker November 6, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Sounds like the perfect oatmeal to me <3 Love pecans & cranberries. Definitely has a cozy autumnal feel.

  • Reply Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie November 6, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I looooove the addition of mashed sweet potato!

  • Reply Sarah November 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Delicious and nutritious way to start a chilly fall morning!

  • Reply Annmarie November 6, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    YUM! Need to make this ASAP!

  • Reply Kellen November 7, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Can’t wait to give this a try! Sweet potatoes are my favorite but I haven’t tried them in oatmeal yet.

  • Reply Rebecca November 11, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Oh yum. Definitely trying this soon!

  • Reply Raia November 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Hmm…. I’m going to have to try this out on my oatmeal-loving kiddos. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays! Hope to see you back again this weekend!

  • Reply Kalee @ The Crowded Table December 5, 2015 at 1:53 am

    I can’t wait to try this! I need to go cook some sweet potatoes so I can have this tomorrow morning. 🙂

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