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Sweet Potato Casserole Cups - Reduced Sugar

Sweet potato casserole with all the flavor and less sugar makes a great make ahead diabetes friendly side dish.  Bake in muffin cups for easy portion control.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 196kcal


  • 28 oz sweet potatoes approx 3-4 medium
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar substitute
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • Topping:
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar substitute


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Wash and lightly scrub sweet potatoes, then cut in half if potatoes are large.
  • Place potatoes in a medium size pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer 25-30 minutes or until soft when pierced with a fork.
  • Drain sweet potatoes, cool, then peel and remove skin. Place in a large bowl and mash.
  • Add all remaining ingredients (except topping ingredients) and stir well.
  • Line a muffin tin with 9 muffin liners and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Divide batter evenly between liners (about ½ cup in each).
  • Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly between muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set and lightly browned. (May cover with foil if topping browns too quickly.)


Expert tips for making Sweet Potato Casserole Cups-Reduced Sugar
  1. Try to use smaller size sweet potatoes if available.  They will cook quicker.  If using small sweet potatoes, you may need 3-4.
  2. Use a fork or a potato masher to break up the sweet potatoes.  You may also use a mixer if desired.  
  3. Use pecans or walnuts either will work in the topping recipe. 


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 12695IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg