Vegan Whipped Coconut Sweet Potatoes

Whipped Coconut Sweet Potatoes

I first fell in love with the combination of coconut and sweet potatoes when my kids were babies. Sweet potatoes are totally lovely on their own, but trying to make them fluffy without adding milk or cream (which are not good for immature tummies) is a tall order. As an attempted solution I started mixing naturally creamy coconut milk into baked mashed sweet potatoes. Not only was the resulting taste incredible, but the potatoes whipped up delightfully fluffy. The dish was always a favorite with both of my munchkins when they were babes and it still remains a favorite dish of their's -- not to mention my part-time vegan husband.

This Whipped Coconut Sweet Potatoes is basically the grown up version of a kid food classic in our house. A healthier version of traditional whipped sweet potatoes, I make them with a touch of maple syrup to boost the sweetness, a hint of cinnamon for that unmistakable holiday flavor, and sprinkling of coconut "snow", all resulting in the ultimate Thanksgiving sweet potato side dish.

Coconut Whipped Sweet Potatoes 2


Virtually Homemade_ Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Goat Cheese
Feed Me Phoebe_ 
Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms with Creamed Kale
The Heritage Cook_ 
Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans (Gluten-Free)
Jeanette's Healthy Living_ 
100 Healthy Holiday Side Dish Recipes
Winning Thanksgiving Side Dishes
The Lemon Bowl_ 
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Chorizo and Farro
The Mom 100_ 
Lentils and Carrots with Dried Apricots
Big Girls, Small Kitchen_ 
Maitake, Leek & Bacon Dressing
Vegan Whipped Coconut Sweet Potatoes
The Cultural Dish_ 
Pumpkin Risotto
Napa Farmhouse 1885_ 
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Red or Green_ 
Cheese Ball with Everything Spice
Daisy at Home_ 
Roasted Cranberry Pear Sauce
Swing Eats_ 
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Thyme and Rosemary
Elephants and the Coconut Trees_ 
Baby Lima Beans Salad with Bell Pepper and Pomegranate
Dishing With Divya_ 
Ash Gourd Raita
Domesticate Me_ 
12 Easy and Impressive Thanksgiving Sides
The Wimpy Vegetarian_ 
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples | #FallFest
Dishin & Dishes_ 
Stuffin Muffins

comment on this post

Vegan Whipped Coconut Sweet Potatoes (makes 4 servings )

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, warmed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • unsweetened coconut flakes, optional


1. Preheat oven to 400F.

2. Poke holes in the sweet potatoes and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, or until fork tender. Allow to cool slightly.

3. Peel the skin off the sweet potatoes. It will easily peel off using your fingertips.

4. Place the sweet potato pulp, coconut milk, maple syrup, ground cinnamon and salt in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, until thoroughly combined and fluffy.

5. Sprinkle with coconut if desired

Make N' Share!
Post a picture of any Weelicious recipe you make on Instagram - I wanna see them! Just tag @weelicious
Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.