In the same way that sweet potato casserole isn’t reserved for Thanksgiving, my kids like to eat cereal throughout the day. This served as the inspiration for our dinner plans this evening. People coat chicken and fish with crushed cereal, so I thought I would see what happens when you mix sweet potato casserole with cereal.
Back in 2016 I used a cereal as a topper, but most of the time I will just use marshmallows. And not just any cereal, but versatile Post’s Honey Bunches of Oats cereals.
They come in a variety of flavors and complement many casseroles like Sweet Noodle Kugel, as a yummy topping. As an aside, I personally like to eat cereal out of the box as a snack, and Honey Bunches of Oats cereals have many different textures for your mouth to explore.
Sweet POTATO CASSEROLE (Make Ahead)
I like to microwave my sweet potatoes when making them to eat in their entirety or to smash for a casserole. I use the potato setting on my microwave (about 10 minutes).
Each microwave varies, so be sure to check your potatoes and turn over after five minutes.
Allow the sweet potatoes to cool slightly, and then peel and place in a mixer.
HOW TO MASH SWEET POTATOES
First, mash the potatoes, and then add all the yummy flavors that make this an amazing sweet potato casserole recipe.
HOW TO MAKE AHEAD SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
If you make this recipe ahead of time, you can allow it to cool slightly, before covering and placing in your fridge. You’ll want to let it chill for about an hour before cooking.
Otherwise, bake your casserole for about 30 minutes. Then, it is time to cover your sweet potato casserole with the crunchy and sweet toppings that take it to a new level.
We layered our casserole with Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds and mini marshmallows. I just love the presentation.
I love that the marshmallows get golden brown and the Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds stay pretty crunchy. I could not resist this close-up shot.
Instead of staring at it, I thought you might like a scoop for yourself. What great flavors, making it the perfect side dish any time of year! Be sure to check out our other make ahead side dish recipes.
You can find all of the yummy Post’s Honey Bunches of Oats cereals at your Walmart store. There’s even a Honey Bunches of Oats Gluten Free Chocolate for those that need to be gluten free, Honey Bunches of Oats Crunch O’s and Kung Fu Panda Po Power Crunch all new and available at Walmart.
Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe.
- 3 lb sweet potatoes or yams, cooked and peeled
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup butter, cut in cubes
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg
- pinch of salt
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
- Microwave your sweet potatoes until very tender. Allow to cool slightly then peel and add to a stand mixer. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease a baking dish (9 inch baking dish) and set aside.
- Add the brown sugar, butter cinnamon, vanilla extract, milk, egg and pinch of salt to the bowl with sweet potatoes and mix well.
- Spread the mashed sweet potatoes in the prepared casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes.
- Top with marshmallows and Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. I alternated the flavors.
- Place the dish back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until the marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 390Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 52mgSodium 230mgCarbohydrates 70gFiber 9gSugar 24gProtein 7g
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