Not your average frosting recipe! Here's a Healthy Vegan Almond Butter Frosting recipe that's made with almond butter and cooked sweet potatoes. The almond butter provides a deep, nutty flavor while the sweet potatoes provide the sweetness and form the bulk of the frosting. It's a softer, less buttery frosting recipe so it won't have the same texture as traditional frosting--but it's a perfect frosting alternative to add to if you're following a low calorie or low carb diet. Enjoy!
Ingredients Used to Make This Vegan Almond Butter Frosting Recipe
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- Sweet Potato – You’ll need mashed sweet potatoes for this recipe. You can steam, bake or boil them until soft but here’s the easy method: Wash and wrap a whole sweet potato in a microwave-safe silicone bag (like this one) or in a plastic wrap, then microwave on high for 6-7 minutes (or more depending on the size of the potato). You can make sure it’s cooked by sticking a fork or toothpick into the center. Let them cool somewhat before handling and mash it with a fork.
- Almond Butter - I used natural (drippy) almond butter, like this one. You can also use other natural nut butters like pecan butter, walnut butter, cashew butter, mixed nut butter, or even seed butter like sunflower. So many choices!
- Cinnamon - like this
- Granulated Sugar of Choice - to keep this recipe low carb, I used granulated monk fruit sweetener. You can also use granulated cane sugar
More Recipes Using Sweet Potatoes (HERE)
Step by Step Guide
How to Make Vegan Almond Butter Frosting
In a clean bowl, mix all ingredients together and stir until no visible clumps of powder remain
For best results, transfer the bowl to the fridge and cool for about an hour for the frosting to set.
Please note that this frosting tends to be softer than traditional frosting because of the sweet potatoes.
Fit the mixture into a piping bag and use it on baked oatmeal, french toasts, pancakes and other breakfast dishes. Enjoy!
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Try cardamom powder or pumpkin spice powder instead of cinnamon.
- Add vanilla extract for more flavor, or other extracts and flavorings. Try vanilla bean paste, almond extract, coffee extract or maple extract. Maybe some citrus flavors such as lemon or orange extract.
What are some ways you can use this Vegan Almond Butter Frosting?
- On baked oatmeal, french toasts, pancakes and other breakfast dishes
- Use as a healthy dessert dip
How to Store
You can keep this frosting covered at room temperature for a few hours, but it's best if the frosting is kept in the fridge, where it can be kept for up to 3 days.
Healthy Vegan Almond Butter Frosting Made With Sweet Potatoes
- In a clean bowl, mix all ingredients together and stir until no visible clumps of powder remain
- For best results, transfer the bowl to the fridge and cool for about an hour for the frosting to set.
- Fit the mixture into a piping bag and use it on baked oatmeal, french toasts, pancakes and other breakfast dishes. Enjoy!