Sweet potato casserole is a favorite at our house at Thanksgiving. Every once in a while I will make this as a side dish, but the original recipe was far more decadent. Finally I decided to make it healthier so we can enjoy it more often. I took some of the fat and sugar out of the casserole, and the topping has less butter and more nutritious ingredients. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. The topping adds more fiber, omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrients.
To make this recipe gluten-free, omit wheat germ and use a brown rice flour or other gluten-free flour substitute.