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sweet potato pie

Sweet Potato Pie

2 pounds sweet potatoes
½ cup Date Honey
¼ cup unsweetened orange juice
1 cup oat flour (see Recipe Notes)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
¼ cup finely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake or steam sweet potatoes until tender. If baking, pierce each potato a few times with a fork and wrap tightly in aluminum foil, shiny side out. Bake at least 1 hour or until soft. Remove from oven, and set aside until cool enough to handle. Peel and discard skins. If steaming, peel skins and cook 25-30 minutes or according to your steamer’s directions. Cut potatoes into smaller pieces, and mash with a potato masher.

Put potatoes, Date Honey, and orange juice in a food processor or blender, and puree until completely smooth with no lumps. Add oat flour, orange zest, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well.

Pour sweet potato mixture into a 9 by 2-inch pie plate that has been rubbed with olive oil. Spread coconut flakes and pecans over top. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 slice pie)

Recipe Notes

  • Spread almond butter or Date Honey on top of each serving.
  • Add ½ cup raisins when you mix the oats and pureed potato mixture
  • Make your own oat flour by placing old-fashioned rolled oats in a food processor or blender and process until fine (½ cup old-fashioned oats will yield about ½ cup ground oats).


  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Kristen, in New Zealand our sweet potatoes are called ‘kumara’ and the most common way to eat them is cut into pieces and roasted, just like you would roast potatoes. They are yummy and make a nice change from potatoes.
    Bronwyn 🙂

  2. Ah, yes, that is also one of my favorite ways to eat “kumara (new word for me!).” Thank you for your suggestion! 😉

    • In Afro-American culture, baked sweet potatoes with butter are used often in meals as a side. Another SP side: slice the sweet potatoes, season with cinnamon, date honey, and salt. Place all in fry pan with some water, olive oil or grape seed oil; squeeze some lemon juice add some vanilla and let cook down until SP are tender. Very tasty.

  3. It is very good and tastes like pumpkin pie. What a great way to eat sweet potatoes. Now if I can just find some Daniel fast whipped cream!

    • Chill a can of coconut milk overnight and scoop out the top solid coconut and leave the juices in bottom of can. Put solid in a stand mixer or use hand mixer and whip it until firm. You can add vanilla for taste. keep chilled

  4. Christy C says:

    I made this last night for a treat. Then, this morning, I took a “slice” for my breakfast smoothie…took a cup of almond milk and added spinach and my slice of pumpkin pie, along with ice. YUM!!

  5. What can you substitute for date honey? I have had a hard time finding some of the ingredients for some of these recipes. Dates. Dried dates that don’t have added sugar. Unsweetened coconut flakes. I don’t have a health food store nearby. Any suggestions? This pie sounds amazing! Would love to try it!

  6. Hi Kristen,

    Would regular honey work? I have yet to find date honey.

    Also, this website is amazing! It’s really helping me and my family. Thanks so much.

    • Kim, I’m glad you’re being blessed by the information on the website! To answer your question, no sugar or added sweeteners of any kind are allowed on the Daniel Fast, such as honey, molasses, maple syrup, agave nectar, etc. If you click on the link for Date Honey, you will see that it’s made with dates and water ONLY. The recipe is completely Daniel Fast friendly! If you don’t have access to dates, you can substitute dried prunes. They’re not as sweet, but they will work!

  7. Leya Stockton says:

    Thanks for the yummy recipe! Any chance I could peel & boil the potatoes instead of baking? Would that mess up the texture?

  8. D Johnson says:

    Hi Kristen,

    I am looking forward to trying this recipe! However, I have Celiacs Disease and have to avoid Wheat-Barley-Rye flours. And Oats too, apparently due to cross contamination. So I was wondering, could you recommend any other substitute for the flour in this recipe.Thank you!

    • You could try using garbanzo bean (chickpea) flour. I haven’t tried it, but I think that might be a better choice than brown rice flour. Or you could use a combination of the two. Brown rice flour tends to be a little grainy, so I wouldn’t recommend using 1 cup of it. Another idea is coconut flour. Again, though, I would only use about 1/2 of coconut with 1/2 of another gluten-free flour.

  9. Patricia Bradley says:

    my husband and I have been going strong for the past 9 days and im making this recipe, i used almond flour instead of oat flour . Did i just mess up dessert?

  10. Kristen,
    Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into this free site! How fabulous! Delicious recipes, motivation, prayer prompts- your site has made our family’s fast smooth, and helped with the grace to succeed. You are an awesome woman of God! I love what you’re doing for the Kingdom:) God Bless you! ?????

  11. I found baking dates. Ziyad brand. Its awesome .its like a date paste. Ready to eat.