Purple sweet potatoes are one of my favorite parts of fall. This Vegan Spiced Sweet Purple Potato Baked Oatmeal makes the most of them. It’s a perfect Halloween kids activity too! Make individual baking dishes of the oats, set up a decorating station, and let everyone make their own monster face.
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I love purple sweet potatoes. First off, they’re sweet potatoes and I’m not sure anyone needs a reason beyond that. However, they turn things purple on top of tasting amazing and being good for you.
These beauties are great as a side dish just mashed with unsweetened nondairy milk. For this recipe, I’m mixing the puree in with my favorite baked oatmeal ingredients.
Since we’re just a few days away from Halloween I’ve shown you a few ways to spook these up too!
What ingredients do I need to make some Purple Potato Baked Oatmeal?
- Rolled oats
- Raw sugar, vegan sugar, coconut sugar (or other dry sweetener, to taste)
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground allspice
- Baking powder
- Ground cloves
- Purple sweet potato puree
- Nondairy milk
- Ground flax seed
How to make Purple Potato Baked Oatmeal
It’s so easy – just mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately, then mix those mixtures together.
Pour the mixture into the individual casserole baking dishes. Bake uncovered for 25 to 35 minutes.
You can decorate these before you bake or after you bake them. If you have little kids it’s better to do before because the baking dishes won’t be hot!
I used mini vegan marshmallows, vegan mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, slivered almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and you can use so much more to make these cute Halloween monster breakfasts!
What if I can’t find purple sweet potatoes?
These little monsters would look just as good in orange, so feel free to substitute regular sweet potatoes.
Are all marshmallows vegan?
This is a large no they are not all vegan, in fact, most marshmallows aren’t even vegetarian!
The culprit ingredient is gelatin and one I have a personal vendetta about. It’s made with animal products like hooves, skin, and bones.
I hate it because I can’t figure out why they feed it in hospitals to kids and the elderly on a regular basis.
But there are a few brands that are vegan like Dandies brand.
Do some dark chocolate chips have dairy?
It’s counter-intuitive, but you ALWAYS have to check the labels unless it’s clearly marked dairy-free or vegan on the label.
The issue is that they are being cheap and using milk fat to replace the more expensive, and delicious, cocoa butter. So it’s good to avoid for even more reasons, and it will taste better.
The downside is that it’s also more expensive.
Usually, the ones at Trader Joe’s are vegan, but their formula tends to change year from year. The best bet is Enjoy life which is vegan and allergy-friendly, plus they have mini chips, regular-sized chips, and mega chunks.
Here are some more oatmeal recipes for you
Got plenty of oats in your pantry or fridge? Make your breakfasts more delightful with all kinds of oat recipes. Try this Curry Cashew Savory Granola From OATrageous Oatmeals or my Steel Cut Oat Risotto any day.
Or, make use of your slow cooker, prep ahead, go to sleep, and then wake up to a delish Vegan Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats!
Vegan Spiced Purple Potato Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup raw sugar vegan sugar, coconut sugar (or other dry sweetener, to taste)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- large pinch ground cloves
- 1 1/2 cups purple sweet potato puree
- 1 1/2 cups nondairy milk
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- Preheat you oven to 350 degrees. Oil 4 to 5 (1-cup) individual casserole baking dishes or line with parchment paper to make this oil-free.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Next, add the wet ingredients to a small mixing bowl and combine well. Finally, add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into the individual casserole baking dishes. Bake uncovered for 25 to 35 minutes.
- You can decorate these before you bake them. I use marshmallows, chocolate chips, coconut, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and more!
Is that non-dairy milk? Seems like it must be, just checking. Thanks!
Kathy Hester says
You are right! I’ve updated it now, thank you for letting me know.
Do you have any vegetarian casserole recipes with macaroni (or other pastas) or rice that can be pre-frozen in freezer bags and cooked in a crockpot at a later day?
Kathy Hester says
No, I don’t have anything quite like that on the blog.
Becky Striepe says
Oh, this looks so amazing! I love purple sweet potatoes and bet they’re so good with oats and spices.
This looks like so much fun! I’m going to need to look for purple sweet potatoes the next time I go shopping.
So fun! This time of year, there are so many treats around. It’s nice to have options that are festive but healthy too.
How do you make sweet potato puree? Bake the potato, then puree in a food processor? (I’m assuming).
Kathy Hester says
Great question! You can bake it and mash – or peel, boil, and mash. You can use a food processor instead of mashing if you want.