These dairy free mashed sweet potatoes are made with oat milk and are sweet without being too sweet.
They are fluffy, creamy, and delicious with a variety of meals!
If you leave out the brown sugar, they are even healthy.
These mashed sweet potatoes call for oat milk, and while I always use a neutral flavored oat milk, I thought I’d aim for something a little less sweet.
I also wanted something simple like my mashed potatoes with white and sweet potatoes.
Personally, I find the idea of adding onions and garlic to sweet potatoes a little strange, so I didn’t take it that far.
My regular mashed potatoes with oat milk are delicious but have garlic and an option for buttermilk made from oat milk, so that probably wouldn’t translate to these sweet potatoes with oat milk either.
Instead, I made these mashed sweet potatoes more similar to my mashed potatoes with coconut milk, which are your classic styled mashed potatoes and taste just like the dairy kind.
However, if you want them a little sweeter, I do give the option of adding brown sugar.
If you like these mashed potatoes, you may also like my dairy free mashed potatoes.
About Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
While mashed potatoes don’t have to contain dairy, they almost always do.
Most mashed potato recipes include milk, buttermilk, cream, butter, sour cream, and/or cheese.
It doesn’t really make a difference if you use milk, water, or any other liquid because one isn’t necessarily better than the other.
To make mashed potatoes without butter, you need to substitute the fat in butter with another form of fat, like oil.
Mayonnaise is also a surprisingly good substitute for butter and sour cream in mashed potatoes.
How to make creamy mashed potatoes without milk?
Additions like dairy free milk, coconut cream, almond cooking milk, water, and mayonnaise can all help make something creamy without dairy.
What you use really depends on what you are making. With dairy free mashed potatoes, any of these options work.
Milk actually doesn’t make mashed potatoes super creamy. It mostly just adds liquid so that the potatoes aren’t dry.
It is the addition of fat that makes mashed potatoes and other dishes creamy.
This fat usually appears in the form of butter or sometimes cream cheese or even sour cream.
However, you can use other forms of fat, such as oil, to get that creaminess.
To make them extra creamy, add a little bit of mayonnaise, like I do in this recipe. You won’t taste the mayonnaise, but the mashed potatoes will be oh so creamy!
Do I peel sweet potatoes before boiling?
Unlike many types of white potatoes, which can be boiled with the skin on and even mashed without removing the skin, sweet potatoes should be peeled before boiling.
Believe it or not, it’s best to begin cooking potatoes in cold water. It doesn’t have to be chilled, just the cold side from the tap.
While this may sound counterintuitive, cold water helps the potatoes cook more evenly.
How to Store
Store the leftover mashed sweet potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
How to Freeze Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Allow the mashed sweet potatoes to cool completely, then transfer them to zip-top bags or other freezer-safe containers.
Freeze flat for up to six months. After six months, the mashed potatoes are still safe to eat, but the quality begins to degrade.
Thaw in the refrigerator.