This delicious homemade vegan sweet potato gnocchi is gluten free, dairy free, and made with just 4 main ingredients. It’s so easy and makes a great healthy comfort food!
Homemade Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi Made Easy!
I absolutely love gnocchi and once in a blue moon my hubby and I will pick up a bag from the Italian Center here in our city and make a delicious Bolognese sauce to pour over the gnocchi. Because “gnocchi” can be a little tough to pronounce we told Hemlsey (our 2-year old daughter) that they are “little pierogies”. Traditional gnocchi is made from potatoes, egg, and flour, and pierogies aren’t that different, flour, egg, potatoes (and maybe some cheese!) and our daughter happily gobbles away the ”little pierogies”.
Unfortunately traditional gnocchi doesn’t sit well with me because it’s made mainly from white flour, so today I’m sharing a super simple, delicious recipe I came up with for Homemade Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi that’s made with gluten free flour, coconut flour, sweet potatoes, salt, and a touch of coconut palm sugar.
For years I assumed that making any type of homemade pasta would be challenging. There are so many kinds and they all seem very intricate, gnocchi included. However, this past summer, a friend of ours who is a chef taught myself and some friends how to make several types of pasta at home. It was tons of fun, and while some of the past required some technique, it was much easier than I had anticipated. I was excited to take some of the tips I learned and put them into practice to make my own delicious gluten-free homemade pasta.
How To Make Sweet Potato Gnocchi From Scratch
To make this delicious, healthier homemade vegan sweet potato gnocchi pasta I kept it super, super simple. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Coconut Palm Sugar (optional)
- A Food Processor (I used my Cuisinart Custom Food Processor from The Brick)
- A Pot For Boiling Water
Once you have all of your materials ready, you can begin making delicious homemade sweet potato gnocchi in a flash! To make the gnocchi, there are a few steps:
- Peel and dice the sweet potato then boil it until fork-tender.
- Puree the sweet potato, salt, and coconut sugar in a food processor.
- Combine sweet potato puree and flour to form a dough.
- Place dough on a lightly floured clean surface and divide it into dough balls.
- Roll each dough ball gently to create a long, thin, snake-like form of dough.
- Cut the dough “snakes” into 1 inch pieces and press each piece lightly with a fork.
Once you get the hang of it making gnocchi is very easy and straight-forward. Then, you can either saute the homemade sweet potato gnocchi in a pan with other ingredients or cook it in boiling water for a few minutes until puffy.
For this particular recipe I decided to boil the gnocchi and then add it to a saucepan with a delicious and simple vegan butter, coconut sugar, and sage sauce so that the gnocchi would get slightly toasted and be coated with the delicious sauce.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi Sauce
Sweet potato gnocchi and regular potato gnocchi can really be enjoyed so many different ways with different sauces and toppings. For my homemade vegan sweet potato gnocchi the sweet sage and brown butter sauce was the perfect fit. The three simple flavours made a perfect mix of sweet and savoury to complement the puffy and doughy sweet potato gnocchi.
What you’ll need for the sauce:
- Vegan Butter (or regular grass-fed butter if you don’t need this recipe to be vegan or dairy-free)
- Coconut Palm Sugar
- Fresh Sage
This dish is truly perfect for the fall season, cooler weather, Thanksgiving, and any other time you might be craving comfort food but want to keep it mostly healthy! The sweet potatoes bring in fibre, complex carbohydrates, and loads of vitamin A. In fact, just 100g of sweet potatoes provides the daily recommended intake of vitamin A. So essentially, one tasty serving of this delicious homemade vegan sweet potato gnocchi will tick of your vitamin A intake needs for the day!
I shared on my Instagram stories after I made this recipe how easy it was to use my Cuisinart Custom Food Processor from The Brick to puree the sweet potatoes perfectly in just seconds. The food processor is so powerful, sleek, and looks beautiful on any kitchen counter. With Christmas coming up now is the perfect time to be looking for gifts and I definitely think the Cuisinart Food Processor (as well as many other small kitchen appliances from The Brick) would be a great option!
Have you made your own homemade sweet potato gnocchi or regular gnocchi before? I’d love to know what combination of ingredients you use or if you prefer to go with pre-made! Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later!
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Have a wonderful Sunday!
Christal // NITK
DISCLAIMER: THIS POST WAS MADE IN PARTNERSHIP AND SPONSORED BY THE BRICK. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.