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Southern Yams

You can make these delicious yams and not feel TOO guilty because I've reduced the sugar and oils some.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword southern yams, southern yams recipe, sweet potato casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 364 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 4 cups Yams or sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
  • ½ cups coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • tablespoons  Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup  butter softened
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together mashed yams, sugar, eggs, milk, butter, nuts, coconut raisins and vanilla.  Place in a buttered casserole dish.  Set aside.

  2. For topping:  In a small bowl combine flour and brown sugar.  Cut in the butter until mixture becomes crumbly.  Add nuts.  Sprinkle over top of yam mixture.  Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
Nutrition Facts
Southern Yams
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 269IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.