Oat and Pistachio Crumble Topped Baked Sweet Potatoes

Oat and Pistachio Crumble Topped Baked Sweet Potatoes

Joy Wilson, Joy the Baker
Sweet potatoes are stuffed with oats, pistachios, cinnamon and shredded coconut and then baked to perfection.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 baked sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped salted pistachios


  • Start by baking the sweet potatoes. Lightly scrub the potatoes and prick with the tines of a fork. Wrap in foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast in a 400 degree F oven until cooked through and entirely tender. The timing will depend on the size of your potatoes, but start at 30 minutes. Once cooked through, remove from the oven, open the foil and allow to rest until cool enough to handle.
  • To make the topping, in a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, oats, spices, and salt. Add the butter and toss the mixture together with your hands. Break the butter up into the flour mixture until the butter is the size of small pebbles and oat flakes. This took me about 4 minutes. Toss in the coconut and pistachio.
  • Place an oven rack in the upper third of the oven and set the oven the broil.
  • Slice the potatoes down the center and press the edges to open the potato a bit. Spoon a heaping 1/3 cup of crumble into each potato. More depending on the size of your potato. Place on a baking sheet and bake until golden and bubbling, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm.


Oat and Pistachio Crumble Topped Baked Sweet Potatoes recipe is a standout on your holiday table from Grains Food Foundation and blogger Joy Wilson, Joy the Baker.
Joy the Baker was created in January 2008 out of Joy's downright obsession with brownies and cake. On Joy the Baker you’ll find sweet and savory seasonal recipes, a few cocktail recipes, and a sprinkling of the books she reads, and the lipstick that she happens to be into.
Keyword coconut, Nuts, sweet potatoes
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