Oat and Pistachio Crumble Topped Baked Sweet Potatoes
These November days are quickly running away which can only mean one thing: we’re going to need to think about Thanksgiving and let’s try not to completely freak out about it.
It’s possible… the thinking without the freaking out. We’ll make a plan. We’ll ask someone else to roast a turkey. We’ll cross our fingers a few times. It will all work out. Part of our success includes roasting aaalll of the sweet potatoes and adding oats and pistachio. We’re making a play on Sweet Potato Pie: no crust, extra crumble, easy and delicious!
When in doubt, can we just go ahead and add an oat crumble? Hearty and sweet, buttery and spiced. The oats make for a wholesome crumble that is both comforting and substantial. We’re going to need the hearty oats to stand up to the butter and not shy away from the spices and sweet potato. Balance, you know?
Our oat crumble topping is super simple to assemble. Cold butter is broken down into flour, oats, brown sugar and spices.
Some butter bits will be on the large side. That means all of that butter goodness will flavor our crumble and moisten our potatoes.
Salty chopped pistachios and sweet shredded coconut, too! Sweet, salt, crunch, and toasty bits.
All of the nutty oat crumble all up in the pre-roasted sweet potatoes. Under the broiler for a few minutes, these potatoes will be warm, bubbly, toasty, good!
And! Since, at the core, we want to not not not freak out about the holidays, this crumble can be made, stored in ziplock bags, and frozen for future crumble cobblers, muffin topping, and sweet potato madness. Sprinkle from frozen and get into it!
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