Twice Baked Maple Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Maple Walnut Sweet Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword maple, sweet potatoes, walnut
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 589kcal
Author Paula


  • 4 small sweet potatoes

For the filling

  • 4 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper

For the streusel

  • ¾ cups walnuts chopped (or pecans)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds optional
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


For the filling

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Wash your sweet potatoes, pierce the potatoes with a fork, and wrap in aluminum foil while they're still damp. Place in a large baking pan lined with foil (sweet potatoes leak while baking) and bake until soft (time will vary depending on the size of your sweet potatoes, anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes).
  • Cut a section off the top of each potato (or you can cut each potato in half lengthwise). Scoop out the baked insides and place in a bowl. Try to keep from breaking the skins. Place the potato skins back in the baking pan.
  • Mash the baked potato flesh in a bowl until smooth. Mix the milk, butter, yogurt or sour cream, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and pepper. Fill your potatoes with this mixture.

For the streusel

  • While the potatoes are baking, prepare the Streusel by mixing the flour, brown sugar, salt, sunflower seeds, and walnuts together in a large bowl. (It should look like wet sand.)
  • Sprinkle over the filled sweet potato skins. Bake at 400°F for another 12-15 minutes.
  • Optional: you can drizzle maple syrup or marshmallow fluff over the potatoes before serving.


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 767mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 19318IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg