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Sweet potato and pineapple may not be an obvious combo, but the balance of earthy sweetness from the spuds and lip-puckering brightness of the juicy fruit are truly a match made in heaven. Here, this crave-worthy combo is mixed with maple syrup, ginger, and cloves before being topped with a crunchy oat and walnut crumble. Shredded coconut adds an extra layer of tropical intrigue, ensuring each bite transports you to a beachside cabana. Serve this unique pineapple crisp with Aquafaba Whipped Cream or banana nice cream for an extra decadent experience. 

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By Ellen Boeke,


  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 3 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¾ cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place sweet potatoes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with salt. Roast 30 minutes or until just tender.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. In a large mixing bowl combine roasted sweet potatoes, pineapple, pineapple juice, and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Sprinkle with flour, ginger, and cloves; toss to combine. Spread evenly in a 2-quart baking dish.
  • For topping, in a medium bowl stir together oats, walnuts, coconut, and the remaining 4 tablespoons maple syrup. Spoon over sweet potato mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is lightly browned. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Cut into six slices and serve warm.

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Hi, this looks & sounds delicious!! I'd love to make it but I'm wondering if it could be cooked at a lower temp & for longer? And, if yes, what temp & for how long? I struggle with cooking, hence why I'm hence why I'm here. I'm asking as I've had cancer & it is suggested that caramelized foods & foods containing higher fats, in this case the walnuts & coconut can become carcinogenic when cooked at high temps as per Dr. Micheal Greger @ nutritionfacts & Dr. Colin T. Campbell @ centre for nutrition studies. Thanks in advance for any help here :) Holly

Lisa, Forks Over Knives Support

Hi Holly, We haven't tested this recipe baked long and low, but feel free to experiment with an oven temperature that you feel comfortable with. You could also leave the walnuts and coconut out and sprinkle on top after cooking. Another option is to try one of our raw fruit crumble recipes: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/vegan-desserts/mixed-fruit-tartlets-raw-date-nut-crust/ or https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/vegan-desserts/raw-apple-crumble/. Hope that helps!

Linda S

Can you use Almond Flour instead?

Lisa, Forks Over Knives Support

Hi Linda, While we haven't tested this, we think that this would be a good substitution. The wheat flour is used as a thickener here. Other options are oat flour, tapioca flour, cornstarch, or arrowroot flour. Hope that helps. Let us know how it goes!


What an exciting way to use up sweet potatoes! I loved the tart and juicy pineapple and sweet potato combo. Served it with vegan yogurt. Certainly gonna repeat the recipe!

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Ellen Boeke has more than 25 years of experience as a recipe developer and food editor. She holds Bachelor's of Science degrees in consumer food science and journalism from Iowa State University and attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Find her on LinkedIn.
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