Spiced Sweet Potato Pecan Loaf with Vanilla Cashew Cream Icing

I've had a few requests for more healthy desserts, and I have to admit... first, I'm totally not a baker. I can, I will... but that's more my husband's thing.

I also believe all food should be enjoyed for what it is, and we don't have to make dessert healthy to enjoy it.

At the same time, I know I also have friends who feel better (myself included!) with less gluten, grains or processed sugar in their life-- so having a dessert that meets those needs AND satisfies is the absolute best. This sweet potato loaf is one of those recipes!! I've been making it for years- it's easy enough for the non-bakers amongst us to make with ease, and it's delicious enough to think it was harder to make than it is!

Easy to use almond flour is jazzed up with spices, sweet potato puree (you could sub pumpkin here, too- and p.s. I use canned!) and maple syrup for a slightly sweet and spiced loaf that could double as breakfast, snack or dessert- especially with the easy dairy-free cashew cream (no desire to make cashew cream? leave it naked or top with Simple Mills, instead!).

It's the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table (as you're probably already using the ingredients, anyway!).

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