1cuporganic brown sugarcan sub regular brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350° and spray coconut oil baking spray in a 9x13" casserole dish. Set aside.
Open cans of sweet potatoes. Drain well and put in a large mixing bowl.
With a hand mixer, mix until sweet potatoes are light and fluffy.
Add in cornstarch, granulated (white) sugar, melted vegan butter, vanilla extra and salt. Continue mixing until all ingredients are well incorporated. The sweet potato mixture will be the consistency of a very thick batter.
Pour the sweet potato mixture into the prepared 9x13 casserole dish and smooth out.
Brown Sugar Pecan Topping
Add brown sugar, flour, softened vegan butter, and chopped pecans to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
With the hand mixer, mix on low/medium until all ingredients are incorporated. You can use the same beaters. No need to clean.
Spread evenly on top of the sweet potato casserole mixture.
Sprinkle orange zest on top.
Cook at 350° for 45 minutes. Allow cooling slightly before serving. The sweet potato mixture will thicken upon cooling.