Cooking spray or olive oil
1 large sweet potato (about 8 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chickpea flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
2 1/2 cups water, divided
1 cup baby spinach (about 1 1/2 ounces)
1 clove garlic, grated
Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray or a thin layer of oil; set aside.
Place the sweet potato cubes and oil in a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Transfer to a baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Roast until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Set the baking sheet aside to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.
Meanwhile, combine the chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in 1 cup of the water.
Bring the remaining 1 1/2 cups water to a simmer in a large saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the chickpea mixture. Return the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and gently stir in the roasted sweet potato, spinach, garlic, and a few grinds of pepper. Transfer the mixture to the greased pie plate and bake until the quiche is firm, about 30 minutes.