How To Make Sweet Potato Baby Food

Sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene, potassium, vitamins A, C,  copper, and manganese which makes them an ideal food item for a nutritious diet for babies. Not only are they versatile and packed with nutrients, but they are also convenient and inexpensive. Since they are mild tasting, there are multiple ways you can make sweet potato dishes that babies will love. 

How To Make Sweet Potato Puree – Sweet 

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato (firm)
  • Raisins (4)
  • Cinnamon (a dash)
  • Applesauce 
  • Peach (1/2 a peach diced)

Directions:

First, rinse and peel the sweet potato using a vegetable peeler or a knife and dice it into small pieces. Now, boil the sweet potato chunks in 0.5 liters of water. Once the water bubbles drain the sweet potatoes and rinse them with cold water. Next, put them in a food processor or a blender and blend until the consistency is smooth and creamy. Finally, transfer the puree to a small bowl and add applesauce, raisins, and a dash of cinnamon for a sweet flavor. The end product should be about 5 ounces of puree. 

How To Make Sweet Potato Puree – Savory 

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato (firm)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Mild curry powder (1/2 teaspoon)

Directions:

First, cut the sweet potato into small chunks and lay them on the baking sheet. Bake the sweet potatoes for 50 to 60 minutes in the oven before taking them out and cooling them down. Now, you can easily peel the potato skin and discard it. The peeled sweet potato chunks should now be transferred into a food processor. Add the mild curry powder and a little bit of water so that the puree is of creamy consistency. You should be able to achieve that in 2 minutes. Finally, serve it in a small bowl or freeze it for another meal. 

Sweet Potato Baby Food FAQs

Q. What’s the ideal age for sweet potato baby food consumption?

A. Babies aged 4 months and above can consume sweet potato baby food.

Q. Do sweet potatoes help babies to gain weight?

A. Sweet potatoes help babies gain healthy weight since they are packed with nutrients. 

Q. How can I incorporate sweet potatoes into meals once the baby is 10 months old?

A. Sweet potato flatbreads could be a great addition to a nutritious diet for babies aged 10 months and above. 

Q. Can the baby be feed sweet potato puree multiple times a day?

A. Since babies have a little palate, it’s better to not serve the same meal more than twice a day. 

Final Words

Babies will enjoy any food made with sweet potatoes because they are creamy and smooth and they have a sweet and earthy taste. Plus, it’s an easy option for mothers as well because it’s budget-friendly, freezer-friendly, and extremely easy to make.  

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