Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day when it comes to baby led weaning. For me, it’s the easiest and most relaxed meal and I love how many different varieties of foods you can offer. As much as I love the ease of toast or buttered crumpets, there’s something a bit more exciting about offering pancakes or waffles and I’ve found it easier this time around to batch cook them both. These sweet potato waffles for babies are a fantastic finger food for your weaning baby, incorporating veggies to give a nutritional boost and perfect for freezing for future breakfasts.
For this recipe, I used frozen sweet potato chunks which I buy from Morrisons for £1 a pack. Of course, they can be substituted for a fresh sweet potato. I’ve also used the same recipe, but swapped the sweet potato for butternut squash cubes and this has worked really well too.
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The sweet potato waffles for babies recipe makes around six waffles (which you can see from my waffle maker is three batches worth). I then cut the waffles in half so I have 12 portions and when Felix first started weaning, I cut them up again into strips.
The waffles can be frozen for up to three months and if you want to quickly defrost them, you can pop in them in the toaster on a low setting and cook until heated through. Make sure they’re cooled enough before offering to baby though! They can also be kept in the fridge for a couple of days too.
As baby grows, experiment with some different toppings. We like greek yoghurt, nut butter or cream cheese and strawberries. We offered these waffles from six months as part of baby led weaning, but if you are using the traditional weaning method, wait until baby is comfortable with finger foods.
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Felix loves these waffles and despite only having two teeth, will swill them around his mouth until they become mush. Our toddler, Dexter is also a fan, but only because he doesn’t realise there’s sweet potato in them!
Let me know if you try these sweet potato waffles for babies and what you think!