For a super quick lunch or snack on the go, you have to try these sweet potato fritters, baby will love them!
Using only a couple of ingredients, plus some store cupboard staples, these baby led weaning sweet potato fritters are simple to prepare and can be stored in the fridge or freezer for a later date!
Sweet potato for baby led weaning
Sweet potato is one of my favourite ingredients to use for baby led weaning. Versatile, filling and packed full of healthy nutrients – sweet potatoes are a fantastic alternative to starchy potatoes and can be used in a huge range of recipes.
From pancakes, to sweet potato fries to healthy veggie burgers, we try to incorporate sweet potato into baby’s diet at least once a week.
Sweet potatoes can be grated, sliced, mashed or spiralized – the options are endless!
Why choose sweet potato for baby led weaning?
- Rich in vitamin C
- They contain tons of vitamin B6
- A good source of potassium and magnesium
- Great for heart and brain health
- Amazing fuel source for energy
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Sweet potato fritters for babies
These sweet potato fritters are perfect for baby led weaning and can be adapted depending on what ingredients you have in your cupboard.
- Add sharp cheddar to create gooey fritters that are to die for.
- Switch up the herbs and spices to create lots of different flavours.
- Add other grated veggies such as carrot, courgette, squash or normal potato.
- Make these fritters egg free by replacing the egg with a flax egg (1tbsp flaxmeal + 2.5 tbsp water)
- 150 grams of sweet potato (small - medium sized sweet potato)
- 1 egg
- 50 grams flour
- 1 tsp cumin (optional)
- 1 tsp onion powder (optional)
- Grate the sweet potato into a bowl, add egg, flour and spices (if using) and combine until thoroughly mixed.
- Heat a little oil in a frying pan and let the pan heat up. Turn the heat down once hot.
- Using a table spoon, spoon the mixture into the frying pan, creating small patties, flatten them with the back of the spoon.
- Fry for four minutes on each side (or until browned).
- Once cooked, leave to cool before serving to baby. Serve them as they are or cut into strips for easy handling.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
Author: Nicola Hughes
Nicola has weaned both of her boys using the baby led weaning method. She loves nothing better than creating simple recipes that anyone can recreate, using as few ingredients as possible. All of her recipes have been tried and tested by both Dexter and Felix and have their seal of approval!