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Recipe: Sweet Potato Fritters Baby Led Weaning

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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.

dexter eating sweet potato fritters

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
stack of sweet potato fritters

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sweet potato fritters for baby stacked on a plate

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)
dexter eating sweet potato fritters
dexter eating sweet potato fritters
Dexter reaching for sweet potato fritters
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Yield: 5 fritters

Baby Led Weaning Sweet Potato Fritters

sweet potato fritters baby stacked on a plate

A quick and simple recipes to create sweet potato fritters baby will love! The perfect baby led weaning lunch idea or a ideal for batch cooking for snack on the go!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150 grams of sweet potato (small - medium sized sweet potato)
  • 1 egg
  • 50 grams flour
  • 1 tsp cumin (optional)
  • 1 tsp onion powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Grate the sweet potato into a bowl, add egg, flour and spices (if using) and combine until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and let the pan heat up. Turn the heat down once hot.
  3. Using a table spoon, spoon the mixture into the frying pan, creating small patties, flatten them with the back of the spoon.
  4. Fry for four minutes on each side (or until browned).
  5. Once cooked, leave to cool before serving to baby. Serve them as they are or cut into strips for easy handling.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
Dexter and Nicola in the park

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!

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Anne

Saturday 6th of January 2024

Awesome! I Included fresh onions and used whole spelt flour. Thanks for the recipe!

Wednesday 7th of June 2023

I love all your BLW fritters, I've made quite a few ! They are so easy to whip up and alter to whatever you have in the fridge. I also love how well the freeze! They make the perfect on the go snack. The biggest change up I did was to subsitute 2/3rds of the flour for iron fortified baby cereal to add in some extra iron. They held up really well! Big hit with the little one

Nicola | Mummy to Dex

Thursday 8th of June 2023

Thanks for your comment Kylie. I am so glad you liked them!

I am about to add a new recipe for tuna and sweetcorn fritters so please keep an eye out for these :)

Marlies

Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

Can you freeze these? If so how?

Laura

Monday 2nd of August 2021

Trying these for my 14 month old tonight. I’m freezing the rest (uncooked). Wrapped them in wax paper individually then put in a freezer-safe plastic bag then in a container. So, hopefully they still cook well once thawed.

Bobbie

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

I would love to know how you feeze these please

Lauren

Thursday 2nd of March 2023

@Bobbie, I freeze mine. I freeze in 2’s or 3’s. Let defrost then heat in the oven. Hope this helps x

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