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Baby Led Weaning Sweet Potato Hash Brown Potato Cakes

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One of the most popular recipes on this site is my hash brown potato cakes recipe for babies. So, of course I had to try making this again, but this time with sweet potato. So here are my baby led weaning sweet potato hash brown potato cakes!

hash brown potato cakes stacked on a white plate

Why choose sweet potato for baby led weaning?

I am a huge fan of using sweet potato in the recipes I create thanks to its nutritional goodness. We try to offer baby sweet potato at least once a week and find it so versatile in the way it bulks up family meals such as curries, soups and casseroles.

We’ve used it to make pancakes, burgers, fritters and so many other fun and healthy recipes.

Sweet potatoes can be grated, sliced, mashed or spiralized – the options are endless!

sweet potatoes for babies

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
dexter eating hash brown potato cakes

Delicious sweet potato hash browns

Both the baby and my older one love these sweet potato hash browns. They are the perfect side dish at breakfast time along with some bacon or eggs or they make a delicious lunchtime treat!

The great thing about these is they can be batch made and then stored in the fridge or freezer until a later date! Perfect for busy mums!

sweet potato hash browns stacked on a plate

Easily-adapted baby led weaning recipe

This recipe can easily be adapted to suit your family’s diet. Egg free? Forget the egg and use flax-egg instead. Vegan? Remove the cheese and replace with a vegan-friendly option (or simply leave out all together!) Gluten-free? Use an alternative flour!

You can also add a range of other grated veggies into the mix to make these a little more colourful. Why not try:

  • Carrots
  • Courgette
  • Butternut squash
  • Pumpkin
  • Broccoli
  • Beetroot
Dexter reaching for sweet potato hash browns
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Yield: 4 potato cakes

Baby Led Weaning Sweet Potato Hash Brown Potato Cakes

sweet potato hash browns stacked on a plate

Simple recipe to create delicious baby led weaning hash browns using sweet potato.

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


  • 200 grams sweet potato (grated)
  • 2 heaped table spoons of plain flour
  • 30 grams sharp cheddar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp onion powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)


  1. Grate sweet potato into a bowl and then add flour, egg, cheddar and spices (if using)
  2. Throughly combine.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pain and use a table spoon to create four patties.
  4. Cook for four minutes on each side or until browned.
  5. Leave to cool before serving to your baby.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g
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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Tuesday 7th of March 2023

These are delicious, my lb gobbled them down!


Sunday 9th of October 2022

At what age would you start serving these for blw?

Tina Shennan

Sunday 12th of March 2023

@Ali, you can start from 6 months

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