If you’re looking for a side dish to offer your baby during lunch or dinner then you have to try these sweet potato tots, baby will love them!
Using only a couple of ingredients, plus some store cupboard staples, these baby led weaning sweet potato tots are simple to prepare and can be stored in the fridge or freezer for a later date!
What’s more they’re super healthy using nutrient dense sweet potato (or yams as my US audience will know them as!)
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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How do you serve these sweet potato tots to your baby
For my toddler I simply pop a few on his plate and let him dig in with his fork. For younger babies, you can cut them into smaller bite size pieces so they can be easily held by little fingers practising their pincer grip or served as is on their tray from them to munch.
Always ensure that the tots are sufficiently cooled before giving them to your baby or toddler.
Sweet potato tots for babies
These sweet potato tots are perfect for baby led weaning and can be adapted depending on what ingredients you have in your cupboard.
- Switch the sharp cheddar for a dairy free alternative 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)
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- 300 grams sweet potato boiled / steamed
- 1 egg
- 40 grams breadcrumbs
- 20 grams sharp cheddar
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- Peel your large sweet potato and chop into smaller pieces. Boil or steam for around 20 minutes until soft.
- Once cooled, add to a bowl alongside 1 egg, 40 grams of breadcrumbs, 20 grams of finely grated sharp cheddar, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
- Mash the sweet potato with the back of a fork and combine with the other ingredients, add 2 tbsp of flour and a sort of dough will form.
- Using a spoon, pop the dough into a piping bag, freezer bag or into cling film and roll into a thick sausage shape.
- Pop in the freezer for around 30 minuets to help solidify the 'dough'.
- Meanwhile preheat the oven to 170C and prep a baking tray with baking paper and a little cooking spray.
- After this time, get the 'dough' out of the clingfilm/freezer bag onto a chopping board and slice the sausage shape in half lengthways before then cutting into 2cm tots width ways.
- Pop the tots onto the baking tray and place in the oven for 15 minutes. After this time, flip the tots over and bake for a further 5 minutes. The sweet potato bites should have turned golden brown but will still be soft on the inside.
- Leave to cool fully before serving to baby.
300 grams of sweet potato is approximate. Choose a large sweet potato and if it weighs anything between 200-300 grams after peeling, you're good to go!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g