baby led weaning sweet potato and spinach burgers

Baby Led Weaning Sweet Potato and Spinach Burgers

3rd February 2017

As much as I love juicy meaty beef burgers, I am a little wary about how healthy they actually are, even when they are homemade. If you had suggested I would enjoy a vegetarian style burger a few months ago, I would have laughed in your face. That is the beauty of this baby led weaning journey; you try new things and find out you actually like them. We were about to have to pork and apple burgers which I’d made a few weeks ago and frozen, when I decided to mix together some sweet potato and spinach to create these healthy, delicious baby led weaning sweet potato burgers. I love it when inspiration just strikes like that!




Baby Led Weaning Sweet Potato and Spinach Burger Recipe

What you will need to make these baby led weaning burgers:

one sweet potato

one egg

160g of spinach

20g breadcrumbs

Sweet potato veggie burgers recipe using healthy and nutririous ingredients. These burgers are perfect for baby led weaning or a family dinner.

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How to make baby led weaning burgers

1. Start by boiling, steaming or microwaving your sweet potato. Once cooked, scoop out the flesh and mash in a bowl. Alternatively, you could use frozen cubes of sweet potato. Once boiled or steamed, place in a bowl and mash.

2. Meanwhile, place the spinach in a colander and pour boiling water over it until it shrinks. Rinse with cold water and then carefully squeeze the excess moisture out. Once it’s relatively dry, chop up finely and add to the bowl.

3. Add a whisked egg to the bowl, along with the breadcrumbs and combine the mixture with your hands.

4. Using a tablespoon, separate the mixture into small balls and roll in your hands.

5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and place the rolled up balls. Flatten with the back of your tablespoon to create a burger shape.

6. After a few minutes, flip the burger.

7. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown, then serve alone or in small buns with a little salad.




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Dex loved these sweet potato veggie burgers nearly as much as I did. I had planned to keep some aside to freeze for another day, but we ended up eating them all! One or two of these would actually make a great snack during the day.

Let me know if you try these and what you think.

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Sweet potato veggie burgers recipe using healthy and nutririous ingredients. These burgers are perfect for baby led weaning or a family dinner.

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Ingredients

  • one sweet potato
  • one egg
  • 160g of spinach
  • 20g breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling, steaming or microwaving your sweet potato. Once cooked, scoop out the flesh and mash in a bowl. Alternatively, you could use frozen cubes of sweet potato. Once boiled or steamed, place in a bowl and mash.
  2. Meanwhile, place the spinach in a colander and pour boiling water over it until it shrinks. Rinse with cold water and then carefully squeeze the excess moisture out. Once it's relatively dry, chop up finely and add to the bowl.
  3. Add a whisked egg to the bowl, along with the breadcrumbs and combine the mixture with your hands.
  4. Using a tablespoon, separate the mixture into small balls and roll in your hands.
  5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and place the rolled up balls. Flatten with the back of your tablespoon to create a burger shape.
  6. After a few minutes, flip the burger.
  7. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown, then serve alone or in small buns with a little salad.
https://mummytodex.com/sweet-potato-veggie-burgers/

8 Comments

  • Topfivemum

    10th February 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Yes! Another one for me to try. I’m so bored of doing the same old things with sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing xx

  • Karra

    13th April 2017 at 3:09 am

    Great idea!Thanks!

  • Sarah

    5th August 2017 at 7:26 am

    Would you freeze these before you fry them or after? Any suggestions on what to serve them with? And for many burgers does one batch make? Sorry for all the questions!

  • mummytodex

    5th August 2017 at 7:32 am

    Hi Sarah,

    You could freeze the balls before frying or you could do it after, up to you!

    Each batch made about six burgers if memory serves me correctly. They didn’t last long at all!

    How old is your little one? At six-twelve months, two or three of these burgers with a few bits of veg is probably enough. Sweet corn, peas, broccoli or cauliflower florets. Maybe during the summer months a few sticks of cucumber, cherry tomatoes quartered and some cheese.

    Now Dex is an it older I serve these in a bun alongside potato and a range of veg, but he eats a lot!!

    Hope that helps xx

  • Sarah

    5th August 2017 at 8:45 am

    Thank you so much! She’s 18 months. Can’t wait to try them x

  • Jo

    21st November 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Hi
    Just wondering if I can put these into the oven rather than in the pan to fry?

  • Gemma

    2nd April 2019 at 8:49 am

    I thinking of making these but my sweet potato seems huge. Do you know rough weight of sweet potato for this recipe please?

  • Nicola | Mummy to Dex

    2nd April 2019 at 9:08 am

    I just use any sweet potato from the packer, but I’ve just weighed the ones I have in my cupboard and the average weight is about 200g. If you had a sweet potato that was 50-100g, I wouldn’t make too much of a difference x

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