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Sweet Potato Puree (Baby Food)

Photo attribution: Flickr: Kim Love
Ready In: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarian

Sweet potatoes are much sweeter tasting and higher in nutrients than white potatoes. Almost all babies love sweet potatoes!

What you'll need

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Oven or Microwave
Blender or food processor
Baking Sheet or Microwave-Safe Dish
Spatula or spoon

Ingredients

Serves 4
2 Sweet Potatoes medium
Water

Oven Directions 1 hour

1.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prick potatoes with a small knife, and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until tender, and skin is wrinkled. Potatoes should pierce easily with a toothpick. Set potatoes aside to cool before handling.

2.

Using your fingers, peel potato skin from flesh.

 

3.

Mash with a fork for thicker potatoes, or puree in a food processor with a steel blade until mashed. For a smoother and less sticky texture, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water, formula, or milk at a time. Add liquid and process until you’ve reached desired consistency.

Microwave Directions 10 minutes

1.

Prick potatoes with a knife and place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish. Add ¼ cup water and cover tightly, allowing a corner to vent. Microwave on High for 3 minutes and turn potatoes over. Re-cover and cook for 3-6 minutes, or until tender. Check for doneness, cool.

2.

Using your fingers, peel potato skin from flesh.

3.

Mash with a fork for thicker potatoes, or puree in a food processor with a steel blade until mashed. For a smoother and less sticky texture, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water, formula, or milk at a time. Add liquid and process until you’ve reached desired consistency.

Chef's Tips

Breast milk or formula can be substituted for the water in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0.50 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Sodium 30 mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 20 g7%
Dietary Fiber 3 g11%
Protein 2 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: