Sweet Potato’s are one of the best foods that we can give babies and kids because of packed nutrient content. They are a rich source of vitamins especially B vitamins and also a good source of minerals such as iron, selenium and calcium. They are also high in antioxidants (beta-carotene) and fibers.
It was one of the first foods we introduced to our little one, but when she got over eating purees, our sweet potato intake went down too. So here we are trying to incorporate this super food back into our diet. Our breakfast today was these easy sweet potato pancakes with blueberries and babybel cheese bites.
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup milk or heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
- Salt as needed
- Butter/ghee as needed
- Roast sweet potatoes in oven at 400F/200C for about 45 minutes or until it becomes tender. Poke some holes with a fork all over the sweet potatoes before baking.
- Peel the skin once its cool enough to handle
- Cut them in small pieces and mash it well in a food processor or a blender to a smooth paste
- In a medium bowl, add egg and milk to the sweet potato paste
- Now add cinnamon powder and salt to taste, then mix well to combine
- Pour the batter on to a hot skillet, prepped with ghee or butter.
- Cook until both sides turn golden brown
Makes: 4-5 pancakes
** These pancakes are extremely soft, so be very careful and wait till one side is completely done before flipping
**You can also boil the sweet potatoes instead of roasting them but roasting gives it a more caramelized flavor which definitely goes well for this recipe
Note: For babies younger than 12 months, you can omit out the salt and also wheat flour to get even softer pancakes.
These sweet potatoes taste great in their own, but you can also serve them with a dip. We had it with a mix of ketchup and mayo and it was delicious.