Sweet potato croquettes – toddler meal

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toddler meal - sweet potato croquettes - healthy tater tots

These tasty little croquettes are moist and creamy on the inside with a crunchy exterior. Made using oat flakes instead of breadcrumbs they are also gluten free. Full of fresh veg, they’re a healthy and delicious toddler meal!

Summary

Prep: 10 mins
Cooking: 20 mins
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 12 sweet potato croquettes

toddler meal - sweet potato croquettes - healthy tater tots

Ingredients

  • 250g of sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 250g of white potato, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup of mild cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup of frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons of gluten free flour
  • ½ clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed Italian herbs
  • Dash of salt and pepper (optional)
  • 75 g of oats, pulverized
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of grapeseed oil

 

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the sweet potato and the white potato roughly. Boil in a medium sized saucepan for 10-15 mins or until soft. Add the peas in for the last few minutes of boiling.
  2. Drain the sweet potatoes, potatoes and peas and place in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the garlic, cheese, gluten free flour, and mixed herbs. Mash everything together with a potato masher. Set aside to cool or place in the fridge.
  4. Form the mixture into croquettes, rolling them between your hands. If the mixture is too soft, add some of the pulverised oats or flour until it firms up.
  5. Blend the oats until breadcrumb consistency. Empty onto a plate.
  6. Roll each formed croquette around in the pulverized oats until well coated.
  7. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the croquettes on both sides until golden.

 

Our step-by-step guide:

 

 

Boil your sweet potatoes and white potatoes for 10-15 minutes.

Add in the peas during the last few minutes of boiling.

When cooked through drain them and place in a mixing bowl.

 

toddler meal - sweet potato croquettes - healthy tater tots

 

Add the peas, cheese, garlic, mixed herbs and gluten free flour.

Add salt and pepper if you wish. Set aside to cool.

 

toddler meal - sweet potato croquettes - healthy tater tots

 

Pulverise the oats in a blender to a breadcrumb consistency.

 

toddler meal - sweet potato croquettes - healthy tater tots

 

Roll the mixture into croquettes and coat in your oats mixture.

 

toddler meal - sweet potato croquettes - healthy tater tots

 

Cook your croquettes in the oil in a pan on all sides until they are golden brown.

 

toddler meal - sweet potato croquettes - healthy tater tots

 

Enjoy this tasty toddler meal!

 

toddler meal - sweet potato croquettes - healthy tater tots

 

Why not try our Greek courgette fritters with a yoghurt and honey dip for another delicious toddler meal.