Sweet potato puree with coconut oil

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Sweet potato puree - enjoy this sweet potato puree with coconut oil as one of baby's first foods

Sweet potato puree is a fantastic first food. It’s creamy and sweet and babies take to it straight away. It’s also loaded with beta carotene, so your baby is getting nourishing food in their first taste explorations. We’ve combined sweet potato with a teaspoon of coconut oil, to give it some added flavour.

Summary

Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 15 mins
Ages: Babies 6m+
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 1 bowl

Sweet potato puree - enjoy this sweet potato puree with coconut oil as one of baby's first foods

When can babies eat sweet potatoes?

Sweet potatoes can be given to baby as part of their Stage 1 weaning, that is from 6 months onwards. Freshly steamed or boiled until soft, sweet potato can be offered to baby as a smooth puree, or as soft batons that baby can pick up and explore.

Sweet potatoes are good for…

Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamins A or C. Just one cup provides half of your recommended daily vitamin C requirements and 400% of your daily vitamin A requirements!

Along with these they also provide a good amount of your B vitamins and minerals including potassium.

They are high in fiber which helps with digestion and also makes sweet potatoes a slow burning starch.

Coconut oil is also full of healthy fats, making it a great ingredient for babies.

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • Water or baby milk

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the sweet potato into long baton like strips that are thick enough for baby to grasp.
  2. Steam or boil for 15 minutes until soft.
  3. If you are giving baby some pieces for finger food then put a few of these aside.
  4. Put the remaining pieces in a blender and add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and a little water or baby milk. Blend into a thick puree.
  5. Add more water or baby milk if you want it thinner.

 

Sweet potato puree – our step by step guide:

 

Peel and cut your sweet potato.

If you want to give baby some pieces as finger food on the side of the puree, then cut the sweet potato into long, thick baton like sticks. This is so that they are easy for baby to grab hold of.

Put the sweet potato pieces in a steamer or in a pan of boiling water and steam or boil for 15 minutes.

 

Sweet potato puree - enjoy this sweet potato puree with coconut oil as one of baby's first foods

 

 

 

When soft you can put aside about a third of your sweet potato pieces for your baby to explore with their hands.

Place the rest of the pieces in a blender.

Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil and some water or baby milk.

Blend until you have a thick puree.

You can add more water or breastmilk if it’s too thick to make it more runny.

 

Sweet potato puree - enjoy this sweet potato puree with coconut oil as one of baby's first foods

 

 

You have a fresh and nutritious sweet potato puree for baby that you can offer with the steamed sweet potato pieces on the side!

 

Sweet potato puree - enjoy this sweet potato puree with coconut oil as one of baby's first foods

 

Sweet potato puree - enjoy this sweet potato puree with coconut oil as one of baby's first foods

 

Sweet potato puree - enjoy this sweet potato puree with coconut oil as one of baby's first foods

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Sweet potato puree with coconut oil

Sweet potato puree is a fantastic first food. It’s creamy and sweet and babies take to it straight away. We’ve combined sweet potato with a teaspoon of coconut oil, to give it some added flavour.
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword baby puree, sweet potato for baby, sweet potato puree, sweet potato weaning recipe, weaning recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 1 Sweet potato
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • Water or baby milk

Instructions

  • Peel and chop the sweet potato into long baton like strips that are thick enough for baby to grasp.
  • Steam or boil for 15 minutes until soft.
  • If you are giving baby some pieces for finger food then put a few of these aside.
  • Put the remaining pieces in a blender and add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and a little water or baby milk. Blend into a thick puree.
  • Add more water or baby milk if you want it thinner.