This creamy puree will be a real treat for your little one, there is no doubt babies will love this recipe.
Sweet potatoes are one of the easiest and best vegetables to puree for your little one. There the sweets potatoes’ creamy texture and the sweet taste that most of the babies cannot resist. Also, on the plus side, this vegetable is filled with nutrients that are beneficial for the baby’s health.
The following recipe will start by roasting the sweet potatoes, which brings out their earthy flavor, then we add a little bit of mild curry powder, and we blend it all until the consistency become creamy and super light.
Grownups can also enjoy this recipe!
So, why we love this puree so much?
- It is smooth and creamy
- It’s good for 4 months old babies and older
- It is loaded with nutrients
- Super easy to make
- Babies love it
- It is homemade
- You can freeze it
- It is not expensive at all
What are the health benefits of eating sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes contain lots of fiber, which is good for resolving and preventing constipation. This vegetable contains a lot of beta-carotene. Therefore it also contains vitamin A.
It is also good for immunity because it contains vitamin E and C. Also, it contains calcium, which we know is good for the bones.
One of the first foods you introduce to your baby should be sweet potatoes. Mainly because of the nutritional value they have. The sweet taste they have will make it so much easier to get your baby to try it. The sweet potatoes contain high doses of beta carotene and potassium, also calcium, Vitamin E, and folate. They also contain high fiber content, which promotes a healthy digestive tract and will help your baby to have regular bowel movements. The recipe requires 2 sweet potatoes, but if you want to add more, please do so.
The mild curry powder will help to bring out the earthy flavor from the sweet potatoes, but if you don’t want to use it, then don’t.
The process of making this recipe:
Firstly, wash the sweet potatoes, then dry them and prick them before you pop them onto a baking sheet and into the oven. Bake the potatoes for almost an hour or until they are soft when you stick a fork in them.
Let the sweet potatoes cool.
Then peel away the skin.
Take your blender and out the sweet potatoes and the curry in there. Add a liquid of your liking. A food processor is an alternative if you don’t have a blander.
Puree until it is smooth.
You can serve it or freeze it for later meals.
Some other cooking methods:
Roasting the sweet potatoes brings out their deep flavor, but if you don’t like that, you can use some other ways to cook them.
Steaming the sweet potatoes.
First, peel the 2 potatoes and chop them roughly before you place them in the steamer, also put 2 inches of boiling water in the steamer and steam for around 15 minutes or until they are soft. Puree the sweet potatoes in the blender as we instructed above.
Boiling the sweet potatoes.
Grab a medium saucepan and place 2 peeled and roughly chopped sweet potatoes in it, also add water just enough to cover the potatoes and boil them. After it starts boiling, reduce the heat and cook it for 15min. or until the potatoes get soft. Puree the sweet potatoes in the blender as we instructed above.
This recipe uses a pinch of curry powder, but you can use some other spices like nutmeg, cumin, cinnamon, garlic, mint, thyme, cloves, fresh ginger, etc.
Just because this recipe uses spices doesn’t necessarily mean you should too. It is up to you if you are going to add spices or just use plain sweet potatoes. Either way, it’s going to be yummy.
Storing the sweet potatoes as baby food.
In the refrigerator.
Use an airtight container, and you can store the puree in the fridge for up to 4 days.
In the freezer.
You can keep this puree frozen for around 4 months. You can put the puree in a freezer storage container, but do not overfill it. You can put a label on the lid with the date and the recipe. You can make a larger quantity, which you can divide into smaller quantities and place into zip-lock baggies.
Whit what fruits, vegetables, and foods you can combine the sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are yummy by themselves, but if you want to change up the flavor now and then, you can do so with the following vegetables, fruits, and foods: apples, pears, carrots, beets, parsnips, quinoa, white beans, chicken, soften tofu, mango, pumpkin, yogurt, cauliflower, beef, salmon, canned coconut milk, etc.
Here is one delicious recipe you should try:
Sweet Potato with Curry puree for babies.
2 big sweet potatoes
1/4 tsp mild curry powder
1/4 breast milk, cup water, formula, or chicken stock that does not contain sodium
Preheat the oven to 400°. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper, tin foil, or a silicone mat. The sweet potatoes need to be washed and dried. Prick them with a fork in few places before you place them on the baking sheet. Bake the sweet potatoes for up to one hour or until a fork can easily penetrate them.
Then, let them cool down. Peel the skin and scoop out the meat of the sweet potatoes and place it into a food processor or a blender. You can water and the mild curry (the mild curry is optional).
Puree the sweet potatoes on high until the texture is smooth. You can add more liquid if you think it is necessary.
You can serve it right away or store it for later meals.
This puree is good for 4 months old babies or up.
This recipe should give you roughly 24 ounces of puree.
If you don’t like curry, you can use the following alternatives – 1/2 tsp of cumin, 1/2 tsp of chopped fresh thyme, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, 1/2 tsp of cloves, 1 fresh garlic clove, 1/2 tsp chopped rosemary, or 1/2 tsp ginger powder or a pinch of fresh ginger. Or you cannot use any spices at all.