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Sweet Potato Waffles for Baby and Toddler

These mini sweet potato waffles are perfect for baby's first finger foods - easy to grasp, easy to gnaw on and easy for you to enjoy right along with them!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 toddler size
Author: Michele Olivier

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat, white whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup plain whole fat yogurt
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil or butter
  • 4 ounces sweet potato puree homemade or store bought
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until combined.
  • Whisk in the eggs, milk, yogurt, oil, puree and brown sugar into the flour mixture until all ingredients are combined. Let stand for 10 minutes while you pre-heat your waffle maker.
  • If your batter is too thick, add in an additional 1-2 tablespoons of milk.
  • Pour in roughly 2 tablespoons batter onto lightly greased waffle maker for baby size waffle or 1/4 cup batter for toddler size waffle. Shut lid and cook based on your waffle makers directions. Lift waffle out with fork, slightly cool. Serve or freeze.

Notes

Yield - 12 toddler size or 24 baby size waffles
Storage - 5 days in fridge or 3 months in freezer
Oats - quick oats are ideal in this recipe so the grain isn't too big for baby to chew. If you want to use old-fashion oats, give them a quick blitz in food processor so they are half the original size.
Sweet Potato Puree - You can use homemade or store bought sweet potato puree in this recipe. You can also use any puree you have on hand - apple, carrot, pumpkin, squash, peach, etc. Or sub in homemade or store bought applesauce.