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Get the recipe: The Best Sweet Potato Baby Food

5 stars (20 ratings)
This Homemade Sweet Potato with Curry Baby Food Puree is a fun and exotic first puree for baby! Great for 4+ months and is completely freezer-friendly!

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp mild curry powder (optional)
  • 1/4-1 cup liquid or pureeing, (water, fresh breast milk, formula, or sodium-free chicken stock)

Instructions 

  • Prep: Heat oven to 400°. Line baking sheet with tin foil, parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Bake: Wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Prick with a fork in several places and then place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until a fork can easily prick the sweet potato. Let sit until cool to touch.
    Cooked sweet potatoes cooked and cut open ready to puree.
  • Peel: Cut into the skin of the potato lengthwise and peel away the skin of the potato. Scoop out the sweet potato meat and place it into a blender or food processor, adding in the mild curry powder and liquid.
    Pureed sweet potatoes for baby in a blender.
  • Blend: Puree on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding in additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments if needed. I had to add in 1 cup of water to the puree pictured.
    Pureed sweet potatoes for baby in a blender.
  • Eat: Serve to baby or freeze for a later meal.
    A bowl full of sweet potato puree for baby.

Notes

Age: 4-6+ months and up
Yield: 24 ounces
Additional Spices: Feel free to use the following spices instead of the curry – 1/2 tsp of cumin, 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, 1/4 tsp of cloves, 1 fresh garlic clove, 1/2 tsp of chopped fresh thyme, 3-4 basil leaves, 1/2 tsp chopped rosemary or even a big pinch of fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp ginger powder. Or you can leave out the spices altogether.
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months.
 

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