Sweet Potato Baby Puree - 3 Delicious Ways

Sweet Potato Baby Puree - 3 Delicious Ways! By using sweet potatoes as the base ingredient, you can easily add in a couple of other simple ingredients to the sweet potatoes to get 3 different homemade purees for baby.

Sweet Potato Baby Puree - 3 Delicious Ways

A few months ago, I did an Apple Baby Puree - 3 Delicious Ways post, and you guys love it!

So I finally got around to doing another version of that popular post - this time I’m bringing on the Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables to make into scrumptious purees for baby.

My reasons are simple -

  • Sweet potatoes are a nutrient dense root vegetable

  • Sweet potatoes always blend into a super creamy and smooth puree

  • Sweet potatoes are tasty enough to hold their own yet they are flexible enough to be able to play well with other fruits and vegetables so you can make countless combination purees with them

  • Sweet potatoes are cheap and easy to find at almost any grocery store

Sweet potatoes are loaded with important nutrients to help baby thrive - fiber, manganese, calcium, iron and vitamin A and C which help boost brain function, vision health and helps develop a strong immunity.

Below you will find 3 of my all-time favorite sweet potato purees for baby!

You can make each of these baby purees in roughly 15 minutes and if you make them all, you will have over 60 ounces of delicious baby purees to last you through the month.

Feeling overwhelmed - If you are just starting out on your baby food making journey, here is The Ultimate Guide on How to Make and Serve Homemade Baby Food to help you get started. 

 
Yield: roughly 16 ounces

Sweet Potato + Banana and Cinnamon Baby Food Puree

prep time: 2 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 17 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the sweet potato cubes, place basket over boiling water and cover. Steam for 12-15 minutes or until all ingredients are tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
  2. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a blender or food processor and add in the banana and cinnamon. Add in 1/4 cup liquid (steamer water, breast milk, formula, stock or water). 
  3. Puree all of the ingredient at high speed for 1-2 minutes or until you reach your desired consistency. Add in additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments if puree is too thick. I had to add in 1/2 cup of reserved steamer water to the puree pictured above.

NOTES:

Age: 6 months and up
Storage: store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or in freezer for 3 months
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Yield: roughly 26 ounces

Sweet Potato + White Beans and Beets Baby Food Puree

prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium red beet, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup white beans

instructions

  1.  In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the sweet potato, beet and beans, place basket over boiling water and cover. Steam for 12-15 minutes or until all ingredients are tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
  2. Transfer all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Add in 1/4 cup liquid (steamer water, breast milk, formula, stock or water). 
  3. Puree all of the ingredient at high speed for 1-2 minutes or until you reach your desired consistency. Add in additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments if puree is too thick. I had to add in 1/2 cup of reserved steamer water to the puree pictured above.

NOTES:

Age: 6 months and up
Storage: store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or in freezer for 3 months
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Yield: roughly 28 ounces

Sweet Potato + Carrots + Cauliflower with Chia Seeds Baby Food Puree

prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon chia seeds

instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the sweet potato, carrot and cauliflower, place basket over boiling water and cover. Steam for 12-15 minutes or until all ingredients are tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
  2. Transfer the sweet potatoes, carrots and cauliflower to a blender or food processor and add in the chia seeds. Add in 1/2 cup liquid (steamer water, breast milk, formula, stock or water). 
  3. Puree all of the ingredient at high speed for 1-2 minutes or until you reach your desired consistency. Add in additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments if puree is too thick. I had to add in 1 cup of reserved steamer water to the puree pictured above.

NOTES:

Age: 6 months and up
Storage: store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or in freezer for 3 months
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New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actually are going to need. Hint, it's not many!