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8 sweet potato recipes for tots aged 6-12 months

Section: Meals & Baking
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Sweet potato is a brilliant food to incorporate into your baby’s diet; it’s packed full of vitamin A, fibre and is naturally soft and sweet, so it’s a great first weaning food.

We've put together some of our favourite sweet potato recipes, perfect for babies aged 6-12 months who are just being introduced to this nutritious spud.

Baked Sweet Potato Puree Recipe by Annabel Karmel

This is a brilliant recipe if you’re introducing your baby to sweet potato for the first time. Two sweet potatoes will give you six servings and it’s super easy to make too.

Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe by Annabel Karmel


Who doesn’t love sweet potato wedges? Crunchy on the outside and sweet and soft in the middle, these wedges are suitable from 6 months+. With prep and cooking only taking 25 minutes, this one’s a winner.

Sweet Potato and Kale Croquettes by Annabel Karmel

Kill two birds with one stone and introduce your baby to some super greens and sweet potato at the same time with this super easy croquette recipe. This recipe makes a batch of 14 croquettes and if have no kale you can easily swap it for a different leafy green veg.

Sweet Potato Pancakes

pancakesReady in just 15 minutes, these tasty pancakes are great for weaning and will probably be a hit with the rest of the household. Minimal ingredients are needed too (1 sweet potato, 2 eggs, some cinnamon and rapeseed oil), so it’s a good one if you’re due that weekly shop.

Pork and Sweet Potato Meatballs Recipie by Little Grazers


These meatballs are soft and moist and are great for packing some protein into your baby’s diet. They can either be served on their own or alongside a dipping sauce of your choice.

Salmon and Sweet Potato Muffins Recipie By BBC Good Food

muffinsYour baby will love getting their hands around these and it’s a brilliant way to introduce fish into their diet too. This recipe makes 6 muffins and only takes five minutes to prep.

Sweet Potato Squishy Fishcakes Recipe by Ella’s Kitchen

This recipe is suitable for baby’s 10months+ and are packed full of nutritious veg. This recipe only takes 20 minutes and makes four fishcakes, which are suitable for freezing too.

Sweet Potato Pizza Bases Recipe By Friendly First Foods

This three-ingredient recipe is super simple and quick to make. Once you’ve made the pizza bases why not try topping it with some other foods you’d like to wean your little one onto?

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