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Sweet Potato Puree

A simple sweet potato baby food recipe that can be used as a first food for babies or within baby food recipes to add natural sweetness.
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Course: Baby Food Recipes
Cuisine: Western
Keyword: sweet potato baby food, sweet potato puree, kumara puree, kumara baby food
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 49kcal


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  • 1 medium Sweet Potato 400g
  • 1 cup water


  • 2 Tablespoons Breast milk or baby formula
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg


  • Peel and cube your sweet potato.
  • Place in a saucepan with water. Cover, with a lid, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes until the sweet potato are tender
  • Drain, reserving the liquid.
  • Blend your sweet potato plus optional spices until a smooth texture is achieved, add liquid (or breast milk/infant formula) as needed to reach your desired consistency. You can use either a blender or a food processor for this step.


  • Yield: 1 cup sweet potato puree, four ¼ cup serves
  • For a richer flavor you can bake the sweet potato in its skin on a baking sheet in the oven until tender, instead of cooking it with water on the stovetop.
  • Freeze portions of your sweet potato purée in ice cube trays or baby food trays.
  • Sweet potato purée is also a delicious side dish for a family meal, Once blended you can blend in a little butter or olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper (please note that if you have salted your puree it is no longer appropriate as a first food for your baby.
  • Store your sweet potato puree in a clean airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to four months.
  • Sweet Potato: In New Zealand sweet potatoes are known as K?mara
  • Orange Sweet Potato: When making sweet potato baby food I like to use orange-fleshed sweet potato or k?mara as is less starch than other varieties of sweet potato and therefore blends well into a very smooth and velvety baby purée.
  • Select firm, well-shaped k?mara/sweet potato with clean smooth skin, no soft spots and or any obvious signs of decay or wrinkling.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8016IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.3mg