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Sweet Potato Pancakes For Baby/Toddler/Kids

Super soft, moist baby sweet potato pancakes made with sweet potato puree, great for babies 6 months+, baby led weaning including toddlers and older kids. Double up the recipe so the whole family can enjoy them.

Sweet potato pancakes for baby / toddlers / kids.
Sweet potato pancakes for baby / toddlers / kids.

Sweet Potato Pancakes For Babies / Toddlers /Kids

To make these baby sweet potato pancakes you need just one bowl and a few basic ingredients. The sweet potato puree can be made in advance or you can puree some previously cooked sweet potatoes (leftovers).

Alternatively you can try these easy grated sweet potato fritters/latkes.

Just like other pureed based pancakes (for example these baby banana pancakes and apple pancakes) these sweet potato pancakes yield a fluffy soft texture – perfect as breakfast finger food for babies without teeth (baby led weaning). For toddlers and older kids, you can dress the sweet potato pancakes up with fresh fruit, syrup, or yogurt.

Super soft, moist sweet potato pancakes for baby made with sweet potato puree, great for babies 6 months+, baby led weaning including toddlers and older kids. To make these baby sweet potato pancakes you need just one bowl and a few basic ingredients, no sugar needed. For toddlers and older kids, you can dress the sweet potato pancakes up with fresh fruit, syrup, or yogurt. #sweetpotatopancakes #pancakesforbaby #babypancakes #sweetpotatobabyfood #toddlerbreakfast #kidbreakfast #babyledweaning

Ingredients Needed

  • Sweet potato puree – it provides moisture, softness, sweetness and binding properties for the pancake batter.
  • Egg – is essential for binding and texture.
  • Flour – use all-purpose flour (or whole grain). For gluten free version use a gluten free flour mix. You can also use a white whole wheat flour, it has the same nutritional content as whole wheat flour but creates a lighter sweet potato pancake. Oat flour, buckwheat flour or sorghum flour would also work.
  • Butter – melted butter or oil – for extra flavor and moisture.
  • Cinnamon + vanilla extract – for flavor.
  • Baking powder – as the leavening agent (or use baking soda + lemon juice for the same effect).
  • Salt and maple syrup – for older kids.

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How To Make Sweet Potato Pancakes For Baby

Step 1. Prepare the sweet potato puree:

  • Just like when preparing sweet potato for baby, you have the option to steam or roast the sweet potato. To puree you just add a little liquid to help blending. Mix in a food processor until it’s smooth and creamy. The smoother it is, the fluffier the sweet potato pancakes. If you mash the sweet potato with a fork, you’ll get a rougher pancake texture.
Sweet potato puree in a blender for pancakes.
Sweet potato puree.

Step 2.  Make The Pancake Batter:

  • In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato puree, egg, the melted butter and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients: in the same bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Add 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup and salt if your baby is older than 12 months. Stir just until everything combined. If your batter turned out very thick, add 2 tablespoons of water. Some whole grain flour tends to absorb a lot of liquid.
Ingredients for sweet potato pancakes for baby in a bowl.
Ingredients for sweet potato pancakes for baby.

Step 2. Cook The Baby Sweet Potato Pancakes

  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-low heat. You can use ghee, coconut oil or butter as fat for frying. If you want to cook the sweet potato pancakes without oil, use a ceramic non-stick skillet, it reduced the need of fat for frying considerably!
  • Scoop the batter onto the skillet, using approximately 1.5 tablespoons for each pancake. Brown on both sides for approximately 2 minutes and serve.
Process shots showing how to cook the sweet potato pancakes for babies.
Cooking the sweet potato pancakes for babies.

How To Store The Baby Sweet Potato Pancakes

  • Store leftovers for 2-3 days at room temperature, or refrigerator.
  • Freeze up to 3 months: once the pancakes are completely cool, place a baking sheet with pancakes (lined with parchment paper) in the freezer for 1 hour or until pancakes are solid. Then transfer to a air tight container.
  • Thaw / reheat: to warm, pop individual pancakes in a toaster. Or place them in a preheated oven at 350F and heat for 15 minutes.
Cooling the pancakes on a rack.
Cooling the pancakes on a rack.

Tips To Save Time

  • Make the sweet potato puree in advance or use leftovers, like a previously made baby food.
  • Mix the wet ingredients the night before and in the morning add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon to form the dough.
  • Cook the sweet potato pancakes for baby in advance and freeze – it’s wonderful for meal prepping. Make a double, or triple batch and enjoy them all week long for a deliciously easy morning.
Sweet potato pancakes for baby with a fluffy interior.
Sweet potato pancakes for baby with a fluffy interior.

Pancake Substitutions/ Variations

  • Sweet Potatoes: you can swap the sweet potatoes with other pureed veggies like butternut squash puree or pumpkin, the recipe will not change significantly.
  • Add more nutrition: add some ground seeds like pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds.
  • Opt for sweet potato fritters/latkes made with raw grated sweet potatoes for a more texturized sweet potato pancake version.
Soft and moist sweet potato pancakes.
Soft and moist sweet potato pancake.
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Sweet Potato Pancakes For Baby/Toddler

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Super soft, moist baby sweet potato pancakes made with sweet potato puree, great for babies 6 months+, baby led weaning including toddlers and older kids. To make these sweet potato pancakes for baby you need just one bowl and basic ingredients, there's no sugar added.
5 from 1 vote
DIETS: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Baby Food
Servings 8 pancakes
Calories 57.7 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree (smooth)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp melted butter (or oil)
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour (see notes for other flours)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (or 3/4 tsp baking soda + 1 tsp lemon juice)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

For toddlers 12 months+

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/5 tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

Step 1. Prepare The Sweet Potato Puree

  • Just like when preparing sweet potato for baby, you have the option to steam or roast the sweet potato. 
    To puree you just add a little liquid to help blending. Mix in a food processor until it’s smooth and creamy. The smoother it is, the fluffier the sweet potato pancakes.
    If you mash the sweet potato with a fork, you’ll get a rougher pancake texture with lumps.

Step 2.  Make The Pancake Batter

  • In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato puree, egg, the melted butter and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients: in the same bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Add 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup and salt if your baby is older than 12 months.
  • Stir just until everything combined. If your batter turned out very thick, add 2 tablespoons of water. Some whole grain flour tends to absorb a lot of liquid.

Step 3. Cook The Baby Sweet Potato Pancakes

  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-low heat. You can use ghee, coconut oil or butter as fat for frying. If you want to cook the sweet potato pancakes without oil, use a ceramic non-stick skillet.
  • Scoop the batter onto the skillet, using approximately 1.5 tablespoons for each pancake. Spread the dough a little bit toward the edges.
    Brown on both sides for approximately 2 minutes and serve.

Notes

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

  • For gluten free sweet potato pancakes use a gluten free flour mix. Oat flour, buckwheat flour or sorghum flour would also work. You can also use a white whole wheat flour, it has the same nutritional content as whole wheat flour but creates a lighter sweet potato pancake.
  • Sweet Potatoes: you can swap the sweet potatoes with other pureed veggies like butternut squash puree or pumpkin, the recipe will not change significantly.
  • Add more nutrition: add some ground seeds like pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds.
  • Opt for sweet potato fritters/latkes made with raw grated sweet potatoes for a more texturized sweet potato pancake version.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pancakeCalories: 57.7kcalCarbohydrates: 8.07gProtein: 1.61gFat: 2.11gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 1.25gVitamin A: 3305IUVitamin C: 2.65mgCalcium: 39mg
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