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.
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.
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.