Homemade Baby Food: Sweet Potato Apple Puree

I think sweet potatoes are Oliver’s new favorite food. This is a super easy recipe that leaves leftovers that can be frozen.


For babies 6 months and up.

Sweet Potato Mash – Leftovers can be frozen

2 small organic sweet potatoes

Organic apple juice


Remove potato skin with a potato peeler or a knife. Chop into cubes and place into a medium pot filling it with water just enough to cover the top of the potatoes.

Boil potatoes for 10-15 minutes, or until tender when poked with a fork. Drain off half of the fluid and pour cooked potatoes into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth, adding about a 1/4 cup of organic apple juice to thin out puree. Add more juice if needed.


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  • Fran
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 2:17 PM | Permalink

    Yummy, I would eat it!

  • Lukas Meier
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 3:05 AM | Permalink

    You know that boiling in water leeches all the vitamins and minerals out of the vegetables/fruits and than they are discarded when you drain the water?

    A much better way is to cook the taters whole with the skin and peel after cooking, or to cook faster cut it into big pieces and steam them, the peel is easily removed after steaming.

    For the beta carotene to be better absorbed add some drops cold processed plant oil or mashed avocado to the puree before eating.

    Beta carotene(and vitamine D, E and K) are fat soluble and need a bit of it so the body can digest them

  • Posted February 27, 2012 at 3:32 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for the tip!

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