Sweet Potato Biscuit Bites (for babies)
My first baby food post!! I am going to be posting an extensive post about how we are feeding Ruth next week, but for now I wanted to share this recipe that I made and she has been loving! I wanted to make something nutrient dense, easy for her to pick up and that turned to mush in her mouth pretty quickly. Baby led weaning is still new to us so having foods that we can add new flavors to and don’t make me too nervous is super helpful! I can’t get over how much I love to watch her figure out how to eat and taste new things for the first time. We gave her a lim to taste over the weekend expecting a super sour face and she only had a little one then kept on sucking on it!! Haha, she loves lime! So cute to see and I can already tell my girl is going to be a foodie just like her mama.
I would LOVE some feedback on how your kiddos like these sweet potato biscuit bites and if they work for you! Comment below on your experience so other mamas can see and we can all work towards getting these babies some good nutrients.
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Sweet Potato Biscuit Bites (for babies)
- 3 cups peeled and chopped sweet potatoes
- ⅔ cup oats
- 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of spice of choice – see instructions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place a pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and boiled until fork tender consistency (approx. 8 minutes), then let cool slightly.
- Add oats in a food processor and blend on high until turning to a flour like consistency.
- Add additional ingredients along with the boiled sweet potatoes in the processor and blend until smooth.
- Option: to introduce new flavors to your baby, you can add 2 teaspoons of spice here. I have tried garlic or cinnamon, you can do curry powder or whatever you like!
- Scoop into a large zip lock bag, cut a hole in the corner of the bag and pipe in 1 inch by 3-4 inch strips on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes depending on how big your strips end up being.
- Note: If you are making these for an older child, you may choose to add additional seasonings to enhance flavor such as salt and black pepper.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to a week!
do you think you could replace the oatmeal with something that isn’t a grain?
I haven’t tried! You could probably add in some coconut flour and more almond flour!
My baby LOVES these – so much that I made a batch to freeze. I did a batch with cinnamon and a batch with onion powder and she loved both. They’re also perfect for on-the-go! Thanks Kelsey!
I’m so so glad!! 🙂
I just started baby led weaning with 6 month old. Made these last night, and they were a hit! Great texture and the perfect size. Thanks for great recipe!
That is great to hear!!
Want to make these tomorrow but I don’t have flaxseed meal what would you recommend instead? I have ground flaxseed
Flaxseed meal and ground flaxseed is the same!
How do I store these? In an airtight container? Refrigerator? Thanks!
I store them in a ziplock bag in the fridge!!
How long do they typically keep for?
One week in the fridge!
Would you have an idea how to make these without the egg or something as a replacement? My son is egg free right now.
I am going to test out using a flax egg next time I make them, I think that should work!
What should the consistency be like on the inside? Mine came out still mushy inside.
They should be a bit mushy! So babies can easily eat it!
I just made these with canned pumpkin instead of sweet potatoes (I was feeling lazy, and we make her baked sweet potato fries a lot) and used cinnamon and nutmeg for the spices, and my daughter loves them! I’m excited for her to eat on them this week and freeze some for later!
That is great!!
Do you think it would work to sub out the sweet potato with another fruit or veggie? I’d love to make a variety of these. Do you have a few suggestions?
People have used canned pumpkin!
Thank you for this recipe! We’re going out to lunch with friends and my 6 month old tomorrow and I know he’ll throw a fit if he can’t have some food too…these will be perfect to bring with us! 🙂
Yes, so perfect for that!
I made these with 1.5 cups of roasted butternut squash and 1.5 cups of white beans that I pureed together. I followed the rest of the recipe as stated. They came out so good!! Looking forward to having my twins try them. Thanks for the recipe!
Oh great idea!!
These are delicious!! Thank you!
You are soo welcome! Enjoy