Sweet potato and corn baby food recipe

Sweet Potato Corn Mash - Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures

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Sweet Potato Corn Mash! If you’re not sold on sweet potatoes without all the butter and brown sugar, than we’ve got a dish to help you make that transition to sweet potato lover easy with this 2-ingredient mash.

This simple, healthy, and delicious Sweet Potato Corn Mash is brimming with nourishing goodness and a perfect addition to veggie bowls or as a side for dinner. Wholesome corn adds the perfect sweet and “buttery” flavor to take baked sweet potatoes to the next level! Bonus it only has minimal ingredients, and it’s oil-free and low-fat.  You won’t believe how easy it is to make and how crazy good it tastes. It’ll make a sweet potato lover out of you 😉

Whole Food Plant Based, vegan, plant based, oil free, refined sugar free, gluten free, no highly processed ingredients.

OK, I’ve been holding out on you!  I certainly didn’t mean to, but this recipe is so simple, I honestly didn’t think to call it a recipe. I also wasn’t sure if I could consider it a recipe let alone a blog post to go along with it.

However, with some gentle coaxing from Mom, I decided to actually create a recipe post.

Mom said “Hey, maybe not everyone knows about this and maybe it is very simple, but why not let everyone know just in case!  Maybe there are folks out there who have never tried it before.” 

I wasn’t always a sweet potato lover.  Growing up, the only way I could eat sweet potatoes was slathered with butter and spoonfuls of brown sugar. At that point, it was pretty much dessert lol.

The only thing that got me to stop “needing” butter and sugar and to enjoy sweet potatoes was this mash. I’ve been making this delicious sweet potato corn mash for going on 10 years plus now.  I ate it even before going Whole Food Plant Based.  I absolutely love it.

The sweet corn adds a delicious “buttery” flavor that beautifully compliments the sweet potatoes. They are truly an irresistible match.

As most of our Readers know, we tend to bake up a lot of sweet potatoes, then refrigerate them to use up during the week. Here’s a link to one of our favorite was to enjoy sweet potatoes: our Sweet Potato Bowls – Three Ways, if you are interested.

I love this simple and delicious dish for a quick lunch bowl with roasted veggies or for dinner as a side. We love it with a veggie loaf like our BBQ Veggie Loaf or Harvest Loaf. And it also make an awesome side to our Harvest Veggie Rolls, Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets, and so much more! It’s so yummy and filling; I could eat this whole dish by myself.

Give it a try.  It is crazy awesome!

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This simple, healthy, and delicious Sweet Potato Corn Mash is brimming with nourishing goodness and a perfect addition to veggie bowls or as a side for dinner.

  • 3 cups baked sweet potatoes *
  • 1 – [ 15 oz. can ] corn, drained *

Optional Ingredients:

  • pinch of sea salt and black pepper (+/- to taste) *

  1. Place the corn into a food processor, pulse off and on until the corn has been broken down, about 10 to 15 seconds.
  2. Then add the 3 cups of baked sweet potatoes, pulse off and on until the mixture is combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides about half-way.  Serve.


*Sweet Potatoes:  3 cups of sweet potatoes is approximately 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes weighing between 7.5 oz. to 10 oz. each.  It is not an exact science; you can have a little more than 3 cups mashed or a little less.

*Slightly Mashed Sweet Potatoes for Measuring:  We baked 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, then allowed them to slightly cool, removed the skins and placed them into a bowl.  We slightly mashed them so we could pack them into measuring cups.  The heat from the baked sweet potatoes warms the corn when processed in the food processor.

*Left-over Sweet Potatoes:  This recipe works equally well with left-over and refrigerated sweet potatoes.  Just remove the sweet potato skins, place them into a bowl and slightly mash them to measure them into measuring cups.   If using refrigerated sweet potatoes, heat the sweet potatoes before placing them into the food processor.  The heat from the sweet potatoes also heats the corn so you can eat it right away.

*Corn:  You can use canned corn, fresh corn, or frozen corn. The amount of corn is approx. 1 3/4  to 2 cups of corn. If using fresh corn (blanch it first) or frozen corn, heat until hot, then add to the food processor.  The corn adds a slight buttery taste and also adds some extra sweetness.

*Optional Sea Salt and Black Pepper:  Our family was totally divided over if it was necessary to add sea salt and black pepper.  Our suggestion is to leave it out and add to individual servings if needed.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  3 to 4

*Storage:  Refrigerate and use within 7 days.

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Grandma's Healthy Sweet Potato Baby Food | sweet potato

Grandma’s Sweet Potato Baby Recipe is elevated dining for babies at the solid food stages of life! Pure delight in every bite. Baby approved!

Homemade Baby Food

Raising my own three boys, I just didn’t have time to make homemade baby food. I worked full-time and was just spinning too many plates in life to take on this project.

Now as a grandmother where my time is more flexible, I have the lovely time to work on creating special treats for my eleven grandchildren.

Sweet Potato for Baby

Sweet potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables for babies to try once they’re at that stage of eating solid foods.

I don’t know when I started my kids on solid foods. There wasn’t as much monitoring of what they ate some 40 years ago.

But in today’s world, it’s all different. Moms have so much information at their disposal, and, I think, pediatricians focus more on the whole child in their practices. So, young new moms have a great support system for knowing when to start solid foods and what types of solids to begin.

As always, when making your baby food, always check with your doctor. As we developed this recipe, and by ‘we’ I mean the twins’ Mama, she advised as to what ingredients could be used. Then it was just a matter of pulling these ingredients together and coming up with something less ‘baby’ and more elevated in terms of ‘dining’!

Our creation is this exquisite baby soufflé!

Sweet Potato Puree Recipes

It doesn’t take much to make a sweet potato puree or any type of vegetable puree for that matter.

Mashing it up well, which was done way before modern-day small appliances. Or tossing in a food processor or blender in today’s world.

Baby Sweet Potatoes

What matters is how to enhance the wonderful flavors of the sweet potatoes for baby. And, how to elevate the dining experience with natural healthy organic ‘other’ ingredients.

This recipe made a nice size soufflé dish. And, the leftovers were perfect for the next two days of eating.

Store leftovers in an airtight container then warm somewhat for the next feeding.

Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food Recipes

In general, sweet potatoes are considered a good first food for babies. At about 6 months of age, you can cook and puree them.

There are other foods that you can consider for your baby!

Sweet Potato Baby Food Recipe Combinations

Sweet potatoes lend themselves to various food recipe combinations. Why not add some unsweetened apple sauce? Or maybe make a soufflé with pear puree. Of course, you could get really adventurous with some pureed strawberries or watermelon!  

How to Make Baby Food Tasty without Salt

We know that salt flavors food, but we just don’t want to introduce it at this young age.

According to Parents magazine, babies only need a tiny amount of salt in their diet. And, the naturally typically get this amount through breast milk or infant formula.

There is no salt in Grandma’s Healthy Sweet Potato Baby Food.

Talk to your pediatrician and do your research!

Baby Soufflé Recipe

This recipe can certainly be baby’s first official ‘soufflé’. That sounds rather exquisite, right? A baby soufflé recipe.

But, that’s what I believe should happen even with little ones. We need to introduce them slowly and deliberately to new flavor combinations and textures.

Again, all of this must be done knowing your baby’s particular ingredient tolerances. And, by talking to your physician as your baby’s palate expands.

Egg Soufflé for Baby

Eggs. Such a gloriously healthy and ubiquitous food. So when can babies have eggs.

Do your due diligence, but most babies can start with eggs at about six months of age.

Some of the first foods to introduce include these choices.

Baby Puree Recipe 6-9 Months

Of course, you can puree completely into a smooth consistency. With this recipe, the sweet potatoes were diced, steamed and then mashed very well with a large fork. There were very small minute pieces of potato.

The peach, which was certainly ripe and juicy, was also mashed well. Using this technique, mashing rather than pureeing in a food processor, left a slight texture of the potato and the peach.

Our twin baby boys had no trouble whatsoever chowing down!

How to Make Baby Food Tasty without Salt

We know that salt flavors food, but we just don’t want to introduce it at this young age.

According to Parents magazine, babies only need a tiny amount of salt in their diet. And, the naturally typically get this amount through breast milk or infant formula.

There is no salt in Grandma’s Healthy Sweet Potato Baby Food.

Talk to your pediatrician and do your research!





  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes, medium dice
  • 1 fresh peach, on the ripe side, peeled and flesh cut off and mashed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup almond milk


Put the diced sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with about one-half cup of water. Turn heat to medium and cook until tender. Drain off excess liquid. Mash potatoes well.

Add the fresh mashed peach to the sweet potatoes and blend. Add the eggs, vanilla and milk. Blend well.

Pour into a medium sized baking dish that has a light olive oil coating or spray.

Bake in a preheated oven for about 18-20 minutes. Use a thin wooden skewer to check for doneness in the center. It should come basically clean. Remove and let it cool.

Optional: Turn oven heat to broil (soufflé should be about 12-18 inches from broiler) for about 4-5 minutes to achieve a golden brown on top.



cooking recipes and age limits

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Sweet potatoes or sweet potatoes are great choices for baby food. It is pleasant in taste (reminiscent of a mixture of potatoes and pumpkin or carrots with added sugar) and creamy texture (in the form of a puree), is liked by many babies and rarely causes allergies. But since this product is still a curiosity in Russia, our mothers will need explanations. So at what age can you give sweet potato to children and how to cook it properly for complementary foods? nine0003


  • From what age to give
  • The composition of the product
  • Is the battery useful for children
  • Can sweet potatoes cause allergies
  • How to choose for children's nutrition
  • Subtleties of storage
  • how to prepare for primacy
  • Sweet Potato Baby Recipes
    • Smooth Sweet Potato Puree
    • Carrot and Sweet Potato Puree
    • Sweet Potato Chicken Soup
    • Sweet Potato Milk Rice Porridge
    • Sweet potato with peas and cauliflower
  • Video: how to make sweet potato for baby food

At what age to give

American parents start giving sweet potatoes to their baby, starting at six months. This is one of the first complementary foods introduced to a baby in the US after weaning.

The first sample (1 teaspoon is enough) is offered in the form of a thin, homogeneous puree. It is easily absorbed by the body of the baby. The delicate creamy texture makes it easy for the baby to swallow and digest such food. nine0003

After that, they wait three days without introducing other new foods into complementary foods. That allows you to track the negative reaction and stop feeding sweet potatoes in time.

After about 2 months, the baby can try boiled sweet potatoes, mashed with a fork or grated on a fine grater. Almost all children like its moderately sweet taste.

After a year sweet potatoes are good to combine with rice or oats to increase the nutritional value of dishes.

Can a child eat sweet potatoes raw? nine0003

Sweet potatoes contain complex carbohydrates, so the glycemic index (GI) of the product is lower (55) than that of the usual potato (from 70).

Is sweet potato good for kids

Baby likes sweet potato puree with turmeric

Sweet potatoes can bring many health benefits to a child if they are part of a child's diet. Key properties:

  1. Fights constipation. Sweet potatoes are a valuable source of fiber. 100 g of the product contains about 3 g of dietary fiber, which prevent constipation and strengthen the baby's digestive tract. nine0014
  2. Source of beta-carotene (provitamin A). This vitamin is essential for healthy vision. Its presence in the children's menu is a must and helps to improve eye health.
  3. Strengthens the immune system. Vitamins C and E in the composition increase the body's defenses, help the child fight infections.
  4. Good for the skin. Makes her look healthy and radiant.
  5. Healthy calories. Sweet potatoes contain only 0.1 g of fat at 86 kcal per 100 g. Therefore, they are among the healthy foods for babies, especially those with insufficient weight (hypotrophy). High-calorie sweet potato promotes weight gain and physical development of children. nine0014
  6. Prevents the development of anemia. Iron in the composition prevents anemia in a child with insufficient intake of a trace element with food or after severe blood loss (abdominal operations, injuries, etc.).
  7. Strengthens bones. Calcium, which is also found in sweet potatoes, is vital for the growth and development of children's musculoskeletal system.

Can sweet potatoes cause allergies

Sweet potatoes rarely cause allergic reactions in babies. That is why it is suitable for complementary foods. However, it is possible. nine0003

Signs of sweet potato allergy:

  • vomiting,
  • rash (including around the anus),
  • diarrhea,
  • bloating due to indigestion.

Vomiting and diarrhea can sometimes cause not only allergies, but also intestinal infections in the finished dish. For example, with insufficient sanitation of tubers or children's dishes.

Babies may spit out sweet potato puree when switching to solid foods for a variety of reasons. nine0003

There may be other side effects, which are usually minor and easily manageable.

Caution! With ulcerative colitis and some other serious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, sweet potato dishes are prohibited. Be sure to discuss the possibility of introducing sweet potatoes into complementary foods with your pediatrician.

Excessive consumption can provoke the formation of kidney stones.

How to choose baby food

The choice of food for a child's table should be taken seriously. If possible, choose organic sweet potatoes grown without the use of pesticides and other chemicals. nine0003

Here are a few tips to help you make your choice:

  1. Choose medium-sized tubers with firm, smooth skins. If they are not on sale, take small ones (large ones have a lot of starch).
  2. Set aside specimens that are too soft with brown spots on the skin, punctures, signs of rot, and emit an unpleasant odor.
  3. The richer the color of the potato skin (white/cream, pink, red and purple), the more valuable antioxidants the product contains. nine0014

Storage details

In this case, the refrigerator is not the right place. Sweet Potato Storage Options:

  • in a covered box in the kitchen at room temperature for up to 1 week;
  • in a cool pantry or cellar at +13-16°C - up to 2 weeks.

Sweet potato purée can be frozen in ice cube trays

Boiled sweet potato purée can be frozen in advance (a drop of lemon juice is added to prevent browning). It can be kept in the freezer for up to a year, but it is better not to use it for feeding children - during the defrosting process, bacteria quickly begin to multiply in the starchy mass. nine0003

How to cook for weaning

The first thing to do is wash the tubers thoroughly before peeling and cutting. Then remove the skin or leave (for baking) and thermally process (until soft) in one of the following ways:

  • Baking. Preheat oven to 220°C. Pierce each tuber in several places and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool and remove the skin.
  • Cooking. Peel sweet potatoes, cut, boil in clean water. nine0014
  • Pressurized (pressure cooker). Peel the sweet potato, cut into slices or cubes, place in a pressure cooker and wait for 1-2 whistles (guided by softness).
  • For a couple. Peel and cut the product, place in a double boiler and cook.
  • Microwave. Peeled potatoes cut into small slices and do in each hole. Place in the microwave and turn on the maximum power for about 10 minutes.

Puree cooked sweet potatoes with a blender, potato masher or regular fork. If necessary, add some boiled water. nine0003

Baby sweet potato recipes

Let's see what can be done with sweet potato for a child.

Smooth sweet potato puree

One-component sweet potato puree


  • 1 medium sweet potato,
  • 1 glass of water or vegetable broth.

Cooking method:

  1. Prepare the sweet potato using any of the available methods.
  2. Mash while still warm.
  3. Add half a glass of water or vegetable stock and beat or stir well.
  4. Add the rest of the water/broth to make a thin, smooth puree that a child can easily swallow.

Carrot and Sweet Potato Puree

This puree is rich in vitamin A. It is suitable for babies from 7 months old who have already become familiar with mixed foods (containing two or more ingredients).

Two-component puree with carrots and sweet potatoes


  • 1 medium sweet potato,
  • 1 medium carrot,
  • 1 glass of water or vegetable stock.

Method of preparation:

  1. Thoroughly washed and peeled carrots, grate, and peeled sweet potatoes cut into small pieces.
  2. Boil them together in the same water until soft.
  3. Cool and puree.

Sweet potato chicken soup

This dish contains a nutritious broth rich in protein. But it is only suitable for children who are accustomed to non-vegetarian food.

Sweet Potato Chicken Soup


  • 100 g lean chicken mince,
  • 5 cups water,
  • 1 cup boiled sweet potato.

Cooking method:

  1. Boil the minced chicken in a saucepan with a little water. Don't forget to skim off excess fat while boiling. nine0014
  2. Transfer the boiled sweet potato to a blender and add the prepared chicken broth to it.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. If the soup is too thick, add boiled water.

Rice porridge with milk and sweet potatoes

This recipe is rich in dietary fiber, which helps prevent constipation. It is also a healthy dessert option for toddlers without the use of sugar.

Sweet potato rice porridge for children


  • 1 cup rice
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup breast, goat, coconut or cow milk.

Cooking method:

  1. Boil diced sweet potatoes and rice in a little water.
  2. 10-15 minutes after boiling (when the food is half cooked), add milk and stir.
  3. Let stand 10-15 minutes.
  4. Cool slightly to serve to a child. nine0014

Sweet potato with peas and cauliflower

Another great recipe for babies from 7 months old. The dish has absorbed the virtues of three vegetables: sweet potatoes, peas and cauliflower.

Sweet potato puree with green peas and cauliflower


  • 1 medium sweet potato,
  • 1/4 cup green peas,
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower flowers, 9013 water
  • (depending on desired consistency). nine0014

How to cook:

  1. Wash, peel and dice sweet potatoes.
  2. Boil all vegetables in water.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  4. Blend with a blender until smooth.

Video: how to make sweet potatoes for baby food

Sweet potatoes also combine with other foods suitable for baby food, such as apples, pumpkin, zucchini, legumes, corn, cabbage and broccoli. nine0003

Nutritionists recommend pairing high-carbohydrate sweet potatoes with high-fiber greens (spinach, dill, and parsley). More recommendations and recipes in our Instagram. We look forward to visiting!

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Sweet potato puree for children and adults based on Jamie Oliver

An alternative to mashed potatoes is a healthy, tasty, slightly sweet sweet potato puree. Sweet potatoes are highly respected by popular British chef Jamie Oliver. He often prepares a variety of sweet potato dishes: baked sweet potato and quinoa salad, cream soup, stuffed potatoes, or served as a side dish. nine0003

What is sweet potato and what does sweet potato taste like? Sweet potato has a pronounced sweet taste.

Therefore, the vegetable is often called the sweet potato. The taste of sweet potato is similar to potatoes with sugar and pumpkin, or with carrots.

Sweet potatoes for children: the first complementary food for a child

In contrast to potato tubers familiar to us from childhood, sweet potato does not belong to the nightshade family. Solanaceae, in recent times, it is customary to blame for all sins, or rather, inflammatory diseases. In fact, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and other vegetables of the same genus contain a pro-inflammatory “component” called histamine. Therefore, it is not recommended to use nightshade often. There is no such problem with sweet potatoes, histamine in sweet potatoes is 100% absent. nine0003

But it is also not recommended to go over the amount of carbohydrates, so sweet potato puree is better to alternate with other side dishes, for example: zucchini and potato puree, cauliflower puree, chickpeas and so on. Ideal combination for an adult: mashed sweet potatoes with protein and fiber, for example, with tofu, legumes, mushrooms + cabbage, spinach, kale, broccoli, chard, parsley.

Sweet potato puree is perfect for a baby from the moment the first weaning starts. First you need to give the child a little try, look at the reaction. Track not only the reaction to taste, but also a possible allergy. nine0003

The response to a new complementary food may be within 3 days. Therefore, the next product should be administered after three days.


  • 1 kg sweet potato,
  • Water,
  • 250 ml coconut milk (or cow),
  • 25 g butter or margarine (vegan option),
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh parsley,
  • Salt.

If you are making sweet potato puree for a baby, then use a dairy product that is guaranteed to be free of allergies or intolerances. Usually, coconut milk, as well as goat milk, is perfectly tolerated by babies.

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