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Sweet Potatoes

Yield 2 1/2 cups or 10 (1/4-cup) servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Baking the sweet potato caramelizes the natural sugars in the potato giving it a rich, sweet flavor. You can also steam the cubed peeled sweet potato in a steamer basket for 20 to 25 minutes or until very tender. 

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 13 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons water, formula, or breast milk

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Pierce each potato several times with a fork. Bake at 400° for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until tender. Cool 45 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

  3. Peel sweet potatoes. Place flesh in a food processor; process until smooth, adding 2 tablespoons water, formula, or breast milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired consistency.

  4. Easy Freezing This recipe is based on 1/4-cup serving sizes. If you freeze batches in ice-cube trays, one cube usually holds 2 tablespoons. We recommend defrosting just one cube when baby is new to solid food. Later on when baby has started eating more, defrost two to four cubes (2 to 4 ounces or 1/4 to 1/2 cup).

Cook's Notes

Freezes well

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