Sweet Potato Puree

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Sweet Potato Puree

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If there is one thing on this earth that Ben loves, it is sweet potatoes. That child could eat sweet potatoes morning, noon, and night and be a happy camper. However, sweet potatoes can be annoying to make because you have to peel, chop, steam, blah, blah, blah. Feeling like I needed to do a quick cooking job, I peeled some sweet potatoes and threw them in the microwave. Voila! A delightful puree for my baby with, as Grandma would say, a “sweet gum”.

Sweet Potato Puree, the Easy Way
Approximately 12 oz of puree
1 medium sweet potato
1 cup purified water

  1. Peel and slice sweet potato into pieces that are relatively the same size.
  2. Place into a microwave safe bowl with one cup of purified water.
  3. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, then stir. Microwave on high for another 6 minutes.
  4. While the potatoes are still hot, transfer them into a blender while reserving the water. Add a little water and pulse a few times.
  5. Adding the water a little at a time to get the desired consistency, puree until smooth. It’s yummy for babies and grown-ups!
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  1. My little guy is in love with sweet potatoes as well! He may be right around the same age as yours (born in August). While it takes longer in the oven, I’ve found that the easiest way to make sweet potatoes for him is to bake them. Then the peeling is super easy. I bake 2 or 3 (poke holes, set on foil on a baking pan) at a time at 350 degrees for about an hour. The skins peel right off, and it’s ready for baby after some cooling! I don’t bother with the blender, just mash with a fork.

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