They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; therefore it goes without saying that it should not only taste good, but be good for you as well. So when we came across this recipe for Sweet Potato Waffles for Baby (and family) from BabyFoode, we just had to share! Not only are these mini waffles adorable, but they are also perfectly sized for tiny fingers making them easy to grasp and easy to gnaw on. Made with healthy ingredients such as whole wheat, oats, yogurt and sweet potato puree, you can feel good about letting yourself and your little ones nibble on this small breakfast treat. Enjoy!
Sweet Potato Waffles for Baby and Toddler
1 1/2 cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour
1 cup quick oats*
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup plain whole fat yogurt
3 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
4 ounces sweet potato puree**
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until combined.
2. Whisk in the eggs, milk, yogurt, oil, puree and brown sugar until all ingredients are combined. Let stand for 10 minutes while you pre-heat your waffle maker.
3. If your batter is too thick, add in an additional 1-2 tablespoons of milk.
4. Pour in roughly 2 tablespoons batter onto lightly greased waffle maker for baby size waffle or 1/4 cup batter for toddler size waffle. Shut lid and cook based on your waffle maker’s directions.
5. Lift waffle out with fork, slightly cool and serve.
Yield – 12 toddler size or 24 baby size waffles
Storage – 5 days in fridge or 3 months in freezer
*Quick oats are ideal in this recipe so the grain isn’t too big for baby to chew. If you want to use old-fashion oats, give them a quick blitz in food processor so they are half the original size.
** You can really use any puree you have on hand – apple, carrot, pumpkin, squash, peach, etc. Or sub homemade or store bought applesauce.