Smooth Sweet Potato Puree

Makes about 1 cup

Sweet potatoes are paced with healthy carbohydrates, as well as vitamins A, B6, and C. Their naturally sweet flavor and creamy texture make them an appealing early choice for baby. Once baby gets used to the flavor of sweet potatoes on their own, mix sweet potato puree with a little apple or pear puree.

  • 8-12 ounce sweet potato

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Scrub the sweet potato well with a vegetable brush under running water. Prick in several places with a sharp knife, then place on a baking sheet or pan. Bake until very soft when you pierce it with a knife, 45-60 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. Slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise, scoop the cooked potato from the skin, and place in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth; add a little water as necessary to get a smooth consistency. Discard the skin. When baby is ready to handle a little more texture, you can mash the sweet potato coarsely with a fork, and eventually graduate to offering them small soft pieces to feed themselves.

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