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Sweet Potato Coconut Puree

Kenya could eat a whole sweet potato if I handed it to him. Being that his tiny little hand couldn't hold the whole thing up, mashed sweet potatoes seem like a better choice. In my quest to find new ingredients that will tempt his taste buds I realized that he hadn't tried coconut milk. Sweet and creamy, it adds body and depth to the puree. Add a touch of cinnamon, yummy delicious.

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Sweet Potato Coconut Puree (Makes 14 2-Tbsp Servings)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 1 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 2 medium yams, washed
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (full fat or light)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Poke several holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork.
3. Bake for an hour (I put them on a piece of tin foil so they don’t drip all over the oven).
4. When sweet potatoes are cool to the touch peel off the skin and scoop insides into a food processor with remaining ingredients.
5. Puree until smooth.
6. Cool and serve.
*Place in Baby Cubes and freeze.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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15 comments

  • Jenny

    Can I use this cuisinart mini prep plus processor as a puree machine? I just bought it, but I dont see anything on it about puree and Im so upset :(

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    • Catherine

      Yes, that's what I use.

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  • Nadia

    hmmm this looks yummy!
    we only have white sweet potatos here in south africa (flesh is white)... would this recipe still taste just as good with those?

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    • Catherine

      Yes I'm sure they will if they are sweet potatoes! :)

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  • Mira

    This looks almost like a pudding, what a great treat for grownups too!

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  • Alexis

    Yum, this looks great! My gal is 7 months old. Can she have coconut milk yet?

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    • Catherine

      I would wait till she is 10-12 months for this recipe :)

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  • marie23

    This looks very yummy!I see coconut milk has to wait but can my 6 month old have cinnamon yet?

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  • Amy

    Do you use canned coconut milk or the kind for drinking?

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  • Christina

    It was delicious! I almost ate it all. :)

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  • Megan

    I've been making this for my son for quite some time now, and he's always loved it. Now that he's 17 months and moved well past simple purees, we still like to make this (minus the cinnamon) and mix it up with tuna fish, instead of mayo. I'm a vegetarian, so I can't attest to to the taste, but baby (and husband) agree that it's yummy!

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  • Amy

    Just made this for my daughter (8 months). I scooped out what I thought was a huge serving, and she just kept opening up her mouth for more! My husband and I tried it--it tastes like pie! A keeper for the baby food file!

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  • Emily

    This was the first baby food my baby would eat (after 2 months of trying other things). She's now 16 mos and still loves it. My 4 yr old has also decided he loves it too and requests it for his school lunch! I usually use regular milk cause i never seem to use up the coconut milk when i buy it.

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