Sweet Potato Pudding


When Kenya was a baby, I always wanted to make him dessert. It somehow felt unfair to me that as my husband and I devoured sweet treats, he couldn't be a part of our fun. I devised this sweet potato pudding in an effort to remedy that. The creamy and light texture of this dish is so smooth, its perfect for babies with or without teeth.
I love cooking with sweet potatoes because they're in season right now, packed with antioxidant vitamin and phytonutrients, and almost every baby I've ever known loves them. When I first took a bite, I couldn't believe how much it tasted just like the filling of sweet potato pie. You may want to double this recipe because it goes perfect for a baby's dinner or dessert!


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Sweet Potato Pudding (Makes 3 Baby Servings or 2 Toddler Serving)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

gluten free


  • 1 Sweet
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Rice or Almond Milk
  • Hot Water


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Bake sweet potato for 1 hour or until fork tender.
3. When potato is cool, remove the flesh and cool (I like to eat the high fiber potato skin as a snack).
4. Whisk the egg with the cinnamon, rice milk and cooled potato until smooth.
5. Pour into a ramekin (or other small baking dish).
6. Place the ramekin in a larger baking pan.
7. Place the ramekin and baking pan in the oven and pour hot water into the baking pan until it reaches halfway up the ramekin (otherwise known as a water bath).
8. Bake for 30 minutes.
9. Cool and serve.
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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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  • Azleena

    What temperature should the pudding be baked at? I suppose ebm or whole milk could be substituted for almond or rice milk?

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    • 1gbmommy

      I'm wondering this too...what temp once u have it all together?

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  • Annie Tunheim

    This was so delicious! Kenyon couldn't get enough of it; I will definitely be making it again.

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  • Laurel

    My daugher is allergic to eggs but she loves sweet potatoes. What would you recommend replacing the egg yolk with?

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    • Catherine

      The yolk acts as the thickener, in vegan cooking you can take 1 Tbsp of Ground Flax Seed mixed with 3 Tbsp of water, it acts just like the egg yolk. I have not tried it but you can give it a whirl!

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  • Jo

    I was making this for dessert for my daughter - I used soy silk milk and mixed it with potato and cinnamon. And honestly, it was so sweet and the texture not too different from pie filling. I skipped the egg and oven entirely. I kept taking bites of it, it was that good.

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  • Chrissyjoy

    my 9 month old n I shared this one n she nearly knocked me over for this!!! :)

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  • Seema

    Hi, is it possible to substitute whole milk yoghurt for the rice/almond milk? thanks

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  • kimh76

    I just made this for my kids and it is SO delicious! I used to make a Thanksgiving recipe called Yummy Yam Casserole that calls for lots of butter and sugar and this tastes just as good, if not better - and is so easy! This will be my new holiday recipe. Thank you!

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  • Ashley

    hello..this looks AMAZING! sweet potatoes are my absolute favorite! and i have baked them for my son but i think he doesnt like how thick and dry they can be, so this would be perfect! BUT, before I can make it, i HAVE to ask about the confusing last ingredient..it reads to me like \"1/4th cup of rice or almond milk hot water\" um what??? So I can either use rice or almond milk? Those are not even similar, one is a liquid and other is not...or do you mean rice MILK or almond milk? And then the hot water part...?? Is that a separate ingredient or...?? VERY confusing! Surely it doesnt mean \"almond milk hot water\" as one run-on because there is no such thing. So am I to put rice, rice milk, almond milk, hot water, almond milk WITH hot water...?!? PLEASE clarify, that is very unclear! thank you :)

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    • Catherine

      Yes, rice MILK or almond MILK! Hmm the hot water shows up as a separate line item (as intended) on my computer, so maybe that's a formatting issue with whatever browser you're using. STEP SEVEN clarifies what to do with the hot water! You pour it into the baking dish so that the ramekins are sitting in a hot water bath, a common cooking method for baked custards. :)

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