• 350g Sweet potato, diced
  • 100g Plain flour
  • ¾tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • ¼tsp Nutmeg Optional - in rare cases, some babies may have an allergy to nutmeg
  • 175ml Milk
  • 25g Butter


  • STEP 1

    Peel the sweet potato and dice into small chunks.

  • STEP 2

    Place the sweet potato in a pan of boiling water and cook for around 10-15 minutes or until tender.

  • STEP 3

    Sift together the flour, baking powder, and nutmeg if you're adding it, into a bowl.

  • STEP 4

    Drain the sweet potatoes and add to the flour mixture.

  • STEP 5

    Add the egg and milk and, using a hand blender, beat into a batter.

  • STEP 6

    Heat the butter in a pan over a medium heat and ladle in the batter mixture.

  • STEP 7

    Cook for a few minutes until the surface begins to bubble, and you can slide a spatula underneath without it breaking up.

  • STEP 8

    Flip and cook the other side, aiming for a golden brown colour on both sides.

  • STEP 9

    Blot with kitchen paper to remove excess grease. Serve whole or cut into strips.

Serving ideas

  • You can cut them into fun shapes with biscuit cutters to make them look more appetising for fussy toddlers.
  • For added sweetness you can serve with soft fruit or stewed apple