Kitchen Mania Monday: Cinnamon Carrot Sweet Potato Bites
If your little one is like mine, then he most likely insists on feeding himself. This can be a challenge, especially when trying to get him to eat foods packed full of nutrients. Joey loves pureed vegetables, but he can’t feed them to himself. However, when I give him cut up pieces of some of his favorite vegetables, he tends to stick them in his mouth, suck on them, and then pull them back out (very gross I know!). Most likely he does this since he isn’t fond of the texture of these foods.
To help him get in more vegetables and fruits, I have been wracking my brain to come up with healthy finger food recipes that he will like and eat up. One that has been a success is this easy to make recipe. In fact, the whole family really enjoys it! It’s packed full of vitamin A, fiber, and even protein. Give it a try and see if your little one is a fan as well.
2 large sweet potatoes
1 cup fresh or frozen carrots
1 ½ TBS cinnamon
½ cup cottage cheese
¼ cup butter, softened
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 large eggs
Preheat your oven to 400 F. Clean sweet potatoes, puncture with a fork, and wrap in foil. Place your sweet potatoes in the over for 45-60 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the oven, remove skin, and place insides into a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the sweet potatoes until all the large clumps have been removed.
Steam carrots until soft. Once soft, place into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Add the mashed carrots into the sweet potatoes and mix to blend evenly. Add in eggs and mix thoroughly.
In a food processor or blended, mix together softened butter, cottage cheese, flour, and 1 Tbs cinnamon and blend until smooth.
Add blended mixture into vegetables and mix until all ingredients have been evenly distributed.
Lightly grease a large baking pan. Pour mixture onto pan and using a spatula, evenly spread mixture over the pan. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon on top.
Bake at 400 F for 35-40 minutes or until edges are light brown and crispy. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and cut into small bite size pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
Thank you so much! It is hard to find the time to make the foods sometimes, but its definitely worth it in the end. Its also easy to freeze and reheat so it can last for a while!
I was so big into making my own baby food too when our daughter was little. Great recipe for the little one.