Baked Sweet Potato Fries

 

We had Baked Sweet Potato Fries for the first time ever the other day. They’re SO easy to make, E made them with minimal help. They’re yummy and relatively healthy.

And probably the best part – Baby N, who is NOT into purees and previously really hadn’t been all that interested in any solids at all {at 6.5 months old}, LOVED them and ate several!

 

Cooking with Kids: Kid-Made, Baby-Approved Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

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Ingredients and Materials for Baked Sweet Potato “Fries”

  • Sweet potatoes.
  • Salt.
  • Pepper.
  • Garlic powder.
  • Olive oil.
  • Knife.
  • Cutting board.
  • Ziploc bag.
  • Parchment paper.
  • Baking sheet.

 

 

 

I told you this was super easy, so get ready!

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes, strips or whatever shape you prefer. You can leave the peel on or peel them first.

 

Cooking with Kids: Kid-Made, Baby-Approved Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

 

3. Place the cut up sweet potatoes into a Ziploc bag.

4. Add just enough olive oil to coat the sweet potatoes.

5. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. {Paprika would be a nice addition – we’ll have to try that next time.}

 

Cooking with Kids: Kid-Made, Baby-Approved Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

 

6. Close, then toss and smoosh the Ziploc bag until the sweet potato pieces are completely covered in oil and seasonings.

 

Cooking with Kids: Kid-Made, Baby-Approved Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

 

6. Place the sweet potato on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make it a single layer, preferably without the pieces touching each other.

 

Cooking with Kids: Kid-Made, Baby-Approved Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

 

7. Bake for about 15 minutes, turning the sweet potatoes at least once about halfway through. They do burn easily, so keep a close eye on them.

8. Enjoy!

 

Cooking with Kids: Kid-Made, Baby-Approved Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

 

For Baby N, I made a batch without seasonings. He could hardly get enough of them! It even seems like they peaked his interest in finger foods, as he’s tried different ones a few times since.

 

Cooking with Kids: Kid-Made, Baby-Approved Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

 

Cooking with Kids: Kid-Made, Baby-Approved Baked Sweet Potato "Fries"

 

 

 

Have you tried baked sweet potatoes? Leave a comment below!

 

 

 

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