As I started introducing new finger foods to Emma I noticed her appetite increasing more and more. By the time she turned 13 months her milk intake decrease from about 30 0unces a day to about 24. Her intake of solid foods increased and she would ask me for more food after her portions were done. I was thrilled to see this change and it inspired to continue developing new recipes for her.
When Emma was ready to be introduced to solids I slowly exposed her to as many different fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. This and a little bit of luck have turned Emma into a great eater and she rarely gives me problems when it comes to feeding. Sometimes our biggest issue at feeding times is that I don’t feed her fast enough! This makes her really unhappy (girl loves her food). So I figured that stepping out of my comfort zone and using some different ingredients in a new recipe would be ok with her. I felt like the foods I had been making for her so far involved the same types of fruits and vegetables.
Not sure what made me think of it but I arrived at fritters. I figured I would make her a healthy fritter with a sweet hint. I also realized that most of the recipes involved savory flavors. I had been wanting to incorporate sweet potato more in her diet. Sweet Potato was actually a vegetable I used a lot in her purees but for some reason it hadn’t been playing a big role in finger foods. Then I thought banana would be a good combination and would give the fritters the sweetness I wanted.
Thus my Sweet Potato Banana Fritters came to be. Emma really loved these and devoured them. My husband was also a big fan. They were gone the same day and I had to make more the next day per request. I still make these regularly and they still go as fast as they did first time. I’m a really big fan of these because besides being healthy and delicious, they are extremely easy to make and are great for breakfast or lunch. They are also freezer friendly so you can make them in big batches and keep them in your freezer for busy days.
Sweet Potato Banana Fritters with Yogurt Dip
- 1 large sweet potato
- 2 medium bananas
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- splash vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- Yogurt Dip:
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup (or honey)
Peel and shred sweet potato. Wrap in paper towel or cheese cloth to dry.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Scoop out mixture with a spoon and form balls. Place on pan or griddle and push down carefully with spoon forming fritter.
Pan fry or use griddle and fry fritters until golden on each side (about 2 minutes).
Mix all ingrdients together for yogurt dip.
Enjoy fritters with dip.