Sweet Potato and Apple Pancakes

I've been making these pancakes for Little Bear since we first started weaning her and I love them. They're quite autumnal too, because of the cinnamon and the orange colour so I thought now would be a good time to pop the recipe on the blog.

These are easy to make, taste great and, as always with things I like to cook, they don't require a huge amount of skill, effort or equipment and they don't taste like baby food. You can change the ratio of sweet potato to apple depending on how sweet you like the pancakes and which taste you and your baby prefer and you can add sugar to them or leave out the cinnamon if you want to.

Little Bear likes these for lunch with fruit and natural yogurt on top or just on their own as a snack. They freeze really well and can be microwaved or popped under the grill for a few seconds to warm them up again when defrosted.

1 large sweet potato, chopped into chunks
1 apple, cored and chopped
Large pinch of cinnamon (to taste)
Knob of butter
1 egg
Self raising flour


  1. Boil the sweet potato in a large saucepan until really soft.

  2. Meanwhile, fry the apple with the butter and cinnamon until soft and golden brown (the softer the better so use a lowish heat and cook them for longer)

  3. Drain the sweet potato and mash it together with the apple. You can use a stick blender or food processor if you have one but a potato masher works just as well.

  4. Add the egg and stir well.

  5. Add some flour. I say 'some' because you kind of need to judge for yourself how much. Add a bit at a time until the mixture is thick enough that when you turn a spoonful of it on its side, the mixture doesn't fall off. It should keep its shape when you put it into the frying pan later.


Use a table spoon to measure the mixture and put the pancakes into the pan, a few at a time, flipping them after a few minutes.