Sweet potato, Kale and Black Bean Patties for Babies and Toddlers
These Sweet Potato, Kale and Black Bean Patties are an easy way to get picky toddlers to LOVE eating vegetables! This healthy toddler meal idea can be made ahead of time, is freezer friendly, and perfect for baby led weaning. Older kids and adults will love them too!
1largesweet potato, cooked1.5-2 cups when cooked and mashed
1cup kaletorn and washed
1 cupblack beansdrained and rinsed
1/2cuppanko bread crumbs
To Cook The Sweet Potato:
(Preferred method) In the instant pot: Place sweet potato in instant pot on a trivet with one cup of water. Cook on manual, high pressure for 16 minutes. Remove skin.
In the oven: poke holes in sweet potato, bake at 425°F for about 60 minutes or until tender. Remove skin.
In the microwave: poke holes in the sweet potato. Microwave for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove skin.
To Steam The Kale:
Place a steamer basket in a pot, fill pot with water just under the bottom of the steamer basket. Add kale to steamer basket and cover. Bring water to a boil, allow kale to steam for 5 minutes or until tender. When cool enough to handle, squeeze excess moisture out of kale.
Make The Sweet Potato Patties:
Add kale and sweet potatoes to a food processor, blend kale is in tiny pieces and sweet potato is mashed.
Add sweet potato/kale mixture to a large bowl with egg, bread crumbs, beans, and paprika. Stir until fully mixed. Form the mixture into 8 equal sized patties.
Heat a large pan over medium/ medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil.
When the oil is hot, add 4 sweet potato patties to the pan. Cook 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown. Remove from pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack, repeat with the remaining patties. Patties can be served right away or frozen for later.
To Freeze The Sweet Potato Patties:
Allow patties to completely cool before storing and freezing. Individually wrap each patty with plastic wrap, then store in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. To reheat, unwrap sweet potato patty and microwave for 30-60 seconds.
*Because this recipe was developed for babies and toddlers, there is NO salt added. If making this recipe for older kids or adults, you may want to add 1/4 teaspoon salt.