A really healthy chocolate mousse made using sweet potato and banana 3 bowls of chocolate with icepop. Food photography Ireland Aileen Cox Blundell chocolate food styling Ireland. This really delicious blw recipe for Baby Led Weaning is a yummy treat for kids and really healthy too. These can also be frozen to make teething pops for babies. Homemade Baby Food Recipes for baby led weaning by Aileen Cox Blundell.

Happy World Peanut Butter Day!

These are not words I ever thought I would hear myself say, but yet here I am embracing ‘World Peanut Butter Day’ with both hands… and these hands are filled with the most amazingly delicious bowls of peanut butter, chocolatey goodness that is also a healthy blw recipe too.

This recipe was inspired by a comment I received on a post during the week about another chocolate and sweet potato dish and it led me to the kitchen to prove (to only myself) that my recipe for Sweet Potato and Chocolate Orange Truffles was not just a fluke and that in fact, sweet potato was really put on this beautiful earth to be mixed with chocolate and in this case peanut butter. I also wanted to make something that would wow you all for this yummy world day. Bring on more crazy food days I say!

A really healthy chocolate mousse made using sweet potato and banana 3 bowls of chocolate photography and chocolate food styling Ireland. This really delicious blw recipe for Baby Led Weaning is a yummy treat for kids and really healthy too. These can also be frozen to make teething pops for babies.

I had full intention of trying to make peanut butter brownies but the mixture raw was actually too good as it was and so, I decided to ditch the eggs, make it vegan and throw it into the fridge to set. Voila 2 hours later (even though I couldn’t wait that long) it was perfectly mousse-like, chocolatey and so delicious that I ended up eating 2 bowls eeek!!!! But I don’t CARE! This delicious, creamy dessert is wait for it… good for you! It also will melt in your mouth and the smooth consistency of peanut butter and chocolate is simply heaven for the senses.

I gave up eating refined sugar 2 years ago and because of my search for healthy treats and eats for both me and my entire family Baby Led Feeding was born. This dessert is the result of what happens when you add a little of this, and a lot of that into a blender and always in your head think ‘how can I get my kids to eat more veggies?’. Yes sometimes you just have to add chocolate.

A really healthy chocolate mousse made using sweet potato and banana Zoomed In beautiful chocolate. This really delicious blw recipe for Baby Led Weaning is a yummy treat for kids and really healthy too. These can also be frozen to make teething pops for babies.

For the grown up portions I added some chopped nuts but if I left these out of the babies portion. If you want to add them in just make sure they are crushed down finely. For smaller babies, just freeze the mousse into little pops and they make a perfect gum cooling remedy for teething little ones.

      • PREP TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • N/A
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 6 Portions

What goes in...

  • 120g peanut butter
  • 300g cooked sweet potato
  • 4 medjool dates (soak in hot water for 10 minutes before using)
  • 1 x 400ml tin full fat coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extra.
  • To serve mousse bowls
  • 1/4 Banana per portion
  • Ground peanuts
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Sprinkle of cacao powder

How to make it...

  1. Add the peanut butter and sweet potato to a blender.
  2. Drain the medjool dates from the hot water then add to the blender along with the coconut milk, cacao powder and vanilla extract.
  3. Blend for 5-7 minutes until the mixture turns light and airy.
  4. Spoon into some small bowls and leave in the fridge to set for about 2 hours. (alternatively, If you want to make ice pops instead pour into moulds and freeze for 4 hours until hard.)
  5. To serve the mousse, chop up banana, sprinkle over some finely chopped nuts and coconut then sieve over a little extra cacao powder.
    Note: For grown up bowls you can add chunkier pieces of nuts just remember to keep them fine for smaller babies and toddlers.
  • HELPFUL TIP - Freezing

    Pour the mixture into ice pop moulds and freeze until solid (about 4 hours). These last for weeks in the freezer and are a brilliant way to cool down teething gums.

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