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Air fryer Sweet Potato and Carrot Bites - The best finger food for babies.


Not rated yet   No Comments Published Oct 16, 2023   Updated Jan 23, 2024

Your little ones are going to love these sweet potato and carrot baby bites, one of my favourite first foods for baby led weaning or infant led feeding. Easy to make and perfect for the freezer if you want to build up a stash of handy lunches or snacks to make life easy.

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These baby bites are a blend of sweet potato and carrot, enriched with the goodness of oat flour. A feast for the taste buds and packed with nutrients, making them a favorite first food BLW option or as a finger food vegetarian recipe too, they’re perfect for those looking for a healthy snack or a quick lunch for their toddlers.

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Ingredients used to make these Air Fryer Recipe Healthy Sweet Potato and Carrot Bites

  • Sweet potato: A rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it an ideal BLW weaning choice.
  • Mashed carrot: Known for its vitamin A content which is essential for vision.
  • Chopped rosemary: This fragrant herb adds antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Egg: A great source of protein and essential amino acids.
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt offers a creamy texture, packed with probiotics and protein.
  • Garlic granules: Garlic is one of my favourite ingredients to enhance the flavour without adding salt.
  • Oat flour: A gluten-free alternative filled with fiber and essential nutrients.
  • Olive oil: This air fryer recipe healthy ingredient is rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants.

Variations

  • Egg Free – an egg-free version can be made using a chia egg (1 tbsp of ground chia mixed with 3 tbsp warm water).
  • If you don’t have oat flour, regular all-purpose flour can be used.
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Storage

Store these BLW weaning baby bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. For longer storage, freeze them, and use within a month.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Are these Airfryer Sweet Potato and Carrot Baby Bites a good first food BLW option?
    Yes, these baby bites are healthy. They’re made with nutrient-rich ingredients like sweet potato, carrot, and oat flour. They contain fiber, vitamins, and essential minerals beneficial for toddlers and kids.
  2. Can I replace oat flour with regular flour in this air fryer recipe easy?
    Absolutely! While oat flour is a gluten-free and nutritious option, you can also use regular all-purpose flour as a substitute if you prefer or if it’s what you have on hand.
  3. How long can I store these BLW baby bites in the freezer?
    These baby bites can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. Just ensure they’re in an airtight container or zip-lock bag to prevent freezer burn.
  4. What’s the benefit of using Greek yogurt in this air fryer recipe?
    Greek yogurt offers a creamy texture and is packed with probiotics, which are good for gut health. It also provides an additional source of protein.
  5. Can these baby led weaning finger food bites be baked in an oven?
    Yes, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can bake these baby bites in an oven. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and bake them for 20-25 minutes until they’re golden and cooked through.
  6. Is the rosemary essential or can it be omitted from this finger food vegetarian recipe?
    While rosemary adds a delightful aromatic flavor, it’s not essential. You can omit it or replace it with another herb of your choice like thyme or parsley.
  7. What sauces pair well with these BLW weaning bites?
    These baby bites go well with a variety of sauces. You can serve them with tomato ketchup, yogurt dip, hummus, or any other child-friendly dip that your little one prefers.
  8. How can I make these infant led weaning baby bites vegan?
    Yes, to make them vegan, you can replace the egg with a chia egg and use a dairy-free yogurt alternative.
  9. Is olive oil mandatory in this air fryer recipe healthy, or can I use another type of oil?
    While olive oil is recommended due to its health benefits, you can use other oils like coconut oil, avocado oil, or even melted butter.
  10. How do I know when these BLW baby bites are fully cooked?
    The baby bites are done when they have a golden color on the outside and are firm to the touch. If baking, the longer time ensures they’re cooked thoroughly without being overdone.
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Airfryer Sweet Potato and Carrot Bites – The best finger food for babies.

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
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Servings: 15
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Your little ones are going to love these sweet potato and carrot baby bites. They are the perfect baby led weaning finger food and an easy air fryer recipe healthy too.

Method

  • Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir well until fully combined.
  • Sprinkle a little extra oat flour on a plate, then divide the mixture using a tablespoon. This helps them to not stick.
  • Place into the air fryer and cook for 12 minutes at 180ºC until golden and cooked through. Or place on a baking tray lined with parchment and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  • Serve with a sauce of your choice and a little sprinkle of fresh parsley.

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Recipe Notes & Tips

*Note – if you don’t have an air fryer, preheat oven to 180ºC and cook for 25 minutes until golden brown.
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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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