When Kenya was a baby, I always wanted to make him dessert. It somehow felt unfair to me that as my husband and I devoured sweet treats, he couldn’t be a part of our fun. I devised this sweet potato pudding in an effort to remedy that. The creamy and light texture of this dish is so smooth, its perfect for babies with or without teeth.
I love cooking with sweet potatoes because they’re in season right now, packed with antioxidant vitamin and phytonutrients, and almost every baby I’ve ever known loves them. When I first took a bite, I couldn’t believe how much it tasted just like the filling of sweet potato pie. You may want to double this recipe because it goes perfect for a baby’s dinner or dessert!


Sweet Potato Pudding

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup rice or almond milk
  • hot water


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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Hereโ€™s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. I just made this for my kids and it is SO delicious! I used to make a Thanksgiving recipe called Yummy Yam Casserole that calls for lots of butter and sugar and this tastes just as good, if not better – and is so easy! This will be my new holiday recipe. Thank you!

    2. hello..this looks AMAZING! sweet potatoes are my absolute favorite! and i have baked them for my son but i think he doesnt like how thick and dry they can be, so this would be perfect! BUT, before I can make it, i HAVE to ask about the confusing last ingredient..it reads to me like “1/4th cup of rice or almond milk hot water” um what??? So I can either use rice or almond milk? Those are not even similar, one is a liquid and other is not…or do you mean rice MILK or almond milk? And then the hot water part…?? Is that a separate ingredient or…?? VERY confusing! Surely it doesnt mean “almond milk hot water” as one run-on because there is no such thing. So am I to put rice, rice milk, almond milk, hot water, almond milk WITH hot water…?!? PLEASE clarify, that is very unclear! thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Yes, rice MILK or almond MILK! Hmm the hot water shows up as a separate line item (as intended) on my computer, so maybe that’s a formatting issue with whatever browser you’re using. STEP SEVEN clarifies what to do with the hot water! You pour it into the baking dish so that the ramekins are sitting in a hot water bath, a common cooking method for baked custards. ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. Making this for my 9 month old today. Had a butternut squash to use up so substituted for the sweet potato. Smells amazing and looks so pretty for my wee one! Thank you!

    5. […] Children are all about the leftovers too. I use leftovers from any bird I cook to make handheld pies for the kids. These pies had peas, gravy, carrots, and turkey in them. I will be posting a how to on this soon to keep them in your freezer to have on hand. The Sweet Potato Pudding is a recipe from Weelicious and you can find it here […]

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