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Sweet Potato Fries are one of the easiest things to make for babies starting solids. Emma is obsessed! They are by far her favorite and she gets so excited when she sees me making them.

It’s a little scary to give your baby non purees, and the sweet potato fries seem to be one of the safest options for them to pick up and eat on their own. They get very soft when baked this way so they dissolve quickly in your babies mouth.

I make enough to fill a rectangle glass storage container. {about the size of a large slice of lasagna.} I love the IKEA glass containers! The cooked sweet potatoes keep for about 4 days in the refrigerator. I just take out however many I want to give Emma, microwave them for about 10 seconds on a plate, then put them on her highchair tray for her to enjoy.


  • 2 medium sized Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil {I use Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil}


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Simply peel the sweet potatoes and cut into strips {I cut the potato in half, then slice in wedges/strips from there}
  • Scatter the sliced potatoes on to a large cookie sheet
  • Melt a large tablespoon of coconut oil in the microwave {about 30 seconds}
  • Poor the melted coconut oil over the raw sliced potatoes and toss them to make sure they are all coated


  • Bake for 10 minutes, flip with a spatula and bake another 10-12 minutes until desired tenderness
  • Let cool and enjoy! {wait to seal storage container and refrigerate until cooked sweet potatoes are cooled}