The graciously sweet person he is, H let me sleep in until almost 10 o'clock this morning before he decided to get up for the day (I tell ya, moving him to a queen bed on the floor is easily the best parenting decision we've made so far!). While this was awesome because we both got to catch up on some sleep, it also meant I had a very hangry little person screaming at me for food!
My mom had just sent us some of her amazing granola (recipe: here), and when I saw the leftover sweet potato that I had made for lunch yesterday, a lightbulb went off. H loves granola, and he loves sweet potato, so why not combine the two?!
This could not be easier.
All you'll need is:
- 1/2 a sweet potato or a yam
- coconut oil
Here's what I did:
- Using a fork, mash the sweet potato (or yam) until most of the lumps are gone.
- Sprinkle in granola, and mix. I probably used a few tablespoons, but the amount you use is totally up to you.
- Roll mixture into a ball and flatten into a pancake-like shape.
- In a preheated pan with a little coconut oil, cook each side of the sweet potato pancake until it starts to brown. It took me about 3 minutes per side.
In my attempts to be one of those moms you see all over Pinterest and social media, I tried to 'spruce up' his pancake with some apple slices, grapes, and apple sauce in attempts to make a smiley face... I definitely don't think I'll be getting an award for clever food decorating, but H sure thought it was pretty cool!
Because he's still not a great eater, I added a few of his other favorites to round out a healthy toddler approved breakfast meal: a healthy smoothie for him to drink (see my favorites here and here) and a side of peaches and grapes!
The best part about this toddler approved breakfast idea for your tot is that it tastes like a sweet treat, but it's actually a healthy breakfast that is sure to start your day off on the right food! And while it's toddler approved, its also adult approved: both my husband and I enjoy these yummy little sweet potato and granola pancakes in the morning, so they're great for the whole family!
Does this sound like something you or your toddler would enjoy?