Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Stars

Finger food for the whole family to enjoy

These super quick sweet potato stars make great snack food, but also a great base for a canape. Simply top with cream cheese and chopped chives for little ones and adults alike!

Tip: Try mixing up the flavours, grate carrot or add spices such as paprika for a little kick.

Preparation: 20 minutes | Cooking: 10 minutes | Makes 12 stars | Suitable for freezing | Suitable from 10 months 


  • 200g sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • 60g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs, whisked together
  • 120g fine oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Pre heat oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4.
  • Grate the sweet potato in a bowl (the smaller the grate the neater the stars) and top with a little boiled water to just cover the sweet potato. Cover with cling film and cook in the microwave for 3 minutes on high.
  • Drain the sweet potato and then place on a clean cloth / a few layers of kitchen paper and squeeze out the liquid (The carrots need to be quite dry).
  • Place the sweet potato back in the bowl and mix with the remaining ingredients. The mixture is quite wet.
  • Prepare a baking tray with baking paper or use a silicon baking sheet.
  • Form star shapes of the mixture onto the sheet using a cookie cutter. Use a heaped teaspoon and stuff into the cookie cutter. Use the back of the teaspoon to push down the mixture into the corners and to lift off the cookie cutter.
  • Bake for around 12 minutes, until brown and crispy on the sides.