Baked Batatas and Apples USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 25-50
The batata dulce or sweet potato is a root vegetable native to Central and South America, Mexico, and the West Indies. This combination of apples and batatas dulces creates a sweet and savory dish enjoyed by both kids and adults.
¹⁄2 cup (No. 8 scoop) provides ¹⁄4 cup vegetable and ¹⁄4 cup fruit.
Team Nutrition CACFP Multicultural Recipe Project.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • Prepare cinnamon–sugar mixture: In an extra-large bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Lightly coat steam table pan (12′′ x 20′′ x 2¹⁄2′′) with nonstick cooking spray.
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
  • Add sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), apples, oil, and orange juice to the cinnamon–sugar mixture and toss.
  • Place the sweet potato (batata dulce) and apple mixture in the pan.
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 50–60 minutes, or until sweet potatoes (batatas dulce) are tender.
    Critical Control Point: Heat to 140 °F for at least 15 seconds.
  • Serve ¹⁄2 cup (No. 8 scoop).
    Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher.


Nutrition Facts
Baked Batatas and Apples USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 0 ½ cup (No. 8 scoop) Baked Batatas and Apples.
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Sodium 104mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g7%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0mg0%
*Marketing Guide
25 Servings:
Sweet potatoes: 2 lb 13 oz
Apples: 3 lb 13 oz
50 Servings:
Sweet potatoes: 5 lb 12 oz
Apples: 7 lb 9 oz
Add ½ cup chopped nuts or 1 Tbsp grated orange rind to the cinnamon-sugar mixture for a crunchy texture or citrus flavor.


*See Marketing Guide for purchasing information on foods that will change during preparation or when a variation in ingredients is available.
Yams or butternut squash may be substituted for the sweet potatoes. Recommend: Braeburn, Gala, Honey Crisp, Jonagold, or Jonathan. Canned apple slices can be substituted for fresh apples.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
5 lb 11½ oz
3 qt ½ cup
50 Servings:
11 lb 7 oz
1 gal 2 qt 1 cup