Potato Cake Recipe – Healthy Snack Idea

I am always on the hunt for different snack ideas for me and Jaspy to try to keep things varied and interesting but that are also healthy. So when I had some leftovers potatoes, I thought it would be really good to try and create some potato cakes. They turned out really well and Jasper liked them too (he ended up taking them to soft play and toddler yoga as his snack) so I thought I would create a recipe. Potatoes are a good source of energy, potassium and vitamin B6 so it makes them ideal for toddlers and for all the mummies and daddies running around after them too! This recipes also utilises leftovers so there is less cooking involved which is always a win.


So to make 6 to 8 potato cakes (approximately 3 inches) you will need the following ingredients and method.


  • 2 medium potatoes/300g mash potato leftovers
  • 1 quarter of a chopped onion
  • 50g frozen peas
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2tsp coconut oil (or whichever oil you prefer)
  • 2tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2tbsp nutritional yeast
  • OR replace previous 2 ingredients (flaxseed and nutritional yeast) with 2 tbsps flour (I used white flour but any flour would likely work)
Potato Cake ingredients.


  • Chop up the potatoes and boil them (I usually wash the potatoes and leave the skins on but you could peel them if you wanted). Once they are cooked, drain the water, add a splash of milk or water to make them easier to mash (I use the koko dairy free milk) and mash until most the lumps have gone.
  • Whilst the potatoes are cooking, use ½ tsp of coconut oil to fry the garlic, peas and onion.
  • Combine the cooked garlic, peas and onion with the mashed potatoes and stir in either the flaxseed and nutritional yeast or the flour. Then leave the mixture to cool (this will make the mixture less sticky and easier to handle).
  • Form the mixture in to 3 inch patties and leave to set in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
  • Using the remaining coconut oil, fry the potato cakes for approximately 5 minutes on each side until they are a golden brown colour.
  • Sprinkle some salt (leave this off if serving to a toddler) and enjoy*!

Do you like to eat potato cakes? What other snacks do you or your toddler like to eat? I would love to know in the comments or on facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Thanks for reading, Jen x

*The potato cakes will keep well in the fridge for 3 to 4 days or they can be frozen for up to a month too (just ensure to fully defrost them and cook them through again).


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