Baby pancake day

Tuesday 16th February is ‘flipping’ pancake day, and we have found some amazing pancake ideas for your baby.

Did you know that… pancake day changes from year to year because it is always 47 days before Easter Sunday.

Pancakes are ideal for baby led weaning as they are soft to eat and really easy for babies to pick up with their hands. They do also make great finger food for older babies and toddlers too. They are great for pancake day, but they can also be served for breakfast as they are full of fibre, delicious and really healthy.

3 x ingredient pancake(my fussy eater)

You will need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 medium egg
  • 25g oats

Method: mash the banana and add the egg, mix together. Then add in the oats and mix.  You could even blitz with a hand blender to get the batter smooth. Add oil in to the pan. Use 1.5 tbsp of mixture to make 1 pancake. This mixture should make 5.

Top tip: for when you are doing smaller pancakes, when they start to get bubbles in the pancake they are ready to be flipped.

Banana, oat and coconut pancakes (Joe Wicks wean in 15)

1 banana, peeled and sliced

2 eggs

40g porridge oats

30g desiccated coconut, plus extra to serve if you wish

½ tsp baking powder

½ tbsp coconut oil or butter

40g blueberries, large ones cut into quarters, smaller ones cut into halves

Method

  1. Blend together the banana, eggs, oats, desiccated coconut and baking powder until perfectly smooth.
  2. Melt the coconut oil or butter in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. To cook the pancakes add tablespoonfuls of the batter to the pan and dot the top of each pancake with a few of the chopped blueberries. Cook for 1-2 minutes before flipping to cook the reverse side. Repeat until all the batter is used.
  3. Leave the pancakes to cool a little after cooking to prevent the blueberries from burning your baby’s mouth. Sprinkle with desiccated coconut to serve, if you like.
  4. The pancakes keep for up to two days covered in the fridge.

Tag us in your pictures over on Instagram, we would love to see your little ones enjoying their pancakes.

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