I must admit that when baby boy was 8 months or so I got into a breakfast slump. Oatmeal mixed with applesauce and cinnamon got a bit boring. Not sure if baby boy was bored but I was! We started adding a yogurt/fruit smoothie (kind of like my night time snack!) into the mix…that was a hit let me tell you! Baby boy would gobble that whole thing up.
After he got a bit older (near one year old) and he was able to handle finger foods better, and gum his food more efficiently, I decided to try my hand at some *healthy-ish* pancakes. I found a recipe at Homemade Baby Food Recipes for whole wheat pancakes…perfect! I added a few things to pack a nutrient punch and they are for sure a big hit with baby boy!
Whole Wheat Pancakes with a Punch!
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 & 1/4 cup milk/formula/fresh breastmilk
half mashed banana
3 TBS wheat germ
3 TBS oats
1 TBS melted butter
- Mix together the whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and oats.
- In a separate bowl beat the egg and mix in the mashed banana, melted butter and milk.
- Slowly add the liquid mixture into the dry mixture.
- If the mixture is too thick add in a bit more milk until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Spray a frying pan/griddle with a non stick spray.
- Pour the batter onto the griddle and cook until one side is browned. Flip and cook the other side until brown.
These pancakes are bit more dense then we adults are used to but baby boy did not seem to mind at all! I added a bit of applesauce to the top of them as a “syrup”, or you can microwave blueberries and strawberries until juicy and spread over the pancakes also (be careful as the fruit will be hot).