Baby Pancakes | Baby Led Weaning
I’ve been slacking big time lately! I’m pretty sure I’ve yet to post in July. I went on vacation over the 4th of July….and just kept on vacationing from real life when I got home. Every now and then I go through a little slump where I just am not up for blogging….but I’m back. Yay!
About the time Chickadee turned 7 months old I decided (and baby girl said she was on board) after a month of pureed baby food, it was time to move on to some “real” foods. She was constantly grabbing at our food and her spoon, so I figured I would indulge her and see what happened. I googled what types of solid foods were good for babies to eat first and realized their was actually a name for giving your little one non-pureed foods. “Baby Led Weaning” So here is my first baby led weaning recipe.
- 1 cup of oat flour (I bought old fashion oats and ground them in the food processor)
- 2 tbsp flax seed meal
- 3/4 cup almond milk (any milk that is okay with your little one can be used here)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp of cinnamon, or pumpkin spice, nutmeg, etc.
- Mix ingredients together well.
- Grease a nonstick pan
- Cook pancakes all the way through. When they begin to bubble they are ready to flip.
- **As a variation I sometimes drop a slice of banana in the pancake before I flip...you could also add blueberries!
I use a normal skillet, but this pancake pan would make the perfect pancakes! Chickadee was a little hesitant at first, but once she got the hang of it, she dived right in :o)
Sometimes I keep the batter in the fridge and prepare a few pancakes at a time….other times I’ve cooked up them all and kept the extra in the freezer. You can throw them in the toaster or microwave before serving!
Baby girl has really jumped on eating “baby led weaning” style. She still eats purees occasionally, but she LOVES feeding herself and I’ve seen so much growth in her find motor skills that I think I can contribute to this type of eating.
If you are making your little one’s baby food, here is a post where I shared how to make a week’s worth of pureed baby food in one hour!