Monday, January 14, 2013

Making the Leap to Table Food: Pancakes

For the last few weeks, I've been hesitant to give Norah "real" food. Partly because I didn't think she was ready, and partly because I was scared she'd choke. In the last week, she was getting very frustrated with someone feeding her with a spoon.

As much as I didn't want to, I tried giving her some chicken for dinner. I tore it up into the teeniest, tiniest bits to be positive she wouldn't choke. And what happened? She gobbled that stuff up like she'd been eating with her hands her whole life.

So that brings us to the next adventure. Now that I can't rely on a perfectly pureed meal anymore, what do I serve this child? I thought about what I eat for each meal and how to adapt it.

One thing we love to "treat" ourselves with is pancakes on Sunday morning. Surely pure carbs can't be good for a baby! I consulted my Baby Bullet recipe book and lo and behold, it included a recipe for "healthy" pancakes.

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup milk - their recipe called for 3/4 cup, but I had to add some more to get it to pancake batter consistency
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 of a banana

Add ingredients to a blender and blend baby blend! Apply thin layer of cooking spray to a pan heated to medium. Spoon out silver dollar sized blobs onto the pan and cook about 2-3 minutes per side.

I gave Norah two for breakfast yesterday and she loved them, although she does need to work on eating a bit quicker. It took her almost an hour.

Next mission: LUNCH!


  1. I get super paranoid about choking too! I seriously stuck with puffs for a solid month before I let my 2nd baby eat anything else. He currently (10 months) loves mush pasta pieces. And a healthy pancake is a great idea since they can't have egg whites yet and I don't have a recipe for them without eggs!

    1. We just tried pasta pieces for dinner on Sunday night and she loved them, too. Now the challenge seems to be creating a balanced meal with veggies and protein. Thanks for stopping by!