Cereal pancakes are the perfect breakfast for a weaning baby. Rich in minerals and fiber they will keep your little one full for a long period of time, and added fruits serve as a great source of vitamins. If you want to upgrade from the regular porridge and help your baby get used to different textures, finger foods, such as pancakes, prove to be a great option. Feeding themselves also improves hand-eye coordination.
Sometimes, toddlers will get tired of the baby food, which leads to the predicament of unused boxes of baby food in the pantry. Tossing them, for the sake of saving resources, is not an option, but what if not even family friends could make any use of them? Here’s an easy recipe for baby cereal pancakes that are also freezer-friendly, so you can prepare in bulk and just take as many as you need in the morning. They should turn out a little denser than regular pancakes, which is a great exercise for baby’s new teeth coming in.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup Holle Organic Rice
1 cup Holle Organic Oats
1 cup formula or milk, depending upon age
1/2 cup mashed fruit of choice
1 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup apple juice or water
dash of cinnamon or vanilla (optional)
To help your child get used to different flavors you can experiment with the spices
Mix the ingredients, stir until even and a pancake consistency is reached.
Cook on the stovetop in a frying pan like any other regular pancakes.
Use a spoon to keep them smaller so you won’t have to cut them later on.
Cool and serve!