Saturday, January 24, 2009

Baby Food Pancakes

My younger daughter is 7 months old now, and she hates pureed food, and being fed by spoon, period. All she eats is Cheerios and Gerber puffs. Clearly, this needs to change! I've been pureeing vegetables, only to have them rejected, for months now and am finally throwing in the towel. She wants to self-feed? Then it's baby food pancake time!

Baby Food Pancakes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Makes about 8 3-inch pancakes

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp canola oil
4 oz baby food puree (I used beets for this batch, hence their lovely color!)
1/4 cup water
tiniest pinch of salt, optional

Stir together the flour and the baking powder; add in oil, puree, and water (and salt, if using) and stir well. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Drop batter onto griddle to make small pancakes. Cook, flipping after about 2 minutes, until cooked through. Cool and serve (freeze leftovers!).

6 comments:

The Vinson Five said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! My 8 month old wants nothing to do with baby food. Plus these would be great to take with us for dining out!

Kara said...

They're a lot less messy for on-the-go feeding, that's for sure! :-) I'm glad my baby's not the only anti-puree baby around. Who knew they could be so picky at such a young age? :-)

Jenna said...

and i thought i was the only one who dumped baby food puree into batters. i spread them on sandwiches too. my kids always wanted what i was eating, as i fixed my plate when i put them in the high chair. so veggie puree food it was for my babies!

Kara said...

Ooh, I like the sandwich spread idea! I'm having trouble feeding this little one, finding things both easy to chew but not spoon-fed!

Andrea said...

I love adding purees to our pancakes. Everyone loves them. I hadn't tried beets though!

Anonymous said...

The other day I bought some beets thinking I can puree them for my 7 month old son. I did some reaserch about giving beets to babies and I found this coment on kidshealth.org> I thought should share with you:"Avoid home-prepared beets, collard greens, spinach, and turnips. They can contain high levels of nitrates, which can cause anemia in infants. Serve jarred varieties of those vegetables"
Hope this helps ! Mary