Baby Pumpkin Pancakes:
If you’re looking for the perfect starter food your baby, check out these nutritious and delicious pumpkin pancakes. (P.S. You or your toddler/kids will like them, too!)
Pancakes are a perfect hand-held food for babies starting solids, especially if you’re doing baby-led weaning (BLW), the increasingly popular way to start your baby with solids!
Why these pancakes are perfect for babies:
- They’re rich in iron, the number one nutrient of importance when babies start solids. This is because they use iron-fortified infant/baby cereal!
- The size and texture is ideal for babies! When doing BLW, you want baby to be able to handle the food with their palmar grasp, a rudimentary grasp.
- You can freeze them for a teething baby. Frozen pancakes are a perfect teething food for sore gums! Simply freeze once cooked, then take out one frozen for baby to munch on when teething pain strikes.
Baby Pumpkin Pancakes
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (all-purpose will work, too)
- 1/2 cup iron-fortified infant cereal (we like Love Child Organics) (for adults – you can sub with 1/2 cup more flour)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons oil (or melted butter)
- 3/4 cup milk (any milk – we used 3.25% cow’s milk)
- Optional: 2 tbs brown sugar (for grown ups or kids!)
Preheat griddle or large non-stick skillet to medium heat.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baby cereal, baking powder, cinnamon, and ginger.
In a medium bowl, whisk together vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, egg, oil/butter, and milk. If you are making these for yourself, you can add in sugar here, or separate out baby’s portion and add sugar to yours.
Grease your skillet or griddle. For baby-sized pancakes, use a 1 tbs measure and spread into a circle.
Cook each pancake for 2-4 minutes per side. Cut larger pancakes into strips for baby or offer baby small pancakes as-is.
Serve warm to baby, or freeze for teething days!
If you want more delicious and nutrition recipes like these, check out our baby led weaning cookbook – a cookbook created by dietitian moms just for babies like yours.
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