If you have little ones at home, especially babies, you will know how complicated it can sometimes be to include new foods in their diet. Or to make them suitable for them. But, at the same time, it’s wonderful to start including solids in their diet. Seeing how they try something for the first time, if they like it or not… it’s a whole world. Also, if you like to cook, you will love to prepare new recipes for the little ones in the house. But, as it is not always an easy task, today we bring you a fantastic option for snacks: some delicious banana pancakes, suitable for babies.
And with so many recipes we were missing a section dedicated to the little ones of the house. Because, depending on their age, starting to include food if they are still babies; or elaborate recipes that they like so that they have a varied and healthy diet if they are older; it is quite a challenge. Therefore, to make it easier for you, we have created this fantastic category specialized in recipes for children and babies. And what better way to launch it than with some delicious banana pancakes for babies.
Babies are usually introduced to solids at 6 months of age. From then on, our little ones start with porridges. Little by little, and always depending on the advice given by our doctor, we will begin to include solids to complement these porridges. And, these pancakes are ideal to begin to accompany the purees. Since they are soft and tender and, as long as we are extremely careful, they should not pose any risk.
Remember to always keep an eye on your baby when feeding solid foods.
When can a baby eat banana pancakes?
These pancakes can be included in the diet of the little ones as long as we have already confirmed that they have no allergy or intolerance to bananas. That is to say, if he has already eaten banana and we have confirmed that there is no problem, we can elaborate these pancakes. The same with egg. If we have already verified that our baby does not have an egg allergy, we can prepare these pancakes without any problem. In addition, we can perfectly omit the yeast if we do not want to include it in the diet. Because without it we will also have great pancakes.
How to make Banana Pancakes for Babies
As we have mentioned, for this recipe we are going to use banana, which is also a very sweet fruit; egg, flour, milk and yeast. However, if we do not want to include so many ingredients because our baby has not yet tasted everything, we can simplify this recipe much more. For this, we will use only bananas and egg. The proportion would be two eggs for each banana, and with this mixture, we will elaborate our pancakes. Later we will see how to make these simple pancakes.
If, on the other hand, your baby can already take flour, yeast, etc., preparing these pancakes is also very simple. We will simply mix all these ingredients well and, once we have a homogeneous dough, we will start cooking our pancakes in a frying pan.
We can grease the pan with a pinch of oil, well distributed throughout the pan, to prevent them from sticking. Then, we will only have to cook them in the frying pan (or on a griddle if we want to make a larger quantity). But let’s go with the step by step of this recipe of banana pancakes suitable for babies.
Banana Pancakes for Babies
- 1 banana ripe
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp oat flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 pinch yeast
- Extra virgin olive oil to grease the pan
- We are going to peel the plantain and mash it with a fork. We can also crush everything in the blender to get a more homogeneous mixture.
- Incorporate the rest of the ingredients until you have a homogeneous dough.
- Grease a non-stick frying pan with a drop of oil, spread it well, and cook the pancakes on both sides.
But what if my baby hasn’t tried so many ingredients yet?
No problem, because, as we said, we can make these pancakes using only two ingredients: egg and bananas. However, it is very important that the baby has already tasted both ingredients and we have confirmed that he/she does not have any intolerance or allergy to either of these two ingredients.
To make these pancakes with only two ingredients, the proportion we will use is two eggs for each banana. We will grind well with the mixer until we get a homogeneous dough.
When the pancake batter is ready and has no lumps, we can start our pancakes. In a non-stick frying pan, we put a drizzle of oil well distributed or a little butter to avoid sticking and we begin to make the pancakes (the oil is only necessary to include it in the first pancake, later it is no longer necessary).
Add a little dough, until the desired size and let it cook over medium heat. When it is ready on one side, carefully flip it over. Of course, be careful when turning them because, as they do not have the flour, the dough is somewhat more complicated to work with. It is more liquid. Therefore, it is better not to make them too big to handle them well and prevent them from breaking.
If your baby does not yet drink cow’s milk, you can substitute it with the milk he is drinking: either formula or breast milk. You can even substitute it with yogurt.
If you have already included enough food, you can even accompany these pancakes with a little peanut butter. (Remember, as long as you have already confirmed that he does not have a peanut allergy or intolerance. For, besides, nut allergies are the most dangerous). ) This way, you will give him an extra boost of energy and you will have a lot of fun watching how he gets licked and goes crazy for this candy.
If he is still very young, serve the pancakes cut in very small portions. This way, and always under your supervision, you will avoid the risk of suffocation.
How to accompany banana pancakes for babies
As if they were for us, we can prepare this dish as much as we want. I assure you that the little one will thank us. Therefore, let’s see some options of how we can accompany this great snack.
- With natural yogurt. It goes perfectly with banana pancakes and is also a great source of protein and calcium. You can serve it on top of the pancakes, or include the well-cut pancakes in the yogurt.
- With peanut butter. As we already mentioned, as long as you have verified that your baby does not have an allergy to this food, you can accompany the banana pancakes with this wonderful sweet.
- Fruit Puree. You can also serve it with some fruit puree, such as apple or pear, as if it were syrup.
And you, do you dare to make these great pancakes for the little ones at home? Have you already tried them? If so, how was your experience? Remember to leave us your comments, ideas, tips… Besides, you can be of great help to other people.