Banana Pancakes Recipe by Summer Telfer | Baby Foodie
Cook time – 20 mins
Prep time – 10 mins
Age – 6 months+ for pancakes
Yield – 5-6 small pancakes
1 Banana (the riper and browner the better)
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
2 ½ tbsp Flour of Choice (Regular, Coconut, or even Dried Breadfruit)
1 tbsp Milk (Formula, Breast, Dairy Free, Almond)
2 Whole Strawberries
4-5 Black Seedless Grapes
1. In a medium bowl, mash your banana. The riper the better as its easier mashed and naturally sweeter.
2. Crack egg into the bowl and egg and mix well, it might be a bit lumpy and that’s fine.
3. Next, add in milk and flour and mix until fully combined. Texture should be similar to normal pancake batter, if it’s too thick add a little more milk.
4. Heat a small nonstick pan with coconut oil. When the pan is heated up, lower to about medium heat and add 1 tbsp of the batter at a time.
5. Cook for 2-3 minutes, when the pancakes look puffy and gets bubbles around the edges it’s time to flip. Let the next side cook for another 2 minutes.
6. Wipe pan clean and repeat this process each time adding a little oil each time so pancakes don’t stick. If the pancakes are burning, lower the heat to low.
7. Cool to room temperature and cut in large strips for babies 6-9 months to hold bite and chew. For babies 9-12 months cut into small pieces so they can pick up using their pincer grasp.
1. Cut off top of strawberry and leave whole for babies 6-9 months to hold and munch on. For babies 9-12 months cut into smaller pieces for baby to be able to pick up and feed themselves.
2. Quarter grapes for babies 9-12 months, for babies 6-9 months you will need to cut quarters one more time, to ensure the grapes are very small. After grapes are cut be sure to remove the skin!
Bananas: Good source of potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and C. Great for digestion health and boosts baby’s mood. Bananas are also packed with carbs that energize the body and has essential nutrients that support the nervous system, skin health, iron absorption and blood pressure.
Grapes: Contains B Vitamins as well as Vitamins C and K. Packed with natural sugars which means it can be processed to make candies, jam, and other sweet foods. Also packed with fiber to aid in digestion and gut health.
Strawberry: Packed with Vitamin C with strengthens immunity. Contain fiber and promotes a healthy gut as well as folate which fuels baby’s metabolism.