My wife and I have been eating these pancakes since we were dating. Now we just realised they are an amazing option for baby finger food. Especially if your baby has no or few teeth. It is amazing to be able to share our favorite breakfast recipe with our little princess.
Seriously, they are super delicious, healthy, easy to make and fun to eat together.
They taste sweet and soft. Depending on how ripe your bananas are, you can’t even tell that this recipe takes no added sugar.
In case you are wondering whether if it is ok for your baby to delve into finger foods yet, let’s address some of the usual questions.
Can baby eat finger food with no teeth?
Yes. You just need to make sure you don’t feed you baby with foods that need a whole deal of chewing, of course.
In this case, our banana pancakes are mushy and soft. They just melt in your mouth and that is why our daughter loves them.
When can my baby start eating finger food?
The recommended age is about 7 to 9 months.
When your baby start having enough coordination to pick and release the food, it is a good indication that she is ready for finger foods.
What size should finger foods be?
You should consider cutting it in 1/2 inch pieces or less.
If you keep it to mushy fruits and foods you will diminish the chocking risks. But keep en eye close at all times anyway.
With those basic questions out of the way, let’s dive in the recipe itself.
For this recipe, you will need a regular blender and a nonstick pan. Since we looove our pancakes in the morning and are basically pancake super fans, we have our own 6-mold nonstick electric pancake pan. It works beautifully and it is super fast and practical. We totally recommend it, you are not going to regret it. Check out this pancake maker.
First of all, this recipe couldn’t be easier. You only need these 4 ingredients:
- 2.5 oz (70g) of oats;
- 1 ripe banana;
- 2 eggs;
- 1 cup of milk.
This should serve two adults and a 8 to 12 month old baby.
In our family, we top the pancakes with fresh fruits. Even our baby girl has been enjoying this. We cut very ripe, very mushy yummy fruit into 1/2 inch cubes and mix them up with the pancake bits.
How to make them
Mix all the ingredients in your blender and just blend them until they achieve that batter consistency.
Meanwhile turn on your pancake pan and let it heat up for a little bit. When it is hot enough just pour the batter into the molds, if you have that super practical pancake maker.
You will know when the pancakes are ready because of the tiny holes that will start to pop up on your pancakes.
Top it up with some fruits that are finger food friendly
To make them even more delicious, you can top it up with some fruits. Our favorites are:
All these fruits get soft and mushy when you chop them up in small pieces, especially when they are ripe. Our little girl loves them.
Addressing some allergy concerns
So, you might have heard that egg whites allergies are a very common problem. Since these are the first experiences your little one has with solid foods, you should be on the look out for any sort of allergic reaction.
Back in the days, physicians used to recommend caregivers to avoid feeding their babies with egg whites until they are over 10 months of age.
However, the current understanding is that early exposure to certain foods may actually prevent food allergy in children.
Therefore, it is not only safe but also recommended to ease your baby on some of those allergenic foods like egg whites as soon as they are ready for solid foods. Just be on the look out for any allergic reactions and look for a doctor in case of any signs of allergies.
For some more ideas on how to introduce your baby to solid foods, check out our post on stage 1 baby food.
And yes, these pancakes make amazing pictures! If you try them, make sure to post them on instagram and tag us on @mrstorkey. We will repost it in our feed.
Tried it already? Let us know how much you liked them in the comments.