Recipe: Baby Pancakes

It’s this time of the year again! The time where Nerdy Bookahs is a blog about cooking and baking for a full whole day.

We tried our hands at making pancakes for our baby bookah recently and I thought I could share the recipe here with you! She enjoyed eating it and so did we – after we added some ingredients to enhance the flavour: We made some of the pancakes with added cheese in the dough. Putting some strawberry jam on the finished pancakes was good, too.

This isn’t for the baby, of course! Baby bookah got the pancake without anything on or in it. Babies enjoy the flavour – and most of all, the texture! – of the pancake as it is anyway. However, there are some variations to the recipe which you can find below. I also tried a “raw” pancake with nothing on it and it wasn’t as bad as I had thought. For me, it was simply a little bit too bland, but babies are still learning, so it’s all terribly exciting for them anyway.

Ingredients (for 8 to 10 small pancakes):

  • 100 g wholemeal spelt flour (you can also use wheat flour)
  • 150 ml milk (or oat milk – this isn’t recommended as a substitute in general, but since the pancakes are mostly for babies learning to eat, it’s okay)
  • 1 egg
  • a tiny bit of salt
  • rapeseed oil for baking the pancakes

Mix the flour with the milk, the egg and the salt. Then pour a little bit of rapeseed oil into a pan and warm it up. Add a basting ladle full of dough into the pan (I used a sauce spoon to make small pancakes). Turn the pancake around when it doesn’t stick to the pan anymore. Don’t let the pancakes get too dark for your little one!

Variations: You could use some apple purée (about 60 g) and substitute the egg for it. You can also add mashed bananas to the dough (with or without the egg and the apple purée). I haven’t tried these versions yet, but they certainly sound good!

And a warning: Always watch your baby (no younger than 7 months old)! Ours is almost 9 months old and she can handle the pancakes. But she has a tendency to put too much food into her mouth at once…


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