Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Baby Led Weaning - Recipe #1 Banana & Blueberry Pancakes ♥

I've wanted my son to eat the same foods that his father and I do ever since I found out I was pregnant. There was a time when I had him on Cow & Gate jar foods just to develop a taste for different meats and dishes. I think some parents are condemned for giving babies jar foods, I don't think this should be the case. Some babies are very fussy, some won't eat what their parents make and I think why should parents be made feel guilty about using jar foods when essentially all they are trying to do is feed their baby?

 I had tried making my own meat dishes for him, pureeing them in my baby food maker but when I froze them down and defrosted the consistency was always something akin to cat food, something I definitely didn't want my baby boy eating! Now that he is older and has a better grasp on chewing and swallowing difference textures I have begun making all his meals from scratch and fresh when he needs them. He has three meals a day and this recipe is one of my favourites for lunch. It was introduced to me by a good friend of mine and is so simple to make! Most importantly my son loves it and wolfs it down every time I make it for him. I wanted to share this recipe with those of you who are also interested in baby-led weaning and who are looking for something quick, easy and delicious to make for that special little one in your life.

All you need for these tasty eggy banana and blueberry pancakes is a banana, a handful of blueberries and two eggs. Simply mash up the banana and blueberries and mix in with the eggs. This does not have to be completely lump free if your child is at stage three of weaning, these textures are perfect for them. Simply put in a frying pan, I coated mine with vegetable oil, then fry on each side for twenty seconds and voila, a tasty meal for your little one. That's it, super easy and that's one of the reasons why I find it so great. Tyler Lee now has this for lunch and as I said he absolutely loves it. It's so nutritious too, packed full of pure protein, great for growing babies!

 I'm lucky in the fact that my son will eat anything I give to him, I know children can be fussy but these pancakes are a fun and very nutritous alternative to traditional lunches and breakfasts. If you are in the weaning stage with your baby definitely give them a go, I highly recommend them and really you can add any ingredients you like to them, the recipe is very flexible.


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  1. This will be great for Sienna! :) thanks xx

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  2. Might try these myself!! There's no age limit is there ? :P

    Cint @ Makeup and Messes X

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