Baby Cereal Pancakes
Updated: Jan 27, 2021
These soft baby pancakes are a perfect starter/intro to the world of food for your baby. At around 6 months your baby needs to start getting iron from iron-rich foods and these pancakes are a super easy way to do that! Havana was not a fan of just baby cereal and since I went crazy and bought a bunch of boxes, I didn't want it to go to waste so voila, the baby cereal pancake was born! (I'm sure this is already a thing, but I made it my own).
I use Love Child Organics Baby Cereal (simply because I love their brand, message and they're Canadian!) But whatever your go-to iron fortified infant cereal is will work! You'll just need...
1/2 cup of infant cereal
pinch of cinnamon
a handful of spinach
1/2 a handful of blueberries
1/2 banana or plantain
1/4 cup oat mylk
Steam the spinach, banana and blueberries and then blend into a puree with the oat mylk. Mix that into the dry ingredients (baby cereal & cinnamon), add the egg and then mix until well blended. Fry in a pan with butter/ghee/olive oil - whatever your preference, for about 2 minutes on each side. The above recipe makes about 3-4 small baby pancakes.
Now these are not typical pancakes so they will be quite soft, so just have a bit of a lighter touch when removing from the pan. Serve to baby with a spoon and enjoy!
It's important to include iron-rich foods in your baby's early diet as iron supports proper neurological development during infancy and early childhood. Which is why Aunty Angie loves these iron rich baby pancakes! The bananas add the extra boost of potassium which we all need for the normal functioning of our cells, muscles & nerves!