Emma LOVES pancakes. And these are probably her favorite breakfast food. I started out making these with just 2 ingredients – eggs and pancakes. They are super easy to make and I usually make a big batch of them to put in the freezer. I recently started trying to make them even healthier by adding spinach! She seemed to still eat them so yay!
Spinach Banana Egg Pancakes (adapted from Hellobee)
The following are some optional things we usually add
a pinch of baking powder (I usually add this to make it fluffier)
a small handful of spinach (you might want to start with a small amount and work your way up to see how much your child will tolerate eating)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp peanut butter
1. Blend all of the above ingredients until smooth. If you don’t already own one, I suggest buying a hand stick blender. I seriously love mine because it’s so much easier to clean than a blender (just throw into the dishwasher!) and use it all of the time to make purees and other foods for Emma.
2. Heat a dishpan with oil, butter, or coconut oil (I actually use ghee which you can buy from Trader Joe’s) and ladle some of the batter onto the pan. Once one side is browned, flip to cook the other side. I usually make them mini size since it’s easier to flip and also easier for Emma to eat!
Emma’s complete breakfast that morning. I don’t usually cut the pancakes into shapes but I did today just for fun. On the side are some chicken apple sausages and some grapes. See the toothpick in the sausage? I found out I can get Emma to eat pretty much anything if I use a toothpick! She loves to pick it up and eat things on a stick.