These Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are perfect for babies ready to take on finger foods!
Recently I realized making my own baby food is a lot like parenting in general. The moment I think I’ve figured it out, everything changes. One day I’m patting myself on the back for getting the hang of purees, the next I realize Hanky Pank is ready for finger foods.
So all the sudden it can feel a little like I’m back at square one, trying to think of what to make. It shouldn’t be that much of an issue, they just eat food right? Well yeah, but without all the best ingredients!
Milk? Too hard on their little tummies.
Sugar? That little pea pod is sweet enough.
Honey? Botulism… Eek!
Instead of trying to find foods that don’t have certain ingredients, I decided to take my favorites and figure out how to make them baby friendly. So I’ve started with something fun and easy… Pancakes!
My favorite pancake recipes usually call for milk, white sugar, possibly butter and oil. With some experimenting, I made these Apple Cinnamon Pancakes. Instead of milk, I used greek yogurt thinned with water. To make these pancakes sweet without adding white sugar, I used apple puree. I even used my food processor to grind steel-cut oats into flour. But feel free to use whatever flour you have on hand.
And they turned out great, if I do say so myself! Hanky Pank ate these up and I may have had one (or two) myself.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup apple puree
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat griddle or pan over medium-high heat.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add greek yogurt, 1/2 cup water, apple puree, and egg. Stir until just combined.
- Pour 1/8 to 1/4 cup onto lightly greased griddle or pan. Cook until edges begin to brown and bubbles form on top. Flip and cook until golden brown.
Store for 3 days in refrigerator or 3 months in freezer.
Make oat flour by placing 1 cup quick cooking steel-cut oats in food processor or blender and pulse until powder consistency.
Make apple puree by using recipe apple puree.
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