Dexter turns six months old at the end of this week and it’s finally time to start a bit of Baby Led Weaning.
I’ve wanted to do this with Dexter from the get go, but I succumbed at 22 weeks and started with a few purées. I had read that once purées were introduced that finger food was no longer a possibility. Thankfully, I know my own baby and could see he was still interested in feeding himself. I’ve offered a few bits of soft fruit and veg for him to grab as a snack but today was the first time I properly made something to offer as a meal.
These pancakes are so easy to make and you only need two ingredients!
Take one banana and mash it up with a fork. The riper the banana,the better. Of course you can use a food processor/blender to save time but to be honest I’d rather spend the extra time mashing than cleaning up the blender.
Crack an egg into the blended banana and whisk with the fork. Keep whisking until the mixture becomes frothy and batter-like.
That’s it! Your batter is ready. I then heated some coconut oil in a frying pan and added a tablespoon of mixture for each pancake I wanted to make. (You can use butter, margerine or other oil instead of coconut oil)
I let the pancakes fry for around two minutes before flipping. You can see when they’re ready to be flipped because they start browning at the edges. (The hob was on 6/9)
I then served them on a plate ready for Dex once they were cool enough. These fab Munchkin White Hot plates tell me when the food it too hot.
I put them on Dexter’s tray two at a time so as not to overface him. I ate one pancake to show him how to do it.
He absolutely adored them! A few bits ended up on the floor as he got to grips with picking them up but that’s a given with BLW. I was actually surprised with how much he actually managed to eat. The pancakes were soft enough for him to gum and ‘chew’ off smaller pieces.
You can also drop extra fruit into the batter once you’ve made it – squashed blueberries, raspberries, raisins, anything goes.
Let me know if you try it with your baby and how you get on! I’m off to sweep the floor ready for our next meal at 5pm.