Pancakes are my favourite baby led weaning food! There is no other type of baby led weaning breakfast food you’ll find more recipes for on this blog. I just cannot get enough of how simple and delicious baby led weaning pancakes are! This pumpkin pancakes baby led weaning recipe is no different!
Pumpkin pancakes for babies are super simple to create, super healthy and best of all, you can enjoy some for your breakfast alongside baby too! Light, fluffy and best of all, packed with healthy ingredients – what more could you ask for!
Pumpkin for babies
As summer comes to an end and the cooler months start approaching, pumpkin becomes the ingredient on everyone’s minds. Whilst you enjoy a pumpkin spice latte at your local coffee shop, you may be wondering what the benefits could be of offering pumpkin to your baby.
Technically a fruit, pumpkins are planted between May and July and are ready to harvest in October – hence why they are very much associated with Halloween.
The health benefits of pumpkins are plentiful:
- Rich in antioxidants which enhances the immune system – very much needed during the cold autumn and winter months!
- Contains calcium and magnesium which help build strong teeth and bones
- Rich in phosphorus which is great for digestion and brain health
- Pumpkins contain tryptophan that helps the body produce serotonin. This amino acid helps induce calmness and drowsiness which could help your baby sleep better! (A huge reason to feed pumpkin errrryday!)
How do you make pumpkin puree?
Instead of throwing away all the contents of the pumpkins you picked at the pumpkin patch, save all the flesh for your baby’s pumpkin puree recipes! Pumpkin can be used in a multitude of baby led weaning recipes and creating the puree is so simple.
Read the full post on creating pumpkin puree here.
Are these baby led weaning pumpkin pancakes versatile?
Absolutely! Pancakes are one of the most versatile foods out there – which is why I love them so much! This recipe is super simple to keep things nice and easy for Mum and super healthy for baby.
- The milk can be switched out for any type of milk you or your baby uses – formula, breastmilk, almond milk, soya, coconut milk – whatever you need!
- The egg can be replaced with a flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed + 2 tbsp warm water mixed together until an egg-like consistency is formed) .
- You can add maple syrup, a spoonful of sugar or a tablespoon of honey for those who need a sweeter pancake (not recommended for babies).
- You can even replace the flour with a gluten-free option such as almond flour or use ground oats.
The options are endless!
What did Felix think of these baby led weaning pumpkin pancakes?
I made Felix three pancakes and he wolfed each and every single one down in a single sitting. I think that means he loved them!
My husband even gave them the thumbs up! Although I think he would have preferred a spoonful of sugar in his batter.
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- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp milk
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly until a batter is formed.
- Heat a frying pan on the hob and spray the pan with oil.
- Once the pan is hot, use a ladle to spoon in the batter: one ladle = one pancake.
- Leave to cook for around two minutes and then flip.
- Cook on the other side for a further 1-2 minutes.
- Stack on a plate and continue the process until all the batter is gone.
- Leave to cool before serving to baby.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g