Raise your hand if you have trouble getting your little one to eat vegetables. Atlas will eat stand-alone vegetables about 90% of the time, but he is guaranteed to eat them if I’m able to hide them inside of something else. That’s why I love hidden-veggie recipes.
Before I started Baby Led Weaning, I made homemade baby food purees. One of my favorite purees to make was green peas, because it was so quick. Atlas loved them…or so I thought. Once I introduced foods like applesauce, carrots, and bananas, he wanted nothing to do with the peas! Then when we started baby lead weaning, I was afraid that he would try to swallow them whole. Incorporating them into another food was going to be the only way, and thus, the pea pancake was born.
These pea pancakes are super easy to make because you just throw everything into the blender. They are also great because you can make a whole batch and then freeze them for a quick breakfast. And did I mention that they’re sugar free? *Queue DJ Khalid – All I Do Is Win*
- 1 ¼ cup milk of choice
- ½ of a banana
- 1/3 cup peas
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cup flour
- Add ingredients to blender in the order listed above
- Blend until smooth (do not overmix)
- Heat pan to medium low and add a little coconut oil to prevent sticking
- Cook pancakes for 4-6 minutes and then flip. This is a thick batter. It takes longer to cook and does not bubble as much as typical pancake batter.
- Cook 3-4 minutes longer, then remove from pan
- Serve to baby once pancakes are cooled