When Zaza was a few months old, Lindsay sent me a message about this pancake recipe, and now Zaza eats them at least once a week. They are delicious, nutritious and light – I make them, Michael makes them, and Zaza the nanny makes them.
Anyway, the Lindsay pancake recipe is our way, so I couldn’t be more excited to be here today to share it with all of you.
Let’s get to that right away.
Hello, TSC readers! He’s from Lindsay Weeknight Bite, back with part II of our Baby Feeding series! If you haven’t read it yet, be sure to catch up Part I, which contains all my tips for starting to introduce solids and how to make it a fun procedure for both you and your baby! I am now here to share one of my favorite recipes approved by babies, pancakes with banana eggs.
Lauryn and I are definitely on the same page when it comes to recipes – they have to be super fast, easy and healthy. And if you are a new mom, you know how precious any spare second is, so the simpler and more efficient it is, the better! These pancakes are all of the above and seriously so delicious that you too will want something extra for yourself.
As I mentioned in First part, Son of Noah, I first started with puree and puree food, just because it made him feel most comfortable. When it seemed more ready for finger food, the first food I really wanted to try was eggs.
They are full of healthy fats and proteins and tons of important nutrients like choline which is crucial for their brain development. It is also important that the first food enters the diet to reduce the risk of developing an egg allergy (one of the most common allergens).
It was so clear to me that I was all dealing with his eggs … the only problem was that he didn’t like them, like at all. I tried them all the time and realized I had to come up with another way to introduce them into his diet. Enter these pancakes!
When I first made them, Noah tired them out so quickly, I swore he had to feed them to our dog, Penny. They immediately became our breakfast, and even now at 19 months, they are his absolute favorites. I do some variations a few days a week!
The basis of the recipe is simple: 1 mashed banana + 2 scrambled eggs. That’s it! From there you can add anything you want to it – I love to add chia seeds,, flaxseed,, hemp seed, different spices like cinnamon or nutmeg,, almond butter or peanut butter, or insertion blender with a little spinach (Lauryn / Zaza-in-way method!).
I feel like I can’t even call this a recipe because it’s so simple, but here it is. Be sure to try them out with your pieces and let us know how they like them!
Pancakes with banana eggs:
+ 1 banana
+ 2 eggs
Additives: spices, nut butter, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, hemp seed spinach … get creative!
Make 6-7 pancakes, depending on how many you make
Ash Mash the banana in a bowl and whisk the eggs until smooth. Stir in any add-ons you want. If you want to add spinach, just put all the ingredients in a blender and mix.
♡ Spoon the dough pan. A little tip on how to make pancakes thicker and softer: when the dough starts to shrink, add another small spoon in the middle before turning to make the pancakes a little higher. Then turn over and cook for about a minute on the other side.
♡ Serve! (Initially, when Noah was about 6 or 7 months old, I cut them into strips or tiny pieces so it was easy to pick up. Now I’ve just halved them and he’s ready to go!)
Want to take a step-by-step look at these pancakes? You can check it out in my most interesting Baby Bites stories here!!
Be sure to mark @weeknightbite when you try this! I can’t wait to see how much you love these sweets! And follow Part III of our series, where we share all of our favorite baby feeding products.
Zaza literally loves these pancakes. And like Lindsay said, they’re fast, easy and healthy, just the way we like them.
Oh, and if eggs are on your grocery list, check Pete & Gerry’s eggs are my favorite. These are free-range eggs, all organic from small family farms, and you can get them all over the country.
+ look at everything health benefits of eggs here.
++ range this post to find out about the best pan ever.