Scotch pancakes are great for little ones, especially when they are just starting out. They’re easy to hold and even easier to chew so I’ve often made them for Seth. Plus D loves them as well.
Recently, Seth went through a phase of avoiding his greens which was annoying me. It’s fine really, he can eat what he wants and I’m kind of pleased to see that he recognises food enough to make a choice but I didn’t want to just stop giving them to him. I came across a recipe on a fab American website called Weelicious for green pancakes, that contains banana (a perennial favourite of Seth’s) and spinach (a win for the green-loving mama). The site is a mine of amazing recipes for children and families so I frequent it a lot. When these were posted on her Instagram feed, I thought they’d be ideal.
I make a batch of 16-20 out of this and freeze in portions of 3 or 4 in freezer bags. They are ideal for whipping out quickly if you can’t work out what to do for lunch or taking out and about in case there’s an impromptu picnic (yes, it has happened even though that sounds dreadfully middle-classed!). Seth absolutely loves them – not that you’d know that from this picture
I made some changes to the recipe slightly, to make it suitable for a baby under 1.
- 1.5 cups of plain flour
- 2tsp baking powder
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cups of almond milk
- 1/2 tbsps maple syrup
- 1tbsps vegetable oil
- 1 mashed banana
- 1 cup packed spinach
- Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
- Place the remaining ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and combine.
- Heat a large pan and add oil.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the mixture and cook for around 2 minutes, or until the edges firm up and the top begins to bubble. Flip and repeat.
Serve when cool enough for your baby to eat or leave to cool completely and heat for 10 minutes in an oven at 300f or GM2.
Any suggestions for other flavours? I was thinking that maybe mango and beetroot might be good? They are favourite flavours of Seth’s…