We've been spending a lot of time in the kitchen coming up with recipes that are both adult and baby satisfying. As I've mentioned in a previous post, Remy has essentially eaten the same meals as us since he was six months old, only with fewer ingredients and pureed when necessary. Now that he's 10 months old and a huge lover of all food, particularly finger foods he can feed to himself, I've been testing various healthy, wholesome recipes for our family - some yummy, some not so much;). I'm happy to share one of our favorites with you today: oat bran banana pancakes. They've become a staple to make once a week, and the best thing about them (besides the fact that all of us love them!) is that you can double the batch and freeze leftovers for mornings when you don't have time to make the batter. I've adapted the following from this recipe.
INGREDIENTS 1 cup oat bran (uncooked) 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1-2 bananas (mashed) 1 cup whole milk 1 farm fresh egg butter
INSTRUCTIONS - Sift and combine dry ingredients into a bowl - Combine milk, egg and mashed bananas in a separate bowl - Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, stirring until just combined - Heat skillet over medium heat, adding a small slice of butter and allowing to melt - Spoon heaping portion onto heated skillet (depending on the size of pancake you'd like; I made four at a time) - Allow pancakes to cook 3-4 minutes, or until you see the sides bubbling; turn and cook for 2-3 minutes longer until golden brown - Serve warm: for adults, add a bit of powdered sugar and fresh strawberries, or whatever fruit is in season; for little ones , break into bite sized pieces, or however you feel most comfortable serving your little one Delightful breakfast for us all! If you decide to double the batch and freeze, simply place cooked pancakes on a pan covered with a layer of parchment paper. Place in freezer for a few hours, or until pancakes are frozen to touch, and store in a airtight container. To reheat, I place the frozen pancakes in our toaster oven for a few minutes. Quick, easy, healthy...Enjoy!