Having a 13 month old in the family, we decided it was time to start posting some inspirations on how to make your own baby and kids foods.
It is easy to get tempted by the many beautifully marketed baby and kids brands offered in supermarkets. And granted, they are incredibly convenient. However, they’re not fresh.
To start our Kids and Baby section we have decided to share our own easy, peasy recipe for apple and prune baby pancakes with you. These pancakes are sugar, egg and dairy free and last for about a week in an airtight container. They are soft, nutritious and healthy and went down an absolute treat with our test babies.
The recommended age is from about 10 months. Most importantly the baby should be confident with chewing and always supervised while eating.
makes around 12-15 pancakes
- 125g fine oatmeal/ ground oats
- 80g buckwheat flour
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted) and some more for frying
- 2 apples
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup or about 10 prunes
- 50ml water
How it’s done
Start by peeling and coring your apples. Chop them roughly. In a small saucepan, add the apples, prunes, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and water. Put on a lid and gently simmer on medium heat until the apples and prunes are soft. If you want you can add more or less ginger and cinnamon. Using a hand blender or mouli, make the mix into a puree. Set aside.
In a bowl, add the fine oatmeal/ground oats, buckwheat flour and melted coconut oil. Mix until well combined, then add the apple-prune puree, stir until well incorporated. The mix will be quite thick and sticky.
With wet hands, form the dough into approximately 5 cm in diameter and 1cm thick round pancakes. Heat some coconut oil in a frying pan and on medium heat, fry each side for around 2-3 minutes.
Leave them to cool before serving them. If your baby isn’t used to finger foods, you can feed small bits to them until they are confident to feed themselves.
We would love to see your creations. Just post them on Instagram with #thevitalsisterscreations