When Dustin was 6 months old we started the fun stage of solid foods. I actually loved this stage with both my children. It was so much fun making their food and trying new things. Obviously, with my daughter I had a little more time to commit to this. With Dustin I needed something quick and nutritious for those moments when I was trying to get everyone's supper on the table.
So someone suggested pancakes. I found this recipe for Sweet Potato Pancakes. It was actually published by Health Canada. The recipe originally called for salt and margarine but I did not add these ingredients.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
3/4 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups 2% milk
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1. In a large bowl combine sweet potato and egg whites. Stir in milk.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir into the sweet potato mixture.
3. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium/high heat. Pour on batter to desired size of pancake. Once pancake starts to bubble, flip.
OPTIONS: Pancakes are so versatile. I made 4 different kinds. Blueberry, plain sweet potato, fish and pork. For the fish and pork I still had some "pureed" cubes leftover from when Dustin had just started solid foods. I separated some of the batter and just stirred in the fish and pork (previously cooked) and cooked the pancakes as I did the others. You could also add other pureed/mashed vegetables like cauliflower or butternut squash-whatever your little one likes.
STORAGE: Lay the cooked pancakes out on baking sheets and put in freezer overnight. Store in freezer in glass or plastic containers and just throw in the toaster when ready to serve.
Dustin just ate these up. They were great for when he was demanding supper at 5:00 but I hadn't even started cooking yet.
|And here he is-Dustin Graham. Going in for a handful of freshly made pancakes!|