Itsy-bitsy, baby-friendly, whole-wheat, egg-yolk-only baby cereal pancakes

After my success with making baby smoothies, I got all excited and wanted to find new foods for Baby Boy — so mealtimes would be less frustrating for both of us.

I found a recipe on the internet months ago for “Baby Pancakes,” but I ended up simplifying it, because I didn’t have barley and other strange things. Then I held off on making them until I felt Baby Boy could better handle the chewing gumming and swallowing. I have a horrible fear of choking.

Bitsy Baby Pancakes
(Makes two dozen mini-pancakes)

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup baby cereal
  • 1 cup breast milk or formula
  • 1/2 cup mashed fruit
  • 1 tbsp melted margarine
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Apple juice

Mix everything (except the apple juice) together, and then slowly add apple juice while stirring until it looks like regular pancake batter. I had to add about a cup, I think, before the batter was runny enough. Then you just pour little circles and cook them like regular pancakes (I used an electric griddle set to 375F).

The pancakes seemed a little dense, but overall looked and tasted OK. I spread them out on plates and stuck them in the freezer, then transfered them to a big ziplock baggie for freezing.

When Baby Boy woke up from his nap the other day, I was ready for him. I spread some butter on a pancake, cut it into TINY pieces (see above: horrible fear of choking), and added a few tiny drops of maple syrup (we are Canadian).

He freaking LOVED it. He kept picking up the pieces in his chubby little fingers and stuffing them into his mouth. He was eating a real lunch (well, brunch). He ate almost every piece, and drank a smoothie. I am the best mother evahhhhhhh.

It is very exciting, this making-food-your-child-actually-likes thing. Making purees was fun for me, but he always made such horrible faces that it was not entirely rewarding.

I was so happy that I gave him a big kiss … and he smelled like maple syrup. Um … don’t judge.

So what do you think?

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