Pancakes for babies

Since today is Shrove Tuesday, I thought I would share a favorite recipe that both myself, my husband and our 10 month old baby love. I have tried traditional pancakes with my baby but I find that she is a lot more confident eating these Scotch pancakes. They are very simple to make, they freeze well (and only take minutes to defrost and warm in a microwave) and there are many different options for flavouring them. I’ve made fruit ones (using frozen berries or stewed apples), plain ones and savoury ones with grated cheese added but you could add pretty much anything you wanted. I give them to my baby as part of her meals and occasionally as a snack.

IMG_8367Scotch pancakes (makes 8-10 pancakes)

130g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten
150ml full fat milk

  • In a bowl mix the flour and baking powder together.
  • Add the egg and half the milk and whisk together.
  • Continue adding the milk whilst whisking to create a smooth batter.
  • At this point you could stir in a couple of tablespoons of extras such as grated cheese or fruit. If you use frozen berries and add some of the juice to the mix, you may need to add a little more flour at this point to get the mixture back to the consistency it was before adding the extras.
  • Heat a non stick frying pan over a medium heat with a thin layer of oil or butter.
  • Once the pan is hot add a small ladle of batter (it should spread to about 10cm).
  • Cook for a few minutes until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges are set.
  • Flip the pancake over and cook on the other side.
  • If you have a big frying pan you should be able to do about 3 pancakes at once.

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