Pumpkin Pancakes for Baby

As I said in his eight month update, Isaac eats a lot.  And now that he’s really good at grasping his food between his fingers, I like to give him different types of foods at each meal for variety… usually something semi-solid (small pieces of fruit/veggies for him to pinch up), purees, and sometimes juices. 

Usually breakfast involves oatmeal (I fine-grind organic steel cut oats and cook with water and/or formula) mixed with veggies, with fruit cut up on the side for him to grab.   The other day I decided to try something new, so I made some pumpkin pancakes using the same ingredients so that he could pick them up and eat them himself.  I think it’s safe to say they were a huge success. Winking smile

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Pumpkin Pancakes for Baby

[gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free]

[Ingredients]

  • 1/4 c finely ground oats [I use steel cut oats and fine-grind them, but you could grind regular oats or probably also use baby oatmeal cereal]
  • 1/3 c canned pumpkin
  • 1/4-1/2 c water or formula

Preheat a pan or skillet to medium-low.

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Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

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Pour 2’’ pancakes onto the pan and let them cook slowly (the raw oats will need a little time to absorb some liquid) and flip once the pancakes lose their shine. 

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Let cool and then unleash the babe! 

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You can freeze or refrigerate the leftovers and heat them quickly another day. 


Aloha Pumehana.
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2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pancakes for Baby

  1. Stacy says:

    Cuuuuuute! Don’t ever delete your blog so that I can look back at these when I eventually have children! I’m inspired to make grown-up pumpkin pancakes! Yummmmy!

  2. Susan says:

    I was psyched about this recipe because all I could find were ones with egg and tons of flour. I love the simplicity. Tried it with Multi-grain baby cereal: Fail. Used oats and worked perfectly. Thanks!

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