I think the most asked question you guys are asking me right now is what are you feeding Luke?! I will happily share, friends! Both of my kids started solids around the 5 month mark. They both started with purees (I think kabocha squash was first on the list for both) and then, rather quickly, moved into finger foods. I had no idea what the term “babyled weaning” was with Grayson. It just felt natural for both of us to move past purees around the time he was seven months old. I remember making spaghetti, minestrone and pot roast, and just letting him go at it. It was SO fun and SO messy.
When Luke started flat out refusing purees (especially the spoon – he WILL NOT be spoon fed!) around the time he was six and a half month old, I started researching actual babyled weaning ideas and foods. He was so much happier when I just put bits of whatever we were eating right on his high chair tray and, I’ll be honest, it was way easier for me, too, because I didn’t have to sit and spoon feed him purees. When you have multiple kids, every second counts! Dinnertime is much easier now that I have both kids at the table happily eating the same meal.
Luke is such a good eater, already. He loves EVERYTHING. It’s so much fun. And you guys already know what kind of eater Grayson is. 😉 Let’s just say his favorite food is smoked salmon.
Anyway, this pancake recipe is one that I make all the time because everyone in our house enjoys them! They also freeze beautifully so I will often make a double or even triple batch if I have time. This was one of the first finger foods I gave to Luke and they have always been a hit. I love that I can just whip up a batch easily in my blender! I often times top these with homemade jam, fresh fruit or almond butter and raw honey (for Grayson, not Luke yet).
I hope you guys love these as much as we do. They are gluten-free, high protein and a great snack option to stash in your diaper bag for trips to the park. I think this ties with sweet potato fries for my kids’ current favorite snack. 🙂 Also, obviously they are great for adults, too!
- 2 whole bananas
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 5 whole eggs
- 1.5 cups rolled oats gluten-free
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Cook pancakes on an oiled skillet until cooked on each side. Serve with maple syrup, jam, fresh fruit or peanut butter.