Finger Foods For Baby – Apple pancakes

As a Dietitian I was very excited to start my little one on solid food. Ross brought home the Baby Bullet and I had all my recipes ready to make home made baby food mush…I was all prepared for a happy experience…except that isn’t how it went down.

My little one had a different plan. She didn’t want to have anything to do with baby mush. She wanted solid food. I fought with her for awhile, trying to get her to eat her mush…(I mean, so hardly had any teeth), and then I finally gave up and gave her a chunk of what I was eating…and ta-DA, that seemed to work. Even though she only had her bottom teeth in, she was much happier eating solid food (over whatever I put through the baby bullet).

So here is my list of solid foods that I gave her that she was able to gum on her own…without too much choking.

  • Raw apple chunks
  • Strawberries
  • Lentils
  • Cooked egg yolks
  • Banana (but constipated her)
  • Sweet potato, sweet potato fries
  • Cooked zucchini
  • Mango’s ++loves
  • Black beans
  • Raspberries (way too messy)
  • Blue berries (I find uneaten ones in her diaper. I think she hide them there)
  • Cooked pasta chunks with tomato sauce
  • Cottage cheese
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Steamed frozen peas and carrots
  • All types of cheese

*She also loves these Pancakes that I make her:

 Apple pancakes

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk 3% or formula
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 apple, grated

Make It

WHISK all ingredients except apples in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in apples.

LADLE batter onto hot griddle or into hot skillet sprayed with cooking spray, using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook on medium heat until bubbles begin to form on tops, then turn to brown other sides.


About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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One Response to Finger Foods For Baby – Apple pancakes

  1. Dacey Son says:

    Susan this is yummy!! I am bit doubtful if baking powder will be less good, do we try flat seed [many people use flat seed as yeast component]

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