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Friday, February 20, 2015

Jax's Banana Pancakes

     I made all of Jax's food when he was a baby.  If it could be steamed or boiled and blended, we tried it.  I am sure none of you care too much about the weird concoctions he ate. But, this recipe is something that has broader appeal.
   Jax loved finger foods from an early age.  He enjoyed the independence of being able to feed himself.  I saw a recipe on Pinterest that was for two ingredient pancakes.  Just bananas and eggs.  A perfect food for a wee one that is just learning to eat with his fingers.  Over time I tweaked them a bit to give them a little more texture and flavor.  It felt good to give him a treat that was also healthy for him. They are sweet and tasty with no flour and no added sugar.
  I made a batch of these every other day for months!  He had them for breakfast here and took them to daycare for snacks.  Adults love them too, but they are a great baby and toddler food for sure.

Jax's Banana Pancakes


1 large ripe banana
2 eggs
1/8 cup old fashioned or instant oatmeal (I usually just get a small handfull)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Oil for pan (I use olive or coconut, but you could use your favorite)

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl. 
  2. Add the eggs and mix until mostly smooth.
  3. Throw in the oatmeal and cinnamon and stir to combine
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet.  Drop batter a tablespoon or so at a time onto skillet.  
  5. Once pancakes are mostly set and starting to brown, flip and cook on the other side for 30 seconds or so, or until browned.  
  6. Remove from pan and serve.
The key here is to make them small, big pancakes won't stay together. It was fun to make these for Jax again, we haven't had them for a little while.  He gobbled them up!

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