Pumpkin is a humble vegetable that is incredibly rich in vital antioxidants, and vitamins. Good for you, good for your baby too! I usually add pumpkin into my baby’s rice porridge, fritata or puree them alone. But the other day on a family get together weekend, my sister in law Hajar,(who rocks! making baby food) made pumpkin pancakes for her 11 months old son which is predictably shared with my forever hungry Aleya. She loved it! She made them with pumpkin puree, flour and raisins. Thanks for the great breakfast idea!
Anyways, I wanted to make some today and while searching for raisins in the cabinet (which is nowhere to be found) I found oatmeal instead. So why not add a little bit more nutrition in it? To get most of the benefits from a pumpkin puree, steam or bake them. Avoid boiling the flesh because most of the nutrition will drain out into the boiling water. Ok, bare in mind that this pancake is not as fluffy as the normal pancakes as there’s no levening agent included. They are soft and a little chewy; 7months above baby friendly.
Serves 1 hungry baby
- 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp oatmeal
- 1 1/2 tbsp wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp melted butter
- Enough water or milk to mix them into oatmeal porridge consistency. ( approx 3-4 tbsp)
- Optional : 1 tbsp chopped soaked raisins and dashes of cinnamon powder