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WHOLE GRAIN SWEET POTATO APPLE PANCAKES | 9 mos+|๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿ’ฉ

Updated: Apr 7


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Easy, nutritious, pancakes made with creamy sweet potato, healthy whole grains, and juicy apples make any morning better! These make a fabulous for babyโ€™s first bite and can be offered as a finger food for baby-led weaning. This recipe is great for babies starting solids and beyond!


DISCLAIMER: Each child has their own development timeline and specific needs. The content below is general information and for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional one-on-one advice. You are responsible for supervising your childโ€™s health and for evaluating the appropriateness of the information below for your child. Please consult your healthcare provider regarding support or advice for your child's well being and health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen here.


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What makes these sweet potato apple pancakes so good for your baby?

  • Apples store a variety of vitamins, including vitamin C which is crucial for a babyโ€™s growth and development because it aids in iron absorption. The carbohydrates in an apple are a great source of energy for a growing baby, and the polyphenols in the fruit help in digestive health.

  • Oats are a great source of two different types of fiber, which help keep baby's digestive tract going strong. Oats are also packed with antioxidants, manganese, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, and vitamin B1.

  • Sweet potatoes rank as one of the healthiest vegetables. They are filled with different macro and micronutrients, like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and carbohydrates. The orange-fleshed varieties are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for a babyโ€™s growth and vision.


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WHOLE GRAIN SWEET POTATO APPLE PANCAKES

Easy, nutritious, pancakes made with creamy sweet potato, healthy whole grains, and juicy apples make any morning better! These make a fabulous for babyโ€™s first bite and can be offered as a finger food for baby-led weaning.


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Course: Breakfast Prep: 15 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 8-10

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Ingredients

4 oz (1 cup) whole wheat flour

2 oz (1/2 cup) all purpose flour

3 tbsp rolled oats

2 1/2 oz (about 2/3 cup) wheat germ

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 large beaten eggs

16 fl oz (2 cups) milk (of your choice)

4 oz (1/2 cup) mashed, cooked sweet potato

1 apple, cored and chopped into bite sized pieces (or grated)

Little oil for cooking



Preparation Steps

1. Lightly steam the chopped apple or simmer it in very little water until tender. Reserve it. If using a grated apple you don't need to do this step.


2. Mix the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oats, wheat germ, baking powder and spices together in a bowl.


3. Place the sweet potato in a separate bowl and slowly stir in the milk. Add the eggs and mix it well.


4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until everything is just moist, then stir in the reserved apple.


5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and spoon in the mixture to form individual pancakes. This recipe produces a fairly thick mixtureโ€ฆ if you like yours to be runnier, then thin with a little more milk.

6. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden. Remove it from pan, then let it cool and serve. For babies 6+ months (without pincer grasp) offer a whole pancake or cut pancake into strips. For babies 9+ months (with pincer grasp) you may cut pancakes into small bite-sized pieces, like little squares.


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Notes


Suitable: for the whole family from 6 months old. But we recommend this dish to babies 9+ months in order to allow for time to rule out some possible food allergies or intolerance before you start offering preparations with several ingredients like this one.


Age up: If offering this recipe to an older child (2+ years) or an adult you may add a little sweetener like honey, sugar, or maple syrup. Keep in mind that it is recommended to avoid honey for babies under 12 months, and added sugar for children under 2.


Flavor up:

  • If you want to make these pancakes even more flavorful, try adding fresh or frozen berries (or other fruits of your choice) to the batter. This will make pancakes naturally sweeter and even more moist.

Boost nutrition:

  • Try adding a tablespoon of pulverized nuts or a tablespoon of seeds such as chia seeds, flaxseed, or hemp seeds. They will add texture, plant protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Make sure to rule out possible allergy to nuts before adding it to this recipe.

Involving your children:

  • Under 6+ months: have them watch you prepare; Show them how you combine all the ingredients. Tell them the names of the ingredients as you add them to help build baby's vocabulary.

  • 18+ months: have them watch you prepare; Show them how to and let them try to combine all the ingredients. Show them how to and let them try to measure the spices and other ingredients. Tell them the names of the ingredients as you add them to help build their vocabulary.


โ˜…Focus on offering single ingredient foods or very simple recipes (1-3 ingredients) at the early stages - the first 1-2 months of starting solids. You may offer more elaborated recipes on a more occasional basis for babies beginning to eat. This will help your baby get familiar with the natural taste of foods but still getting it "pimped-up" in recipes every once in a while. It will also allow you to expose your baby to a few different foods, and make it easier for you to rule out some possible food allergies or intolerance before you start offering preparations with several ingredients regularly.


โ˜…We like to leave the skin on the apple, but go ahead and peel it if you prefer.


โ˜…Baby's under 12 months should not drink cow's milk as a main beverage, but it's ok to use it in preparations you offer to baby.


โ˜…Pancakes are freezer friendly and freeze beautifully. Ensure the pancakes are wrapped in parchment paper and stored in a ziplock bag or shallow container.


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๐ŸŒˆ - this recipe contains colorful foods. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.


๐Ÿ”ฅ - this recipe contains high-calorie food. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.


๐Ÿณ - this recipe contains egg, a common food allergen. We recommend introducing potentially allergenic food on its own first for at least 2 times, before mixing with other foods. This makes it easier to recognize a reaction. You may offer this dish if your baby hasn't shown signs of allergy or intolerance to eggs.


๐Ÿ„ - this recipe contains dairy, a common food allergen. We recommend introducing potentially allergenic food on its own first for at least 2 times, before mixing with other foods. This makes it easier to recognize a reaction. You may offer this dish if your baby hasn't shown signs of allergy or intolerance to dairy.


๐Ÿ’ช- this recipe contains iron-rich food. We recommend including an iron-rich food at each meal.


๐Ÿ’ฉ - this recipe contains food that helps prevent or treat constipation.



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As always, discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider. This post and this site is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. The materials and services provided by this site are for informational purposes only.

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๐Ÿ”ฅ - this recipe contains high-calorie food. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.

๐Ÿ’ช - this recipe contains iron-rich food. We recommend including iron-rich food at each meal.

๐ŸŒˆ - this recipe contains colorful food. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.

๐Ÿฅ‡ - this recipe contains foods that are a great choice for baby's first food.

๐ŸŒฑ - this recipe is a great choice for plant-based babies.

๐Ÿ’ฉ - this recipe contains food that helps prevent or treat constipation.

๐Ÿฅœ - this recipe contains contains peanuts, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿณ - this recipe contains egg, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿ„ - this recipe contains cow's milk, a common food allergen.

๐ŸŒพ - this recipe contains contains wheat, a common food allergen.

โœณ๏ธ - this recipe contains contains soy, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿ’ฎ - this recipe contains sesame seed, a common food allergen.

๐ŸŒฐ - this recipe contains tree nuts, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿ  - this recipe contains fish, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿค - this recipe contains shellfish, a common food allergen.

โš ๏ธ - this recipe contains a common choking hazard. Make sure to follow age and preparation guidelines.

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