Fluffy American Pancakes for Baby and Me
The #1 favourite breakfast for my little man… pancakes. Not surprising because these are DELICIOUS! A soft, fluffy, light, baby friendly version of American pancakes, perfect from about 6 months (no sugar/ sweetener or salt). And I’m going to divulge ‘the trick’, why some pancakes end up being completely flat and others light and fluffy.
This recipe makes approximately 10 pancakes.
– 250g all-purpose flour (3dl or 1 1/4 cups)
– 1 tbsp baking powder
– (1/2 tsp salt optional, if your little one is >1 year old)
– 1 egg
– 2 tbsp vegetable oil
– 250ml milk/ coconut milk (2,5dl or 1 cup)
– Raspberries for serving
1. Stir together your dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Lightly whisk together the egg, vegetable oil and milk (or coconut milk) in a smaller bowl.
3. Tip the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir just until the flour is wet – you do not need to keep stirring until smooth, let it be lumpy.
4. And here’s THE TRICK: walk away! …that’s it… if you want FLUFFY pancakes this mix needs to stand for 20-30 minutes.
You won’t believe how long it took us to figure this out! The conversations about why why why one saturday they were fluffy and the next they weren’t. There have been theories about the quality of the water (since my Man has been making them at different locations, with different success rates), the humidity, our hight above sea level(!), what exact brand of flour we used. The best successes were always when we were making them for a crowd… because it took so long to fix everything else that the batter was just stood there waiting.
So what you need to do is make the batter first, then fix everything else you want to have out for breakfast, and lastly…
5. Put a couple of big spoonfuls into a dry non-stick pan on a medium heat (there’s already a little oil in the batter so no extra is needed in the pan), and when you see that bubbles are forming, and the edges are rolling up, turn them over. No harm at all in checking how the colour is coming along, or turning them an extra time.
6. When they have a nice (light brown) colour, take them out and either serve right away or just put them on a plate with another turned upside down on top of it to keep them warm, ready to serve when you’re ready.
We sometimes squash a raspberry or two onto the pancakes before cutting them up for our little guy. it up. Obviously the younger the baby the smaller the pieces you’ll need to cut. Maybe you’d rather have a little less mess, in that case there’s much less cleaning up needed after if you serve the pancakes and raspberries separately.
The pancakes are perfect to freeze, grab and go when you need a quick and easy snack (‘fika’ in Sweden) with you… That is if you don’t have older children eating up every last piece so there aren’t ever any left for the freezer.
We make these without salt for our little guy, absolutely nothing the rest of us notice in the exaltation of getting pancakes for breakfast!
You might notice in the background of one of these shots that my little man wasn’t entirely impressed that I was photographing his pancakes instead of letting him eat them!
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