It seems like my Daughter went from an infant to a toddler over-night! For only a short time I spoon-fed her pureed baby food without her grabbing the spoon wanting to feed herself, and then before I knew it, preferred finger foods. She has the hugest smile every time she feeds herself, so proud and such a big girl 🙂
Although I prefer homemade purees, I did purchase some Organic jarred purees for convenience and was left with a good amount that were unused including: apple, banana, sweet potato, pumpkin, pear, and combination flavors.
So what do we do with all that left-over baby food?
I decided to experiment using my favorite pancake recipe which usually includes apple or banana puree and subbed in all of the different flavors I had left over.
Here is the basic recipe:
-3/4 cup Oat Flour
-1 large Egg
-1 tsp Baking Powder
-1 mashed Banana or mini Apple Sauce cup
(These come out delicious on their own!)
* In place of a mashed banana or apple sauce, sub in a jar of baby food of any kind. Pear, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, & Mango all work great)
-Optional: add additional ingredients like Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Nut Butter, unsweetened Shredded Coconut or seasonings like Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice
-Add a little bit of water to get the right consistency
-Mix & cook like a pancake
I like to give my Daughter a mix of flavors and sneak in some extra nutrients so I love to add in shredded coconut, flax seed meal or almond butter. Combination purees also work great, including apple/strawberry/beets and banana/blueberry/greenbeans. The pancakes come out sweet and delicious. and it’s a great way to sneak in extra veggies too!
If you give this recipe a try, comment below!
Happy Eating XO