No, I’m not really running behind today. I had inspiration and pretty much scrapped my original post that I had written this morning! I want to talk to you about feeding my son. It’s not easy to feed a growing boy, it’s not easy to try to figure out things that he likes or wants, but it is so much fun to help him grow a pallet.
Our pediatrician told us 4 months ago that we could start letting him taste things and nothing was out of the question (except honey, don’t give your baby honey). But I’ve really ran with that concept and most nights he eats what we eat. I have been told many different things about how I should not feed him like this, but honestly all of those people can shut their mouth, they aren’t our doctor.
His favorite foods include spicy sausage, eggs, bacon, and strawberries. He does not like salmon, after trying 3 times, he still looks at me like I’m trying to murder him with a piece of fish.
Today, I wanted to make him something different than our regular lunch, so I made a banana pancake and a blueberry and strawberry syrup. He ate 3.
Yes, I said 3. My little baby ate 3 freaking pancakes. I ate 2.
He loved it so much, I could have probably kept feeding him until he got sick, but after 3, I was like, dude I’m cutting you off.
He is so happy with himself after he eats, he thinks that he is the coolest person in the world. Like no one else can eat like him.
I’ve seen a lot of people who are scared to give their kids different foods, but honestly, I want him to love food. I have such a strained relationship with it, I don’t want him to ever have to go through that.
I thought I might share the recipe for the banana pancakes as well! It’s super easy and fluffy and yum!
Banana Pancakes with Berry Syrup
- 1 Cup all purpose flour
- 1 Tbs white sugar
- 2 Tbs baking powder
- 1 banana smashed (I pulsed it in a blender for a second)
- 1 egg beaten until soft peaks begin to form
- 1 Cup of milk
- 2 Tbs Coconut oil
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 6 ripe strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 Tbs corn syrup
- 1 tsp water
- 1 Tbs sugar
- Mix all of your dry ingredients
Mix the egg, milk, and banana for about 20 seconds
Add the coconut oil
Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients
Fold until completely mixed (It will be a little chunky because of the banana, but the coconut oil makes it light and fluffy)
Blend all syrup ingredients and then put on stove on low heat until pancakes are cooked. Make sure to keep stirring it throughout the process so it does not burn
In a medium pan on medium heat add olive oil
Add 1/4 cup of pancake mixture at a time
When the batter starts bubbling, that means it's time to flip
Repeat until all batter is gone
Easy as that. And kids freaking love it. You could serve it with more sweetness like whipped cream or just with some other kinds of fruit. This is definitely a 'summer' like dish. All the bright colors were amazing as well, I love cooking in colors!
Share this post with all of your friends, it's not just for kids, but adult love pancakes too, right? And sharing is caring!
Oh yeah, pin this recipe too, because people need to hear me! Or see me... or I guess the right word is read me. Whatever, just pin this! :P