Making banana pancakes… yum.

IMG_3060In case you are wondering, yes I am listening to Jack Johnson right now… Is there any other way to write a post about banana pancakes? I think not!

After seeing several recipes for banana pancakes on Pinterest, I decided to whip up some of my own for the little guy. I used a buckwheat pancake mix and followed the directions on the back of the bag. I made one modification to help use up the baby food purees that the little man now refuses to eat, though. Instead of just water I added the pureed sweet potatoes that he now hates. They turned out great!

I tried two variations as well. In the first I put a little bit of batter in the pan, added a banana slice and then put a bit more batter over the bananaIMG_3063. In the second, I just dipped the banana slice into the batter and put it in the pan. The second method made much smaller pancakes and it made them harder to flip. In the future I will definitely stick with option 1!

What was the verdict? The little guy ate the majority of one of the larger pancakes this morning so I’d call it a success! I also liked that these were a little more healthy than a waffle or traditional pancake.


Recipe Rating: Weelicious Broccoli Cheese Patties

IMG_3044If Norman could type, I’d make him post this review himself but alas he isn’t quite able to do so yet. Baby bear is at the stage where he isn’t as into purees as he used to be but he also can’t always have what I’m having either. Since he only has two teeth we have to be somewhat selective on our food choices for him. Enter my Pinterest “Toddler Food” board and Weelicious.

IMG_3046These patties looked simple enough and contained ingredients I already had around the kitchen (score). You can see the delicious patties to the left. Yummy. If I had it to do over I would make them a little smaller and flatter but overall they turned out well.

I taste tested them and thought they tasted pretty darn good! The true test of course was to see if baby enjoyed them… YES! He devoured two patties at dinner and another two for lunch the next day. A resounding success! My overall Pinterest project rating for this recipe is 4 out of 5 pins!