Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Creative Cooking...for 10 month olds

I have always fancied myself as quite the cook. Since having the twins, our overall culinary experience has declined. I must admit, we have eaten more frozen pizza than we had in the previous 15 years of our married life. The focus shifted to the babies. We have avoided that scary jarred food and made all our own. Our boys have eaten every vegetable we can get our hands on. They have enjoyed a wide range of herbs and spices. Alas, we have hit a wall...the boys have decided that they have no interest in anything that comes off a spoon. They MUST, MUST, MUST feed themselves.

So this has lead to efforts to get them to eat things other than toast and cherrios and little pieces of diced up fruit. Today we tried something new - vegetable pancakes!

They were easy to make (bonus!), easy to travel (double bonus!), and the hat trick...they like them.

So the recipe:
  • 1/2 cup flour (AP or half and half AP/whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4-1/2 c. of water
  • 1/2 c. veggies (pureed, grated, etc.)
Mix together with the lesser amount of water. Add a bit more water to get the dough more like a thick pancake batter. Cook on griddle at a temp. a little lower than you would normally use.

The pancakes will be moist and it takes a little longer than a 'regular' pancake.

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