Saturday, March 13, 2010

pancake breakfast

Cooking For Baby is this great, beautifully illustrated, cookbook I've been using for inspiration ever since I made Ben's first fruit purees at age 6 months. The recipes range from really basic to fairly exotic for a kid (chicken and mango quesedillas anyone?). I've been riffing on their recipe for pumpkin pancakes since Feb. 6 (Ben was almost 10 months old that first time). Now I'm using pear puree and it's like breakfast crack -- neither one of us can get enough. They're not necessarily the fluffiest (that honor goes to these pancakes) but they're delicious and relatively good for you -- at least IMHO.

Pear Pancakes
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or melted butter but if you've got rugrats underfoot it just seems like the path of least resistance is best)
1/4 cup pear puree (or pumpkin puree, I haven't tried apple yet but assume it works just as well)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir the dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder and brown sugar). In a separate bowl or measuring cup whisk together the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, oil, pear puree and vanilla). Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until everything is just mixed together. Preheat frying pan to medium heat, coat the bottom of the pan with a little oil or butter. Pour in batter and cook on one side until bubbles begin to pop on the surface. Flip and cook for about 2 minutes more on the other side.

1 comment:

  1. Btw, anyone who wants to come by for pancakes, I make 'em every Saturday morning!