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Monday, August 9, 2010

First Pancakes!

This is similar to the "Baby Omelette" recipe, but calls for more cereal to be added to create a batter.

First Pancakes
1 egg yolk
Oil or butter
1 Tbsp half and half (or breast milk, formula, milk, juice, water)
powdered baby cereal
cinnamon & nutmeg
(& mashed banana or pureed fruit to sweeten)

Whisk the egg and liquid with a fork. (optional: mix in mashed banana or pureed fruit to sweeten). Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg and whisk a bit more. Slowly add sprinkles of powdered baby cereal (rice, oatmeal, multigrain, etc.) an mix, until you get a "batter" consistency (thickened, but still liquid enough that it will pour out slowly). In medium hot pan, heat a bit of butter or oil (I used olive oil) and pour the batter in, forming one small pancake. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, then flip and cook 1-2 minutes more.  Cut up into bite-sized portions. Allow to cool and serve. A serving size for a baby under 1 year of age is 1/2 a pancake.

This smelled like french toast while it was cooking (yum), and William absolutely devoured it! He used the sign for "more" for the first time today because he was so motivated by this delicious food! (And we've been working on that sign for months.....).

On a side note: William now uses the following signs: nurse, eat, water, dog, down, "coldie" (our word for a cold teether), and he waves bye-bye.  He also has a very distinctive "I want it" grunt, and an "animal sound" grunt!  Not a bad expressive vocabulary for a just turned 9 month old! Yes, I am a proud mama today (and always).

Here is a photo of William when he was just about 1 month old.  It is absolutely amazing how much a baby changes in 9 months!

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