We love a good pancake.Delicious, easy to make, and usually a hit with the whole family, pancakes are also brilliant for baby-led weaning and little toddler hands too. We thought we'd try out two pancake ideas for toddlers, that little ones will love. For both, you'll need to start with a basic pancake.
Basic pancake recipe
1 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1 tbsp oil, plus extra for the frying pan
Method:Mix the flour into a bowl and mix in the egg, milk and a pinch of salt. Whisk to a smooth batter. Over a medium heat, carefully wipe a skillet with some oiled paper towel. Spoon in enough of the batter to cover the pan and make a thin pancake. Cook for 1 minute on each side and keep them warm in a low oven.
Basic pancakes Chocolate spread (eg Nutella)
Strawberry Red Vines
- Chop up your fruit - get your little one to help with their toddler knife!
- Spread a thin layer of chocolate spread onto half of the pancake.
- Fold into a half, and then into a quarter.
- Lay out the chopped fruit to make ears, eyes and a nose for the mouse, and arrange some slices of Red Vines to look like whiskers.
Rainbow caterpillar pancakes
You'll need:Basic pancakes Passata Carrot Yellow pepper Broccoli
- Spread a thin layer of passata vertically on one third of the pancake.
- Lay out carrots in a line downwards, and repeat with the pepper and broccoli until around half of the pancake is covered.
- Roll the pancake like a sausage so that the contents are contained, and cut into small pieces to make a caterpillar shape.