These *NEW AND IMPROVED* baby led weaning baby cereal protein pancakes are packed with iron and make the perfect healthy breakfast for babies, toddlers and kids.
In the competition between team sweet breakfast and team savoury, my son, like his mama, is 100% team sweet. I like to think that he likes my homemade pancake creations, but it also might be because he likes throwing them like a frisbee. Either way, I’m making more pancake creations like this baby led weaning baby cereal protein pancakes.
These baby cereal protein pancakes have been my go-to lately for those busy mornings (basically every morning) because they’re freezer friendly and I can pull them out whenever Baby E has a hankering for a stack.
How to Make These Baby Cereal Protein Pancakes
These pancakes can be made in a food processor so they’re crazy fast to put together. Process all the ingredients, then stir in the blueberries and fire up the stove. I use butter and coconut oil over medium heat to cook the pancakes on both sides until golden brown.
What Makes These Pancakes high in protein?
These baby pancakes use one of my favourite high protein foods: cottage cheese! The cottage cheese adds a nice creamy texture and a fluffy like consistency, plus 17 g of protein per half cup.
What Makes These Baby Pancakes High in Iron?
These pancakes have a few high iron foods like quick cooking oats, iron fortified infant cereal and eggs to make sure your little one is getting all the nutrition they need!
What if you can’t find low sodium cottage cheese?
Yes, we want to limit the sodium in baby’s diet, but the amount in this recipe spread between all these pancakes even using regular cottage cheese is really not a huge deal. If you’re worried, you can also give your cottage cheese a little rinse in a colander before you puree it and add it to the recipe.
How do you freeze these pancakes?
I recommend placing each pancake onto a baking sheet and then transferring the sheet to the freezer for 1 hour. Then you can place all the pancakes together in a freezer bag to freeze for up to 3 months.
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BLW Baby Cereal Protein Pancakes
These baby led weaning baby cereal protein pancakes are packed with iron and make the perfect healthy breakfast for babies, toddlers and kids.
- Â¾ cup quick cooking oats
- Â¾ cup low sodium cottage cheese
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana
- 1 cup iron-fortified infant cereal
- 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 5 omega 3 eggs
- 2 Â½ tsp baking powder
- Â¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- Butter or coconut oil (for cooking)
- Transfer the oats to a food processor and process until it reaches a flour-like consistency. Add the cottage cheese and banana and puree until smooth. Add the infant cereal, peanut butter, eggs, baking powder and cinnamon and puree just until it comes together and looks smooth.
- Stir in the blueberries.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high and add the butter or coconut oil. Spoon out 2 tablespoon pancakes and cook on both sides until golden brown. Allow to cool before freezing or transferring extras to the fridge.
Updated on July 1st, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.