1 Meal 3 Ways: Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

2014-04-12
  • Servings : 1 baby, 1 toddler, 2 adult
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

Breakfast can often be the meal that feels the most monotonous. Sometimes it’s nice to mix things up by surprising the kids with a batch of fresh pancakes. These blueberry ricotta pancakes are light, fluffy and delicious and you can substitute the blueberries for any seasonal fruit you like. A 1 meal 3 ways recipe that is made suitable for a baby, toddler and of course the adults too.

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Note: The following recipe may not be suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. There is a lot of conflicting information regarding the best time to introduce various foods to babies; it is always best to speak to your health professional first.

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ banana + ¼ extra banana for baby
  • ½ cup ricotta + 2 tbsp for baby
  • ½ cup milk + 1 tbsp breast milk or formula for baby
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp butter, to fry
  • Extra fruit: Strawberries, passion fruit, mango, and kiwi fruit.

Method

Step 1

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, ricotta, lemon juice, milk, vanilla and baking powder. Next, whisk in flour until batter combines. Add blueberries and banana, and gently mix to combine. -

Step 2

Heat a teaspoon of butter in a fry pan over medium heat. Dollop tablespoon amounts of batter and cook until small bubbles appear on the surface, then flip and cook until golden. -

Step 3

Serve pancakes with maple syrup and chopped seasonal fruit and use the ingredients to adapt the family meal for different developmental stages. -

Step 4

Baby: Combine two tablespoons ricotta, ¼ banana and 1-tablespoon breast milk or prepared formula. Stir until smooth. -

Step 5

Toddler: Serve mini or chopped pancakes as finger food, or topped with fresh fruit and a teaspoon of pure maple syrup.
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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Catherine on May 18, 2014

    Hi,
    I made these today but they were very flat and rubbery. Are they meant to be fluffy? Also are they freezable?
    Thanks

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  2. posted by Kristina on September 16, 2014

    I don’t have ricotta but would love to make these for tomorrows breakfast. Do you think I could use cream cheese instead?

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