Little E has been a champion eater since we started solids at the 6 month mark but I am always looking for ways to ensure that he is getting everything he needs. He is a vegan baby so I have to be aware that he is always getting enough protein, iron, calcium etc, from non-animal sources. For me this is easy, for him I sometimes find it challenging - not to get the food into him but to keep it interesting and not to offer the same meal every single day.
Pancakes are our go-to in the AM and today I tried to mix it up a bit. This has been my standard recipe for a while now (http://www.colourfulpalate.com/2011/06/22/vegan-banana-oatmeal-pancakes/) and as you can see its super simple. I've done an apple cinnamon version, a pumpkin spice version and a pear version and those went over super well, so I decided to be a bit adventurous today.
Since we ventured into peanut butter yesterday I thought a Peanut Butter Banana version may work well. And for an added UMPH, I tossed in some quinoa. And I was not wrong. LOL - E gobbled up 4 full sized cakes, in addition to an entire banana and 1/2 a pear. This boy has an appetite!
Quinoa Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pancakes
- 1/4 cup toasted quinoa
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 cup water
- In blender (I use my Nutribullet) blend together quinoa, oats, flour and baking powder
- Place dry mix into large mixing bowl
- Again in blender, combine banana, peanut butter, milk and water
- Add wet mix to dry and stir until combined
- If you find you mix is too thick add a tbsp of water until your desired consistency is reached
- Cook up and enjoy!
Each one of these bad boys packs in:
- 70 calories
- 3g protein
- 10g carbs
- 3g fat
- 4g iron
- 2g sugar