Recipe: Whimsical Banana Pancakes

Recipe: Whimsical Banana Pancakes

Transform breakfast or snack time into a playful culinary adventure with our whimsical banana pancakes, perfect for the little hands and big imaginations at Little Makers. Let your toddler be the chef with this simple, nourishing recipe waiting for their personal touch!

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana – the spottier, the better!
  • 1 large egg – our binding star
  • A sprinkle of magic with optional extras, for example:
    • A spoonful of flax meal – for a nutty health boost
    • A pinch of soaked chia seeds – tiny specks of omega-3
    • A handful of berries – for bursts of joy and antioxidants

Method: A Journey of Tastes and Textures:

  1. Start by presenting the ripe banana to your little maker. Let them feel its texture before peeling and breaking it into a bowl. Now, the fun part – mashing! Watch as they turn the banana into a creamy delight.
  2. Crack the egg together, offering them the chance to pour it into the banana mash. Stirring is next, transforming two simple ingredients into a golden batter.
  3. Now, the canvas is set for creativity. Invite your child to choose from the 'sprinkle of magic' options. Will they pick the flax meal, creating a speckled masterpiece, or perhaps the chia seeds, which have swelled into tiny, jelly-like orbs?
  4. Berries can be the final flourish, each one adding a pop of colour and a burst of sweetness.
  5. Cook the pancakes in a pan until each side is golden brown. Remember, perfection isn't our goal; it's about the giggles and guesses as to when it's time to flip.
  6. Serve these pillowy pancakes with a dollop of almond or peanut butter, a swirl of yoghurt, or a scattering of fresh berries. Each topping is an opportunity for your little one to customise their plate, adding their own creativity.

Final Touches

Encourage your child to take pride in their creation, admiring the colours and shapes before diving into a taste test. Through this sensory-rich experience, they're not just making pancakes – they're making memories, learning about ingredients, and developing a positive relationship with food.

Bon appΓ©tit, little chefs! 🍌πŸ₯žβœ¨

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