This is SUPER easy to make and it is quite possible you could make it without purchasing anything. I made this with stuff that was already in my pantry. Great for baby led weaning and they freeze well. Kiddo LOVES these! Honestly I kind of do too.
Makes around 16 decent sized pikelets.
1/2 cup wholemeal flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 mashed overripe banana 1/2 cup oat milk 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Add dry ingredients to beaten egg and combine.
Add oat milk, cinnamon and vanilla and combine.
Add mashed banana and mix well.
Heat a fry pan on medium heat, add a small amount of butter, or spray to prevent sticking then add spoonfuls of batter. When bubbles start to appear flip to cook the other side.
If you want a runnier consistency you can add more milk.
If you are not lactose intolerant then you can use normal milk rather than oat milk.
I served these strait up to kiddo. I also put them with strawberries and am planning to use them to introduce her to peanut butter.
These freeze well so in future I will likely make double batches (not going to lie I have stolen a few as well haha).
I have been experimenting with Oat fruit bars/slice suitable for baby led weaning for my 8 month old who is lactose intolerant. We are trying to build up her tolerance a little by including very small amounts of lactose in her diet, but let’s be real, many of these types of things have dairy. So here’s one I have messed around with that made up a LOT of slice, she LOVES it!!! It also freezes great and I like it with a coffee or tea too, so bonus!
3 cups of rolled oats 1 cup wholemeal flour 1 1/4 cup A2 milk 1 1/4 cup oat milk 2 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup of finely chopped dried prunes 3/4 cup of finely chopped dried apricots 1 mashed overripe banana 1 grated granny smith apple 2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced oven). Grease a slice tin – I use two medium sized ones as this is what I have.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Pour into slice tins. Bake in oven for around 45mins. You can check it’s done when it is firm and springs back to touch.
Once it has cooled you can cut and serve.
This makes a LOT. I wanted this so I could cut into baby sized pieces and freeze. If you want a more normal sized amount you could halve everything, but I also did not want to waste half an apple and banana.
I used prunes and apricots, but you could replace these with any dried fruit.
My goodness life has changed. It has been a LONG time since I wrote here. Not because I didn’t want to. Life just got very crazy and my focus shifted drastically during this time.
Health journey wise I lost 48kgs and travelled overseas and was living my very best life. Every kg I lost was hard worked for. There were many reasons I wanted to undertake this health journey. One of these was to give us the very best chance of having a child. We had 4 embryos frozen and the plan was to wait until we felt my body was in the best shape (and we had saved enough) and then go back in for IVF again.
Well….. long story short… we found out last October that I was pregnant… suprise!!!
Much joy, worry, excitement, fear, etc. ensued. What can I say after 8 years of infertility and then being pregnant in the middle of a pandemic I was a barrel of emotions hahaha.
Little Miss C came into the world in May and she is perfect. I couldn’t believe it. So many joyful tears you guys. We had some initial issues with feeding which is a story I will save for another day, but generally she has just been a joy. She surprises us everyday and I still can’t believe how lucky we are.
I have missed writing here and now as I continue on my life journey as a Mum, wife, health and knowledge seeker I really wanted to get back here.
Can’t wait to share and to catch up with you all!!!