- Nuts (more on that later)
He rattled off a list.
Hubby was saying that was what Asher said in one of their conversations. I was impressed. Not just that he can remembers all those food items but he was able to understand the question and rattled off foods that he does get excited when they are given to him.
Pancakes are his current thing. We make pancakes mini size. My understanding is that they are similar except pikelets are thicker. Of course since we do not have flour in our pantry, we use coconut flour. After some experimentation, I like this ratio of coconut flour and eggs best.
For some reason, Asher does not like nut butter. A pity because I LOVE THEM. I think it is the sticky feel that he isn’t a fan of. He has also grown to like nuts which is a big horror to me after reading and knowing that whole nuts are a no no to kids due to it being a possible choking hazard. It reinforces how he copies our eating habits as he knows I always have a small box of nuts in my handbag!
One of my ways of getting some great protein into him is using nut butter in pancakes. In my pantry we have jars of nut butters. Cashew, almond, ABC and dare I saw it… peanut. Yes peanut is a legume and it is not “paleo” but we love it and believe that we can have some of it if it sits ok with us. We do choose a brand without any other ingredients.
I love these pancakes because I can make a big batch and fridge or freeze them. On my work day mornings, Asher will eat them without a fuss and they are easy to re heat. On some Fridays or Mondays, we make them together. He loves whisking the eggs and seeing me our the batter into the pan. An activity that 1) helps him to learn cooking/measuring/counting, 2) bonding between us, 3) he eats it, 4) less fuss on work mornings!
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp of arrowroot flour
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup of almond milk (use the water from coconut milk or cows milk if nut free)
- 1 tbsp of nut butter (use tahini or coconut butter if nut free)
- 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
- 1/4 lemon juiced
- 1/2 cup blueberries or more*
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- Whisk eggs, milk, honey, vanilla and lemon juice together. Warm nut butter if needed till it becomes runny and whisk it in.
- Pour wet to dry ingredients and fold. Add in your blueberries.
- Heat pan (I use a crepe pan) with some coconut oil and drop tbsp of mixture to the pan. Turn when bubbles are formed.
- Mix it up! I have made it plain or even with some chopped strawberries.