Making toddler meals can be a tiring process. I often find myself out of ideas for interesting and healthy foods, that are still easy to whip up. These oat banana toddler pancakes are now one of our go to breakfasts (with leftovers for snacks). Using a blender, like the Baby Bullet, helps turn raw oats into oat flour in a matter of seconds and opens up a world of new possibilities for healthier flours. I’ve tried to do it with a stick blender before and the results were pretty bleak! A proper blender is worth it!
I’ll be honest, at first I was sceptical about the Baby Bullet, I really was. But, having used it, it’s clear that a lot of effort was put into its design. It is so well thought out, with a mom and baby in mind. The Baby Bullet by NutriBullet is an easy way to make fresh food for your baby or toddler, using your own ingredients and then easily store it for the meals to come. That way you know exactly what is actually going into their food!
A few of the specific things that I really like:
- All the bits and pieces come in one box. It’s not one of those silly products where you buy the main part and then have to buy each extra little gadget separately. One box has it all; power base, two blades (milling and blending), batch bowl, two smaller mixing cups with sealing lids, mini date dial cups (with a tip proof tray) and two silicone trays with lids for freezing smaller portions.
- The batch bowl has a top lid that comes off. This may seem like an obvious feature, but other similar blenders that I’ve used haven’t allowed for you to add ingredients half way through mixing, without taking off the whole cup and removing the blade. The Baby Bullet even lets you choose to take off the whole lid, or just the little middle section. It also has a small spout, to make serving easier.
- The dial storage cups. SO CLEVER! Simply turn the little ring around the rim and you can easily mark the date that you made the food before you pop it in the fridge.
- It is so well branded. Each part is cute! While having little faces on the cups doesn’t change their functionality, it sure does make them easy to look at. And let’s be honest, you want things to look good in your kitchen.
- Easy to clean. Cleaning it straight away means everything can literally be rinsed right off.
While we’re past the puree stage of baby feeding now, the Baby Bullet can still be useful to make toddler foods. We’ve been loving making banana oat pancakes for breakfast and snacks (Also known as crumpets / flapjacks / drop scones / scotch pancakes ??). I say “we”, because although I make them for Bubs, I can’t help snacking on them too 🙂 They’re a mess free way to get in some fruit, oats and egg, easy to hold and perfect to eat on the go. In fact, she’s eating one on my lap while I type this.
Oat Banana Toddler Pancakes
1/3 cup raw oats
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp milk (if needed)
Start by adding the dry oats to the small cup. Pulse the blender until the oats are fine, like flour.
Add remaining ingredients and pulse until mixed.
If needed, add milk.
Allow batter to stand for a minute, allowing the oats to absorb some of the liquid.
Drop spoonfuls of batter onto a medium hot non-stick pan.
Flip over gently, once bubbles start forming.
You can experiment with all sorts of flavours. Ideas to add include peanut butter (healthy fats and protein), blueberries or chocolate chips (for a treat).
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