Quick ✔ Dairy-Free ✔ Gluten-Free ✔

With only 2 steps and 3 ingredients - banana, oats, and egg, you can prepare a nutritious breakfast for your baby that is fulfilling and healthy. We recommend this recipe if your baby is 6 months of age or older.

Health Coach Hala Sahili is a Lactation Consultant and a Pediatric Nutritionist. She is a professional who educates and helps mothers with breastfeeding matters. She is also a dietitian for children. She is responsible for encouraging healthy food choices for children of all ages and backgrounds by assessing and coordinating nutritional menus. 

If you’re a mom-to-be or already a mother, check out her Instagram page @beyondbreastfeeding for more useful information about you, your baby, and everything else you need to know!

Hala has prepared a banana oatmeal recipe that is so simple and quick. It’s also very easy for your baby to pick up the pancakes with their hands and they are really soft for weaning babies. You can give them the pancake whole for them to chew through, cut it into strips to make it easier to hold or rip the pancake into small bite-sized pieces. 

HEALTH BENEFITS

Here is a list of the health benefits of each ingredient in this recipe for your baby.

Banana

Bananas are a great source of energy and the boost of energy they give is almost instant. They are good for digestion because they are high in fiber, so they cure constipation. High in fiber also means that bananas keep your baby feeling full for a longer time. They help develop stronger bones and better eyesight. The potassium and calcium in bananas help strengthen the bones. They prevent anemia and increase brain power and memory.

Also, a small tip, if you want to elevate the mood of your child, just give one banana. It will immediately relax your child. Do not give your baby raw bananas, as they are hard to digest. Make sure that the banana you are serving is ripe and yellow. Mash the bananas properly for babies who have just started eating semi-solids so they don’t choke.

Eggs

Packed with nutrients, including 11 different vitamins and minerals, eggs deliver many of your child’s nutritional needs. Eggs are a great source of iron, protein, essential fatty acids, and Vitamins A, D, E, and B12. Eaten as a high-protein breakfast, they can boost a child’s satiety levels and reduce hunger throughout the day. They help with digestion and boost the immune system. Eggs assist in brain development. And finally, we always say eat carrots for good eye health, well it’s time to change it to ‘eat eggs’! Eggs contain antioxidants that are crucial in preventing vision loss.

You can start introducing your baby to eggs at six months old while keeping a close eye, in case of allergic reactions.

Oats

Oatmeal is high in fiber, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Although breast milk, baby formula, and cow’s milk can be very nutritious, your growing baby needs more nutrients and vitamins. 

Moreover, oatmeal is gentle on digestion. Oats are a single-grain food that is easy on your baby’s digestive system. They prevent gas while promoting fullness and a healthy appetite.

As you know, babies may experience constipation when trying new foods. Oats act like natural laxatives and prevent constipation.

Oats help boost your kid’s immunity while being very flexible. You can mix oats with a wide range of fruits and vegetables to make them more flavorful and exciting for your baby to enjoy.

UTENSILS

You will need:

  • Food processor
  • Medium-size saucepan
  • Spatula

You can find some of the ingredients listed below on Mint Basil Market. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 1 cup of Oats
  • 1 Egg

DIRECTIONS

This recipe needs five minutes of your time. Let’s get started!

Step 1

Mix all the ingredients in the blender.

Tip: If the batter is thick, you can add water, breastmilk, or baby formula.

Step 2

Grease a hot skillet, and pour one spoon of the batter. Remove it after it’s cooked on both sides!

See? We told you this recipe only required 2 steps. If you would like to add more flavor to these pancakes, you can add some finely chopped berries – strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries taste delicious. We hope your baby enjoys it!

If you tried this recipe or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

April 29, 2021 — Mint Basil Team

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