American pancakes

Baby-led weaning is more like baby-led mess a lot of the time. Here’s Sophie demolishing some Oatibix, which she loves, and some banana:









Most days, we eat cereal, toast, fruit, or porridge for breakfast, but some days I like to make something special. One of our favourites is pancakes, or drop scones as they’re often called this side of the Atlantic.

American pancakes

Takes 15 minutes
Makes about 8-10 pancakes (easily doubled)
  • 125g flour
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • Oil or butter for frying

Whisk the egg and milk together. Make a well in the flour and gradually add the milk mixture, whisking all the time until it forms a thick, smooth paste.

Heat some oil or butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Lower the heat to medium. Drop tablespoons of the batter into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip, and cook 1-2 minutes on the other side.

We eat ours with maple or golden syrup, fruit, or yoghurt. Sophie absolutely loves them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

They freeze really well between sheets of greaseproof paper.

Variations: add fruit (blueberries, banana, raspberries…), cooked vegetables or grated cheese to the batter.