My daughter is such a picky eater, and if you’re reading this, chances are your kid is too. I feel your pain. Last week I was at my wit’s end because Laura was melting down for everything! Typical 2-year-old behavior I suppose, but we also don’t eat as healthy as we should. I’m a firm believer in you are what you eat and what you eat can greatly affect your day-to-day person.
My daughter has to carefully inspect the food you give her, smell it and then, and only then-if it passes those two stages , she will go on to take a small bite. Its exhausting And getting her to eat anything remotely healthy is a challenge. Now, that were in Hawaii and settled in. I’m in on a health food kick. As long as I could remember when I was a kid, my mom always put smushed up bananas in the pancake batter. So, naturally when I got older I started to do that too.
Last week I promised my family that I would be changing our diet further to see if changing our barley healthy meals into really healthy meals would make a difference. I’m a big believer in whole body wellness and I’m a big believer in what you eat can effect you. So, one morning as I was adding the usual bananas to my batter, I thought, “Hmm… what else can I throw in here to secretly to make it healthy?” As I was looking at my counter top, I found a ripe avocado and thought “perfect!”. Avocados are perfect! Jerry and I like to eat avocados with certain Hispanic meals I make, but my last experience sneakily adding avocados too something was when I made a vegan chocolate pudding. I can still taste it, the texture the flavor was perfect in that pudding. So, why not toss it in the batter and give it a go?
I was afraid that the avocado was going to make my pancake batter green, but surprisingly it didn’t it looked like a regular plain ol pancake. Yes! These pancakes have been a hit with my family and hopefully they will be with yours too! Below I have listed some short snippets of the benefits of bananas and avocados, you can click the links to read about it in more depth.
I have a series of sneaky ways to hide healthy food into your child’s meals, go check them out HERE. Also, if you liked this post be sure to share this with your mama friends! Comment below and let me know if you’ve ever tried this batter before or if you plan to down the road. You can print and share the recipe below.
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Banana & Avocado pancakes: sneaking healthy food in your toddler's meals.
- 1 /2 Avocado
- 2 Medium bananas
- 1 1/2 cup Flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp Raw honey ((optional 1 Tbsp white sugar))
- 1 1/4 cup Milk ((optional: almond milk))
- 1 Egg
- 3 tbsp Melted butter
- A pinch Cinnamon
Use a a bowl to Smash avocado and then bananas with a fork. Or you can use a blender, food processor, or mixer to achieve smooth texture.
Add your wet ingredients (honey, milk, egg, and melted butter) into the banana and avocado mixture, mix well again.
Place all your dry ingredients(flour, baking powder, cinnamon) into a big bowl and mix.
Now add your bowls together and mix well!
Light oil your griddle or frying pan, set on medium heat. Use about 1/4 of the mixture to create your pancakes.