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Our little girl, Daisy, is allergic to cows milk. She is also allergic to soya and there have been a few other reactions to food along the way. For the first few months of her weaning journey I was nervous about cooking. Now I have become more confident I have been trying out lots more recipes. Recently I made dairy free fruit pancakes and today I am sharing the recipe with you:
Ingredients for dairy free fruit pancakes
1/2 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon of sugar (I used sweetener)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of Pure (or any other dairy alternative) melted
1/8 teaspoon of ginger
1/2 cup of diced peaches – tinned, fresh or frozen will work here (or any other fruit of your choosing)
2 tablespoons of Pure (or any other dairy alternative) for cooking pancakes
Method for making dairy free fruit pancakes
Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt.
In a separate bowl mix together the milk, melted butter, egg and ginger.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Fold the peach through.
Once mixed you will want to cook these in a frying pan or griddle. Melt 2 tablespoons of dairy free spread over a low heat (Pure was my spread of choice). Then drizzle in the batter and because these will be mini pancakes you can make 3 or 4 in the pan at a time. Resist turning them until the batter is bubbling and then use a spatula, or a palette knife like I do, to flip them over. Total cooking time should be around 2-3 minutes at most. Then add a little more melted butter to the pan to cook your final dairy free fruit pancakes.
This should be enough batter at least 8 pancakes. 1-2 pancakes are an ideal portion for a growing baby. These will keep for three days in the fridge. I stored mine in a storage container. These can be served at room temperature or lightly reheated either in the toaster or in a griddle pan.
My daughter is 7 months old and thoroughly enjoying feeding herself these. We are using a combination of baby led weaning and spoon feeding. This is helping our daughter experiment with a variety of foods and textures.
These are super simple, relatively cheap and fast to make. Best of all because they are thin they will cool down to a safe temperature in just a few minutes. This is a great way to get fruit into little fussy eaters and they are the ideal size for little hands to hold too.
Always ensure that you check all ingredients before making these dairy free fruit pancakes as ingredients are subject to change at any time.
Looking for more dairy free recipes? Here are a selection of my favourite cookbooks at present: