Having “2 under 2” means that sometimes, meals need to not only be quick to pull together, but also toddler-sized for self feeding. It was when I opened our pantry and saw an overflowing basket of “squeezies” (baby food pouches) that I realized I should put those IN something and make some fun toddler food. And what’s better than flavored pancakes? These toddler pancake bites!
This recipe makes a lot – I’m talking about 50 mini-muffin sized bites. They are perfect to flash freeze and then pop into a zipper bag, and can be left at room temp to thaw or thawed for a few seconds in a microwave. If you need new ideas for toddler-friendly food, give these a try!
Toddler Pancake Bites
servings: about 50 mini bites
2 cups Bisquick or preferred pancake mix
1 cup milk (I used almond, but you could certainly use cow’s)
2 squeezable pouches of baby food (fruits, veggies or a combination!)
Preheat oven to 375* and spray a mini muffin pan with non -stick spray (or you can use liners). Combine all ingredients and stir until well combined. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin pan cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden (which can be hard to see depending on the color of the baby food you used). Allow to cool on a cooling rack or towel.
To freeze: Place pancake bites on a cookie sheet and place into freezer until frozen. Once frozen, place them in a freezer-safe container or zipper bag.
So far I have made banana/blueberry, apple/carrot/mango, and broccoli/apple and they’ve been a hit! They make a great toddler food for breakfast or for on-the-go snacks since they are portable.