Before I had L, I truly had no idea how hard it was to feed a kid a healthy, balanced meal. You put food in front of them, they eat it. Right? Wrong.
L is 14 months and boy is he stubborn. This kid knows what he likes and doesn’t like and he’s not afraid to let you know. One day he LOVES yogurt, the next day not so much. One week he was on a sandwich kick and was one of the only foods he’d really eat. Some days he eats basically peanut butter sandwiches and bananas for every meal, with a few pouches thrown in. I constantly worry if he is eating enough and if he is getting all the nutrients he needs.
Last week I decided to try a banana pancake recipe I found online but wanted to sneak in some veggies. I had half a leftover zucchini hiding in the fridge and decided to grate a quarter of it and add some oats to bulk it up a little bit. He LOVES bananas and this has proven to be a big hit every day so far. It is quick, easy, and healthy. It is also packed with protein, fruit, veggies, and healthy fats that he needs. If you want to make a few at a time it will also keep well in the fridge for a few days, making those busy mornings super easy!
Kid Friendly Banana Zucchini Pancakes:
Makes 1 large or two small-medium sized pancakes
- 1 Banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup grated Zucchini
- 2 Eggs
- 3-4 tbsp. Oats (depending on size of banana)
- Cinnamon to taste (a few shakes)
- Mash your banana in a bowl. Add in grated zucchini.
- Add two eggs and whisk together.
- Mix in your oats and cinnamon.
- Pour into a heated and oiled pan and cook over medium low heat until set. Flip for another few minutes.
I like to top ours with some peanut butter (duh) and enjoy with some yogurt on the side. Hope you love it!