The best mini pea pancakes
This week my healthy pancakes went green with pea power
I needed a recipe for green pancakes. Why you might ask. Good question. I needed it because I was taking part in a Halloween food challenge, which you will see more of in a few days. So I was on the hunt for a quick simple and healthy green pancake recipe.
The solution Peas, Pea Pancakes in fact!
I was originally inspired by this awesome pea fritter recipe by Amy at Feeding Finn. However the challenge I am involved in was set up by an allergy friendly kid food blogger Fork and Beans so I wanted something wheat free. I, therefore modified my pumpkin spice pancake recipe and it worked an absolute treat!
My final pea fritter recipe is super easy, packed with peas and protein from cottage cheese and eggs and is made with oats instead of wheat flour.
Peas and Baby Led Weaning
Frozen peas are one of my favourite ingredients as they are nutritious, affordable and in everyone's freezer!
How to serve peas for baby led weaning is a question I get asked often.
Peas have a small round shape, depending on their size and your babies eating ability they could potentially present a choking risk. This can be reduced by ensuring they are cooked soft, and that you gently squash them before you give them to your baby.
To manage peas as finger food, babies will need to have developed their pincer grip. Most babies develop this sometime between 9 and 12 months (there are always some outliers to the norm though)
The best way for babies to develop the pincer grip is to practice, so you may choose to offer peas at meal times before your bub has mastered the pincer grasp, to help them reach this development milestone
If your baby isn't able to pick up peas yet, you could obviously try these pea fritters.
If you are looking for a pancake recipe that kids will absolutely love then you should definitely check out my apple oat baby pancakes or for another veggie-based finger food, my cauliflower fritters are perfect for the whole family.
Watch my mini pea pancake quick recipe video
Mini Pea Pancakes
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- 1 Cup frozen peas cooked as per instructions on pack
- ½ Cup rolled oats
- 50 g Feta cheese
- ½ Cup Cottage cheese
- 2 Eggs
- Watch the quick recipe video before you get started, scroll up a little to find it
- Check the notes at the bottom of the recipe for little bits of extra info and help
- Whizz all ingredients in a food processor until smooth
- Heat a heavy based pan on a medium to low heat
- Lightly grease
- Drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the pan
- Wait for bubbles to appear on the surface and then flip
- Cook until golden on both sides
I'm not sure if you can tell, but at the moment I am working on improving my food photography. I am finally moving away from my comfort zone of the iPhone and playing with a proper camera.
At this stage I would love to say a big thank you to Kylie from Kidgredients for sharing some of her knowledge, I found this post she put together on food styling and cheap food photography tips invaluable as a starting point. I am also working through the food photography book by Recipe Tin Eats and it is great.
I must also say, my husband who's camera I am now using is being very patient too!
Do you think you will try these mini pea pancakes?
These look really good and I think my kids would love them! Makes them a bit of fun being green too! Looking forward to seeing your Halloween stuff and your photos are great! 🙂
Could you use more cottage cheese instead of feta? Or cheddar/Edam? Thanks!
I swap for cheddar all the time ? I confess to using kind of the dried out old cheddar at the end of the block and it works well
I am confused - just made these and it is a flat fritter not even close to a pancake. What am I doing wrong?
Oh i'm not sure. It sounds like your mix may have been too liquid.
I am making a batch right now and just tried one. It is so good! I hope the kids will like them tomorrow.