The best mini pea pancakes

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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!

 

Look how green these pea pancakes are!

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. 

Mini pea pancakes, perfect for baby led weaning, packed with peas, oats and protein, perfect for savoury snack for kids

 

Mini pea pancakes, perfect for baby led weaning, packed with peas, oats and protein, perfect for savoury snack for kids

 

 

 

 Watch my mini pea pancake quick recipe video

 

 

Mini Pea Pancakes

Pea pancakes are a perfect healthy kid snack or for baby led weaning. Based on oats, cottage cheese and peas they are packed with protein, easy and yummy!
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Course: Baby Led Weaning
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: pea pancakes, pea fritters
Servings: 4
Calories: 165kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl

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4.58 from 75 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup frozen peas cooked as per instructions on pack
  • ½ Cup rolled oats
  • 50 g Feta cheese
  • ½ Cup Cottage cheese
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

  • 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

Video

Notes

These pancakes will freeze. You can freeze them then add them to school lunch boxes, or just to have them on hand as an emergency snack!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 279mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g

 

 

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?

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. 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! 🙂

    1. 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

  2. I am confused - just made these and it is a flat fritter not even close to a pancake. What am I doing wrong?