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BLW breakfast ideas please and advice on freezing pancakes??

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blowninonabreeze Mon 19-Jan-09 20:36:58

DD2 is 9 months and BLWed. But I really struggle for breakfast inspiration.

She currently has a ton of fruit but I want something more filling to go with it. She's not a huge fan of toast and I'm not a fan of her having bread every day anyway.

At the moment she's loving pancakes - I've been making Blueberry breakfast ones but am rapidly tiring of making these each morning - does anyone freeze pancakes? I'm guessing freeze individually and then store togesther once frozen? How do they defrost?

Or any other easy and quick breakfast ideas please?

Sorry if this has been don to death. I did do a quick search

whomovedmychocolate Mon 19-Jan-09 20:39:41

Porridge - it's messy but good.

You can freeze pancakes. But the filling must be cold before you add it if you are going to freeze it.

blowninonabreeze Mon 19-Jan-09 20:45:12

Porridge! Really? [heart sink emoticon]

(BOAB weighs up lengh of time making pancakes versus lengh of time cleaning porridge off EVERYTHING!)

Thanks for the tip. grin will try it tomorrow DD1 has porridge every morning anyway

whomovedmychocolate Mon 19-Jan-09 20:47:27

Homemade waffles are a good alternative to pancakes btw, you can make the mix up and it keeps a good five days in the fridge. You need a waffle iron though.

AnarchyAunt Mon 19-Jan-09 20:49:45

Porridge pancakes?

MrsBadger Mon 19-Jan-09 21:11:15

mini shredded wheats

no salt, no sugar, no added crap (unlike shreddies, which shocked me)

splosh with milk, microwave 20sec, pour off excess milk, serve

seeker Mon 19-Jan-09 21:18:23

Remember there isn't a law which says you can't have pasta for breakfast!

Or fish fingers.

BlueCowBackToWondering Mon 19-Jan-09 21:22:02

cereal in general is just right for picking up, as long as there's no milk... in fact my ds (6) still has his cereal dry and milk in a cup!

pispirispis Tue 20-Jan-09 08:20:38

Pancakes freeze really well and I freeze in twos and put in the fridge the night before to defrost. I love pancakes - no mess, great for brekkie, lunch or dinner, you can put all sorts in them and they can be a complete meal with carbs, protein and veg if you put some in them. What more could you possibly ask for? grin

Bella73 Tue 20-Jan-09 08:38:29

another vote for mini shredded wheats, best cereal there is imo and dd1 still has them at 23 months!

wastingmyeducation Tue 20-Jan-09 11:32:12

Mini shredded wheats are Nestle though. sad

Do you do Delia-style crepe pancakes, or bouncy American-style pancakes?

Bella73 Tue 20-Jan-09 11:36:25

Sainsbury's do their own version of mini shredded wheats. Some of the other supermarkets might do too, definitely worth looking at...

wastingmyeducation Tue 20-Jan-09 11:38:05

Ooh, Sainsbury's, I'll remember that, ta.

pispirispis Tue 20-Jan-09 12:24:13

I do bouncy ones - 1 egg, 3tbsps milk, 3 tbsps flour, 1 tsp baking powder + filling. 1 tbsp batter on pan for mini baby sized pancake. Wish I could get stuff like mini Shredded Wheats, but nothing like that here sad

giantkatestacks Tue 20-Jan-09 13:12:54

ppp - are they the same as drop scones? - its been a long time since i made any.

Wish i could do that but mine has problems with egg...has anyone else got any cereals like the mini shredded wheats (ie that you can wet and then feedthemselves with) that arent in fact wheat(or really sugary) or made by nestle?

pispirispis Tue 20-Jan-09 13:49:37

Yes, they are the same! I'd never made them before. Dead easy. DD was farty after her first one but is fine now. Maybe your lo will be ok with egg a few months down the line? Our only problems are kiwi fruit and satsumas (rash on bum and face sad )

macaco Tue 20-Jan-09 14:06:57

hey pispirispis! Knew I'd find you on the pancake thread! smile. Going to try your pancakes this week hopefully and have another crack at the biscuits as I think they were a bit chewy!

muppetgirl Tue 20-Jan-09 14:09:34

ds 2 has cereal just on the table in front of him. He loves cheerios, mini oatabix. He has these with fruit.

giantkatestacks Tue 20-Jan-09 14:21:24

muppetgirl - do the mini oatibix have added anything?

muppetgirl Tue 20-Jan-09 14:23:37

not sure but ds 1 has them and ds 2 is 14 months

giantkatestacks Tue 20-Jan-09 14:26:12

mine is only 8 months but am looking for alternatives to a porridge breakfast - maybe something she can feed herself at the weekend when theres more time. and that doesnt involve egg.

macaco Tue 20-Jan-09 14:51:04

pispirispis' breakfast biscuits?

Easy peasy breakfast biscuits
• 8 fl oz pure apple juice
• 4 oz flour
• 4 oz baby rice
1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F, 175 deg C.
2. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
3. Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to around 1/2 inch thickness.
4. Cut into any shapes you choose!
5. Bake for 20-30 mins on a greased baking sheet until golden brown.

giantkatestacks Tue 20-Jan-09 16:09:41

brilliant - am going to do that

pispirispis Tue 20-Jan-09 16:35:08

Hello macaco! Re pancakes, dying to try these, as dd is now chucking her loaded spoons of porridge all over the place with glee [patient mummy takes deep breath emoticon] -

(all recipes nicked researched from other places btw)

- In a measuring jug, pour in rolled oats to 1/2 pint mark.
- Add 4-5 tablespoons flour, 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, 1 beaten egg, 1 mashed banana, 2 tablespoons sugar, or less if you prefer.
- Add enough milk to make a thick batter.
- Leave to stand for a few minutes (maybe more if big oat flakes) if you can so the oats can absorb milk.
- Ladle into rounds in a greased frying pan on medium heat. Flip when bubbles appear.

CantSleepWontSleep Tue 20-Jan-09 16:38:45

Raisin wheats are kelloggs . We used these a lot when weaning dd.

Second the porridge pancakes too.

Mini oatibix have loads of added crap too iirc.

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