Ragi Banana Paniyaram/ Ragi Banana Appe – Healthy and tasty snack for babies and kids with ragi, aka finger millet flour, mashed banana, and nuts. Finger food is the best way to encourage self-feeding in babies. This nutritious ragi banana appe is one of the best ways to include finger food in your baby/toddler menu.
You can give this ragi banana paniyaram to babies from 8 months as a breakfast or a snack. Check out more healthy ragi recipes for babies and toddlers here.
Now Let’s check how to make this ragi paniyaram with bananas for babies & toddlers.
- Ragi flour - ½ cup
- Organic Jaggery powder - 1 to 2 tbsp (optional)
- Coconut scrapped - 2 tbsp
- Banana - 1 medium-sized (mashed)
- Cardamom Powder - ¼ tsp
- Cashews - 1 tbsp (optional)
- Water - ¾ Cup
- Ghee - 1 tsp
- Measure ragi flour, coconut & Jaggery. Keep it ready. Mash the bananas with a hand whisk or fork and set aside.
- Add in coconut and jaggery powder.
- Then add ragi flour and cardamom powder. Add water little by little. Mix well so that no lumps are formed. The batter should be like regular dosa batter consistency neither too thick nor runny.
- Finally, add cashews to the mixture and mix well. Set aside.
- Heat the paniyaram or appe pan with few drops of ghee in each mold. Fill each mold to ¾th
- Cover and cook it for 5 mins in low flame. Flip them to the other side and cook it further on the other side for 2-3 mins. Switch off the flame once done and transfer them to a plate.
Here is the video of how to make ragi banana appe recipe for babies and toddlers
5. Heat the paniyaram or appe pan with few drops of ghee in each mold. Fill each mold to 3/4th
6. Cover and cook it for 5 mins in low flame. Flip them to the other side and cook it further on the other side for 2-3 mins. Switch off the flame once done and transfer them to a plate.
- Banana helps to soften the paniyaram. You can use any sweet-tasting ripe bananas for this recipe.
- For small babies, skip jaggery.
- Don’t add whole cashews for small babies as that might lead to choking hazards. Instead, add them in powdered or paste form.
- You can add a pinch of baking soda if making for adults to get more softness.
- Generally, ragi doesn’t cause any allergies, but check for symptoms and stop feeding your baby if you find any.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.