Indian style wheat pancakes with jaggery is a yummy breakfast/Dinner or snack option for kids. I have made it baby friendly without baking powder & rice flour but with 100% whole wheat flour, jaggery & banana. The result was a healthy, delicious, fluffy pancakes but with more nutrients.
Wheat Pancakes Recipe for Babies & Kids | Kids Snacks
- Wheat flour - 3/4 cup
- Organic Jaggery powder - 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
- Cocount scrapped - 1 tbsp
- Small banana - 1 mashed
- Cardamom - 1
- Water - 2 cups
- Salt - a pinch
- Oil/ghee - for making dosas
- Sterilize the bowls and spoons used for feeding your baby in a vessel with hot water for five minutes and keep it immersed in the same vessel until use.
- Measure wheat flour & Jaggery. Keep it ready. Take jaggery in a sauce pan & add water till it immersed level.
- Heat the jaggery until it melts completely. Strain the jaggery water using a strainer to remove impurities. Set aside.
- In a vessel, add wheat flour, jaggery water, scrapped cocount and mashed banana. Add water little by little and mix wel so that no lumps are formed. The batter should be like regular dosa batter consistency neither too thick nor runny. Set aside.
- Heat a dosa tawa, add a laddle of batter to it and spread it to form a circle. Don't spread too much. Sprinkle ghee or oil. Cook until brown on one side for five minutes and flip the dosa. Cook for a minute and remove from tawa. Repeat the same process for the remaining batter.
- If you want the pancakes to be more crispy, add 1/4 cup of rice flour.
- Banana helps to soften the pancakes.
- For small babies, skip coconut. Just mash the pancakes with your hands or just dip in warm water and give.
- You can add a pinch of baking powder if making for adults to get more softness.
- Increase jaggery powder if u want more sweetness.
- Don't spread it too thin, otherwise it may stick to the tawa.
- Generally wheat doesn't cause any allergies, but check for symptoms and stop feeding your baby if you find any.
- Adding salt is not recommended until 1 year of age.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.