Bubba has been on a bit of a food strike of late. She doesn’t like her usual foods of bread and cheese for breakfast and her rice with soup for dinner. I’m kinda pulling my hair out wondering what to do with her. Thankfully in school, she does still eat her meals but not sure why she doesn’t do so at home. Oh well!
So in a desperate attempt to make her breakfast look appetising, I decided to whip up these toddler-friendly Baby Choco Pancakes! Yup, you read right! Chocolate! Not much, just 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder into the pancake batter to give it a little taste.
I didn’t quite follow a recipe strictly but here’s what I did for my very own Bubba pancakes.
Baby Choco Pancakes (makes about 8 tiny pieces)
- 1/2 cup of unbleached flour
- 1/3 cup of fresh milk
- 1 egg (beaten)
- a pinch of baking powder
- 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder (which a friend got for us from their overseas travel
- Mix unbleached flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together.
- Add milk and beaten egg into the flour. Stir well and ensure no lumps.
- Heat frying pan and add some unsalted butter onto the heated pan.
- Scoop pancake batter (I used the soup ladle) on to the frying pan.
- Flip pancakes when it has turned slightly golden brown.
- Serve warm for toddler to enjoy!
How did the fussy Bubba take to it? Did it end her food strike? Sadly, not really. She did look extremely interested and excited when I plated the pancakes. She took a bite and swallowed the pancake pieces before deciding it was more fun to poke it and then throw chewed pieces of the pancakes on the table.
Sigh.. hope this food strike ends soon!