Once Noah started finger foods, I had to get more creative with incorporating some nutritious, building block foods into his diet. For butter and collagen, it was easy to just mix those into a puree, which he can’t feed to himself. So, I started thinking about how I could incorporate those ingredients into a cooked or formed product.
One morning, I decided to make some pancakes for him as a fun Sunday breakfast and created this homemade recipe that I am very happy with. I whipped the pancakes well in the blender, and that helped the collagen make a sturdy pancake. I slathered each one with grass-fed butter to make sure he was getting the essential fat in his diet. He loved them and ate 6 “dollar size” pancakes!
This is also a great, healthy snack idea to send for your kids since it is a great mix of healthy carbohydrates, protein and fat. For my son, I cut them up into small triangles, and he eats them as his morning snack instead of the graham crackers they offer at the school. This is a great fuel for kids who participate in sports as well and who need a pre- or post- workout fuel.
Banana Collagen Pancakes
- 2 pasture-raised eggs
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 TBSP collagen peptides
- grass-fed butter (for greasing skillet and topping)
Note: Try and get natural, organic ingredients if you can.
- Heat your skillet to medium or 350◦F.
- Peel the banana and place it in the blender.
- Crack the eggs, and add them to the blender.
- Blend the banana and eggs together. Then, add in the cinnamon and collagen.
- Blend for 1-2 minutes so the collagen has time to whip air into the pancakes. (This makes them fluffy like pancakes that have leaveners and grains. )
- Coat your skillet in butter, ghee or coconut oil.
- Pour your batter slowly into little circles onto the skillet. I make these 3-4 inch pancakes because that makes them easier to flip.
- As you cook the rest of the batch, you can keep the pancakes warm in an oven set on the lowest setting.
- Serve them topped with grass-fed butter, honey, maple syrup or nut butter.