Now that my little dumpling is almost 10 months old (tomorrow!) and scoffing down all the food, I now spend most days thinking of ways to create meals that both we and dumpling can enjoy as a family. We are doing predominantly Baby Led Weaning with the odd ‘pureed’ foods here and there when we’re out and can be arsed with all the mess!
Dinner and teatime are usually the easiest meals to prepare, as dumpling loves veggies, chicken, eggs, pasta etc which are staples in our house. However, I’m finding that breakfast is a little more tricky as I’m a creature of habit and would gladly eat porridge everyday for breakfast. Whilst that may be fine for me, it does nothing to introduce new foods to a young infant’s palate!
So, yesterday, I thought I’d give drop scones a go with the dumpling, since he seems to love carbs so much! Drop scones are like pancakes, but thicker and without any salt, refined sugar or baking agents – just flour, egg and milk – perfect for a weaning baby.
They are also versatile; you can add pretty much anything to the base batter mix to make the drop scones sweet or savoury. Yesterday’s were Blueberry & Date as dumpling absolutely loves blueberries at the moment.
They only took me about 15 minutes to mix up the batter and cook, which is brilliant because that’s pretty much all the time I have before dumpling kicks off through hanger!
To make the base batter mix, you’ll need:
3/4 cup Self-Raising/All Purpose flour
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1 Large Free Range Egg
To mix the batter, simply pour the flour into a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. Crack the egg and pour in the milk into the well then whisk until the batter is smooth.
Next, add in any extras/flavours you wish. I added blueberries and medjool dates to mine yesterday but I also want to try parmesan and chives next for a savoury kick.
Dumping scoffing his drop scones like its hot 😀
As the pic above clearly shows, these were a hit with the dumpling. He’s naturally a little piggy but he loved these especially.
These are easily adapted for adults by adding greek yoghurt or raw honey, berries, bacon…whatever takes your fancy. A quick, simple and yummy recipe that the whole family can enjoy…you’re welcome! 🙂