For a bit of fun, you can get your little one to help stir. Or you could place the fruit in a ziplock plastic bag then let your little one squish it all up, without any mess! If you have an extra pair of arms, they love watching the bubbles form on the edge of the pancakes before you flip it over. But I wouldn't let them stand too close on their own because you would be amazed how fast and how far little arms can reach when something looks exciting.
For an extra challenge, you can try making different shapes, like the motorbike below! Of course, you can't blame them for wanting to then play with their food. Have fun and happy eating!
1/2 C self-raising flour
1T caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
2T mashed pears or bananas
Mix together flour and sugar.
Make a well in the centre of the flour then add vanilla and fruit. Combine with fork.
Add soy milk a little at a time until there are no lumps.
If you want thick pancakes, use less milk. For thinner pancakes add more milk.
Cook in frypan with a little melted Nuttelex or other approved oil.
Adapted from “Fast Ideas – safe recipes for kids” published by Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation Ltd.