Pea cakes

I love Pinterest. I have heard it said that Pinterest is where you look at things you’ll never do, and I think for the most part, that is true. I mean, I’ve pinned this gorgeous quilt made of old baby clothes. It’s beautiful, but I seriously doubt I will ever have the time or the skills to create it.

But I do try to do things I pin. One of the most popular pins on my Weaning board is these Pea Fritters. I made them once upon a baby-led weaning time, and I nibbled more than my fair share too.

The pea fritters are a creation from the website mylovelylittlelunchbox.com, which is full of brilliant recipes for babies and toddlers who are weaning.

Today, for no real reason at all, we had a day of staying in the house. I only popped out for an hour while I went to the hospital, but James didn’t go outside all day! He was so happy with his toys, and we’ve not had a day where he’s happy playing independently since Noah was born. Anyway, I digress. So today we made these pea fritters again.

I set James away snipping the spring onions with scissors. He’s thrilled to help, and loves using scissors, so this is an easy and useful way to get him involved.

toddler cutting a spring onion to make pea fritter

I bunged all the ingredients into the blender. It turned into this gorgeous gloopy green mixture. James folded in some whole peas before I cooked them up.

toddler stirring the gloopy, green mixture making pea cakes
Of course the smoke alarm went off. My neighbours know every time I cook anything!

why do toddlers pull such funny faces (and keep moving) when you pull a camera out?! Here's my son enjoying pea fritters he helped to make.
James munched away on the warm fritter and declared it to be “yummy” and “a pea cake”, which is like a pancake but with peas. He’s doing a peculiar thing at the moment where he pretends to eat while he’s eating, so that’s why he looks odd in this photo!

So there you go, a Pinterest pin in action 🙂

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  1. February 14, 2015 / 9:00 am

    What a great way to encourage children to eat more veg. Your LO looked like he loved helping out – and the end product 😉 #nebrilliantbloggers

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