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*NEW* Spinach Monster Panakes - Charlotte Stirling-Reed

*NEW* Spinach Monster Panakes - Charlotte Stirling-Reed

A huge thank you for Charlotte for letting us share this recipe. Extracted from How to Wean Your Baby by Charlotte Stirling-Reed (Vermilion, £16.99) Photography by Haarala Hamilton 2022`.

About the recipe

Raffy named this ’Monster Pancake’ as it’s seriously bright green with red dots all over. This is a fab recipe for getting some veggies in in the morning. This looks amazing with the green spinachy batter – it should hopefully get a bit of a ‘wow’ from your kids! This is another one that’s great as a snack, lunch or even as a party piece. Feel free to use whatever fillings you fancy if you don’t have everything I’ve suggested here: tomatoes and peppers can easily be switched for mushrooms and courgettes, for example.

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 8 minutes

Serves: 2 toddlers


(Photography by Haarala Hamilton 2022)

What you will need

For the batter

- 1 large free-range egg or 1 flaxseed egg (see page 109)

100g self-raising flour

80ml milk of choice

handful of spinach (about 80g), washed

olive oil, for cooking

For the topping

6 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped

50g red or yellow pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

30g Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated or dairy-free alternative (optional)



1.Preheat the grill to the highest temperature.

2.Add all the batter ingredients to a blender/high-speed mixer and blend to make a thick green batter. Leave to one side.

3.Heat a little olive oil in a 20cm ovenproof non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.

4.Once the pan is hot, pour in all the batter then sprinkle over the topping ingredients. Cook for about 2 minutes, then pop the pan under the grill for 5–6 minutes until the pancake is puffed up and cooked through.

5.Leave to cool a little, then slice into wedges, fingers or squares – whatever you fancy.


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About the Author


Charlotte Stirling-Reed is a leading nutritionist based in the UK. She has a first class degree in Human Biology and Nutrition (BSc), a Masters (MSc) in Nutrition and Public Health, and is Registered with the Association for Nutrition. Founder of her successful consultancy practice - SR Nutrition - Charlotte works with a variety of clients including global brands and celebrities. Charlotte is the nutritionist who worked with Joe Wicks on his Wean in 15 book and has a strong social media platform with nearly 200k followers on Instagram (@SR_Nutrition). Charlotte started her career working for the NHS and has since spent many years working with families.

Veg-Led Weaning Approach by Charlotte Stirling-Reed

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