Drop Scones Recipe – Baby Led Weaning

September is the start of Autumn and Autumn to me is all about apples, blackberries and plums. The flavours of autumn! I thought that apple pie and crumbles would be too obvious an autumn recipe so instead I have decided to make drop scones. Although these are an autumn based recipe they can be made and enjoyed throughout the year and they are something we enjoy as a family whatever the weather.

Drop Scones Recipe - a Great Baby Led Weaning Food

Drop Scones are also known as Scotch Pancakes and they’re incredibly easy to make, can have near enough anything put in them and are very versatile when serving and eating them – best of all, they’re great for Baby Led Weaning and are one of the first finger foods we introduced. Our children both loved them from an early age and we still make them regularly years later.

Why are drop scones great for Baby Led Weaning?

This drop scone recipe can have so many things added to them – different fruits or ham and cheese for a savoury version. You can spread things on them and they are really easy for little hands to hold. They can be eaten cold and taken on a picnic or eaten as part of a packed lunch and they freeze really well so you can batch cook them and freeze them for use at a later date – just make sure you freeze individually or put baking paper between the scones so they don’t stick together in the freezer.

Drop Scones Recipe - a Great Baby Led Weaning Food

These little Scottish pancakes are a fantastic menu addition for the whole family and we often have them for breakfast, brunch or even lunch. They are such a nice alternative to American pancakes or traditional pancakes and the children love the variety of toppings and fillings that they can choose from. If you haven’t started making drop scones for your family yet then definitely give them a go.

Drop Scones Recipe - a Great Baby Led Weaning Food

So here is our baby friendly Autumn Fruit Scotch Drop Scones Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 eating apple peeled and cored
  • 150 g of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 180 ml of milk
  • 2 tbs of oil
  • fresh blackberries and plums – but you can use any fruit!
  • unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Put the apple in a saucepan and cover with water, bring to the boil and leave until softened. Drain the water and mush with a fork to make an apple sauce/puree. Leave to cool.
  • Prepare the rest of your fruit. We chose to make apple & plum and apple & blackberry drop scones. we halved the blackberries and peeled and sliced the plum. Have you ever tried to peel a plum? It’s incredibly difficult without stewing or steaming the plum first. I used a serrated peeler and the skin came off incredibly easily – It can also be used for tomatoes and other soft fruit.
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl or jug.
  • Add the eggs, apple sauce and oil, make a well in the centre and gradually add the milk while mixing. The mixture should be thick and lumpy!
  • Melt a little butter in a frying pan over a medium high heat and add a couple of spoons of mixture per drop scone.
  • Add some of the fruit to the top of the drop scone and then flip over. When cooked both sides should be lightly browned.
  • Repeat process with remaining mixture.
  • Serve with a dollop of fromage frais, greek yogurt, cream, maple syrup… However you like really! The drop scones can also be enjoyed cold as a quick snack.

If you’d like to print or pin the Autumn Fruit Scotch Drop Scones Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Autumn Fruit Drop Scones Recipe

These are a fantastic breakfast, lunch or snack food for babies from weaning onwards and can be filled with a whole host of flavours. They are so easy to make and nutritious too.
Servings 12 drop scones

Ingredients

  • 1 eating apple peeled and cored
  • 150 g of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 180 ml of milk
  • 2 tbs of oil
  • fresh blackberries and plums – but you can use any fruit!
  • unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Put the apple in a saucepan and cover with water, bring to the boil and leave until softened. Drain the water and mush with a fork to make an apple sauce/puree. Leave to cool.
    Autumn fruit Drop Scones OXO Good Grips
  • Prepare the rest of your fruit. We chose to make apple & plum and apple & blackberry drop scones. we halved the blackberries and peeled and sliced the plum. Have you ever tried to peel a plum? It’s incredibly difficult without stewing or steaming the plum first. I used a serrated peeler and the skin came off incredibly easily – It can also be used for tomatoes and other soft fruit.
    Autumn fruit Drop Scones OXO Good Grips
  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl or jug.
    Autumn fruit Drop Scones OXO Good Grips
  • Add the eggs, apple sauce and oil, make a well in the centre and gradually add the milk while mixing. The mixture should be thick and lumpy!
  • Melt a little butter in a frying pan over a medium high heat and add a couple of spoons of mixture per drop scone.
    Autumn fruit Drop Scones OXO Good Grips
  • Add some of the fruit to the top of the drop scone and then flip over. When cooked both sides should be lightly browned.
  • Repeat process with remaining mixture.
    Autumn fruit Drop Scones OXO Good Grips
  • Serve with a dollop of fromage frais, greek yogurt, cream, maple syrup… However you like really! The drop scones can also be enjoyed cold as a quick snack.
    Autumn fruit Drop Scones OXO Good Grips
Drop Scones Recipe - a Great Baby Led Weaning Food
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3 Comments

  1. September 2, 2013 / 9:48 am

    just found you via post on Twitter from @scone advisor look very scrummy.

  2. Cheryl Hoddell
    September 2, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    I made these for E’s tea, but made them dairy and gluten free to suit his needs. They were gorgeous, especially with freshly picked blackberries!

    • genuineplacebo
      September 2, 2013 / 7:42 pm

      Oh that’s great!! You must get used to adapting recipes to be dairy/gluten free x

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