Even though, I have been practicing natural healing towards myself and through the consults I give and share with others, and stand by those beliefs religiously to trust the body, it’s always hard when it happens to your own child. It’s that vulnerable moment when you are “just a mother” who is exhausted and frustrated and just wants her babyboo boo to feel better real quick, and you wonder why, why, why all those theories you have read and learnt are just not working!!
Well. long story short, after a whole day and night of cold water compress bag, feeding him soups, juices, herbal teas, lemon water and making sure his water intake was adequate plus also keeping an extrea eye on his urine quota– ( in my earlier days as a trained lactation conselor, I had the honor of having a senior and very experienced pediatrician as my mentor. She was a certified lactation conselor too, besides a skilled pedriatician. I worked closely with her, and from her I learnt that there was a formula you needed to keep on track with when it comes to pee and dehydration, to rule out Dengue Fever, which is so common in Asia. I will gladly share with you more on this, if you wish to know more, you know, as in how many cc/kilogram weight/hour etc)– this morning I woke up to the sound of ” Mama, I’m really hungry, may I have some pancakes?”
That sound was the most beautiful thing I have heard all night. And so, i gave him a quick kiss, checked his temperature, and went to the kitchen to make him breakfast. Thank GOD, fever gone. His cough was also so much better.
I know you are probably scrolling down by now to look for the recipe. Hahaha.. so here it is, for you!
1/4 cup Cassava Flour
1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon powder
pinch of salt
pinch of stevia (or 1 t coconut sugar)
1 chia egg ( 1 T chiaseeds + 1/4 cup water)
1 1/4 cup almond milk (or plantbased milk of your choice, preferably UNSWEETENED)
1 t lemon juice (fresh)
1-2 drops Medicinal Flower Caramel Essence (optional but reccomended. You can use plain caramel essence if that is what you have, no worries)
1 Banana ( i used Pisang Kepok, a kind of banana here in Indonesia, that cannot be eaten raw as it is always hard, but once cooked, results in a soft, rich and sweet banana. This kind of bananas are usually baked, steamed or used to make Banana Fritters)
1 T coconut oil to coat the pancake tins.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, then form a well and mix in all wet ingredients, chia egg last. Stir until all perfectly combined.
- Preheat the ove to 200 celcius, after doing so, start slicing your bananas thinly, then put some coconut oil on your baking tins..
- Spoon in batter mixture into pancake tins and place the bananas on top as you like.
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes, then check, to flip for another 5 minutes.
- Enjoy this with warm ginger tea. Yum!!
Note: cooking it on a normal pancake pan on the stove is also possible. You just need to watch the heat I like baking them, because the baking tins give me a perfect circle. Hahaha… I have OCD (Obssesive Compulsive Disorder). I know 😀