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If your baby is ready for solid foods, you’ll definitely want to learn how to make baby pancakes with baby oatmeal! These baby oatmeal pancakes for baby are easy, soft, nutritious, and made with simple ingredients your baby will love.

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes for Baby

These easy baby pancakes are sure to be your new favourite!

Unlike traditional pancakes, they include just three simple, healthy ingredients, are naturally sweetened and can be whipped together in a matter of minutes.

Plus, they make a great finger food for babies since they’re the perfect size and texture!

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BABY PANCAKES

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Why We Love These BLW Pancakes

  • Easy: Made with just three basic ingredients and no fancy equipment, these easy baby pancakes are quick enough for busy mornings!
  • Delicious: Sweetened with fresh overripe bananas, these pancakes are naturally sweet and perfectly soft and easy to chew.
  • Nutritious: Made with whole grains, banana, and eggs that add filling dietary fibre, iron and protein, these healthy pancakes are super nutritious for little ones, but the whole family can eat them too!
  • Perfect for babies: These BLW banana pancakes are perfect finger foods, making them easy for babies who are just learning how to feed themselves.

Ingredient Notes

A banana, baby oatmeal and egg required for the banana oat pancakes for baby.
  • Banana: Use a little mashed banana as natural sweetener and to help bind these pancakes together. Overripe bananas work best.
  • Egg: This will help hold the batter together and give these small pancakes a nice rise.
  • Baby oatmeal cereal: Since iron-fortified baby cereal is already blended, it’s a great alternative to regular wheat flour.
  • Cinnamon: This ingredient is optional but adds a nice flavor that brings all the other ingredients together.

How to Make Pancakes for Baby – Step-by-Step

  1. Using a fork, mash the banana in a shallow bowl. Whisk in the egg until combined with banana. Stir in baby oatmeal and cinnamon (if using) and mix until combined.
  2. Preheat your frying pan or electric pancake griddle over medium heat with some coconut oil or cooking spray. Using a tablespoon, scoop about a tablespoon of batter into the frying pan to form mini pancakes.
  3. Cook for 2-4 minutes on one side, or until firm enough to flip. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side until golden brown.
  4. Serve banana oat pancakes plain or with applesauce, berries, almond butter or peanut butter.
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RECIPE TIPS

  • Use an overripe banana (the brown spotty kind) for best results. Very ripe bananas tend to be sweeter and have a better texture for mashing.
  • Use a heaping tablespoon of pancake batter for each pancake. Try not to spread out the batter too much on the frying pan, or the pancakes will turn out too thin and flimsy and may be more difficult to flip.
  • If the pancakes are browning too quickly on the outside, turn down the heat slightly and cook until pancakes are cooked through.
  • When flipping the pancakes, use a thin spatula and gently nudge the pancakes onto the flipper. Carefully flip them as they can be a bit delicate.

Recipe FAQs

What is a good alternative for baby oatmeal?

If you want to make this baby cereal pancakes recipe but don’t have baby oatmeal, try substituting oat flour. You can also blend quick oats or rolled oats in the food processor until they break down into a fine powder.

Can I give my 6 month old pancakes?

These easy banana pancakes are a great first food for babies! They have plenty of fibre, in addition protein and iron, and they are naturally sweet, which makes them even more appealing.

Be sure to cut them into thin long strips for young babies or smaller pieces once they’ve established their pincer grasp. Older babies can pick up the whole pancake and take a bite. See ‘how to cut pancakes for baby‘ for more visual examples!

What are some good foods for baby-led weaning?

Once your baby is ready to feed themselves, start with soft foods cut into strips the size of your pinky finger. Try foods like these BLW banana pancakes, scrambled eggs, and strawberries cut into thin strips, or squashed blueberries.

Gradually, your little one will naturally practice their pincer grasp and will be ready for smaller pieces they can grab with their fingers when they have developed their fine motor skills. If desired, you can supplement this with pureed foods like homemade unsweetened applesauce until they can feed themselves entirely on their own.

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Storage Guidelines

  • Refrigerator: This baby pancake recipe stores really well in the fridge, so it’s a great recipe to prepare in advance. Store the cooled-down leftover baby pancakes in an airtight container for 3-5 days. To reheat, either microwave for 30 seconds or warm on your griddle.
  • Freezer: To freeze leftover baby banana pancakes, let them cool down completely, then wrap them individually to keep them from sticking. Store them in a freezer-safe bag for up to 2 months. Let them thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight before reheating.

Serving Suggestions

These baby oatmeal pancakes are a great source of whole grains, protein and iron to incorporate into your baby’s diet.

For added protein, serve with these scrambled eggs for baby or top them with a thin spread of natural peanut butter or almond butter and sprinkle of Hemp hearts.

For older children, you can also serve them topped with some unsweetened applesauce, sweet mango puree or drizzled with a little maple syrup along with some fresh banana or berries!

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the banana: If you don’t have overripe bananas, try using mashed sweet potato, pumpkin puree or applesauce! You may need to add a little milk or water to thin out the sweet potato, but any of these options will both sweeten and hold the batter together.
  • Mini chocolate chips: For older toddlers and children, add some mini chocolate chips for extra fun and flavor.
  • Add peanut butter: It’s a good idea to introduce allergens like peanut butter early on. Add some to the pancakes or spread it thinly on top.
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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes for Baby {Baby Cereal Pancakes}

Created by Elysia
Servings: 8 mini pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
If your baby is ready for solid foods, you'll definitely want to learn how to make baby pancakes with baby oatmeal! These baby oatmeal pancakes for baby are easy, nutritious, and made with simple ingredients your baby will love.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium overripe banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons baby oatmeal
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Using a fork, mash the banana in a shallow bowl. Whisk in the egg until combined with banana. Stir in baby oatmeal and cinnamon (if using) and mix until combined.
  • In a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, heat a bit of coconut oil or spray pan with cooking spray.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop the pancake mixture into the frying pan to form mini pancakes. The mixture makes about 8 mini pancakes.
  • Cook for 2-4 minutes on one side, or until firm enough to flip. Flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side until golden brown. Serve plain or with applesauce, berries, almond butter or peanut butter.

Notes

  • Use an overripe banana (the brown spotty kind) for best results. Very ripe bananas tend to be sweeter and have a better texture for mashing.
  • Use a heaping tablespoon of pancake batter for each pancake. Try not to spread out the batter too much on the frying pan, or the pancakes will turn out too thin and flimsy and may be more difficult to flip.
  • If the pancakes are browning too quickly on the outside, turn down the heat slightly and cook until pancakes are cooked through.
  • When flipping the pancakes, use a thin spatula and gently nudge the pancakes onto the flipper. Carefully flip them as they can be a bit delicate.

Nutrition

Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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