Oh my goodness one of my kids favourite foods, for breakfast, snacks or dessert are these baby pancakes. I started making them as a finger food for my eldest when he was weaning. My youngest is now two and a half years old, and I can honestly say these baby pancakes with apple and oat remain a huge hit! As evidenced by the fact when I made two batches yesterday to take the pictures they were completely demolished by my three kiddos.
When my kids have traditional pancakes for breakfast they, of course, love them, but I find they need a second breakfast almost an hour later as the energy has gone through them so fast! This is why I prefer these oat and apple-based baby pancakes as the energy is much more sustaining than a traditional pancake, meaning there are far fewer hangry moments after having them!
They are quite a filling pancake, a heavier denser style, but my kiddos have never complained. I make them with a dash of maple syrup, but this can be missed out depending on the apple puree you are using. If you are using a sweet apple the pancakes will be sweet enough, if it is a more tart apple than the maple syrup just ensures these baby pancakes are gobbled up.
Baby Pancakes and other breakfast ideas for baby led weaning
I often get asked about breakfast ideas for baby led weaning or ideas that are suitable as a first finger food.
Pancakes are always popular, some other baby pancake recipes I’ve made often include
If you aren’t into making pancakes, toast fingers with nut butter are great, pieces of omelet works well, chunks of avocado, and smoothies
Another suggestion would be my cauliflower cheese egg muffins, they are simple and great for babies kids and adults
Previously on My Kids Lick The Bowl
- One week ago: apple pie chia pudding
- One month ago: healthy apple pie oat bars
- Three months ago: easy peanut butter mousse
- Six months ago: 25 healthy homemade crackers for kids
- One Year ago: healthy baby rusks, easy homemade teething biscuits
- Two Years ago: healthy mac n cheese with hidden vegetables
Nutrition Information Yield 12 Serving Size 1 Pancake
Amount Per Serving Calories 55 Sodium 57.5mg Carbohydrates 10.7g Fiber 1.4g Sugar 3.1g Protein 1.6g