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
Baby Pancakes - Apple and Oat
Yield 12 Pancakes
- 1.5 cups rolled oats (150g)
- 1/2 cup apple purée (150g)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 0.5 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 Cup milk (or milk substitute)
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- Place oats into a food processor and blitz until fine
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, the mixture will be thick
- Drop spoonfuls onto a medium heat greased pan
- Flip the pancakes when bubbles form and burst on the surface
- Allow to cool then serve!
- The maple syrup is optional
- This recipe will work with any milk or alternative, (soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, coconut milk)
- This recipe is wheat free but not gluten free if traditional oats are used
Serving Size 1 Pancake
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Sodium 57.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 10.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 3.1 g
Protein 1.6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.