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Baby Pancakes Apple and Oat

Baby pancakes made with apple and oat, perfect for baby led weaning, wheat free, egg free, refined sugar free and easy to make dairy free.
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Course: Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: baby pancakes, baby pancake, pancakes for baby, baby led weaning pancake, apple oat pancakes, oatmeal pancakes
Servings: 12 Pancakes
Calories: 54kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl


  • Food processor or blender


  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats 150g
  • ½ cup apple purée 150g
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ Cup milk 125ml or milk substitute
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup 15ml


  • Place oats into a food processor and blitz until fine. If you are using a blender you can skip this step and just pop all the ingredients into the blender.
  • 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!



  • Because of their high fruit content, these pancakes do have a tendency to brown quite quickly. Try a lower heat, they are better cooked over a lower heat for slightly longer than quickly on a high heat.
  • I use my food processor to make this batter, a blender will work, but it may need to be a blender you can vent as once you add the raising agents the pressure could build up in something like the closed system of a Nutribullet.
  • These baby pancakes freeze well, pop them into an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Ingredient substitutions

  • Milk: Any dairy-free milk alternative will work
  • Maple syrup: This can be left out entirely or substituted for a little honey (if kids are over one year of age)
  • Rolled oats: I typically use traditional rolled oats, but quick-cook oats will work just fine too.
  • Apple purée: This can be substituted for a large banana.
  • Vanilla: The vanilla can be substituted for cinnamon which will also give these baby pancakes a lovely flavour profile.
  • Baking powder: This can be substituted for ¼ teaspoon of baking soda.


Serving: 1Pancake | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg