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Pancakes are a wonderful finger food for babies! Here are some healthy and easy pancake recipes that are packed with flavor and nutrition.

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Baby Pancakes

Whether you are taking the baby led weaning approach or starting with purees and progressing to exploring more textures, pancakes are such an awesome finger food to serve to your baby.

Here are some tips for making sure they are safe for your baby as well as how to serve depending on their age. I’ve also included favorite baby pancake recipes. 

When can babies eat pancakes?

They can be offered to babies as soon as they’re ready to start solids, usually around 6 months.

It’s important to remember that your baby is unique and that rather than going by the calendar, you need to make sure your baby is DEVELOPMENTALLY ready to start solids.

If you’re unsure, be sure to grab my FREE USDA approved handout by clicking on the box below.

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Are pancakes safe for babies?

There are several factors to consider. First, make sure that the texture is soft, moist, and easy to chew.

Second, a lot of pancake recipes contain common food allergens, such as milk, eggs, and wheat. Therefore, if you haven’t introduced any of these top 9 allergens, be sure to do so one at a time.

Pancakes can be a good way to introduce an allergen. Just make sure there are no other allergens that you haven’t introduced before. That way, if your baby has a reaction, you’ll know which food is responsible.

Third, make sure there is no honey in the recipe! You can serve pancakes with maple syrup or other added sugars from a safety standpoint. However, it is best to avoid them until 2.

Favorite Pancakes for Babies and Toddlers

All of these recipes are super easy to whip up with just a handful of ingredients because taking care of babies is exhausting and you need all the help you can get!

So minimal time in the kitchen while nourishing your baby with a ton of flavor and nutrition is what I promise you!

Bonus: Here are some more breakfast ideas for babies or toddlers as well as make-ahead ideas.

baby friendly banana protein pancakes spread out on a blue plate with berries and peanut butter
5 from 34 votes

3 Ingredient Banana Oat Pancakes

Made in a blender with simple ingredients, these banana pancakes for babies and toddlers make for a delicious and filling snack or meal. Fluffy and moist, if you are looking for a baby led weaning pancakes recipe, this is it!
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Stacked super fluffy eggless pancakes with raspberries on the side.
5 from 23 votes

Eggless Pancakes

These eggless pancakes are proof that you can have a light and fluffy breakfast treat without the eggs! Not only are they easy to make, but they're also versatile
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Stacked spinach pancakes on a white plate.
4.99 from 110 votes

Spinach Pancakes

These spinach pancakes are super easy to make with just a handful of wholesome ingredients. These dye free green pancakes are the perfect finger food for babies and toddlers, especially!
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Six pancakes and raspberries in a blue bowl.
5 from 3 votes

Mini Pancakes

Made with a handful of pantry staples, these mini pancakes are light, fluffy, and ideal for breakfast, a snack, or packing in your kids' lunchbox.
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five cooked beet pancakes with yogurt and peanut butter spread on top of two and a baby reaching for one pancake
5 from 25 votes

Beet Pancakes

Moist and fluffy, these egg-free beet pancakes are perfect for babies six months and up. Made with six ingredients all thrown into a blender, they're great to make with your toddler or older child.
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three strips of butternut squash pancakes each with different dips
5 from 9 votes

Butternut Squash Pancakes

Simply throw all the ingredients into a blender and enjoy these baby-friendly butternut squash pancakes for a healthy breakfast or snack!
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Stacked pancakes with yogurt and pecans.
4.94 from 15 votes

Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

Light and fluffy, these pumpkin oatmeal pancakes are made with just a handful of nutritious ingredients. Simply toss everything in the blender and enjoy this cozy breakfast in no time!
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Stacked pancakes with slices cut out to show the inside.
5 from 25 votes

Strawberry banana pancakes

Made with simple, healthy ingredients, these strawberry banana pancakes are light, fluffy, and delicious! They contain no added sugar and are a delicious breakfast for the whole family!
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A stack of 6 pancakes.
5 from 2 votes

3 Ingredient Pancakes with Self-Rising Flour

3 ingredients are all you need to make these light and fluffy pancakes with self-rising flour. They are perfect for busy mornings or those days when you just need a quick and delicious meal.
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Close up of baked sheet pan pancakes with a square of strawberry topping cut out.
5 from 2 votes

Sheet Pan Pancakes from Mix

These quick sheet pan pancakes from mix are made with simple ingredients and little hands-on time! Make a whole batch of oven-baked pancakes in a fraction of the time of traditional pancakes.
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Golden brown gamjajeon with dipping sauce on a white plate.
5 from 1 vote

Gamjajeon (Korean Potato Pancakes)

Here's how to make gamjajeon, the beloved Korean potato pancake, the easy way! Enjoy the perfect balance of golden-brown crispiness and tender potato goodness in every bite.
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How to serve pancakes to babies

If you need more guidance, check out this comprehensive guide on finger foods for babies.

A toddler's breakfast plate with pancakes, yogurt, and fresh strawberries.

For 6-8 months

While it may seem counterintuitive, bigger is safer and better at this age so either serve whole, halved, or cut into strips so your baby can grab with their palm.

For 9-12 months

You can cut into bite-sized pieces or serve large pieces so your baby can practice taking bites.

Meal Ideas

three strips of butternut squash pancakes each with different dips

You can certainly serve the pancakes as a healthy snack or add all kinds of toppings to make each bite even more filling and nutritious.

Here are some pancake topping suggestions:

You can also turn these pancakes into sandwiches! Simply spread any of the above topping suggestions onto one pancake and then press another one on top!

spinach pancake, Greek yogurt preloaded onto a baby spoon, and a strawberry serve on a white plate

Be sure to pair with a vitamin C rich food to enhance iron absorption!

By the way, this baby plate is AMAZING! It’s so spacious, allowing plenty of room for small hands to explore, and the suction is so powerful! My baby has not once been able to remove from the table.

Additional Resources for Feeding Babies

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Do you want to minimize picky eating and set a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating habits?

Check out this 3 month mastering self-feeding program! It’s the closest thing to me being in your kitchen

About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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