Wheat & Oat Pancakes with Banana Nice-Cream | Healthy breakfast ideas

As much as I try to make sure my children don’t eat too much chocolate at Easter, they will inevitably end up with probably around 4 Easter eggs each. So, I have been trying to come up with some healthy breakfast ideas to start their day off the right way. A serving of one of these yummy wheat pancakes plus a good serving of fruit before they crack open any of their eggs.

Wheat flour is high in fibre which is a really important part of a healthy diet. Just remember though that a little tummy can fill up quickly which leaves little room for other good foods your toddler needs. These pancakes are a good balance of wheat along with oats and I make them roughly the size of the palm of my toddlers hand, so they are mini sized for him. When he was smaller he would eat one but as he has got bigger he is now gobbling up two of them along with a serving of fruit. A good healthy and very yummy breakfast.

On Sunday’s my kids LOVE pancakes served with banana nice-cream. It basically is just banana with a splash of milk! No added sugar or rubbish what-so-ever! I buy bananas in bulk when they are in offer in Dunnes Stores (this week they are 2 for €3 so really cheap). Slice them up and store in little freezer bags in the freezer! So handy especially when your kids want a treat.

To make it, just add some frozen bananas to the blender with a splash of milk and blend until it starts to turn into a smooth soft serve ice cream. This never lasts in my house so even though you can make it ahead and freeze, it’s so much better eaten fresh.

These pancakes are:

and Scrumdiddlyicious! (o.k I know that’s not a word!)

All of the ingredients can be bought in your local Dunnes Stores.

If you want to see more healthy Easter recipes then check out these yummy pages: White Chocolate Bunnies, Rainbow Sprinkles, Chocolate Watermelon Pizza.

If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #babyledfeeding on Instagram or Facebook. Happy Easter and hope the Easter Bunny came to you all!!!!!

Aileen xo

      • PREP TIME
      • 10 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 25 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 2 Adults and 2 Children

What goes in...

  • 70g whole wheat flour
  • 70g oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk (substitute with soy or almond milk for dairy free)
  • 1 organic egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter + extra for frying (substitute with coconut oil for dairy free and olive oil for frying)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 10 blackberries + extra for decoration
  • Banana Nice Cream
  • 4 bananas sliced and frozen
  • 80ml milk of your choice (I used almond milk)

How to make it...

  1. Add the flour and oats and baking powder to a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate jug mix together the milk, egg, melted unsalted butter and maple syrup then make a well in the flour and slowly whisk in the wet ingredients.
  3. Use a form to mash up the 10 blackberries then fold into the pancake mixture.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add a half ladle of batter then wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble. Flip over and cook until both sides are a golden brown and the pancake has risen. Repeat until all the batter has been used up.
  5. To make the banana nice cream, add the frozen banana and milk to a blender and blend until thick and creamy. It should be like soft serve ice cream.
  6. To serve, add a scoop of ice cream to the top of a stack of warm pancakes, top with an extra blackberry and serve!