Ultimate List of Baby Friendly Pancakes and Fritters
Pancakes and fritters are a brilliant first food for babies. They are soft and super easy to manage. Pancakes can also be packed with lots of goodness from vegetables to fruits and are an easy way to get one extra portion of veggies into your child’s diet. Pancakes are a great dish to make in large batches. I cook mine, then layer them by placing a little piece of parchment paper in between each one. Simply put into a freezer box/sealed lunch box and freeze. To defrost just place in the toaster on the defrost setting, then pop down again on a normal toast settings. So easy and perfect for busy days.
So, with pancake day on the horizon, here are my Ultimate 30 Pancake and Fritter recipes that you and your little ones will love.
Oat & Yogurt Passion Fruit Pancakes
Skip the messy porridge (oatmeal) and cook it into your baby pancakes! These brilliant pancakes use ground oats, zesty lemons, and sweet passion fruit. They are also refined sugar free, so you can feel good about making them for baby!
Delicious dairy and gluten free Chocolate Pancakes made with just 3 simple ingredients – bananas, eggs and cocoa powder – perfect for baby led weaning and toddlers too!
Healthy Corn Fritters
A delicious recipe using spinach, corn, ham and cheese to make a healthy meal for all ages. These child friendly fritters are great as a healthy finger food and a meal for the whole family to enjoy.
Delicious pancakes filled with cinnamon-spiced apple and raisins. These Apple Pancakes are a great finger food for baby-led weaning, toddlers or for adding to a lunchbox.
Goats Yogurt Mini Pancake Bites Recipe
These cute little pancake bites are oven baked in a mini muffin tin and couldn’t be easier to make. They’d make a fun healthy breakfast for pancake day, or indeed all the year around!
Crunchy Coriander and Spring Onion Pancakes
These crunchy coriander and spring onion pancakes are perfect for dipping in the sauces of asian foods! A healthier alternative to naan breads they make a great finger food for little ones too.
Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Green mint chocolate chip pancakes, yes please! These pancakes are a great way to bring a little green into your life whether that’s for a picky eater, or just to bring in the luck of the Irish for a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. Try not to lick your plate clean, the pancakes are minty fresh but the green colour comes from a little sneaky spinach!
Pick ’n’ Mix Fritters
These lovely fritters are called pick-n-mix because you can make so many variations. Simply choose your combination of ingredients and satisfy even the fussiest of babies or toddlers. Offering different flavours and ingredients encourages variety, important for good health, and helps keep fussy eating at bay.
Blueberry Oat Pancakes with Greek Yogurt
We can all agree that a stack of hotcakes is the ultimate comfort food, but this baby weaning recipe takes the pancake, turning a belly-warming favorite into a healthy finger food that’s refined sugar free and bursting with blueberries! It also freezes beautifully with parchment paper layered between each cake, providing you with easy school lunches and a quick breakfast on busy mornings.
These Pea Fritters (or green pancakes as Finn calls them) are easy to make and can be whipped up quickly. They taste delicious both hot and cold, so any leftovers are great for the lunchbox.
Buttermilk Sweet Potato Cinnamon Pancakes
Pancakes are a fantastic baby led weaning breakfast any time of year, but cinnamon is especially lovely on a cold winter day. These fluffy, delicious pancakes are perfect option for your little one; they’re easy to handle, nutritious, and are sure to become a family favorite!
Easy Peasy Vegetable Fritters
Easy Peasy Vegetable Fritters are a delicious way to make vegetables appealing to the kids. They also make a great side dish for steak or chicken or are delicious just on their own as a snack! The best thing of all – is that you can make them in bulk and freeze them – so they are perfect for after school snacks!
Red Velvet Pancakes with Banana Nice Cream
The Red Velvet Pancake! A blend of softly roasted beetroot, vanilla and yumminess and the best part (so my children told me) was the banana and coconut ice cream. So creamy, so healthy and so yum!
Brain Booster Pancakes
These quick, easy, and delicious Brain Booster Pancake Recipe is high in protein, fiber, and omega 3s – the perfect start to your child’s day!
Quinoa and Banana Flourless Pancakes
These flourless are just breaming with nutritious ingredients. Quinoa is one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids and is also high in iron (which little babies need), potassium, fibre and B-vitamins, along with so many other vitamins and minerals. The more I read and learn about it, the more I want to make pancakes! This is my new perfect start to a day – Quinoa, bananas, eggs, fruit and natural yogurt. Yum!
Rainbow Taco Pancakes
How cute are these? Taste the rainbow at breakfast with this fun twist on your kids’ favorite pancakes. All you do is thin out a pancake to create a “tortilla” and then stuff them with a fruit salad filling and a drizzle of yogurt. We shall call them Rainbow Pancake Tacos, and just in time for St. Patty’s Day…
Apple and Oat Baby Pancakes
These baby pancakes are perfect for breakfast, snacks or dessert. They are great as a finger food for baby led weaning and are still a huge hit for toddlers and older children alike.
Cheesy Potato & Vegetable Fritters
These cheesy fritters are a great way to get in some extra veggies into your kids. They can be served these on the side with soup, with dips and even topped with eggs for breakfast. They make a great side to compliment a variety of proteins too.
Pea and Spinach Pancakes with Irish Salmon and Mint Yogurt Dip
This recipe is really simple to make and can be made ahead of time. Just reheat the pancakes in a toaster! Even though they look very psychedelic the only colour is from the veggies. I used salmon to top the pancakes as it is high in protein and omega-3. For smaller babies (under 12 months) I would advise using steamed fresh salmon and flake over the top as smoked salmon can be high in salt. The zingy white dip is delicious! (and super simple). It takes all of 1 minute to put all the ingredients into a bowl, give it a mix and hey presto, you’ve got an amazing minty, fresh sauce that kids love.
Pea & Sweetcorn Fritters
With just a few store cupboard essentials you can make these really tasty Pea & Sweetcorn Fritters. Great for kids, toddlers and weaning babies too!
Pulled Chicken and Blackbean Crepesadillas
If you’re looking for a savoury twist on the the pancake that the whole family will love, look no further. The chicken filling is cooked over a simmering heat which keeps the meat soft and tender for little ones and you can leave out the chilli powder if you don’t like a little heat, however it’s good to introduce a little spice so babies get a taste for it early.
Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin is awesome pumpkin is neat, these wheat-free pumpkin pancakes can’t be beat! Ha ha, you’ve got to love a silly jingle, I know my kids do, love jungles that is. But they also love these wheat-free pumpkin pancakes too!
Rather than wasting left over pancake batter why not try mixing it up with some roasted vegetables? Oscar has loved these little pancakes since he was 6 months old and I found it a great way to pack so many nutritious vegetables into every little bite. Perfect for a first food on your baby led weaning journey.
These delicious rainbow fritters are packed full of veggies and have a great ratio of vegetables to flour. They are made using chickpea flour to both increase the protein content and to make them gluten free.
Raspberry Buckwheat Pancakes
Most kids love pancakes and these barely ever make it to my freezer and are devoured on the spot. As a first food they have been a hit from the start. They are super quick to make, easy for your baby to hold and are really nutritious.
Look at these green Matcha Pancakes!! Not only are they gluten and egg free, but are stuffed with hidden fruit to give them the perfect bite! Top with a dairy free chocolate sauce and sliced strawberries and now you have a kid-friendly breakfast treat to serve up this St Patrick’s Day!
Baked Pancake Bites (gluten free option) refined sugar free!
These easy baked pancakes bites can be made as a gluten free and refined sugar free option. Perfect to give your little one lots of energy and avoid sugary snacks!
Pesto Vegetable Fritters
With just a few simple ingredients you can make these delicious savory Pesto Fritters, flavoured with basil pesto and packed with frozen veggies!
Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pancakes
Butternut squash not only tastes great, it is also one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. It contains significant amounts of fibre, is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and if that isn’t enough it is really filling. The combination of butternut squash, goat cheese and rosemary with pancake batter may sound a bit crazy but it really does work and is a yummy snack for your baby.
Peanut Butter & ‘Jam’ Whole Grain Pancakes
This is a fun way to mix the classic PB & J together with pancakes with a “less sugar, more whole grains” twist. (Plus berries for the syrup. Added fruit. Score). These whole grain pancakes use whole wheat flour and oatmeal, plus greek yogurt and a bit of chia seeds to make them a delicious, filling breakfast or lunch!
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