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3 Ingredient Baby Led Weaning Spinach and Banana Pancakes

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I’m sure I can’t be the only one who gets overwhelmed from time to time with this baby led weaning malarky. It can be such hard work trying to think up different meals to offer baby and not get stuck in a rut offering the same food day in, day out. Some days I also feel pretty lazy. It can be a tough gig cooking three meals from scratch everyday, especially if you have other children to look after too and even more so if those other children are toddlers! This 3 ingredient baby led weaning pancake recipe is designed for those lazy mornings where you just want to throw three ingredients into a bowl, mix it up and create a healthy, yet yummy breakfast for your baby. If you’re lucky, your toddler might even have one or two as well!

3 ingredient spinach and banana pancakes on a chopping board

This recipe is essentially the 2 ingredient banana pancake recipe, with some spinach thrown in for some extra nutrition.

It takes less than five minutes to prepare, five minutes to cook and will probably be devoured in an equal length of time.

Little baby sized pancakes like these are one of my favourite foods to offer to baby, especially when they’re first starting out with baby led weaning because they’re so soft and really easy for them to handle and self feed. If you are brand new to baby led weaning, this pancake recipe is the perfect first food and very similar to Dexter’s first ever food on our baby led weaning journey.

I hope you enjoy this 3 ingredient baby led weaning pancake recipe and that your baby loves it as much as my boys do.

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Yield: 6 small pancakes

3 Ingredient Spinach and Banana Pancakes

3 ingredient spinach and banana pancakes on a chopping board

Delicious spinach and banana pancakes using only 3 ingredients! These 3 ingredient spinach and banana pancakes make the ideal breakfast food for your baby or are perfect for adults who want a quick and healthy breakfast option!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana
  • handful spinach


  1. In a blender add spinach plus 1 tbsp water and pulse until a puree is formed.
  2. Mash a banana in a bowl with your fork (easier if the banana is ripe, if not use a blender to puree it) then add one egg and the spinach puree. Whisk thoroughly so the mixture is totally combined.
  3. Fry a little oil (coconut, frylight, butter, olive oil etc) in a pan on high heat and then add the mixture using a tablespoon to create small, baby hand-sized pancakes. Fry for a minute or so before flipping them over with your tablespoon carefully.
  4. Fry on the other side for a minute or so and then remove from the heat, making more until the mixture is used up. Leave to cool before offering them to baby.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
Dexter and Nicola in the park

Author: Nicola Hughes

Nicola has weaned both of her boys using the baby led weaning method. She loves nothing better than creating simple recipes that anyone can recreate, using as few ingredients as possible. All of her recipes have been tried and tested by both Dexter and Felix and have their seal of approval!

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Thursday 22nd of June 2023

My pancakes won’t stay in shape they fall apart as soon as I try to flip them no matter how long I wait. Is there a trick that I’m missing? Thank you

Thursday 8th of June 2023

Can frozen spinach be used?

Nicola | Mummy to Dex

Friday 9th of June 2023

The only issue with frozen spinach is it may contain a lot of extra water content, making the batter a little too watery.


Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

Great recipe, thank you. Can these be frozen?

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