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Baby Led Weaning Banana and Spinach Pancakes

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Considering how many pancake recipes there are on this blog, have you guessed that pancakes are one of my favourite baby led weaning foods?! We started Dexter with banana pancakes many years ago and Felix is just a big a fan of this simple breakfast food. Of course, I love to mix it up a little, so using my basic baby led weaning spinach pancake recipe, I created these banana and spinach pancakes which are perfect for babies.

Baby led weaning banana and spinach pancakes

Why do I love offering pancakes so much? Well, they only use very few ingredients, all of which I always have in my store cupboard and they’re hugely versatile too – you can throw in pretty much anything you have lying around in the fridge or cupboard to create savoury or sweet versions.

Felix eating banana and spinach pancakes at the table

I always have a big bag of spinach in my fridge because of how good it is for you – full of iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin K – and I throw it in curries, omelettes, pancakes, fritters, burgers – pretty much anything I am making.

banana and spinach pancakes for baby in the frying pan
felix and the banana and spinach pancakes

Why use bananas in baby led weaning?

Bananas are also very nutrient rich containing potassium, Vitamin B-6, magnesium and Vitamin C and are a great addition to your pancake mix. You can of course make pancakes using only bananas and eggs (omitting the flour) such as in this 3 ingredient spinach and banana pancake recipe, but I find the flour gives you denser pancakes, leaving you feeling more full.

banana and spinach pancake batter mix in the bowl

More Baby Led Weaning Pancake Recipes:

banana and spinach pancakes for baby stacked on a plate

What milk can you use for these baby led weaning banana and spinach pancakes?

One question I commonly asked is if the milk HAS to be whole cows milk. No it does not. If you prefer to use breastmilk/formula or if your child is dairy free then use whatever alternative milk has been recommended to you.

banana and spinach pancakes for baby on the plate
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Yield: 4 medium sized pancakes

Baby Led Weaning Banana and Spinach Pancakes

spinach and banana pancakes on a chopping board surrounded by blueberries

Yummy banana and spinach pancakes - perfect for a baby led weaning breakfast and ideal as a first finger food for babies who are traditionally weaning

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 120 grams plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana
  • handful spinach
  • 150 ml whole milk (or any other alternative such as formula, breastmilk, oat milk, soya etc)


  1. Add 150ml of milk and a handful of spinach to a blender and blend until green and thin.
  2. In a bowl, mash a ripe banana with a fork until completely mushed.
  3. Add flour, the green milk and one egg, then whisk until the batter is formed. It should not be too thick, add more milk if necessary.
  4. Grease a frying pan (I used oil spray) and add the batter using a ladle. (You should have enough batter for four pancakes)
  5. After a couple of minutes, tilt the pan and if it’s ready to flip, the pancake will move freely. Either flip it or turn it over with a spatula. Cook the other side for two minutes.
  6. Do the same again with the remaining batter and leave pancakes to cool fully before serving to baby.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g
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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Catherine Rathe

Wednesday 27th of March 2024

BEST pancake recipe I have found and believe me I’ve been on this for almost 3 months. The consistency was PERFECT ! Yay


Wednesday 13th of March 2024

My nearly 8 month old and I really enjoyed these this morning! Easy to make, nice consistency and flavour - I'll definitely be making them again.


Friday 8th of December 2023

Tried this today after I ordered a pancake pan with the moulds as I can't freehand pancakes too clumsy... Anyways batter was perfect my 8 month old took to the pancake like it was the best thing ever. I got about 8 out of the mix. Love your page👌

Ashley Taylor

Tuesday 21st of March 2023

How long can they go in freezer

Renee Dorigiola

Friday 28th of October 2022

Can you use almond flour instead?


Saturday 18th of March 2023

@Renee Dorigiola, wow good idea..👍👍i'll try that..

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