We are huge fans of using pancakes for our baby led weaning journeys and beyond. Such a versatile way to offer your baby nutritious and fun meals that can be shared with the whole fam. These blueberry pancakes for baby are no different. Ready in less than six minutes and using only a few store cupboard staples, you’ll be wanting to eat these baby led weaning scotch pancakes for breakfast every day for the next week, at least!
Why offer pancakes to your baby?
Pancakes are the perfect food to offer your baby. Whether you’re new to baby led weaning, starting to offer finger foods as part of traditional weaning or even if you’re looking for something filling and nutritious to offer a fully weaned baby, pancakes are the perfect go-to food!
Pancakes for babies make the ideal breakfast food, snack, quick baby led weaning lunch or savoury supper. Simple to make and containing ingredients that you usually have as standard in your food cupboard, they can be whipped up in a matter of minutes, making them the perfect meal for busy Mums!
How do you make these baby led weaning scotch pancakes
Start by cracking an egg in a bowl and whisking it until it becomes frothy.
Next, sift 60 grams of flour into a second bowl, adding a teaspoon of baking powder.
Combine the egg and the flour, then pour in the milk slowly, whisking to create a batter.
Squish the blueberries in your hand then drop into the batter, using a spoon to fold them in.
Heat some oil or butter in a saucepan on high heat. Once melted, reduce the heat to medium.
Use half a ladle of batter for each pancake. Once the edges brown, carefully lift using a spatula and flip.
Stack up the blueberry pancakes while you make the rest.
Can you make this recipe with frozen blueberries?
You sure can! Sometimes it can be more expensive to get hold of fresh blueberries, especially during the winter months and it’s much more cost effective to buy frozen blueberries.
Frozen blueberries can be dropped into the batter and will thaw as the pancake is cooking in the pan. Just be wary of particularly bigger blueberries which may not thaw completely. Give any particularly big ones a little squish once the pancake has cooled to make sure they won’t be a choking hazard.
How to make dairy free blueberry pancakes for baby
I am often asked if my recipes can be made dairy free and in this case, it certainly can be. Simply switch the milk for a dairy-free alternative. You can use:
- Oat milk
- Soy milk
- Breast milk
- Dairy-free formula
- Almond milk
Simply follow the recipe below and add the dairy-free milk of your choice. Voila dairy free blueberry pancakes for baby!
Vegan blueberry pancakes for baby
What about making these blueberry pancakes for vegans? No worries! I haven’t tried this myself for this particular recipe, but many of my readers swear by flax eggs when it comes to removing the egg from many of my recipes.
Simply add 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed to 2.5 tbsp of warm water and mix until an egg-like consistency forms. Add this flaxegg to the pancake batter and you should get well bound blueberry pancakes for your baby that don’t fall apart.
If you try this method, please let me know in the comments.
How do you serve these pancakes to your baby?
How you serve these blueberry pancakes depends on how old your baby is.
With younger babies, I tend to cut the pancakes into three or four strips so they can pick them up with their fist and bring them easily to their mouths.
With older babies, I’ll either cut into two strips or just serve the pancake whole so they can have at it!
You know your baby best, but strips are always a great way when baby is first starting out with baby led weaning.
Cutting the pancake into smaller chunks will help them develop their pincer grip as they get towards nine months and beyond.
How do you store these blueberry pancakes for baby?
This baby led weaning scotch pancake recipe makes five palm sized pancakes, so chances are, you won’t have any pancakes left to store if you’re eating them together as a family. If however you’re making them for baby alone, they’ll probably only manage one or two, so you’re gonna wanna store the rest.
These blueberry pancakes are good in the fridge for three days or can be frozen for up to a month. Store them in an air tight container or wrap them in a sandwich or freezer bag to keep them protected.
Are these pancakes messy?
In a word, yes. We all know that baby led weaning mess comes with the territory, but definitely do not serve these pancakes when your baby is wearing their very best clothes.
I remember the first time I served these pancakes to Dexter that I was totally shocked by how much they stained his bright white vest and how it seemed impossible to get the staining from under his fingernails despite several baths!
However, he absolutely loved them, so it was well worth the mess!
What other fruit can you use?
This recipe is very versatile. Other fruit you can try includes:
- Grated apple
More pancake recipes for babies:
- 1 egg
- 60ml milk
- 60g plain flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- handful of blueberries
- Crack an egg in a bowl and whisk until frothy.
- Sift 60g of flour into a bowl and add a teaspoon of baking powder
- Add the egg to the flour, then pour in the milk slowly, whisking to create a batter.
- Squish the blueberries between your fingers before adding to the batter and mixing to combine.
- Heat some oil in a saucepan on high heat, once melted, reduce the heat to medium.
- Use half a ladle of batter for each pancake. Once the edges brown, carefully lift using a spatula and flip. They usually take around 40 seconds to 1 minute per side.
- Stack them up whilst you make the rest.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
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!