Baby Led Weaning Banana Pancakes Recipe

banana pancakes surrounded by blueberries on a chopping board

Dexter turned six months old at the end of November 2016 and we decided to bite the bullet and start our baby led weaning journey. Like a lot of Mums, we were scared of choking and as I was at home by myself, I decided to start with something really soft and simple: baby led weaning banana pancakes.

This baby led weaning recipe is so easy and you only need two ingredients! It couldn’t be simpler!


Take one banana and mash it up with a fork. The riper the banana,the better. Of course you can use a food processor/blender to save time but to be honest I’d rather spend the extra time mashing than cleaning up the blender!!

mushed banana in a bowl ready to make baby led weaning banana pancakes

Crack an egg into the blended banana and whisk with the fork. Keep whisking until the mixture becomes frothy and batter-like.

the egg and banana mixture after being whisked by a fork ready to make baby led weaning banana pancakes

And that’s it! Your batter is ready. Heat some coconut or olive oil in a frying pan and added a tablespoon of mixture for each pancake you want to make. (You can also use butter, margerine or other oil)

six baby led weaning banana pancakes in a frying pan

I let the pancakes fry for around two minutes before flipping. You can see when they’re ready to be flipped because they start browning at the edges.

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six baby led weaning banana pancakes in the frying pan after being flipped

I then served them on a plate ready for Dex once they were cool enough. These fab Munchkin White Hot plates tell me when the food it too hot.

banana pancakes surrounded by blueberries on a chopping board

Did Dexter Enjoy the Baby Led Weaning Banana Pancakes?

I put them on Dexter’s tray two at a time so as not to overface him. I ate one pancake to show him how to do it.four photos of Dexter sat in a high chair eating baby led weaning banana pancakes
He absolutely adored them! A few bits ended up on the floor as he got to grips with picking them up but that’s a given with baby led weaning. I was actually surprised with how much he actually managed to eat. The pancakes were soft enough for him to gum and ‘chew’ off smaller pieces.

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You can also drop extra fruit into the batter once you’ve made it – squashed blueberries, raspberries, raisins, anything goes.

Let me know if you try it with your baby and how you get on! I think banana pancakes are the perfect first food when you’re starting out with baby led weaning.


  1. 17th November 2016 / 10:09 am

    Thanks so much for this, we’ve just started baby led weaning so will be giving these a try for lunch today. I’m always looking for new ideas and they look fantastic!

  2. 17th November 2016 / 11:53 am

    Definitely gonna try this after our failed attempt of porridge fingers! #sharingthebloglove

  3. Lucy
    17th November 2016 / 12:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I wanted to make these but couldn’t find the recipe and for some reason thought there was a third ingredient. I’ll try them on the weekend. We are also doing BLW. Who says a baby who has had puree can’t have finger food! The die-hard BLW will tell you that a baby who has had puree isn’t a true BLW baby. My thoughts: who cares! Feed your baby how you want to feed them, never mind the labels! #SharingTheBlogLove

  4. 17th November 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Thanks Lucy. I hope it goes as well for you as it did for me. You are right about the labels. I am sick of feeling I’m doing things wrong!

  5. 17th November 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Haha good luck!

  6. 17th November 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!

  7. Amy
    17th November 2016 / 4:23 pm

    These look great, will definitely give them a go!

  8. 18th November 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Aww, those sound great and he obviously loves them! I was keen on baby led weaning too, but my son just wasn’t capable of picking things up at 6 months, so we started on purees and then introduced finger food alongside it. I didn’t find it a problem at all and he took to food like he’d been waiting for it his whole life! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  9. 19th November 2016 / 8:52 am

    Thanks for your comment Katy. It’s great to know that purées and finger food worked for you. Its amazing how clever they are. Thanks for having me at #SharingtheBlogLove ?

  10. 22nd November 2016 / 8:47 pm

    These look great! Holly would have loved these, she loves bananas and I made lots of different banana type recipes when I was weaning. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  11. Carrie
    8th February 2020 / 5:48 am

    When did you start feeding Your son eggs?? My twins are 9 months but LOVE food And are big boys at 26 pounds so looking for more options for breakfast besides oatmeal or yogurt.


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