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Banana Pancakes for Babies | Banana Pancake Baby Recipe

banana pancakes surrounded by blueberries on a chopping board

Banana pancakes for babies are one of the quickest and easiest foods to offer to your baby when you start baby led weaning. When we weaned Dexter back in 2016, banana pancakes were the first solid food we offered and got us started on our baby led weaning journey.

This banana pancakes for babies recipe is so easy and you only need two ingredients! It couldn’t be simpler!

Why offer banana pancakes to your baby?

Pancakes are one of my absolute favourite foods to offer to baby because they’re soft, they’re totally versatile and they can be served morning, noon and night.

Not only is this recipe quick to prepare, it’s also a very simple food to begin weaning your baby with.

Bananas are full of important nutrients for your baby including:

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium

This banana pancake recipe contains egg. Is it safe to offer eggs to my baby?

Absolutely. As with all allergens, it is important to watch out for any signs of a reaction after eating egg, but egg is safe for babies to eat from six months onwards.

Recent research has shown that early introduction of allergens can help prevent allergies developing later in life. However, if your family has a known history of egg allergies, please consult your doctor/paediatrician first.

How do you make these banana pancakes for babies?

Step 1: 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

Step 2: 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

Step 3: Your batter is now ready!

Heat some coconut or olive oil in a frying pan and added a tablespoon of the batter for each pancake you want to make. I usually get six banana pancakes from the batter.

six baby led weaning banana pancakes in a frying pan

Step 4: Let the banana 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.

Related Post: The Ultimate List of Baby Led Weaning Breakfast Ideas

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

Step 5: Leave them to cool completely before serving to your baby. These fab Munchkin White Hot plates tell you when the food is too hot.

banana pancakes surrounded by blueberries on a chopping board

How do you serve these banana pancakes for babies?

The beauty of these banana pancakes for babies is they can simply be served as they come.

You may wish to slice each mini pancakes into three strips, but from six months old, Dex was able to pick them up whole and stuff them in his mouth!

The first time I offered these to Dexter I placed two on his tray and let him go to town. He very quickly ate them all.four photos of Dexter sat in a high chair eating baby led weaning banana pancakes

Related Post: Banana and Peanut Butter Baby Led Weaning Cookies

How can this recipe be adapted?

Try adding a little cinnamon or grated apple to the batter to give a little extra flavour. You could also add extra fruit such as squashed blueberries, raspberries or raisins

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

Yield: 6 mini pancakes

Banana Pancakes for Babies

banana pancakes surrounded by blueberries on a chopping board

A quick and delicious recipe creating banana pancakes for babies using only two ingredients. This is the ideal first food for babies who are baby led weaning and a great finger food for babies who are being weaned traditionally.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Peel a banana and mash it in a bowl until a puree is formed.
  2. Crack an egg into the bowl and mix very well with a fork or whisk until a batter is formed.
  3. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and then spoon the batter into the pan, creating six tiny pancakes.
  4. Once the batter starts browning at the edges, flip them.
  5. Cook on the other side for a further minute or two.
  6. Leave to cool fully before serving to baby.

12 Comments

  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.

    Thanks

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